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Unit details

  • Core unit
  • Level 7
  • 15 credits

What you will learn: 

You will explain the advantages and benefits of aligning people practice strategies with organisational objectives and learn about the ways in which organisations integrate people practice with culture, brand and values, including the evaluation of data sources aimed at shaping people practice. You will develop an understanding of contemporary people practice through evaluation in the fields of resourcing and performance management. Additionally, you will delve into the fields of learning and development and organisational design and development. Understanding the role and influence of people professionals is a key part of your learning for this unit and you will debate the merits of the different and varied ways in which people practice is organised and structured in organisations. Finally, you will critically evaluate the practical and ethical challenges presented by data analytics and technological developments.

This unit is suitable for persons who:

  • are experienced people practitioners

  • are working in a senior people practice role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people

  • wish to shape people practice, creating value for a wider audience

  • are currently leading and managing people and practice within organisations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of aligning people practices with organisational strategy and culture.

  • Understand how the development of people practices improve organisational performance and employee experience.

  • Understand current practice in major areas of people management and development work.

  • Understand the role and influence of people professionals in different organisational settings.

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