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The subject explores the operational and strategic issues of managing staff in the workplace. We examine the strategic role of HRM and the contributions HRM can make to organisational success. We examine a range of HR functions (job design, HR planning; recruitment and selection; performance management; reward systems; training and development; career management; employment relations and international HRM) and evaluate the impact of these functions for employees and organisational performance.
Intended learning outcomes
- Develop an understanding of HRM’s operational, managerial, and strategic responsibilities
- Analyse the responsibilities of HR professionals and of line managers/supervisors for effective human resource management in organisations
- Utilise theories and models to determine and assess effective HRM policies and practices
- Understand the nature and importance of HRM policies and processes
- Identify the HR functions and linkages between the functions
- Critically analyse and make recommendations for improvement of human resource management practices.
High level of development: written communication; application of theory to practice; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
Moderate level of development: oral communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; interpretation and analysis; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.
Last updated: 7 September 2023