Assessing and Developing Talent

Module code: 6HURM004W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 6
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module will give you the opportunity to explore the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of psychological, psychometric and organisation-based assessments, and consider their practical use in employee assessment and selection. You will undergo assessments as a candidate, examine the role and responsibilities of human resources management (HRM) in overseeing the use of assessments, and learn how assessments should be administered and used following legal and ethical good practice guidelines.

By the time you complete the module you will be able to evaluate theoretical frameworks, current research and contemporary issues underpinning assessments, and apply this to practice. You will understand the importance of and be able to apply personal, corporate and professional responsibility in relation to assessment, and understand the ethical and legal applications of assessment, selection and development, and data laws. You will also be able to develop appropriate criteria for choosing assessment measures, use these criteria to decide which tests are appropriate for a particular situation, and challenge bias and stereotypical thinking in relation to prejudice, discrimination and diversity.

Teaching and learning methods will include lectures, workshops, seminars, psychometric tests, YouTube videos, reflection, report writing, and independent study. Assessment will be based around an assessment workshop, and a 3,000-word report on the use of psychometrics.

This module will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.