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, maybe also guest lectures), lecture, discussion in small groups, group work, digital learning formats (micro-learning), peer feedback, reciprocal learning

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


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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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