Skip to main content

Evidence-Based Professional Practice Portfolio: Performance, Talent and Reward Management


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Almuth McDowall (interim)
  • Assessment: a 5000-word case study (100%)

Module description

This module is one of six modules within Part 1 of the MRes/Professional Doctorate in Evidence-Based HRM to facilitate deep and critical understanding of theory, research and practice in performance, talent and reward management. The module is highly interactive and relies on both tutor and peer learning, along with work-based practice, with a clear focus on experiential learning and reflection on action, as well as personal reflection.

Indicative module content

  • The nature of, and links between, evidence and practice in performance, talent and reward management
  • Conducting psychological assessments of individual differences in the workplace
  • Demonstration of evidence-based practice in performance, talent and reward management
  • Consideration of design, tailoring and evaluation of different performance, talent and reward management techniques
  • The role of fairness and equal objectives in professional practice in performance, talent and reward management

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • critique theories, frameworks and practice-based models relevant to performance, talent and reward management (PTRM) from a variety of epistemologies and ontologies
  • identify the main methodological strengths and limitations of the body of scientific evidence for PTRM and understand the implications of this for practice
  • communicate your learnings to a range of audiences in oral and written form
  • consider wider contextual parameters, including ethical issues, diversity and adherence to professional practice standards
  • identify and record reflections of personal learning and development around evidence-based practice as required for future professional practice
  • conceptualise, design and implement substantial research at the forefront of HRM.