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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 06/01/2022 11:19:30

Title of Module: Talent Management

Code: HURM08003 SCQF Level: 8
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Business & Creative Industries
Module Co-ordinator:Shuai  Zhang

Summary of Module

This module begins by examining the role of Talent management across workforces. Talent management's role is to attract, identify, develop, engage, retain and deploy individuals who are considered particularly valuable to an organisation. Consideration is given to the changing and evolving labour markets and business environments within which organisations operate and to the related pressures and constraints that affect organisations’ supply and demand for labou.

The module analyses the broad strategic HRM choices available to organizations and the need for environmental scanning, internal workforce and performance audits and other planning activities for the recruitment, development, retention and deployment of the requisite effective workforce. There is coverage of the employment legislation and professional HR practice aspects that affect the HR role in strategic, policy and practice aspects of talent management.

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Explain the role of the Talent management in changing and evolving labour markets.

L2. Consider current employment legislation and ethical professional practice issues in relation to Talent Management.

L3. Evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches and the requisite HR skills to design, implement and review effective recruitment, development and retention strategy, policy and practice in different settings.

L4. Consider future talent management strategies.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 8.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts of talent management.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of talent management activities and best practice, especially in the area of talent management.
Show awareness of continuing and current debates and issues in talent management.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 8.

Interpret and explain the talent management concepts and identification of related concepts.
Carry out relevant research on talent management to underpin theoretical and practical problems.
Customise routine or best practice talent management solutions appropriately to address specific problems and issues within legislation and CIPD standards.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 8.

Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and/or synthesis of key talent management literature.
Gather relevant theoretical and empirical information on talent managment from a variety of sources, including academic research publications.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 8.

Communicate effectively and appropriately in written and oral formats.
Make effective use of information retrieval systems.
Use information technology applications to present and evaluate a range of data in appropriate and effective documentation.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 8.

Work effectively individually and within groups, taking a leadership role where appropriate on seminar and related activities.
Evaluate continuously, consistently and constructively, your own and others' roles, responsibilities and contributions in achievement of tasks.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
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* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
The learning and teaching activities developed for the module were crafted in accordance with the UWS Edcuation Enabling plan in terms of providing variety in learning and assessment practice and engaging students in learning practices. The formative and summative learning and teaching activities and assessment instruments are adopted with the aim of providing learners with the opportunity to manage partnerships with fellow students in informal group activities and to develop individual independence in the practical report.. The instrument of assessment provides learners with externally facing workplace relevant knowledge that is enhanced by a commitment to scholarly practice that enriches competence and resilience.
Students will gain core knowledge in interactive classes, applying that knowledge in student discussion.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Laboratory/Practical Demonstration/Workshop36
Independent Study164
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Taylor, S., (2021), "Resourcing and Talent Management: The Theory and Practice of Recruiting and Developing a Workforce", 8th edition, CIPD - Kogan Page, London

Details of further resources, including textbooks, journals and online resources will be identified at the beginning of delivery in the module handbook and made available via Aula.

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardManagement, Organisations & People
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelManagement, Organisations & People
ModeratorJude Emelifeonwu
External ExaminerLinda Buchan
Accreditation Details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
20% of the overall mark will be accounted for by an individual creative presentation (i.e. video/poster).
80% of the overall mark will be accounted for by an individually written report.
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 2 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
The Equality, Diversity and Human Rights policy underpins student engagement. We aim to make UWS a fair and equal place to study an institution which addresses specific issues covering all aspects of equality, diversity and human rights. Where required module assessment will be adapted to meet student requirements.
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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