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Human Resources Management 2017/2018

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment


1. To apply people management skills to the latest challenges in high performance organizations.
2. To stipulate criteria, evaluate and develop interpersonal skills to lead and deliver differentiating results.
3. To plan a strategic project in people management, performing the organizational diagnosis from different stakeholders and solve with appropriate actions.

Recommended Prerequisites


Teaching Metodology

Inductive, interrogative and demonstrative method. The teaching methodology is based on real case studies, video visualization, interrogative exercises and autonomous research, seminars with guests.

Body of Work

1. Human Resources Management and new challenges
1.1.Systems of people management.
1.2.What indicators measure and how?
1.3. Expatriate management and internationalization
1.4. Impact of digital transformation and millenials on work organization
2. Leadership and teams
2.1. Leading the best: setting and managing goals and team
2.2. Communicate, collect and provide feedback
2.3. Build, motivate and develop multicultural, customer-centric teams
2.4. Managing change, flexibility and transition
2.5. Games of innovation and creation of creative routines
2.6. Intrapreneurship and innovation.
3. Strategy and management of human resources
3.1. Fit between business goals, overall strategic direction and people management goals.
3.2. Time management and results.

Recommended Bibliography

Day, D. V., & Dragoni, L. (2015). Leadership development: An outcome oriented review based on time and levels of analyses. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 2, 133-156.

Ferreira, Ana et al. (2013). Human resource management system perception: A validation of the model.In Hertel, G. et al. Imagine the future world. How do we want to work tomorrow? Munster. Germany: EAWOP - European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Stone, D. & Deadrick, D. (2015). Challenges and opportunities affecting the future of human resource management. Human Resource Management Review, 25, 2, 139-145.

Wu et al. (2015). High performance work-systems and workplace performance in small, medium-sized and large firms. Human Resource Management Journal, 25, 4, 408-423.

Weekly Planning


Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Learning Objective 1 will be achieved by working with students on the following programmatic content, which aims to mirror the most pressing and impacting challenges of human resources management: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4.
Objective 2 requires programmatic content based on differentiating and effective leadership competencies with the prediction of several possible action scenarios, based on the most recent multi-cultural challenges. Thus, program content 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6 aim to contribute to goal 2.
Objective 3 will be achieved with contents related to organizational strategic orientation and alignment with people management. The associated programmatic content is 3.1 and 3.2.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Inductive, interrogative and demonstrative method. The teaching methodology is based on real case studies, video visualization, interrogative exercises and autonomous research, seminars with guests.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Adapting to new situationsYes 
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Balanced decision makingYes 
Commitment to effectiveness  
Commitment to quality  
Ethical and responsible behaviourYesYes
Event organization, planning and managementYes 
Foreign language proficiency  
Information and learning management  
Initiative and entrepreneurship capability  
IT and technology proficiency  
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYesYes
Relating to othersYes 
Research skillsYes 
Understanding multiculturalism and valuing diversity  
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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