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Human Resource Management


This course aims at familiarizing students with the wider context of Human Resource Management (HRM) and

at providing them with the opportunity to engage with current problems and issues. The subjects covered

throughout the lectures will introduce students to the current way of managing employees in modern

organizations. More specifically, after the completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

Explain the changing nature of the HR function in the modern organizational that shifts away from

traditional functional and hierarchical management structures toward process-based forms.

Evaluate the role of HRM in supporting organizational strategy in the contemporary environment.

Assess HRM practices and current trends.

Understand their role as future managers in developing and implementing HR practices.

Course Outline

Session 1: The Role of HRM

Define the term HRM

Describe the strategic importance of HRM activities performed in organizations

Understand the importance of strategic alignment (fit)

Discuss the role that specialists and line managers play in performing HRM activities

Explore the variety of external customers for HRM

Session 2: Resourcing

Discuss the importance HR planning

Describe how managers forecast demand for and analyze supply of human resources

Discuss how to develop an effective recruiting program

List what selection criteria are available and how they can be used to make selection more effective

Preparatory Reading: Participants are required to familiarize themselves with the articles and prepare the case

study of Chapter 5, in order to improve their understanding and participate in the discussion more effectively.

Session 3: Performance Management

Define the terms performance management and performance evaluation

Compare the advantages of various performance evaluation techniques

Define compensation and differentiate among direct financial compensation, indirect financial

compensation, and non-financial rewards

Examine the implications of teamwork to compensation systems

Consider the factors relating to a firm's compensation policy

Preparatory Reading: Participants are required to familiarize



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