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CIPD Level 7 Advanced Specialist Unit: Resourcing and Talent Management to Sustain Success

This is one of the eight units required for the Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management.

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CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management
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This unit focuses on the day-to-day practicalities and the longer-term strategic issues associated with resourcing organisations appropriately, ethically and fairly and to maximise the performance of staff and the organisation. These activities take place in a competitive context in which different employers aspire to recruit and retain the most talented and experienced people.

This module is a specialist unit under the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management. You must complete all 8 modules to get certified for the full Diploma.


CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management


You will cover the impact of the business environment on resourcing and talent management and the significance for strategy and practice, explaining and debating the relevance to organisations and presenting advice on workforce and succession planning. You will evaluate attraction and retention, comparing ways in which organisations build and maintain positive reputations in key labour markets. Additionally, you will learn about which technologies can be used to improve recruitment and retention, evaluating measures designed to reduce employee turnover. Finally, you will evidence policy and practice in selection and induction, including developments in job analysis and debates about employee selection, referencing legal compliance and staff underperformance in organisations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of the changing business environment on resourcing and talent management strategy and practice.
  • Understand organisational recruitment and selection strategies
  • Understand the importance of succession planning to support sustainable organisational performance.
  • Understand approaches to improving individual and team performance.

Who is this course for?

You may be an experienced people practitioner who cannot commit to the full CIPD Diploma programme or you may wish to undertake this unit to challenge yourself and deepen your understanding in a certain area of HR. Or you may be looking to get a taster for what to expect from a CIPD Level 7 Qualification.

Contact us and our friendly advisers would be happy to discuss your career goals and the assessment requirements and ensure this the right pathway for you.


You don’t need formal qualifications but ideally you will have a relevant degree or hold HR experience. Contact our expert team, who will be happy to offer advice on what is right for you and get you started on developing the knowledge and skills you need to help you on your way to achieving your career ambitions.

Career path

Studying towards the Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management will ensure you fulfil your potential. Upon completion of this unit you will have completed one of the units needed to achieve the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management, which can help you become a Chartered Member of the CIPD. You won’t receive the full qualification until all 8 units have been completed.

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