Learning outcomes are:
1. To understand the role of human resource management within the broader context of management and organisational practices
2. To develop a critical evaluation of the key concepts and ideas in the human resource literature including flexibility, empowerment, diversity, participation, commitment
3. To acquire knowledge of human resource techniques used in selection, appraisal, rewards, and training
4. To reflect critically on the effects of human resource management techniques on the experience and organisation of work in contemporary organisations
The Rise of Human Resource Management
Developing a critical evaluation of the key concepts and ideas in human resource management including flexibility, empowerment, diversity, participation and commitment.
Job Design and High Involvement Management
Job design and employee involvement, both direct and representative including trade unions, works councils, and staff associations
High Involvement Management in a Partnership Company
Learning objectives: 1) To show what high involvement management aimed at employee engagement entails in practice 2) To illustrate HRM in non-shareholder organisations
3) To consider the various criteria by which one judges HRM practices and hence identify all the various outcome measures that one must consider.
Different systems of reward management - the Hay plan, evaluation of payment by time, performance-related pay, variable pay, merit pay