Resourcing and Talent Management
In this module we introduce some of the most significant areas of human resource management responsibility. Anyone seeking to develop a career in HR, in the UK or globally will find it to be both interesting and essential to their professional development. It will also be of interest to anyone with an interest in the management of people or who anticipates building a generalist management career.
Our focus is on how organisations achieve the most fundamental HRM aim of mobilising a workforce. In order to function effectively all employers need to ensure that at all times they have the right people in the right jobs. Increasingly they are also drawing on other sources of skills and expertise accessed from a wider network of people with whom they maintain some form of contractual relationship. It is with the business of staffing an organisation effectively that this module is concerned.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Resourcing and Talent Management|
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Duration (weeks) - term 2: |
Our aim is to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to manage staffing and talent management activities on behalf of an employer to the highest standards. We also aim to introduce you to the most significant contemporary debates in this field and to developments that are likely to shape its future evolution.
On successful completion of the module you will be well placed to manage and to develop organisational policy in the fields of human resource planning, succession planning, recruitment and selection, induction, employee retention, employer branding and basic performance management. You will also be introduced to the ways that organisations seek to build reputations as employers and to position themselves strategically in the labour market in relation to their competitors.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Meet the core standards within the CIPD Profession Map for Resourcing and Talent Management;
- 2. analyse and critically evaluate contemporary debates and developments in the following areas of HRM: human resource planning / succession planning, recruitment selection, job analysis and design, induction / socialisation, employee retention, individual performance management, retirement and redundancy and resourcing strategy.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 3. engage critically with the published literature on resourcing and talent management;
- 4. explain the contribution made by resourcing and talent management activities to the achievement of wider organisational objectives.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. demonstrate that you are able to develop and argue an original case and justify your views effectively;
- 6. give managers and colleagues appropriate and timely advice about resourcing and talent management issues.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||18||Lectures, group discussions and case studiesies|
|Guided independent learning||36||Reading prior to taught sessions|
|Guided independent learning||36||Guided reading and completion of online exercises|
|Guided independent learning||60||Researching and writing your assignment|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|In-class discussion exercises||10 hours||1-6||In class tutor feedback|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Individual Assignment||70||2500 words||1-6||Written tutor feedback|
|Group Assignment||30||10 minute presentation||1-6||Written tutor feedback|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Individual Assignment (70%)||Individual Assignment (2500 words)||1-6||August reassessment period|
|Group Assignment (30%)||Individual Assignment (30%) (10 minute recorded presentation)||1-6||August Reassessment Period|
Students who fail to pass their assignments will be required to re-work them and resubmit at a later date.
Over 11 one-hour lectures and 7 seminars we will introduce and discuss a wide range of topic areas relating to the staffing of organisations, a particular emphasis being placed on contemporary developments and debates in the field. In our sessions we will focus on the following:
• human resource planning and job design
• recruitment and selection
• induction and socialization
• employee retention
• training and development
• retirement and redundancy
• managing individual performance
• reward management strategy and practice
• strategic aspects of resourcing and talent management
• global talent
• problematic talent
• replacing talent
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
- Berger, L. & Berger, D. (2018). The Talent Management Handbook: Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring, Identifying, Developing, and Promoting the Best People (3rd ed.).McGraw Hill.
- Collings, D., Mellahi, K., & Cascio, W. (2019). Oxford Handbook of Talent Management. Oxford University PRess.
- Taylor, S. (2018). Resourcing and Talent Management (7th ed). CIPD.
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
You will have access to an online searchable and resources database, with links to several eBooks available through the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE). Within this environment, you will also be supported through online discussion forums and activities.
Indicative learning resources - Other resources
Last revision date