Human Resources Management
Regardless of the growth of technology these days, organisations still require human input to ensure growth and survival in this environment. The Human Resources Management function will remain an important skill and requirement for all managers in order to ensure the right people occupy the right positions all the time.
This course examines the changing functions of human resources management by giving them an overview of the processes involved in the HRM department.they will explore different cultures, functions, policies and pieces of legislation that must be adhered to, how to compensate and motivate employees and maintain smooth working relationships among all parties for the long-term overall benefit of the organisations.
1. Introduction to HRM
2. The Scope of the HR department
3. Parties to an employment relationship
4. IMPORTANCE OF HRM
5. OBJECTIVES OF HRM:
6. What is an employment relationship?
7. The human resources process
8. Internal recruitment
9. External recruitment
10. EXTERNAL ISSUES AFFECTING HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
11. Labour legislation
12. Ethical Issues in HRM
On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of Human Resources Management at the master's level that provides a basis for developing and/or applying new ideas, often within a research context.
- apply knowledge, critical understanding, and problem-solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study (Human Resources Management)
- assimilate knowledge and formulate opinions with incomplete or limited information, but that include a reflection on social and ethical responsibilities.
- communicate their assumptions, and knowledge regarding Human Resources Management and the rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously.
- use the acquired skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed and autonomous.
- integrate knowledge from other courses of the master program and practical business and formulate critical judgments with incomplete data.
The course is offered as self-study in e-learning. The learning material is provided in the form of lectures, literature, and lecture notes. Independent learning is required. In the case of paper submissions, further research is expected in compliance with the given scientific standard. LIVE course sessions are offered to support the students with questions regarding the content. Students are supported in their scientific work by corresponding online seminars.
All lectures and learning materials are made available in the online campus GHU Campus. All lectures are recorded and are available for download 24/7. The lecture notes, as well as additional material provided by the lecturer, can also be accessed in the GHU Campus.
Documents for exam preparation consisting of lectures and lecture notes. Additional material provided by the lecturer serves as independent files and can be used to work on the exams. The examination comprises theory questions, reflection, and case study and is intended to confirm all learning objectives.
The assessment consists of a 5000-word Human Resources Management report and assesses all learning outcomes. As a master-level assignment, the report requires a command of a complex and specialized area of knowledge and skills. This implies that, in addition to demonstrating a sound grasp of the ideas and concepts relevant to the topic of thereport, students will show that they can evaluate aspects such as conventions of approaches, their internal consistency, relevance, and applicability, as well as strengths and weaknesses.
To reach an assessment, students will consider competing approaches and draw on critiques put forward in scholarly literature. The position adopted in the assignment and any claims made must be based on a careful, coherent, and logical arguments, need to be appropriately supported with evidence from relevant scholarly sources, and should be presented in a coherent piece of writing. Sources must be referenced appropriately in-text and in a quote/reference list as set out in the GHU Referencing Guidelines.