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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

This unit develops knowledge and skills about Human Resource Management models and their implications for different stakeholders. At the completion of the model, graduates will be able to critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different HRM models and apply their knowledge of theory to find creative solutions to HRM issues. 

Unit content

Module 1. HRM systems: The dominance of Hard HRM 

Module 2. The rise of soft HRM

Module 3. AMO and the rise of High Performance Work Practices (HPWP) 

Module 4. HPWPs and what went wrong 

Module 5. Common-Good HRM Model 

Module 6. Emerging issues as HR models moves towards a sustainable human-centred pathway 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 critically analyse seminal research about how HRM models inform good and poor operational HRM policies, processes and practices in workplaces
2 research, analyse and cogently argue appropriate and creative solutions to human resource management issues across different workplaces

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse seminal research about how HRM models inform good and poor operational HRM policies, processes and practices in workplaces
  2. research, analyse and cogently argue appropriate and creative solutions to human resource management issues across different workplaces

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.