People are the central asset of any organisation and the ability to attract, recruit and retain talented staff is critical to the success of any organisation whether in business, in voluntary organisations or in government. Human resource management (HRM), through resource and talent planning, gives organisations the principles, knowledge and behaviours needed to support and enhance organisational performance and success. Sustainable organisation performance and growth requires a constant reassessment of skills and knowledge. This informs the training and development of existing employees and includes the identification and development of ‘talent’.
The aim of this course is to develop students’ understanding and ability to apply principles of effective workforce and talent planning to organisational development and to implement related approaches to the recruitment, retention and development of staff to enhance sustainable organisational performance and success. Students will consider the ethical implications of decision making in this area, taking account of the legal issues of fairness and justice, rules and organisational procedures.
On completion of the course , students will understand the purpose and scope of human resource and talent-planning activities. Students will be able to apply a range of workforce planning, evidence and people-management skills to enhance the performance of an organisation by solving problems and finding evidence-based solutions.