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ZUG1038 - Managing human talent

15 Credits


This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of managing talent within an organization. On completion of this module, students should have a clear understanding of processes and procedures involved in managing human capital. Furthermore, students should also develop skills in diagnosing, analysing and solving problems associated with managing people.

Content: Topics to be covered will include introduction to talent management, job analysis; performance management; compensation; orientation and placement of employees; training and development; industrial relations; health and safety at work; managing teams and cross cultural management.

Undergraduate – Module

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s)/term(s) in which this module is offered.


  • Second Semester every year


  • Discuss the functions of managing talent in an organisation
  • Recognise the activities required to adequately plan for human resources in an organisation.
  • Describe the strategies on how to effectively manage across cultures
  • Determine the role of ethics in a business and detail the steps to be taken to improve ethical decision-making.
  • Review and update recruitment, selection, induction, industrial relations, compensation, training and development, diversity and performance


  • Within semester / term assessment: 50%
  • Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.