Contemporary HRM

Module code: BAMG 3120

Module description

The module aims to provide students with a critical awareness of core issues in the management of individuals within contemporary organisations. Modern managers have a range of duties but managing their staff is one of the most important elements in terms of both personal and organisational objectives. The module focuses on the contribution employees can make to the achievement of organisational objectives, notably their contribution to a competitive advantage. In so doing the module moves the focus away from analysis of the external challenges linked to people management to turn a spotlight on a range of crucial managerial issues relating to the management of employee competencies ‑ in terms of their creation and application ‑ performance management, organisational debates concerning work design and planning, and the management of employee attitudes and behaviours.

In order to focus our attention on these important topics the indicative content of the module will include:

  1. Ability, Motivation, Opportunity (AMO model) ‑ discussion of the core elements to introduce the topics to be studied
  2. Job Design ‑ efficiency and motivational approaches
  3. Learning/Training and Development ‑ Effective Approaches and Processes, links to Organisational Demand
  4. Performance Management ‑ identifying Dimensions, Measures, and Evaluation Mechanisms

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 24 hours
  • Tutorials: 12 hours


  • Case study: 100%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books