Module Details

Module Code: HRM B8012
Full Title: Strategic Human Resource Management
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Anne Kierans
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide students with a strategic approach to the management of human resources in a way that achieves competitive advantage for the organization.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Discuss the concept and approaches of strategic human resource management.
MLO2 Explain the strategic role of HRM in organisations today.
MLO3 Appraise corporate decision making in relation to the development and management of its human resources in a way that creates a sustainable competitive advantage for the organisation.
MLO4 Assess the current issues and trends in human resource analytics and their impact on the HR decision making process.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module 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.
HRM and Performance
How HRM makes an impact, developing a high performance culture, high performance work systems, performance management.
Human Capital Management
The nature, concept and constituents of human capital management; approaches to people management raised by human capital theory, human capital measurement,
An Introduction to HR Analytics
The evolution of HR information; the importance of HR analytics; data challenges, analytical tools; implementing analytics.
Leadership and Management Development
The nature of leadership and management, leadership and management development compared, formal approaches, informal approaches, criteria for leadership and management development.
Factors affecting employee behaviour
Commitment, employee involvement and participaton, employee engagement, employee well-being, the psychological contract, flexibility.
Strategic Employee Relations
Approaches to employee relations, employee relations climate and strategies, management styles in employee relations, managing with and without trade unions, employee voice.
Managing Diversity and Inclusion
The nature workforce diversity; the glass ceiling; the business case for diversity; the challenges of managing a diverse workforce;
The Framework of HR Strategy
The nature,purpose and types of HR Strategies, developing, implementing and evaluating HR strategies.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
Final Examination60.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Group analysis and presentation of case study.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Group analysis and presentation of case study.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
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.
Reassessment Description
Depending upon the circumstances, the repeat assessment will either be an Individual or group case study analysis and presentation in week 13.

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

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Armstrong, Michael.. (2016), Armstrong's Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management, 6th Edition. Kogan Page.
  • Bailey, C., Mankan, D., Kelliher, Clare; Garavan, Thomas. (2018), Strategic Human Resource Management, 2nd. Oxford University Press.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Beardwell, J., and Thompson A.,. (2017), Human Resource Management, A Contemporary Approach, Pearson Education.
  • Beaven, Karen. (2019), Strategic Human Resource Management, Kogan Page.
  • Dessler, Gary. (2017), 15th Edition. Pearson Education.
  • Hughes, Robert C.. (2018), Human Capital Systems, Analytics, and Data Mining, CRC Press.
  • Storey, J., Ulrich D. and Wright, P.. (2019), Strategic Human Resource Management - A Research Overview, 1st Edition. Routledge.
  • Wilkinson, A., Redman T., Dundon, T.. (2017), Contemporary Human Resource Management, Text and Cases, 5th Edition. Pearson Education.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journal, People Management.
  • Journal, Human Resource Planning.
  • Journal, Industrial Relations News.
  • Journal, Harvard Business Review.
  • Website, www.cipd.co.uk.
  • Website, www.irn.ie.
  • Library, Online databases Ebscohost.