CHRM Syllabus

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Module I (2 days): Developing Professional Practice

  • Understand what is required to be an effective and efficient HR professional.
  • Be able to perform efficiently and effectively as a self-managing HR professional.
  • Be able to perform efficiently and effectively as a collaborative member of working groups and teams and as an added- value contributor to the organisation.
  • Be able to apply CPD techniques to construct, implement and review a personal development plan.

Module II (2 days): Business Issues in the Contexts of HR

  • Understand key contemporary business issues affecting the HR function within private, public and third sector organisations.
  • Understand the main external contextual factors impacting on organisations and the HR function.
  • Understand the role of HR in the managing of contemporary business issues and external contexts.
  • Understand how organisational and HR strategies and practices are shaped and developed.
  • Know how to identify and respond to short-term changes in the business and external contexts.

Module III (1 day): Using Information in HR

  • Know how to identify and scrutinise appropriate HR data sources.
  • Be able to conduct small-scale research and analyse the findings.
  • Be able to draw meaningful conclusions and evaluate options for change.
  • Know how to deliver clear, business-focused reports on an HR issue.

Module IV (3 days): Resourcing and Talent Planning

  • Understand key contemporary labour market trends and their significance for different kinds of organisation and in different country contexts.
  • Be able to undertake core talent planning activities.
  • Know how to contribute to the development of resourcing strategies.
  • Be able to manage recruitment and selection activities effectively and within the expectations of the law and good practice.
  • Understand how to maximise employee retention.

Module V (2 days): Reward Management

  • Understand the business context of reward and the use of reward intelligence.
  • Understand the key perspectives that inform reward decision making.
  • Understand key reward principles, policies and practices.
  • Understand the role of line managers in promoting a performance culture, in reward decision making and driving sustained organisation performance.

Module VI (2 days): Managing and Co-ordinating the Human Resources Function

  • Be able to explain the purpose and key objectives of the HR function in contemporary organisations.
  • Understand how HR objectives are delivered in different organisations.
  • Understand how the HR function can be evaluated in terms of value added and contribution to sustained organisation performance.
  • Understand the HR function's contribution to effective change management.
  • Be able to explain the role of ethics and professionalism in HR management and development.
  • Understand the relationship between organisational performance and effective HR management and development.