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For an organizations human resources to translate into a source of competitive advantage it needs to align its strategic capabilities with the design and co-ordination across roles and the sourcing and management of talent to deliver on strategic objectives. This challenge goes beyond the task of sourcing and recruiting employees with the appropriate skills and aptitudes to competently undertake specific jobs. This subject focuses on how HR systems architecture can be designed to identify, recruit and engage human resources within strategically important roles that contribute to an organizations sustainable advantage. Topics covered in this subject include: HR systems design and strategic alignment, HR differentiation and job design, talent identification and recruitment; managing high performance talent; differentiated performance management and reward strategies, and human capital development strategies.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Critically evaluate key concepts and theoretical foundations that inform models for strategic talent management.
- Understand how critical contextual and organisational factors influence the design and implementation of talent management strategies in different organisational settings.
- Apply evidence-based models to the development of HRM systems architecture and HR climate designed to align effective talent management to support different strategic outcomes
- Critically evaluate the opportunities and limitations of strategic talent management and human capital development in sustaining competitive advantage
- Analyse and review different theoretical approaches and models of how best to design HR systems to support effective talent management, and use different tools, techniques and analytical models to ensure strategic alignment between talent management and the development of organisational level capabilities that enable strategic action.
- Examine their own ideas and beliefs about how talent management can support an organisation's strategic objectives, and compare them with the theories and observations of others.
- Appreciate how insights drawn from different sources of evidence and competing perspectives can be used to develop actionable insights for improving talent management.
Last updated: 11 February 2021