Full Title:Strategic Human Resource Management
Module Code:HRM B8012
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Define strategic human resource management and choose a HR strategy which is consistent with Business Strategy in both a national and international context.
  2. Contribute to corporate decision making in relation to the development and management of its human resources in a way that will create a sustainable competitive advantage for the organisation.
  3. Recognise the challenges involved in creating and leading a sustainable organisation.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Concept of Strategic Human Resource Management
SHRM defined,the nature of SHRM, strategic fit, the resource-based view of strategic HRM, perspectives on strategic HRM, the best practice approach, the best fit approach, bundling, the reality of SHRM.
The Strategic Role of HR
The strategic role of HR practioners, the strategic business partner model, the strategic role of HR directors, of HR functions, of HR Business partners, the strategic contribution of HR advisors or assistants.
The Impact of Strategic HRM
The concept of performance, research on the link between HR activities and performance,how SHRM makes an impact, how SHRM concepts impact on practice.
Strategic HRM in Action
Formulating HR Strategy, philosophy on managing people, corporate issues, achieving integration.
International HRM
IHRM theory, national cultures, culture and organisational life, expatriation/managing international working, contemporary issues in IHRM, strategic IHRM defined.
The Framework of HR Strategy
The nature,purpose and types of HR Strategies, developing, implementing and evaluating HR strategies.
High Performance Strategy
High performance work system defined, characteristics of high performance work systems, components of a HPWS, impact of HPWS, developing a high performance strategy.
Human Capital Management Strategy
The aims of human capital management, the role of a human capital management strategy, the link between HCM and business strategy, developing a human capital management strategy.
The Challenge of Sustainability in Organisations
The future world of work, radical change in organisations, self-employed mindset, employability, diversity and creativity, HR's role in building world class companies, a human resource management perspective on innovation and creativity in organisations today.
Learning in Organisations
Double-loop learning, knowledge creation, the learning organisation, understanding best in class,global learning, development for all.
Leading Change
The role of culture, vision, change management as a skill, developing communication professionalism, top-down and bottom-up communication, dealing with resistance.
Sustaining Partnership
Meaning of partnership,partnership with employees and community, the importance of trust, achieving buy-in, principles for sustaining partnership.
Making Your Organisation an Employer of Choice
Meaning of employer of choice, strategy and culture, underlying needs of people in employment,branding, HR's role in becoming an employer of choice.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment will involve analysis and recommendations in relation to two case studies, Students will be organised in groups and will have to present the findings and conclusions of their case study. A written report will also have to be produced. Each case study will be worth 20%. 1,2 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Armstrong, Michael. 2011, Armstrong's Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management, 5th Edition Ed., Kogan Page
  • Taylor, Stephen 2011, Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management, CIPD
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Boxall, Peter, Purcell, John. 2011, Strategy and Human Resource Management, 3rd Edition Ed., Palgrave Macmillan
  • Phillips, Jack J., The Human Resources Scorecard, Butterwort Heinemann 2001
  • Aston Centre for Human Resource, Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Research – based practices, CIPD 2008
  • Morton, Clive, Newall, Andrew, and Sparkes, Jon. 2001, Leading HR, CIPD
  • Brewster,Chris, Sparrow, Paul, Vernon, Guy and Houldsworth 2011, International Human Resource Management, CIPD
  • Lucas, Rosemary, Lupton, Ben, and Mathieson, Hamish. 2007, Human Resource Management in an International Context, CIPD
  • Hughes, Mark 2010, Managing Change - A Critical Perspective, 2nd Edition Ed., CIPD
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journal: People Management
  • Journal: Human Resource Planning
  • Journal: Industrial Relations News
  • Website: www.cipd.co.uk
  • Website: www.irn.ie
  • Website: www.cipd.co.uk/casestudies
  • n/a: Online databases

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 5 Elective
DK_BBBST_B Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) 1 Elective