Unit 21: Strategic Human Resource Management

Unit code                           F/508/0533

Unit level                           QCF Level 5/ NFQ Level 6/7

Credit value                       15


The aim of this unit is to explore the contribution strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) makes towards the development and support of sustainable organisational strategies. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of seminal and contemporary models, theories and concepts which enable HR managers to make positive contributions to sustainable organisational change and growth from an HR perspective.

On successful completion of this unit students will have the confidence to contribute to strategic decision-making in an HR context. This will be based on strong theoretical and applied foundations which will add value to an organisation’s HR function and role.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

  1. Analyse key external and contextual developments which influence HR strategy.
  2. Apply contemporary theoretical and practical knowledge of HR development.
  3. Evaluate how appropriate change management models support HR strategy.
  4. Evaluate the contribution of HR management and development to sustainable business performance and growth.