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Human Resource Management

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 4 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills in human resource management (HRM). The goal of this course is to expose the students to the purpose, main functions, policies, and practices of HRM in today’s organizations. The course is based on the HR wheel introduced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly American Society of Training and Development, USA), which includes the following main HRM functions: (a) Human resource planning, recruitment and selection, (d) training and development, (c) performance appraisal and feedback, (d) compensation, pay, and benefits, and (e) employee and labor relations. Students will also examine how managers at different levels (i.e., first-time managers, line managers, mid-level managers, top managers/executives) are involved in HRM and the expectations of organizational leadership to create and maintain the HRM function to enhance employee, group, and organizational performance. Students will also discuss innovations in HRM and future challenges for HRM in the global organizational context. The course combines lectures and interactive seminars to promote student critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The course assignments are based on current literature in HRM and include individual and group work.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the purpose of HRM in today’s organizations
  • Identify and explain main HR functions
  • Explain the purpose of human resource planning
  • Select relevant tools for employee recruitment and selection
  • Design, implement, and evaluate training and development activities
  • Identify, critique, and implement performance appraisal methods
  • Provide effective performance feedback to peers
  • Explain approaches to compensation, pay, and benefits
  • Explain and critique HR policies
  • Explain what HR processes and activities could be used to enhance employee, group, and organizational performance
  • Explain how managers at different levels in the organization are engaged with HR
  • Use theory of motivation, leadership, and authority to address people-related issues in an organization
  • Identify trends and challenges for HRM in the global organizational context
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • -Provide effective performance feedback to peers
  • Apply HR tools to manage a team of diverse learners
  • Select relevant tools for employee recruitment and selection
  • Design, implement, and evaluate training and development activities -Identify, critique, and implement performance appraisal methods
  • Explain skills, abilities, and tools needed to obtain a dream job on a management track in an organization; -Use one’s social networks to enhance professional knowledge, skills, and experiences
  • Explain what HR processes and activities could be used to enhance employee, group, and organizational performance
  • Work in a team to provide effective solutions to HR problems
  • Apply their knowledge to create, critique, and/or improve HR tools (e.g., a resume, a job ad, a performance evaluation sheet) -Identify trends and challenge for HRM in the global organizational context
  • Explain how managers at different levels in the organization are engaged with HR
  • Discuss HRM-related topics in English
  • - Identify trends and challenges for HRM in the global organizational context
  • Identify trends and challenges for HRM in the global organizational context
  • Apply their knowledge to create, critique, and/or improve HR tools (e.g., a resume, a job ad, a performance evaluation sheet)
  • Analyze cases related to people management
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • HRM in today’s organizations: The role and strategies
    Contents: HRM definitions, role, strategies; HR department/function structure and purpose; internal and external forces affecting HRM; collaboration between HR function and organization’s management/leadership; strategic HRM.
  • Work and employment
    The meaning and definition of work; meaningful work; definition of employment; psychological contract; employment contract.
  • Organizational behavior
    Motivation and motivation theories; knowledge, skills, and abilities; teams; leadership; organizational culture; employee individual differences.
  • Human resource planning, recruitment, and selection
    Strategic planning and HR planning; recruitment and selection steps and strategies; sources of recruitment; ethics and bias in selection.
  • Training and development
    training and development definitions and methods; transfer of training; training evaluation; training and development programs and practices.
  • Performance management
    performance management purpose and definition; the process of performance management; issues in performance management; performance appraisal methods.
  • Compensation, pay, and benefits
    Total compensation definition and purpose; total compensation and motivation; total compensation elements and practices.
  • Trends and Innovation in HRM
    Future business need and HRM; innovations as a tool to improve HRM and organizational performance; technology and HRM for tomorrow’s workforce
  • HR policies, employee and labor relations
    HR policy purpose and main areas; HR policy reinforcement strategies; HR policies and line management; employee and labor relations theoretical foundations and today’s practices.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Assignment 1
  • non-blocking Assignment 2
  • non-blocking Assignment 3
  • non-blocking Homework
    includes a variety of individual and group assignments given to complete at home. Homework will be checked in class during seminars. Homework is graded in accordance with the criteria provided below. Instructors might provide additional criteria for some assignments.
  • blocking Exam
    The examination is conducted in writing using synchronous proctoring. The exam is conducted on the online HSE Moodle platform https://hse.student.examus.net. You must connect to the exam 15 minutes before the start. On the Examus platform, system testing is available. Student's computer must meet the requirements:2.2.1 A PC or a laptop (mobile devices are not supported). 2.2.2 Windows operating system (Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 8.1,Windows 10) or Mas OS X Yosemite (version 10.10, or a newer version). 2.2.3 Google Chrome web browser in the latest version for the time of the examination (to install, please follow the link: https://www.google.com/chrome/ ; for latest updates, please see chrome://help/, the version installed on your computer will be indicated and available updates suggested); 2.2.4 Your network should be set up for the following ports: 80 TCP, 443 TCP, 3478 TCP/UDP (check this with your provider or open Control Panel – System and Security – Windows Defender Firewall – Additional Settings. Make sure there are no restrictions on incoming and outgoing connections). 2.2.5 Your computer (or laptop) must be equipped with a functioning external or built-in webcam. 2.2.6 You need to make sure that the microphone is functioning and has been switched on (including built-in microphones). 2.2.7 You should have a steady Internet connection with a speed of not slower than 5 Mbps; it is not recommended to use mobile Internet due to a high probability of disconnection. 2.2.8 Your computer should successfully pass the ‘Computer setup’ test. This test is available only after authorization. To participate in the exam, the student must: go to the proctoring platform in advance, conduct a system test, turn on the camera and microphone, and verify identity. During the exam, students are prohibited from: communicating (on social networks, with people in the room), writing off. During the exam, students are allowed to: use A4 sheets. A short-term communication disruption during the exam is considered interruption of communication up to 10 minutes. A long-term communication disorder during an exam is considered to be a communication interruption of 10 minutes or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The transfer procedure is similar to the surrender procedure. 1.Rules: 1.2 Student is obliged to familiarise himself/herself with these Rules before the examination and observe them throughout the entire examination. 1.3 The examination is held using the Examus service in accordance with the examination period schedule schedule published on the website. 1.4 The examination is held 1 Hours 1.5 Student logs in to the system using corporate email address (****@edu.hse.ru). 1.6 Student agrees not to pass access details of his/her account in the Proctoring System to third parties. 1.7 Student is obliged to provide the necessary conditions for the operation of the Proctoring System: - an adequate light level - a low noise level - an identity document - no interference in transmission of video and audio signal 1.8 Student is obliged to use the original identity document for identification - passport. 1.9 Student agrees that the person whose document and photo were recorded in the Proctoring System at the first login is the owner of this account in the Proctoring System. 1.10 During the examination, the student shall: • not leave the webcam field of view • keep the microphone switched-on and not reduce its sensitivity level • use only one display device (a monitor, a TV, a projector), one keyboard, one pointing device (a computer mouse, TrackPoint, etc.) • follow the Proctor’s instructions • stay focused on the assignments (the computer screen or worksheets), not turning their eyes away in direction of other objects for a long period of time (15 secs and longer) 1.11 Student is not allowed to: • use assistance from third parties during the examina
  • non-blocking Quiz
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.1 * Assignment 1 + 0.1 * Assignment 2 + 0.1 * Assignment 3 + 0.3 * Exam + 0.2 * Homework + 0.2 * Quiz
Bibliography

Bibliography

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
  • Khilji, S. E., & Wang, X. (2006). “Intended” and “implemented” HRM: the missing linchpin in strategic human resource management research. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(7), 1171–1189. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585190600756384

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Jennifer F. Wood. (2015). Dowling, P. J., Festing, M., Engle Sr., A. D., International Human Resource Management (6th Edition), Cengage Learning EMEA, 2013. Management International Review, (4), 589. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-014-0236-1