Strategic Human Resource Management (E)
level of course unit
first cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students will be able:
- to identify and evaluate key HR issues which critically impact on organizational performance and strategic direction.
- to understand and recognize the influence of changes in the external influences and contemporary issues on strategic HRM.
- to develop critical evaluation skills using multiple and competing perspectives.
- to develop an awareness of the complexity and importance of strategic human resource management.
- to analyze different kinds of information and data and clearly articulate and present arguments and ideas.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The course covers various topics relevant to strategic HRM, for example such as ‚hard‘ and ‚soft‘ models of HRM, modern organizational structures and notion of culture, external influences on SHRM, flexible working, reward management, talent Management and/or equality and diversity in the workplace.
recommended or required reading
Bailey, C. und Mankin, D. (2018). Strategic Human Resource Management. 2nd ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Mensi-Klarbach und Risberg, An. (2019). Diversity in Organizations: Concepts and Practices. London, Red Globe Press.
Rees, G. (2002) and Smith, P. (2017). Strategic Human Resource Management: An international perspective. 2nd ed. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Sparkman, R. (2018). Strategic Workforce Planning: Developing optimized talent strategies for future growth. London, Kogan Page.
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