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Human Resource Management

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N12425

Semester: Autumn

Convenor: Ken Kamoche

Credits & Level: 10 Credits, Level 2

Pre-requisites: N11613 (Organisational Behaviour).

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to all Part I and Part II Business School students with the required pre-requisites.

Delivery: 11 ninety-minute lectures and 2 one-hour seminars

Assessment: One 1.5 hour exam (100%)

Exam Format:Answer TWO questions from SEVEN

Summary of Content Theories of HRM, recruitment and selection, reward, training and development, performance appraisal and broader contextual issues

Aims To introduce students to the concepts and ideas of Personnel Management and HRM

Key Words: HRM, Management Policy, Personnel, Work and Employment

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk
  • Leadership, management and development of people including the implications of the legal context
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues
  • Ability to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Self-analysis and awareness/sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and cultures. This includes a continuing appetitie for development.
  • People management, to include communications, team building, leadership and motivating others
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Communication and listening including the ability to produce clear, structured business communications in a variety of media
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time
  • Ability to work with people from a range of cultures
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information
  • Building and maintaining relationships



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