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MANG6214 Key Skills for Human Resource Management

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to give you practical HR skills necessary to undertake a HR practitioner role within contemporary organisations.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module is part of the postgraduate Business Portfolio at Southampton Business School. It will focus on developing skills and attitudes that enable us to work and act in the modern business world. The module is relevant not just to future work opportunities but also to your day-by-day work at University. The lessons learned are intended to have immediate practical application.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • HR skills relating to employment and outsourcing practice;
  • How HR skills are integral to HR policy implementation;
  • How specific HR skills relate to differing roles adopted by HR practitioners in contemporary organisations.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Relate HR theory far more effectively to practice.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Exercise self-awareness in appraising your own skill strengths and weaknesses;
  • Use more effective inter-personal skills in order to gain greater HR influence.

Syllabus

Topic: - HR skills in employment and outsourcing - Inter-personal and Influencing Skills - HR skills for different HR roles

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods: This module will be delivered in a series of presentation and discussion sessions with a strong emphasis on using small group exercises and role plays. Learning activities include: - Small group work - Role play - Self-awareness exercises

TypeHours
Independent Study42
Teaching8
Total study time50

Resources & Reading list

Torrington, Hall & Taylor. Human Resource Management. 

Assessment

Formative

Individual and group activities

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Reflective report  (1000 words) 100%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Reflective report  (1000 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Reflective report  (1000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Textbooks

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the core/recommended text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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