Module Title:Strategic Human Resource Management
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 this module is to develop the student's knowledge of the relationship between business strategy and Human Resource Management(HRM). Students should develop the skills to assess the effects of different HR policies and practices in a business, based on the key HR functions. This module will consider how HR can add value and what structural options are available for designing the HRM function. The module will also introduce the main issues pertaining to international HRM.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse the link between business and HR strategy
LO2 Examine how organisations derive their HR policies and practices and discuss the factors influencing these choices
LO3 Assess the strategic role of HR functions/policies/practices in achieving an organisation's objectives/increased performance/ competitiveness.
LO4 Analyse and discuss strategic options and challenges of international HRM.
LO5 Assess how the HRM function can add value and evaluate HRM system design options for achieving same.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Reviewing traditional models of HRM; Link between business and HR strategy; Strategic HRM models; Resourced based view of Human Resources; Best Practices and Best Fit models
Managing the Strategic Functions of HRM
Resourcing; flexible models, turnover and retention; Performance management and high performing work systems; Learning and Development strategies; Rewards Strategies
Managing the HR function
The value proposition, design options, Ulrich model (Shared Service Centres, Centres of Excellence and Strategic Business Partners), Outsourcing HRM, HR consultancy
International HRM (IHRM)
Management strategies to IHRM; Managing expatriation and repatriation; International and Comparative HRM; Culture and Diversity
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Examination/Essay/Group Project/Presentation/Case studies Example: Company review and presentation on their HR strategy. 1,2,3 50.00 Week 7
Other Examination/Essay/Group Project/Presentation/Case studies - example case study review and assessment of best options for expansion/internationalization/growth etc. 4,5 50.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 6.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 18.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 15.00
Total Hours 18.00