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This subject will examine the challenge of managing a global workforce in an international setting. The relationships between the external environment, organisational factors, and international HRM strategies and practices will be studied from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The key issues considered will be cultural diversity in global business; international recruitment and selection; international performance management; training and development for global workforces; international compensation and international comparison of labour relations.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain the cross-cultural issues in dealing with an international workforce
- Evaluate and analyse the relationships between the external environment, organisational factors and international HRM strategies
- Analyse the impact of local labour relations and employment policies on the firm's HRM strategies
- Analyse the implications of the differences between HRM in domestic and international settings
- Identify changes in international human resource management practice
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills, which should be developed through group discussion and major project work;
- Communication skills and collaborative learning, which should be developed through group work and oral presentations in class;
- Application of theory to practice, which should be enhanced by analysing case studies;
- Synthesis of information, which should be fostered by evaluating international HRM strategies and practices; and
- Research, both in terms of accessing the appropriate material and analysing this information.
Last updated: 26 March 2020