Employability and human resource management

BU2510

This module introduces career development and human resource management.

The first part to the module is directed at exploring career development, examining influences on employment, employability, career choice and career development. Key trends in employee management in a range of workplace are also examined with the overall aim being to engender confidence and awareness of the challenges associated with career development in the contemporary workplace.

The second part examines the significance of human resource management (HRM) in organisations. You will gain an understanding of the main concepts and models that underpin HRM, as well as a critical assessment of the relationship between theory and practice in HRM in contemporary workplaces.

Main topics of the module include:

Main topics of the module include:

  • Skills and skill development
  • Using social networks in your job and internship hunt
  • Networking, postgraduate study and your career service and beyond
  • What is HRM?
  • Strategy and HRM
  • HR planning.

Assessment

  • Multiple choice question tests (30%)
  • Online examination (70%)