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PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Program

Updated A.Y. 2017-2018

 OVERVIEW

In today’s globally competitive and constantly changing business environment, effective human resource management skills are more important than ever before. It is often the case that materials and methods are common across enterprises, but the human dimension alone can differentiate one company from another and lead to the success or failure of a business. This course will provide students with an overview of the human resource factors that contribute to business success. - Pre-requisites for the course To have attended the Organizational Dynamics and Behaviour course  

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will have an opportunity to work with, study and explore human resource theories and practices in firms. In sum, the course addresses the knowledge and skills needed for effective line and staff H.R. management (HRM). 1. To develop your analytical, problem solving, and social interaction abilities within the human resource management (HRM) discipline; 2. To develop your basic understanding of the strategic business partnership role HRM plays in contemporary organizations; 3. To learn and apply business unit level HRM strategies that contribute to the effective management of organizations - contributing to competitive advantage and to adding value for all stakeholders.

PROGRAM

In this course, students will have an opportunity to work with, study and explore human resource theories and practices in firms. The study route is divided into 4 different sections (for both attending and not attending students): • Section I : Seeing People as Strategic Resource • Section II : Securing Effective Employees • Section III : Improving Employee Performance • Section IV : Motivating and Managing Employees. -

TEACHING METHODS 

The adopted teaching method is a Participant-Centered Learning one, that is highly interactive. Each session maybe composed of a frontal lesson, which is a theoretical foundation brick, immediately followed by class discussion of one or more real cases, and a full debrief with key take-away points. Additional tools will be profitably used, such as role-playing, testimonials, etc. 

 REFERENCES

Stewart & Brown. Human Resource Management: Linking Strategy to Practice, Wiley & Sons, 1st Edition, January 2009. ISBN - 13: 9780471717515. During the course, cases will be discussed from the textbook Stewart & Brown.