HRM08007 2016 Employee Resourcing and Talent Planning

General Details

Full Title
Employee Resourcing and Talent Planning
Transcript Title
Employee Resourcing
75 %
Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Colette Armstrong, Caroline Casey, John McNamara, Jimmy Treacy, Mary Gilmartin
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BHRMS_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in HRM Stream (Add-on)

This subject aims to provide the student with a solid grounding in the current theory and practice of employee resourcing and to develop basic skills which relate to this area such as attracting and selecting talent.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Illustrate and examine the major features of the employment market from which employers source staff


Describe and appraise alternative recruitment methods


Describe and critique alternative selection methods


Devise and conduct a recruitment and selection exercise


Describe and examine the role of Employer Branding in Employee Resourcing and Talent Planning

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A combination of lectures (live and /or recorded), videos, class discussions, guest speakers, case studies, guided readings and practical skill workshops are used to enable students to relate to and understand module concepts and their application.

Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of in class exercises, multiple choice tests, written research reports, oral presentations, skill demonstrations and end of semeseter examination will be used as appropriate, for formative and/or summative assessment. 


Repeat Assessments

Repeat end of semester examination and/or repeat continuous assessment, as appropriate

Indicative Syllabus

Role of the Employee Resourcing Specialist

Employment Market



Employer Branding

Skill:  Recruitment and Selection

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Written & Oral of recruitment & selection skills Continuous Assessment Assignment 50 % Week 7 2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 8 Weekly 8.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-02-01 Resourcing and Talent Management Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
ISBN 1843983575 ISBN-13 9781843983576

Written by Stephen Taylor, CIPD Chief Examiner and author of the CIPD Resourcing and Talent Management module, this text provides a comprehensive overview of fundamental management issues through practical guidance and theoretical underpinning. Mapped to the CIPD unit Resourcing and Talent Management, this text boasts a broad coverage of an accessible writing style, making it ideal for all students studying all resourcing, talent management and recruitment and selection modules.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Taylor, S (2010) Resourcing and Talent Management, CIPD London

Roberts, G (2005) Recruitment and Selection, CIPD London

Carbery, R. & Cross, C. (2013) Human Resource Management, Palgrave Macmillan

Gunnigle, P.; Heraty, N; Morley. MJ (2011) Human Resource Management in Ireland

URL Resources

Other Resources

Recommended Journals:  People Management; Human Resource Management Journal; Personnel Review; Human Resource Management Review; International Journal of Human Resource Management; Human Resource Planning; Human Resource Development International

DVDs: Selection Interviewing, CIPD; More than a Gut Feeling, Video Arts

Case Studies: CIPD Case Studies Club

Additional Information