• A
  • A
  • A
  • АБВ
  • АБВ
  • АБВ
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Обычная версия сайта

Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Human Resource Management

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus


Human resource management (HRM) action is taken by varied organizations to recruit, retain and motivate their employees. It also provides strong framework to put into practice HRM tools and methods. The course consists of tutorials. The tutorials involve student presentations (individual and in small groups), problems solving, case study discussion and the individual assignment (CV and cover letter).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to give students an introduction to human resource management (HRM) and its role in the system of corporate management
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the main activities involved in HRM
  • Understand the relationship between HRM and organizational performance, business strategy as well as organizational behavior
  • Analyze the relationship between HR practices and their outcomes for the individual and the organization
  • Know HRM key definitions and terminology in English
  • Prepare CV and cover letter for a potential employer
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Key concept of Human Resource Management
    1) Explain what is meant by Human Resource Management (HRM) 2) Describe the HRM system 3) Comprehend what is meant by strategic HRM 4) Understand the role of line managers 5) Clarify the core HR competencies Learning objectives for seminar:  Consider job satisfaction  Discuss case study “Just a good friends?”
  • Strategy and policies of HRM. Organizational culture. Organizational development
    1) Comprehend what is meant by organizational behaviour 2) Describe six key elements of organizational design 3) Know about types of organizations 4) Explain what is meant by organizational culture 5) Be able to define key components of organizational culture Learning objectives for seminar:  Discuss company cultures chosen by students  Consider fringe benefits
  • Workforce planning
    1) Comprehend what is meant by workforce planning 2) Describe incidence of workforce planning 3) Know about the link between workforce and business planning 4) Explain the process of workforce planning 5) Be able to define key stages of workforce planning Learning objectives for seminar:  Talk about organizational culture  Discuss the article “How to hire”
  • Recruitment and selection
    Lecture and seminar 1. 1) Be able to define key concepts of recruitment and selection process 2) Understand defining requirements 3) Comprehend attracting candidates 4) Evaluate the numerous recruitment sources available Learning objectives for seminar:  Compare skills and abilities of effective recruiters  Discuss case study “Fast Fitness” Lecture and seminar 2. 1) Be able to identify key selection methods 2) Understand the role of employment testing in the selection process 3) Articulate final selection factors Learning objectives for seminar:  Talk about turnover (attrition rate)  Consider the layout of CV
  • Onboarding (induction)
    1) Understand key elements of introduction to the organization (onboarding or induction) 2) Plan organizational, departmental, and self-directed/web-based orientation programs 3) Articulate partner programs for new hires so that they may become acclimated to their new work environments as quickly and proficiently as possible Learning objectives for seminar:  Consider the layout of a cover letter  Discuss competencies and exercise in finding relevant examples from personal life.
  • Learning and development
    1) Comprehend the meaning of learning and development (L&D) 2) Understand the key practice of learning and development 3) Identify approaches to learning needs analysis 4) Evaluate the effectiveness of training Learning objectives for seminar:  Role play “Mock interview”  Self-monitoring scale
  • Reward management. Motivation & compensation systems. Generational theory.
    Lecture and seminar 1. 1) Comprehend the meaning of motivation 2) Understand types of motivation 3) Describe and critically evaluate the main theories of motivation 4) Evaluate motivation and money Learning objectives for seminar:  Consider the evaluation of training programmes  Discuss case study “Training at Carter & Randall” Lecture 2. 1) Comprehend the meaning of Strauss–Howe generational theory 2) Identify four generations at work 3) Understand how the different viewpoints of each generation affect the workplace 4) Evaluate job satisfaction
  • Performance management and feedback
    1) Define performance management 2) Identify performance management cycle 3) Differentiate among several performance management methods 4) Determine how performance management responsibilities are best allocated Learning objectives for seminar:  Written test
  • Employee relations. Talent management. Employer brand.
    1) Define corporate brand and its stakeholders 2) Identify the nature of the employer brand 3) Discuss the significance of the psychological contract 4) Determine the basis of employee relations Learning objectives for seminar:  Consider constructing team  Discuss case study “Motivating the sales team”
  • International HRM. Employee communications. Teambuilding
    1) Determine the international HRM framework 2) Define the meaning of talent management 3) Identify the process of talent management 4) Discuss cultural and institutional differences Learning objectives for seminar:  Consider job description
  • Management and leadership.
    1) Determine leadership style 2) Identify leadership skills 3) Discuss Theory Z,X &Y Learning objectives for seminar:  Discuss case study “Management styles”
  • Analytics and big data in HRM
    1) Define the nature of HR analytics 2) Identify the purpose of HR analytics 3) Determine the three levels of HR analytics 4) Analyze the HR data Learning objectives for seminar:  Discuss global analytics trend  Discuss cumulative grades
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking Team-based project “Analysis of HR practices” based on the chosen company
  • non-blocking Class activities
  • non-blocking Written exam
    Written Exam includes 22 test questions (up to 2 marks for each positive answer), 2 open questions with explanation of your ideas (up to 3 marks for each positive answer), and one practical exercise (up to 4 marks). Total questions: 25. No negative marks for wrong answers. Total time: 60 min.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Class activities + 0.25 * Homework + 0.25 * Team-based project “Analysis of HR practices” based on the chosen company + 0.25 * Written exam


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Armstrong, M. (2017). Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice (Vol. 14th edition). New York: Kogan Page. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1507866

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Arthur, D. (2015). Fundamentals of Human Resources Management : A Practical Guide for Today’s HR Professional (Vol. Fifth edition). [Place of publication not identified]: AMA Self-Study. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1520882
  • FitzPatrick, L., & Valskov, K. (2014). Internal Communications : A Manual for Practitioners. London: Kogan Page. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=816423
  • Patrick Alain. (2013). The Quick and Easy Performance Appraisal Phrase Book : 3,000+ Powerful Phrases for Successful Reviews, Appraisals and Evaluations. [N.p.]: Career Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1906979