HRM08007 2022 Employee Resourcing and Talent Planning

General Details

Full Title
Employee Resourcing and Talent Planning
Transcript Title
Employee Resourcing
N/A %
Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Colette Armstrong, Caroline Casey, Jimmy Treacy, Kerry Dolan, Aileen Brennan, Mary Gilmartin
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BHRMS_K08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Human Resource Managment (Add-on) SG_BBUSB_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business

This module is designed to provide the student with a solid grounding in the current theory and practice relating to employee resourcing and talent planning.  In addition students will develop practical skills in recruitment planning, advertising, and selection interviewing.  



Learning Outcomes

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


Illustrate and analyse key developments in the business environment and their significance for workforce planning and resourcing.


Devise a recruitment and/or retention plan for a position in an organisation.


Describe and assess the role of employer branding in employee resourcing and talent planning


Conduct an interview using best practice selection interviewing techniques


Examine contemporary challenges in employee resourcing and talent planning.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Effective teaching and learning strategies will evolve as the module is delivered  However, it is expected that lectures (live, virtual, and/or recorded), practical skills workshops, videos, guest speakers, group work, problem-based learning, and peer review will be core to this module.  The application and practice of skills will be a core teaching and learning strategy of this module.

Module Assessment Strategies

100% continuous assessment which may be any of the following: practical skills assessment (live/recorded/virtual), group project, presentation (recorded/live or virtual), role play, open-book exam or essay, multiple choice quiz, case study.    Demonstration of practical skills will be a core assessment strategy of this module.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be developed to align with failed components

Indicative Syllabus

The Resourcing & Talent Management Environment

  • Developments in the business environment that are affecting resourcing and talent planning
  • How these developments impact employee resourcing and talent planning practice
  • How HR anticipates and responds to these developments

Talent Planning

  • Stages in Talent Planning
  • Forecasting Supply and Demand
  • Talent Planning in Practice

Employer Branding

  • Brands and brand management
  • What is Employer Branding?
  • Establishing an Employer Brand
  • Debates about Employer Brand

Recruitment Methods

  • Creating a job advertisement
  • Internal Recruitment
  • Online recruitment
  • External Agencies
  • Education Liaison
  • Professional Contacts
  • Other Methods

Selection Interviewing for the Interviewer

  • Preparing for an interview
  • Structuring an interview
  • Effective questioning technique
  • Other key features and pitfalls of interview
  • Practical interviewing skills

Contemporary challenges in employee resourcing and talent planning

  • Current issues and trends in employee resourcing and talent planning

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Recruitment and Selection Coursework Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % Week 5 2,5
2 Labour Market, Talent Management & Employer Branding Coursework Assessment Assignment 40 % Week 12 1,3,5
3 Selection Interview Coursework Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % Week 6 4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 9 Weekly 9.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2021-12-03 Resourcing and Talent Management Cipd - Kogan Page
ISBN 1398600466 ISBN-13 9781398600461

Gain a thorough understanding of the key aspects of hiring and developing a workforce with this essential textbook that is fully aligned with the Level 7 CIPD Resourcing and Talent management module.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Grossman, A and Schoolderman, A. (2022) Candidate Experience, How to improve talent acquisition to drive business performance.

Alder, M. and Dinnen, M. (2022) Digital Talent. Find, recruit and retain the people your business needs in a world of digital transformation.

Gibson, A (2021) Agile Workforce Planning.  How to align people with organisational strategy for improved performance.

Dinnen, M. and Alder, M. (2017) Exceptional talent: how to attract, acquire and retain the very best employees. London: Kogan Page.

Carbery, R. & Cross, C. (2019) Human Resource Management, Palgrave Macmillan

Armstrong, M. and Taylor, S. (2020) Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Practice 


Journal Resources

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, Hays Journal,

URL Resources

Other Resources

DVDs: Various CIPD and Video Arts products

Case Studies: CIPD Case Studies 


Additional Information

Book, journal, website, and other resources may alter and extend as the programme progresses.