SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3N609240
Module Leader Margaret Masson
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Management
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

In this module students will analyse the problems and opportunities facing organisations in obtaining, retaining, developing and motivating their workforce. It will investigate strategies for obtaining, retaining, developing and motivating staff which contribute to maximisation of human resources. A feature in the module will be the development of appropriate skills eg devising recruitment programmes, designing reward strategies, selection interviewing, designing training and development programmes, job evaluation procedures.


Introduction to Human Resource Management, Recruitment and Selection. Equal Opportunities, Training and Development practice, National Training scene, Job Evaluation, Reward Management, Performance Management, Discipline, grievance and absence, Health and Safety, Employee Assistance programmes, HR planning and downsizing, International perspective in HRP.

Learning Outcomes

Subject outcomes1. The student will understand the concepts and practices of Human Resource Management and Development.2. The student will be able to assess the appropriateness or otherwise of specific Human Resource policies and strategies.3. The student will develop skills relevant to the practice of Human Resource Management and DevelopmentPersonal OutcomesThe student will be able to satisfactorily complete written coursework utilising texts, journals, answer a range of exam questions covering the syllabus; and make oral seminar presentations and contributions. It is expected that the student will develop their analytical and communication skills during this module.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning will take place through a variety of methods - lectures, seminars, case studies, role play, videos and guided reading. Students will be involved in skills development eg selection and appraisal interviewing.

Indicative Reading

Torrnington, D & Hall, L & Taylor,S (1998) Human resource Management, Prentice Hall 5th Edition 2002

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 36.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 109.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 70.00 40% n/a
Coursework 0.00 30.00 40% essay/case study