Unit Description

This unit aims to deliver a fundamental understanding of the theories and principles of human resource management in an organisation. By examining the links between business strategy and human resource management and some of the techniques used, you will learn valuable concepts and practices for workforce planning, strategic staffing, training and development, performance management, and evaluating the effectiveness of the HRM function.


To enter into this unit, students must first have completed:

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the complexities of the HR operating environment
  • Understand the strategic significance and relationship between the business plan and HRM
  • Align an organisation’s HR policies, strategies, and tools with the business’ strategic direction and priorities
  • Identify HRM models and frameworks and the relevant roles and activities of managers and HR departments in an organisation
  • Understand key features of relevant legislation and how to embed relevant legislative principles into organisations
  • Analyse an organisation’s HRM strategies and apply relevant tools for attraction, selection, development, engagement, management, reward, and retention of staff
  • Discuss current issues and emerging trends relevant to HRM
  • Evaluate the HRM capability and effectiveness, in and of, an organisation

Graduate Attributes

AIM Business School has identified a set of attributes that positively impact graduates’ success in business as a manager and leader and these are taught, developed, and assessed to varying degrees in this unit. These Graduate Attributes are:

  • Strives for intellectual rigour
  • Understanding the changing global context
  • Manages for success
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develops mastery of business and management disciplines
  • Strives to be a continuous adult learner

Assessment Tasks

The successful completion of Human Resource Management relies on the submission of three assessments:

  • Assessment Task 1: Strategic HR Plan (35%)
  • Assessment Task 2: HRM Evaluation Project (50%)
  • Assessment Task 3: Engagement and Participation (15%)