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This subject focuses on the link between HRM and business strategies and operations. The subject examines fundamental tools in strategic human resource management including the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of HR activities. A focus will be on the fit between HR and business strategy, and the congruence among HR activities. The subject will critically analyse strategic HRM theories and practices and their applications to organisational realities. The changing nature of the HRM function and its impact on HR professionals will also be considered.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify HR's operational, managerial, and strategic responsibilities
- Understand the link between HR strategies and organisational performance
- Gain research-based, practical knowledge on how organisations recruit, select, develop and reward employees
- Apply key concepts and research to individual HR problems, presented in case studies
- The ability to synthesise and evaluate key HR theories and their application to organisational issues;
- Written and verbal communication skills, which should be developed through the preparation of essays and presentations;
- Fundamental skills necessary for teamwork, including negotiation, communication and delegation skills.
Last updated: 29 October 2019