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Subject details

  • Topics
    • (a) Course overview (b) Strategic staff introduction
    • (a) Business, HR, Staffing strategies and the Employment Value Proposition (b) Legal context
    • Strategic job design/analysis and competency modelling
    • Forecasting and Planning
    • (a) Sourcing and identifying recruites (b) Recruiting
    • Measurements in selection
    • Assessing candidates - external and internal Part 1
    • Assessing candidates - external and internal Part 2
    • Choosing and hiring job candidates
    • Managing workforce flow
    • Staffing system evaluation and Technology
    • Course review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Wikis

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate coherent and integrated knowledge of the principles of recruitment and selection, including: HR planning and staffing strategy, employer branding and job markets, internal and external labour markets, job design and analysis, reliability, validity and utility of assessment techniques, applicant assessment strategies, selection decision-making, socialization and induction
  2. apply recruitment and selection theory and research to specific recruitment and selection practices
  3. discuss the organisational, social and legal contexts that shape recruitment and selection
  4. comment critically on the relationship of recruitment and selection practices to relevant theory and research.
  • Assignment 1 - Report (45%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Non-Invigilated Exam (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

The recruitment and selection of the best employees is central to organisational success. Recruitment and selection policies and practices are core processes within all organisations, across all industries and irrespective of country. Success and failure of organisations can often be attributed to strengths and weaknesses with the recruitment and selection process.

However, these activities need to be carried out within a legislative framework that increasingly influences our practice. This degree will provide you with an understanding of the activities involved in the more complex and difficult areas of recruitment and selection, from the viewpoint of a human resource practitioner and/or business manager.

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