1 Module Specification Module title Human Resource Management Module Code CM705 (F2F & Online) Level 7 Module Leader Mr. E Wanki University of Wales credit rating 15 ECTS credit rating 7.5 Module type Standard Owning institution London College of Business Field Valid from Contributes towards General 01 January 2008 Amended September 2010 Master of Business Administration Pre-requisites Co-requisites Excluded combinations
2 LEARNING OUTCOMES Critical Analysis, evaluation and synthesis on 1. the nature of employment relationships; 2. The knowledge about economic and business imperatives, legal and regulatory controls, social and cultural norms, processes and procedures; 3. The Identification of all aspects of the employment process including resourcing, involvement, developmental and reward dimensions within the organisation; 4. The recognition and classification of the primary features of the general environment external to the organisation; 5. The development of a capacity to use knowledge of models of human behaviour relevant to business applications. INDICATIVE CONTENT Human Resource Management (HRM) - introduction, functions The context of Human Resource Management: HR planning and development Training and Development Performance: Assessment & Management Remuneration: Principles, Regulations and Implementation HR policy requirements Structure and culture Evaluation and performance measures TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS Teaching and learning methods will include a range of activities such as tutor led sessions, syndicate group work, case study analysis and interactive class discussions. Students will be required to come to class having done the relevant reading so that they can engage in rigorous academic discourse. Critical analysis and application skills will be developed via the various approaches to learning. With reference to Online Learning students, they will be encouraged to participate in live class room sessions held over the college Managed Learning Environment (MLE). They will also have access to recorded class room session, which they can login at anytime and leave any questions for the tutor through the MLE. For online students in particular, real class room simulation is provided as near as possible through the virtual environment cutting across barriers to time differences, geographical locations etc. Class assignments and presentations will test the students ability to assimilate, dissect, analyse and present information expected at Masters level.
3 Required Reading Gray Dessler, Human resource Management (2010), 12 th edition, Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, Gray Dessler, A Framework for Human resource Management (2008), 5 th edition, Pearson Education, Pearson, Lawrence S. Kleiman- Human Resource Management, A managerial tool for competitive advantage (3 rd edition, Dreamtech Press) Supplementary reading Wayne F. Cascio Managing Human resources, Productivity, Quality of Work Life, Profits, 6 th edition, McGraw Hill Luis R. Gomez-Mejia, David B. Balkin, Robert L. Cardy, Human Resource Management, 4 th edition, Srinivas R. Kandula Human resource management in practice, 4 th edition, Armstrong M, A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, Kogan Press, 2003 Beardwell I, and Holden L, Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach, Prentice Hall, 2003 Bratton J and Gold J, Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, Palgrave- Macmillan, 2003 In University of Wales Online Library Armstrong, Michael, Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, Kogan Page. 2009, ISBN: , Armstrong, Michael, Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, Kogan Page. 2006, ISBN: , MODULE ASSESSMENT OUTLINE The learning outcomes of the module are achieved by a range of formative unassessed tasks and assessed components. The assessed elements are all coursework based and this module has no formal written examinations. Assessed Coursework may involve (but is not limited to) Essay Presentation Group work Field Trip Reviews Live in Business Consultation exercises
4 Students unsuccessful in their initial attempt at assessment are permitted a resubmission opportunity and this may take a different format than the original assessment. As per course regulations this attempt will be awarded a maximum grade of 40% and a Distinction cannot be awarded for the programme as a whole. Teaching Plan Week Topic plan 1. Human Resource Management (HRM) - introduction, functions How to meet the Learning outcome Define, characteristics, models like Harvard model, best practice model, HRM and personnel management Reference Luis R. Gomez-Mejia, David B. Balkin, Robert L. Cardy, Human Resource Management, 4 th edition, 2. The context of Human Resource Management: HR planning and development; Staffing, recruitment and selection, downsizing, outplacement Functions and roles of HR planning, recruitment and selection processes and methods, HRD, learning theory,transfer of learning, 3 Do Do 4 Training and Development Identifying and developing effective learning methods for people to achieve organizational objectives through training needs, Evaluating effectiveness of training delivered 5 DO do 6. Performance: Employee development; Appraisal; Coaching careers and talent management. Monitoring methods, appraisal procedures and techniques, enhancement processes, 7. DO 8. Strategic pay plans, Managing compensation; Rewarding performance; Governance reward management, factors determining pay, motivation and job satisfaction, strategies for addressing underperformance e.g. discipline and grievance procedures, measures of staff satisfaction e.g. absenteeism, turnover rates, poor quality work, Gary Dessler, Human Resource Management, 10 th edition, do Gary Dessler, Human Resource Management, 10 th edition, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia, David B. Balkin, Robert L. Cardy, Human Resource Management, 4 th edition,
5 mechanisms of staff involvement and empowerment, methods of improvement. 9. DO 10 HR policy requirements; Employee relations Ethics, justice and fair treatment in HR management. Employee safety and health 11 Structure and culture Managing change and global human resource management. Gary Dessler, Human Resource Management, 10 th edition, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia, David B. Balkin, Robert L. Cardy, Human Resource Management, 4 th edition, 12. HR policy in a given organisation (evaluation and performance measures). 13. REVISION 14. Assignment presentation 14. Feedback 15 DO Organizational behaviour, Culture management Audits, assessments, measurements and evaluations. Armstrong M, A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, Kogan Press, 2003