Human Resource Management: Introduction

Course Overview

This course, built to SQA specifications, is intended for candidates who are preparing to study Human Resource Management or are considering a career in this discipline. It is also for those candidates who may wish to gain a holistic overview of how Human Resource Management can add value to an organization. It is designed to develop knowledge of the role of Human Resource Management as a key function within organizations and to develop an understanding of the background to the development of the discipline of Human Resource Management. It introduces candidates to the activities that make up Human Resource Management and how these activities contribute to the success of an organization.

Upon completion of this course, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the principles and functions of HRM. They will be equipped with foundational knowledge to effectively manage human resources within organizations.

  • Course Code: HRMT147

  • Course Credits: 2.0

  • Course Hours: 40


No prerequisite to this course.

Course Details

  • The evolution of Human Resource Management in organizations.
  • Differences between the functions of Personnel Management and Human Resource Management.
  • HR and Technology
  • HR Planning, Recruitment, and Selection
  • Onboarding and Training
  • Career and Management Development
  • Performance Management

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the historical development and function of Human Resource Management.
  • Explain the main activities of Human Resource Management.
  • Analyse the contribution of Human Resource Management to organisational success.

Learning Methods

  • Lecture/presentation
  • Discussion
  • Computer-based project work
  • Case studies

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