Introduction to Human Resource Management

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Human Resource Management

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    Managers have traditionally regarded human resource management (HRM) as a
    necessary evil, rather than a source of value to an organization. However, recent
    research challenges this view: HR practices can be an organization?s source of
    competitive advantage. Indeed, decisions such as whom to hire, how much to pay, what
    training to offer (if any), and how to evaluate employees affects employees? ability to
    provide the goods and/or services to clients. This module examines the various HRM
    policies and practices organisations can employ. It demonstrates how they can be
    intertwined to create an environment in which employees are satisfied and perform well.

    Topics covered include:

    Autumn Semester:
    ? Employment Relationship & Psychological Contract
    ? Grievance and Discipline
    ? Health and Safety
    ? Recruitment
    ? Selection

    Spring Semester:
    ? Researching Academic Articles
    ? Reading Academic Articles
    ? Writing in an Academic Style
    ? HR Planning
    ? Learning and Career Development
    ? Reward Management
    ? Dismissals, redundancy and retirement
    ? Flexibility
    ? Talent Management and Retention
    ? Performance Management and appraisal

    Teaching: Lectures, tutorials and workshops

    ? Exam (40%)
    ? Group presentations (20%)
    ? Coursework: Paired assignment (40%)
    STUDY OPTION 2 OR STUDY OPTION 3: Individual report

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

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