Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Employee Resourcing and Development

Course summary

Course code: INDU1139
Level: 5
Credits: 30
School: Business Faculty
Department: Human Res and Organisational Beh
Course Coordinator(s): David Williams

Specification

Aims

The aims of this course are to describe, analyse and evaluate current practice and developments in employment resourcing and development. It will provide students with a range of theoretical and practical knowledge, providing them with the opportunity to think critically and evaluate the theory and practice of employee resourcing and development. This will enable students to develop and apply professional tools and techniques to specific organisational contexts in which they might operate.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course successfully you will be able to:

1. Understand the wider environmental context within which employee resourcing and development is located, including the contingency factors which influence the principles, practice and strategies of employee resourcing and development.
2. Identify and use existing and emerging methodologies in the generic field of employee resourcing and development, ethically assessing the use of employee resourcing and development strategies.
3. Use and evaluate different approaches to, and principle techniques of, employee resourcing, from the creation of a human resource plan, through recruitment, selection, socialisation, performance management, retention and review, to employee release.
4. Use and evaluate different approaches to, and principle techniques of, employee development from identifying learning needs, designing and delivering learning programmes
5. evaluate the effectiveness of the learning and the contribution which development interventions have made to the individual and organisation.
6. identify, analyse and evaluate the wider environmental context within which employee resourcing and development is located.
7. demonstrate an insight into the theoretical and conceptual approaches of employee resourcing and development, and to assess their suitability and applicability in practical settings.

Indicative content

Part 1: Employee Resourcing, Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection, People Management, Employee Retention, Manager and Leader Recruitment, Employment Law relevant to Recruitment, Ethical Recruitment.

Part 2: Learning and Development, The integration of learning and development activity into the organisation, The provision of a value-adding learning and development function, Learning and development's contribution to the recruitment and performance management processes, Learning and development's contribution to the retention of employees, Learning and development's contribution to building organisational capacity and facilitating change, The stimulation of strategic awareness and development of knowledge, The design and delivery of learning processes and activity, The evaluation and assessment of learning and development outcomes and investment,

Teaching and learning activity

The course will be delivered using a mixture of tutor-led and student-centred activities. This will consist of formal lectures, group-based learning activities and the development of learning sets and independent learning to consolidate learning. There will be the use of real life case material, videos, peer group discussion and student learning sets to facilitate the learning.

Assessment

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Coursework- A report on an Employee Resourcing topic.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment: 1-3, 6-7
Grading Mode:Percentage
Weighting % 50 %
Pass Mark 40 %
Word Length 2500
Outline Details: Report on Employee Resourcing topic developed by tutor
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: A number of case studies and exercises will be used in class to support the first assignment e.g. students developing competencies for use for recruitment.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Examination- A paper dedicated to Employee Development.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment: 1-2, 4-7
Grading Mode Percentage
Weighting % 50 %
Pass Mark 40 %
Word Length: 3 Hours.
Outline Details: Choice of questions.

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: A number of case studies and exercises will be used in class to support examination preparation e.g. students developing a training policy.