This course equips students with the knowledge and tools to think strategically about decisions that shape an organization’s approach to the management of people. The focus is on concrete measures that can be taken to make work more motivating and meaningful in alignment with organizational strategy. Students will get familiar with human resource decisions made in organizations through case studies and interview research. No prior knowledge of business and management is required.
By the end of this module, students will know and be able to understand and begin to apply the following;
know and understand the principle of equality and fairness of treatment at work, and how to apply this effectively in practice
know and understand the main principles on which effective workforce structures and patterns of working are based
know and understand the basis of effectiveness in this area
know and understand how people and organisations are developed, enhanced and improved
- Business strategy and human resource management
Resourcing and recruitment
Pay and reward
Training and talent management
Diversity and equality
- Human Resource Management in the future
Assignment 1: For the first assignment, students will interview two other students about a HR topic. The asssignment consists of the analysis of the interviews.
Assignment 2: The second assignment is an analysis of a number of business cases that are also discussed in weekly seminars. Each student has their own set of questions to answer about the cases for the assignment.
Examination: 3-hour unseen exam
Current students should refer to Moodle for specific details of the current year’s assessment.