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Module code:PSYCGB02 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Talent Management
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Gorkan Ahmetoglu
Organiser's location:26 Bedford Way
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:None. 
Module outline:This module reviews the current state of knowledge regarding themes, core processes, methods, and theories of personnel selection, training and development, and career success. In particular, lectures will discuss the psychological determinants of job performance and career potential, interventions designed to motivate and retain employees, and the socio-economic implications of selecting, developing and retaining talent. Core constructs to be examined include abilities and personality traits, and the most widely used methods for selection (interviews, references, letters of recommendation and psychometric testing). Lectures will also discuss executive coaching techniques and training strategies in the current world of organisations. Thus this course examines the practical implications of talent management, as well as how psychological theories and methods can help us predict, understand, and influence talent in organisations.  
Module aims:To introduce students to the main theories and methods of talent management, from personnel selection to training and development and the psychology of career success and employability. 
Module objectives:Through the course, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of: - The psychology of career success and employability - Theories and methods of personnel selection and staffing - The validity of psychometric testing methods - Training and development techniques (theory and practice) - Future directions for psychological applications in the area of talent - Cultural and socio-economic impact of talent-based selection  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:One essay (2,500 words) 50.00%
Oral presentaion (20 minutes) 50.00% 
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Last updated:2017-03-03 15:06:12 by tjmshsp