Contemporary HRM Strategies

Human Resources

Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning
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Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning Fee
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Course Overview

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the ability to understand and analyse the impact of internal and external environmental forces on organisational strategy and management of people. Also, to enable the learner to analyse a range of organisational contexts and how they develop ways to respond to such environmental forces and the role of HR professionals in contributing to it.

Course Content


  • Definition of human resource management
  • The importance of human resource management
  • How does HRM work?

Objectives of Human Resource Management

  • Societal objective
  • Organizational objectives
  • Functional Objectives
  • Personal objectives

 Function of HRM in organizations

  • Company culture
  • Talent management
  • Competitive benefits
  • Advocacy
  • Staff reductions
  • Employee enrichment and coaching

The seven HR basics

  • Recruitment & selection
  • Competency Assessment
  • Performance management
  • Learning & development
  • Succession planning
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Human Resource Information System
  • HR data and analytics

The impact of government policy and legal regulation on HR strategies and practice

  • Legal Regulations
  • Anti-Discrimination Policy
  • Safety Policy
  • Sexual Harassment Policy
  • Industry Regulations
  • Drug Testing Policy

Strategic Human Resource planning

  • Assessing current HR capacity
  • Forecast HR requirement
  • Develop talent strategies
  • Review and evaluate
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1. Understand the environment of modern organisations and the changing nature of contemporary HRM

  1. Analyse environmental the key forces internal and impacting external upon organisations
  2. Describe the changing nature of HRM in response to environmental forces

2.  Understand the impact of changes to the structure and nature of industry, employment law and working patterns on HRM

  1. Explain the impact of globalisation and international forces on organisational HR strategies and practices
  2. Explain the impact of demographic, social & technological trends on HR strategies and practices
  3. Explain the impact of government policy and legal regulation on HR strategies and practices

3.  Understand the process of strategic management and the role of HR professionals in contributing to it

  1. Explain strategic contexts and terminology
  2. Carry out an environmental audit. Stakeholder analysis
  3. Identify the role of HR professionals in strategic planning

4.  Understand the diverse application of HR practices in a range of organisational contexts

  1. Identify a range of organisational contexts
  2. Evaluate the application of a HR function in an organisational context in achieving set goals and objectives
  • 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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