Applied Human Resource Management


The module develops a thorough understanding of contemporary issues in Human Resource Management and the practical skills needed for the workplace management. The module facilitates a practical approach and allow learners to analyse and evaluate management of human resources in organisations including SMEs. The analysis serves as a basis for learners to suggest improvements to develop dynamic capabilities and to sustain organisational competitive advantage. The module will incorporate case studies; therefore, the learners will be able to think critically and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise the strategic value that HRM adds in the pursuit of organisational competitive advantage and organisational sustainability

  2. Explain the importance of talent management and design initiatives to acquire, motivate and retain the organisational talent

  3. Critically evaluate the function of HRM in structuring the information and participation channels for continuous organisational improvements

  4. Design the measures of employee engagement and suggest organisational interventions to improve its levels

  5. Reflect on the contemporary issues in managing of people in organisations and evaluate their impact on employee motivation and morale

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