Module title: Employee Resourcing

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11102
Module leader: Kirsteen Grant
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirsteen Grant
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Relevant knowledge and skills are developed through a mix of student-led discussion groups, case studies, role-plays, and lectures held during weekly three-hour seminars. Students will engage in group discussions/debate and presentations, encouraging the development of critical thinking, verbal presentation of arguments, team working, co-operation and consideration of the views of others. This module requires students to attend a one day (7 hours) workshop during the module looking at the practical application of theory in the workplace (all LOs). LO 1 is formally assessed by a coursework assignment due in week 10 (50%) and LOs 2 and 3 are assessed via an end of module exam (50%). The LTA strategy is supported by Moodle, which provides direct access for students to the University’s Virtual Learning Environment and information services. The module team provides all lecture materials and reading in advance of each class and supplements this material on Moodle with videos, web links, copies of articles and reports (including staff's own research, which is an important element of this module). The module also comprises a guest speaker from industry. All important module issues will communicated in class or via Moodle announcement.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes the form of an in class review and discussion of the component 1 assessment brief and criteria, with the opportunity for students to gain feedback on their presentation ideas and plan. In addition, there is an exam preparation session, which includes the opportunity to review past papers and
practise sample questions. Further to this, students are required to attend a one day workshop to develop their knowledge and practical skills. Immediate tutor feedback will be provided for all elements of formative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes the form of a 2,800 word coursework assignment (50%) and 2 hour closed-book exam (50%). Detailed feedback is provided to students on their coursework. Each piece of summative assessment is not only designed to test the knowledge and understanding of the student, but to also allows students to demonstrate practical application of theory, e.g. by considering implications for practice and making workplace recommendations.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 44
Independent Learning Guided independent study 154
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1 10 , WORDS= 2800
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 2-3 13 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module examines the range of methods and approaches used by employers to resource their organisations to enable them to meet their strategic goals. In examining these, the module is structured under the umbrella heading of Talent Management (in other words, the need to have the right skills/talent available, and in the right place at the right time). The module takes account of both internal and external contextual factors influencing organisational approaches to talent, including: job and competency analysis; recruitment; selection; human resource (HR) planning and flexibility; diversity; performance management; reward management; and employer branding. The module recognises the challenge for organisations, HR and line managers to minimise employee costs at the same time as trying to maximise employee value, and it provides scope to debate the theory and philosophy of employee resourcing within the reality of its everyday use.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

LO.1 Evaluate current developments and academic research in employee resourcing and demonstrate an ability to make appropriate recommendations to organisations on design, implementation and enhancement of employee resourcing interventions;

LO.2 Critically explore the theory and practice related to the strategic aspects and operational activities concerned with employee resourcing and how these are integrated with other areas of HRM practice;

LO.3 Critically reflect on the knowledge and skills required in employee resourcing interventions in order to demonstrate essential skills in problem solving, decision making, influencing, and working with others.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HRM11102 Employee Resourcing