Singapore University of Social Sciences

Managing Talent I: Acquisition and Retention

Managing Talent I: Acquisition and Retention (HCM531)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Certificate Course, Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience 2020

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


HCM531 Managing Talent I: Acquisition and Retention is the first of two courses that examine the area talent management: one of the most critical functions in strategic human capital management. Broadly construed, talent management is the strategic process of ensuring that organisations can effectively meet their current and future talent needs in order to drive organisational performance. In this course, students focus on two key aspects of talent management: acquisition and retention of talent.The first four study units of HCM531 focus on talent acquisition, or resourcing as it is otherwise known. Students will be taught the principles of strategic human resource planning, before moving on to consider the key channels and methods of talent attraction, sourcing, and selection. Special attention will be paid to employer branding. The fifth and sixth study units of the course will focus on retention, covering areas such as succession planning (also covered in HCM533), turnover analysis, and voluntary/involuntary exit.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Employment Markets and Regulation
  • Fairness and Diversity
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Job Analysis and Job Design
  • Contemporary Recruitment
  • Employer Branding
  • Advances in Employee Selection
  • The New Employee
  • Succession Planning
  • Measuring and Analysing Employee Turnover
  • Improving Employee Retention
  • Retirement, Dismissal, and Redundancy

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise methods and strategies for talent attraction and sourcing.
  • Evaluate methods and strategies for selection and orientation.
  • Discuss critical issues in talent retention.
  • Create employer branding strategies that are aligned with organisational branding strategy.
  • Develop recruitment and selection plans that deliver high quality talent.
  • Design strategies for identifying and retaining critical talent within an organisation.
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