Course Details

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeABSO204
Course Unit Details
Number of ECTS credits allocated5
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge and understanding on the modern activities concerning the management of people.
  2. Identify and describe the Human Resource functions such as recruitment, selection, compensation, development, performance and appraisal.
  3. Apply the different methods available for effectively recruiting, selecting, compensating, developing, as well as appraising employees.
  4. Evaluate the impact of emerging trends in the practice of major Human Resource Management functions and activities.
  5. Demonstrate the basic elements of unionisation and the process of collective bargaining.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program components

Course Contents

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Why HRM is important to all managers

Managers involved with HRM

Changing environment and Duties of HRM

HR Strategic Challenges

HR and Competitive Advantage

Strategic HRM



Personnel Planning and Recruitment

Job Analysis

Writing job descriptions

Writing job specifications


Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment and Selection Process

Workforce (Personnel) Planning and Forecasting

Developing and using application forms

The Basics of testing and selecting employees

Using Tests at Work 

Testing on the web

Interviewing Perspective Employees

Types of selection interviews

How useful interviews are

Using other selection techniques



Training and Developing Employees

Training Process

Training Techniques

Evaluating the Training and Development Effort



Performance Management and Appraisal

Basic Appraisal Methods

The Appraisal Feedback Interview



Monetary Compensation

How employers establish pay rates

Current Trends in Compensation

Incentive plans

Employee Incentive


Labour Unions – Employee Safety and Health

Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining

Impasses, mediation and strikes

Protecting Safety and Health

What causes accidents at work?

How to prevent accidents

Employee health: problems and remedies    

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Gary Dessler. A framework for human resource management. 5th Edition. Pearson. Prentice Hall, 2009
  • Luis Gomes-Mejia, David Balkin, Robert Cardy. Managing human resources. 6th Edition. Pearson. Prentice Hall, 2010
  • Foot M., Hook C. Introducing Human Resource Management. 5th edition. FT Prentice Hall, 2008
  • Sutherland J., Canwell D. Key concepts in Human Resource Management, 1st edition, Palgrave Mc.Millan, 2004
  • Price A. Human Resource Management in a Business Context. 2nd edition, Thomson learning, 2004
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsLectures, discussions, presentations, case studies
Assessment methods and criteria
Mid-term exam40%
Final Exam60%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO

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