Develop understanding of how to effectively manage people’s careers, as well as your own employability and careers in organisations.

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Module
Title:

Managing People and Careers

Module Code:

QAB020N501A

Module Convener:

Christine Bennett

Module summary

The nature of organisations and thus the nature of the work that people do in organisations is continually evolving. The digital age – referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution – is transforming organisations and the nature of work. Whether we agree with how digitisation is transforming organisational life, it is clear that these technological changes will continue to have significant effects on the world of work and thus the careers that individuals pursue.  We are living in an era where jobs that existed at the beginning of this century are being replaced with new jobs, some of which we are not yet fully aware of.

Against this broader context, this module will help you better understand the background to managing people as key resources in organisations and the approaches adopted to attract, select and retain the best people. By gaining knowledge of the processes organisations use to recruit the best ‘skilled’ people and retain them through the career structures and support mechanisms, you will be able to apply this to help you develop your own career management skills; particularly how to gain entry into a graduate level role within different types of organisations.

Throughout the module we will guide you through recruitment and selection approaches adopted when recruiting into graduate level roles, drawing on a combination of theories and case examples. The seminars, while very practical in nature, are designed to encourage you to think and reflect on the career offerings provided by organisations, your own career aspirations and the actions you will ned to focus on to secure graduate level employment. As with all learning – the energy you choose to put into the different learning activities that we will engage you in – the more you are likely to benefit. In the short term, this means being better prepared for the module assessment. In the longer term, helping you develop the knowledge and skills to plan and manage your career.

The aim on this module is to help you better understand the importance of managing people as key resources in organisations and the approaches adopted to attract, select and retain the best people. By gaining knowledge of the processes organisations use to recruit the best people and, just as importantly retain the best people through the career structures and support provided, you will be able to apply this knowledge to planning your own career development. Initially, we will be focusing on your first graduate level role, but it doesn’t stop there.   

Learning Outcomes

On Successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

Knowledge outcome – Develop understanding of how to effectively manage people’s careers, as well as your own employability and careers in organisations.

Intellectual /transferable skills outcome – You will be able to: (a) analyse your own strengths and weaknesses in relation to organisational graduate employment opportunities and becoming business ready; (b) apply mindfulness of yourself and others in order to operate effectively and sensitively within cross-cultural teams and (c) to present the findings of an investigation in a professional manner through a variety of media in an acceptable format.

How this module can enhance your Business Readiness:

Learning to adapt positively to a changing world and apply your learning to understanding the knowledge and skills required by organisations. Developing your confidence in diverse roles and in multi-cultural contexts. Reviewing your own potential, values and gaining confidence in expressing your views sensitively and effectively. Developing as ‘professionally ready’ through a range of skills.

Assessment information

100% Coursework, consisting of two components, submitted as one document. Word count: 2,500 words, excluding references and appendices. 

Your assessment has a Formative element and a Summative element.

The purpose of the formative assessment is to receive written feedback and to be advised as to what points have the most potential to improve the work.

Note that we will not provide any indicative marks on the formative or summative assessment draft at any time. Should you perceive any formative feedback in such a way, then please note that it is not binding for your marking. Markers can also change and you have no entitlement to be marked by the module convenor or tutors.

Formative Assessment (500 words) – submitted by week 6 - Friday 19th November by 2pm

In week 6, you will be expected to submit through Turnitin a work-in-progress draft (500 words) of the report component of your summative assignment. Detailed guidance on what to include in this early draft of your report will be provided on Moodle and in class.  You will receive individual feedback in class. Generic feedback, relevant to all students, will be provided during the seminars in the following week.  If, for whatever reason, you do not submit a draft of your work on time, then you can make an appointment with your seminar tutor to get some formative feedback. There will be opportunities during the seminars in the second half of the semester for you to discuss and get feedback on the other component of your assessment.

Submission: Friday 19/11/20 by 2pm

Feedback: Individual and group generic

Summative Assessment (2,500 words excluding references and appendices) – submission deadline 10.01.2022 by 2pm through Turnitin

The summative assessment for this module consists of two components, submitted as one document. 

Part 1: Produce a report that compares, contrasts and evaluates approaches to recruiting and selecting graduates in two organisations (of your choice) – 1500 words.

Part 2: Reflective account that addresses the question ‘How Business Ready Are You Currently?’ – 1000 words.

You will be expected to evidence your reflective account with a number of key sources of evidence: your completed Business Readiness Self-Report (started in the Seminar in Week 2), together with a reflective account of how you have developed two competencies identified as areas for development having completed the Business Readiness Self-Report.  You are also required to include a Graduate CV that is professionally presented – you should use the template provided on the student portal, and demonstrate that you have received 360° feedback and/or careers tutor feedback. 

How will your work be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by a subject expert who will use either the marking criteria provided in the section “Instructions for assessment” or the Marking rubric enclosed in the Appendix, as appropriate for this module. When you access your marked work it is important that you reflect on the feedback so that you can use it to improve future assignments.

Referencing and submission

You must use the Harvard System.

The Business School requires a digital version of all assignment submissions. These must be submitted via Turnitin on the module’s Moodle site. They must be submitted as a Word file (not as a pdf) and must not include scanned in text or text boxes. They must be submitted by 2pm on the given date.  For further general details on coursework preparation refer to the online information at Student Zone, http://studentzone.roehampton.ac.uk/howtostudy/index.html.

Mitigating circumstances/what to do if you cannot submit a piece of work or attend your presentation

The University Mitigating Circumstances Policy can be found on the University website: Mitigating Circumstances Policy

Marking and feedback process

Between you handing in your work and then receiving your feedback and marks within 20 days, there are a number of quality assurance processes that we go through to ensure that students receive marks which reflects their work. A brief summary is provided below.

  • Step One – The module and marking team meet to agree standards, expectations and how feedback will be provided.
  • Step Two – A subject expert will mark your work using the criteria provided in the assessment brief.
  • Step Three – A moderation meeting takes place where all members of the teaching and marking team will review the marking of others to confirm whether they agree with the mark and feedback
  • Step Four – Work then goes to an external examiner who will review a sample of work to confirm that the marking between different staff is consistent and fair
  • Step Five – Your mark and feedback is processed by the Office and made available to you.

Student checklist

  • At the end of this module, you will be able to track your achievement through the module progress bar.
  • The module progress bar is based on you completing a weekly checklist to review your learning for every week.

Module Title:

MANAGING PEOPLE AND CAREERS (MPC)

Module Code:

QAB020N501A

Module Convener:

 

Brief introduction to module:

The nature of organisations and thus the nature of the work that people do in organisations is continually evolving. The digital age – referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution – is transforming organisations and the nature of work. Whether we agree with how digitisation is transforming organisational life, it is clear that these technological changes will continue to have significant effects on the world of work and thus the careers that individuals pursue.  We are living in an era where jobs that existed at the beginning of this century are being replaced with new jobs, some of which we are not yet fully aware of.

Against this broader context, this module will help you better understand the background to managing people as key resources in organisations and the approaches adopted to attract, select and retain the best people. By gaining knowledge of the processes organisations use to recruit the best ‘skilled’ people and retain them through the career structures and support mechanisms, you will be able to apply this to help you develop your own career management skills; particularly how to gain entry into a graduate level role within different types of organisations.

Throughout the module we will guide you through recruitment and selection approaches adopted when recruiting into graduate level roles, drawing on a combination of theories and case examples. The seminars, while very practical in nature, are designed to encourage you to think and reflect on the career offerings provided by organisations, your own career aspirations and the actions you will ned to focus on to secure graduate level employment. As with all learning – the energy you choose to put into the different learning activities that we will engage you in – the more you are likely to benefit. In the short term, this means being better prepared for the module assessment. In the longer term, helping you develop the knowledge and skills to plan and manage your career.

The aim on this module is to help you better understand the importance of managing people as key resources in organisations and the approaches adopted to attract, select and retain the best people. By gaining knowledge of the processes organisations use to recruit the best people and, just as importantly retain the best people through the career structures and support provided, you will be able to apply this knowledge to planning your own career development. Initially, we will be focusing on your first graduate level role, but it doesn’t stop there.   

Module learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module you will be able to

Knowledge outcome – Develop understanding of how to effectively manage people’s careers, as well as your own employability and careers in organisations.

Intellectual /transferable skills outcome – You will be able to: (a) analyse your own strengths and weaknesses in relation to organisational graduate employment opportunities and becoming business ready; (b) apply mindfulness of yourself and others in order to operate effectively and sensitively within cross-cultural teams and (c) to present the findings of an investigation in a professional manner through a variety of media in an acceptable format.

How this module can enhance your Business Readiness:

Learning to adapt positively to a changing world and apply your learning to understanding the knowledge and skills required by organisations. Developing your confidence in diverse roles and in multi-cultural contexts. Reviewing your own potential, values and gaining confidence in expressing your views sensitively and effectively. Developing as ‘professionally ready’ through a range of skills.

 

Core text:  

Cottrell, S. (2015) Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability Basingstoke: Palgrave-MacMillan

De Sutter, J. (2017) Make That Leap! Starting Out as Young Professional London: John Harper Publishing  

Gothard, W.P. (2001) Careers Guidance in Context Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Inkson, K., Arnold, J. and Dries N. (2014) Understanding Careers London: Sage

Jackson, D. and Wilton, N. (2016) ‘Developing career management competencies among undergraduates and the role of work-integrated learning’ Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 21(3) pp266-286 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291424732_Developing_career_management_competencies_among_undergraduates_and_the_role_of_work-integrated_learning

Pilbeam, S. and Corbridge, M. (2011) People Resourcing: Contemporary HRM in practice Harlow: Pearson Education

Module Title:

MANAGING PEOPLE AND CAREERS (MPC)

Module Code:

QAB020N501A

Module Convener:

 

Brief introduction to module:

The nature of organisations and thus the nature of the work that people do in organisations is continually evolving. The digital age – referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution – is transforming organisations and the nature of work. Whether we agree with how digitisation is transforming organisational life, it is clear that these technological changes will continue to have significant effects on the world of work and thus the careers that individuals pursue.  We are living in an era where jobs that existed at the beginning of this century are being replaced with new jobs, some of which we are not yet fully aware of.

 

Against this broader context, this module will help you better understand the background to managing people as key resources in organisations and the approaches adopted to attract, select and retain the best people. By gaining knowledge of the processes organisations use to recruit the best ‘skilled’ people and retain them through the career structures and support mechanisms, you will be able to apply this to help you develop your own career management skills; particularly how to gain entry into a graduate level role within different types of organisations.

 

Throughout the module we will guide you through recruitment and selection approaches adopted when recruiting into graduate level roles, drawing on a combination of theories and case examples. The seminars, while very practical in nature, are designed to encourage you to think and reflect on the career offerings provided by organisations, your own career aspirations and the actions you will ned to focus on to secure graduate level employment. As with all learning – the energy you choose to put into the different learning activities that we will engage you in – the more you are likely to benefit. In the short term, this means being better prepared for the module assessment. In the longer term, helping you develop the knowledge and skills to plan and manage your career.

The aim on this module is to help you better understand the importance of managing people as key resources in organisations and the approaches adopted to attract, select and retain the best people. By gaining knowledge of the processes organisations use to recruit the best people and, just as importantly retain the best people through the career structures and support provided, you will be able to apply this knowledge to planning your own career development. Initially, we will be focusing on your first graduate level role, but it doesn’t stop there.   

Module learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module you will be able to

Knowledge outcome – Develop understanding of how to effectively manage people’s careers, as well as your own employability and careers in organisations.

Intellectual /transferable skills outcome – You will be able to: (a) analyse your own strengths and weaknesses in relation to organisational graduate employment opportunities and becoming business ready; (b) apply mindfulness of yourself and others in order to operate effectively and sensitively within cross-cultural teams and (c) to present the findings of an investigation in a professional manner through a variety of media in an acceptable format.

How this module can enhance your Business Readiness:

Learning to adapt positively to a changing world and apply your learning to understanding the knowledge and skills required by organisations. Developing your confidence in diverse roles and in multi-cultural contexts. Reviewing your own potential, values and gaining confidence in expressing your views sensitively and effectively. Developing as ‘professionally ready’ through a range of skills.

 

Core text:  

Cottrell, S. (2015) Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability Basingstoke: Palgrave-MacMillan

De Sutter, J. (2017) Make That Leap! Starting Out as Young Professional London: John Harper Publishing  

Gothard, W.P. (2001) Careers Guidance in Context Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Inkson, K., Arnold, J. and Dries N. (2014) Understanding Careers London: Sage

Jackson, D. and Wilton, N. (2016) ‘Developing career management competencies among undergraduates and the role of work-integrated learning’ Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 21(3) pp266-286 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291424732_Developing_career_management_competencies_among_undergraduates_and_the_role_of_work-integrated_learning

Pilbeam, S. and Corbridge, M. (2011) People Resourcing: Contemporary HRM in practice Harlow: Pearson Education


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