Digital HR Practices IIb: Learning, Development & Talent Management

  • Theoretical and conceptual fundamentals of learning, development and talent
  • Methods and approaches and their impact on employees and the organisation to design learning, development and talent management programmes (exclusively, inclusively)
  • Criteria and procedures for talent identification
  • Competence models and competence-based interviews
  • Roles of HR Management, employees and management in learning, development and talent management (resources, support, motivation and motivating framework conditions for continuous learning and transfer, career self reliance)
  • Possibilities for further development: 70:20:10 model, learning formats on and off the job, digital learning formats
  • Beneficial organisational framework conditions for learning, development and talent management: corporate culture, mistake and learning culture, resources, leadership, feedback culture, total rewards systems

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Bratton, J.& Gold, J. (2017). Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice (6th edition). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Collings, D. et al (2017). The Oxford handbook of talent management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Crawshaw et al. (2020) Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives, Sage, 3rd edition.
Petry, T., Jäger, W. (Hrsg.) (2018). Digital HR: Smarte und agile Systeme, Prozesse und Strukturen im HR Management. Freiburg: Haufe.
Trost, A. (2020): Human Resource Strategies: Balancing Stability and Agility in Times of Digitization. Springer
Wilkinson, A., Bacon N., Snell, S., Lepak, D. (eds.) (2019). The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management. London: Sage.
Strategic and Sustainable HR Management and HRM & (Digital) HR Practices I

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended learning (classroom teaching and online, guest lectures), lecture, discussion in small groups, group work, digital learning formats, role plays

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment and final written exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Strategic and Sustainable HR Management and HRM & (Digital) HR Practices I


Degree programme

Digital HR & angewandtes Arbeitsrecht



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



2 SS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, the students can

  • explain the conecpts, meaning and impact of learning, development and talent management programmes on the strategy development, implementation, oragnisational competences and qualifications of employees
  • analyse different approaches and methods of learning, development and talent management, select suitable methods and adapt them for the organisational development, qualification and motivation of employees
  • analyse and design different competence models and critically reflect on their impact on diversity and sustainability
  • identify talents and design programmes for further development as well as career and succession programmes
  • analyse the impact of the corporate culture on learning and knowledge transfer in the company
  • design measures to further develop the company culture, (digital) learning culture and employees
  • define the requirements concerning (digital) learning formats, research suitable offers and explain possible applications

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