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The demand for business-focused HR means that HR practitioners need the ability to work in partnership with stakeholders from diverse areas of the business. This capacity is essential to improving the implementation of HR strategies, initiatives and plans, to build business support for HR and to ensure that HR is integrated with other business activities and functions. This subject focuses on developing business partnership competencies for HR people and will cover consulting and influencing skills, relationship-building, organisational politics, group processes and project management.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Understand the need for stakeholder involvement in HR implementation;
- Apply skills for managing stakeholders in a variety of organisational contexts;
- Understand how to engage and influence stakeholders in HRM.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Consulting and project management skills, which should be developed through major projects and group exercises;
- Interpersonal skills, which should be developed through role plays, group exercises and presentations;
- Skills in participating and managing group processes, which should be developed through group exercises and class discussions;
- Verbal and written communication skills, which should be developed through group exercises, presentations and major projects/assignments.
Last updated: 3 November 2022