Business and management studies

Strategic Human Resource Management and Employee Engagement

Module code: 780N1
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

Learn the strategic approaches involved in managing human resources and employee engagement.

You study how human resource strategy is formulated and implemented into an organisational setting, and gain an insight into the strategic management of people.

You explore the link between strategic Human Resource Management, employee engagement and organisational performance, and learn about the key factors involved in the design and delivery of an engagement strategy.

Topics include:

  • the strategic context of Human Resource Management and engagement
  • corporate strategy, strategic Human Resource Management and organisational performance
  • the strategic role of the Human Resources department
  • Human Resource strategy development and implementation
  • employee engagement concepts and ideas
  • designing and delivering an employee engagement strategy.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the link between strategic approaches to managing people and corporate strategy.
  • Identify and critically assess the strategic significance of a range of business issues for an organization and outline its implications for HR policy and practice.
  • Critically evaluate the major theoretical frameworks relating to Strategic HRM and employee engagement, and reflect on this knowledge to create, implement and analyse the success of HR and employee engagement strategies.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of both strategic HRM and employee engagement in the context of the employment relationship.