Singapore University of Social Sciences

Recruitment and Selection (Practice)

Recruitment and Selection (Practice) (GSP185)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $696.9 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: SUSS Academy


The objective of the course is to provide students with the framework to get the right people with the right skills, at the right time and cost into the organisation. Students will be introduced to the practical application of human resource management and general tools of recruitment and selection. This course is intended to be practice-oriented and is targeted at practising HR personnel. Practice-oriented learning is reflected in the pedagogic approach and assessment methods. The pedagogic approach will be problem-based where students address real workplace HR problems as a team taking into consideration perspectives and needs of different stakeholders. The assessment methods will focus on demonstrated abilities to reflect on an identified HR problem, and will integrate theory with practice to deal with the problem. (This course was suggested by WDA to address the need for short practice-oriented HR modules which could give HR personnel relevant skills to improve HRM practices in targeted areas.)

Level: 1
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Human Capital Development Road Map
  • Human Resource Planning (HRP) Essentials
  • Needs Indentification: from Job Analysis to Job Specifications
  • Workforce Diversity: Culture, Organisations and HR Practices
  • Why and When to Recruit
  • Types of Recruitment Methods
  • Types of Recruitment and Selection Tools
  • Factors that Affect the Selection Outcome
  • Making the Offer and Terms of the Offer
  • Placement of Successful Candidate

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the principles and practices of workforce planning
  • Identify the key elements of planning, developing and aligning employees, business and organizational goals
  • Plan an assessment and selection system to support staff recruitment
  • Evaluate human resource staffing requirements
  • Apply key measurement concepts to a variety of selection situations
  • Analyse the different types and styles of recruitment and selection methods
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