Human Resources Management 2017/2018
- 5 ECTS
- Taught in Portuguese
- Continuous Assessment
- relevant skillset
This course aims to promote skills in people management, so as to contribute to the management of the main asset of any modern organization, thus contributing to improve the competitiveness of organizations and the development of its employees.
At the end of the course the student should be able to strategically frame the activity of Personnel Management, plan and operationalize the guidelines for an HR plan , and develop skills to act in key areas of Personnel Management .
Mixed methods approach, comprising lecture/demonstration and active techniques such as case discussion and problem solving.
Body of Work
1. Introduction to People Management (PM) in organizations
1.1. Nature and historical evolution of the job
1.2. PM legal framework
2. Planning and Work Organization
2.1. Analysis and job description
2.2. People Management Forecasting
3. Attracting People
4. People Development
4.1. Planning Training
4.2. Skills Development
4.3. Career Management
5. People Retention
5.1. Performance Appraisal Management
5.2. Management of Compensation and Incentives
6. Strategy and PM
6.1. Framework of the Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)
6.2 . Objectives and approaches of SHRM
7. International Human Resource Management
7.1. Management of Expatriates
ARMSTRONG, Michael (2006) Strategic Human Resource Management – A guide to action, 3rd ed., London, Kogan Page.
REES, Gary; SMITH, Paul (2014) Strategic Human Resource Management An International Perspective, London, SAGE.
Cartwright, S. & Cooper, C.L. (2012). The Oxford handbook of personnel psychology. Oxford University Press (978-019-9655881-6).
Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. (2006) Contemporary human resource management: text and cases (2ªed.). FT/Prentice Hall.
Week 1: Introduction to Human Resources Management (PM) in organizations
Week 2: Planning and Work Organization
Week 3: Attracting People: recruitment
Week 4: Attracting People: selection and integration
Week 5: Case 1 Presentation
Week 6: People Development
Week 7: People Development
Week 8: Presentation Case 2
Week 9: People Retention: Performance Appraisal Management
Week 10: People Retention: Remuneration Management and incentives
Week 11: Presentation Case 3
Week 12: Strategy and PM
Week 13: Project Presentation
Week 14: International Human Resource Management
Week 15: Reviews and Individual Test
Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
The management of the main and most important asset of organizations is reflected in the knowledge of the fundamentals of human resource planning and the subsequent implementation in its dimensions, including recruitment and selection, compensation and incentives, and training and development.
Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
The teaching/learning process is based on lecture/demonstration for the presentation of the main concepts, models and tools. The analysis and critical discussion of case studies is used for the identification and resolution of the main problems faced by organizations. Students present group work in the classroom, reflecting the application of theory to relevant topics. Students discuss applications for existing companies to determine and suggest improvements.
|relevant generic skill||improved?||assessed?|
|Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledge||Yes||Yes|
|Analytical and synthetic skills||Yes||Yes|
|Commitment to effectiveness||Yes|
|Commitment to quality||Yes|
|Ethical and responsible behaviour||Yes|
|Event organization, planning and management||Yes|
|Foreign language proficiency|
|Information and learning management||Yes||Yes|
|IT and technology proficiency|
|Problem Analysis and Assessment||Yes||Yes|
|Relating to others||Yes|
|Understanding multiculturalism and valuing diversity||Yes|
|Working in international context|
|Written and verbal communications skills||Yes||Yes|