Module Code: H9PLRES
Long Title People Resourcing
Title People Resourcing
Module Level: LEVEL 9
EQF Level: 7
EHEA Level: Second Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator: COLETTE DARCY
Departments: School of Business
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Critically analyse and evaluate the significant features of national and international employment markets in the context of resourcing and with particular reference to how these markets change
LO2 Produce a strategic resourcing plan which closely aligns with the business strategy, takes account of key stakeholders in resourcing activities and is consistent with the standards of ethical practice and relevant legislation
LO3 Establish appropriate measures of employee turnover and, using relevant diagnostic tools, develop comprehensive retention strategies
LO4 Develop resourcing strategies in line with evolving practice such as diversity & inclusion, flexible working and employer branding
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this module.  The programme entry requirements apply.  No pre-requisites or co-requisites apply.   


Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Employment markets
Employment market conditions and contemporary trends in the Irish Labour Market and internationally Concept and significance of tight and loose labour markets Role of government, employers and trade unions in meeting future skills needs Attitudes to work
Defining flexibility Reasons for increased flexible working Functional / Numerical / Temporal/Spatial flexibility Outsourcing Criticisms of flexibility Employability and mutual flexibility debate
Fairness and diversity in resourcing
Discrimination at work Tacking inequality and promoting diversity Equal opportunities vs managing diversity Employer initiatives & developing approaches to Diversity & Inclusion
Selection – evaluation of the classic trio and advanced selection methods
Research in employee selection Problems with interviews Biodata Assessment centres, Ability and Personality testing Professional issues in the use of selection tests Evaluating selection methods - reliability, validity and efficacy Develop a business case which shows return on investment for selection methods chosen
Employer Brand
Defining employer branding The Benefits of employer branding Establishing an employer brand Rebranding Debates about employer branding
Turnover and Retention
Measuring and analysing turnover – voluntary, involuntary, costing & benchmarking Reasons for leaving & exit routes Employee retention and reward Employee retention and development opportunities Employee retention and effective line management Measuring effectiveness of retention of talent initiatives Develop a business case which shows return on investment for retention strategy
Strategic Resourcing
Taking a strategic approach Aligning HR with strategy Alternative views of the HR business strategy link Resourcing and Talent management strategies
Assessment Breakdown%


Full Time

Assessment Type: Continuous Assessment % of total: 100
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
this is an individual task. Students will be asked to critically analyse a case study and make recommendations as part of formulating a people resourcing strategy. This will require them to critically explore topical people resourcing issues in depth. The case study will require learners to demonstrate their ability to develop solutions, research and academically argue on the issues raised within the case study. Learners will be marked on their demonstration of subject specific knowledge, application of relevant theory and demonstrated breath of reading. While a case study may be used, assessment is not restricted to this approach e.g.: alternatives could include in-class tests, group-based preparation and discussion of specific people resourcing topics together and/or in–class presentation. Formative assessment of this nature will be integrated into the teaching and learning strategy for this module and will support learners to build the skills necessary to complete the assignment.
Assessment Type: Formative Assessment % of total: Non-Marked
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4
Non-Marked: Yes
Assessment Description:
Formative assessment is given in class and this will include group presentations. Marks are not assigned for this, although it it is part of required course work. Articles and/or case studies will be assigned to groups to review and present on. Groups will be required to make recommendations and generate solutions where case studies are used. Feedback on the presentations and understanding of the key topics in the article/case will be given.
No End of Module Assessment
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Repeat assessment strategy for this module will consist of a case study. Learner will be required to repeat the original assessment, or an alternative (new) assessment may be set. The repeat will assess all the learning outcomes of the module

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom and demonstrations 24 Per Semester 2.00
Directed Learning Directed e-learning 24 Per Semester 2.00
Independent Learning Independent learning 77 Per Semester 6.42
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Taylor, S. (2021), Resourcing and Talent Management, 8th Edition. CIPD, London.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Torrington, D. Hall, L. & Taylor, S. & Atkinson, C. (2020), Human Resource Management, 11th Edition Ed. Pearson Harlow.
  • Armstrong, M. & Taylor, S. (2020), Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 15th Edition Ed. Pearson Harlow.
  • COOK, M. (2016), ) Personnel Selection: adding Value through People – a changing picture, 6th edition. Wiley Blackwell.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
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