Module Title:Contemporary Developments In HRM
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various HRM scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to familiarise the students with the applied nature of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the role HR plays in the success of organisations. The module also aims to provide students with the skills and competencies necessary to assess the use of Strategic Human Resource Management in different business contexts (including International HRM). In addition, this module seeks to generate student’s awareness of current debates and developments in SHRM.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the practical considerations of implementing strategic employment choices in a national and international context
LO2 Assess the strategic role of HR professionals
LO3 Examine contemporary developments and issues in SHRM
LO4 Evaluate how a HR function can add value to the org.
LO5 Assess the different roles HRM plays in competitive business contexts.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Contemporary forces shaping HRM; Guidance to case studyanalysis.
Strategic HRM in Context.
Human Resource Management and it's External Context; Contemporary organisations and their Internal Contexts; Designing HRM to align with organisational goals and market conditions; Developing HR strategies.
Contemporary Issues in HRM.
The role of HRM in: Talent Management; Managing Change; Outsourcing and Consultancy; Knowledge Management and Learning Organisations, HRM in SME's and Small firms, Employee Engagement; Diversity Management;
International SHRM.
Managing International HRM; Managing Expatriates and International Assignments; International and Comparative SHRM.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Examination/Essay/Group Project/Presentation/Case studies 2,5 10.00 Sem 1 End
Other Examination/Essay/Group Project/Presentation/Case studies 1,2,3 15.00 Week 24
Other Examination/Essay/Group Project/Presentation/Case studies 1,3,4,5 25.00 Sem 2 End
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00