Advanced HR Strategies

Human Resources

Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Course Overview

The "Human Resource Management" module is a comprehensive exploration of the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin effective HRM. This module aims to equip learners with a deep understanding of the critical role HRM plays in the success of any organisation, as it encompasses essential activities such as employee selection, training, assessment, compensation, and retention. By shaping employees' attitudes and behaviours, adept HRM practices can significantly impact a company's overall productivity and achievement. Throughout this module, learners will delve into the significance of prioritizing employees' well-being, which often leads to the implementation of more effective HRM procedures. By the module's conclusion, participants will possess a comprehensive understanding of HRM's integral role in organisational success, appreciating the significance of implementing and maintaining effective HRM practices to foster a thriving and productive workforce.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

Introduction to Human Resource Management

  • Definition of HRM
  • The Role of HRM in organisational Success

Strategic Human Resource Management

  • The Importance of Strategic HRM
  • Analysis of External and Internal Environmental Factors Affecting HRM
  • The Selection Process
  • Recruitment and Selection Methods

Employee Development and Training

  • The Importance of Employee Development
  • Methods of Employee Development and Training
  • Assessing Employee Performance
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Employee Development Programs

Employee Motivation and Performance Management

  • Theories of Employee Motivation
  • Designing and Implementing Effective Performance Management Systems
  • Evaluating Employee Performance
  • Addressing Performance Issues

Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation Structures
  • Legal Considerations in Compensation and Benefits
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Compensation and Benefits Programs

Global HRM

  • The Challenges of Managing Human Resources Globally
  • Cross-cultural Issues in HRM
  • Global Staffing Strategies
  • Global Performance Management and Compensation
  • Ethics and Diversity in HRM

HR Analytics

  • The Importance of HR Analytics
  • Methods of HR Data Collection and Analysis
  • Interpreting HR Data
  • Using HR Analytics to Inform Decision-Making
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the essential human resource functional capabilities that are used in the employee selection, development, and motivation processes

  1. Describe principles for managing employees for competitive advantage
  2. Consider and be aware of possible challenges in human resource management (HRM)
  3. Create and design the required workforce and analyse roles and job descriptions

2.  Understand human resource management's setting, difficulties, strategic function and methods within enterprises

  1. Demonstrate the capability to understand human resource management's setting, difficulties, strategic function and methods within enterprises, including workforce planning and recruitment
  2. Apply the knowledge in workforce planning to accommodate the needs of different sizes of enterprises
  3. Design and analyse workforce and recruitment plans in a real-life business setting

3.  Determine how much HR practices are worth to the business (e.g., turnover costs, training programs, and compensation and benefits packages)

  1. Compare and contrast different employee selection methods and relevant measures
  2. Explore related laws in employment, such as contracts, compensation, retention & Benefits
  3. Apply performance management approaches to encourage high performance and employees' welfare

4.  Apply cross-disciplinary human resource practices to pressing global concerns

  1. Understand and be aware of current issues and trends that can disrupt HRM, including social capitalism, work-from-home and social media usage
  2. Create and design an employee development plan practising team building, networking, monitoring and giving constructive feedback
  3. Apply cross-disciplinary human resource practices to the rapidly changing environment of organisations
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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