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Module

BUS2025 : Managing Human Resources

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Judith Watson
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop an understanding of the management of people in a variety of organisational settings.

To develop an understanding of the role of people management in the achievement of organisational objectives.

To develop a critical understanding of the options organisations have for managing people.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module provides an introduction to the complex issues and problems involved in managing people(HRM) in organisations in various sectors. The module considers these issues from theoretical and practical perspectives using a combination of lectures and case studies in order to examine the contribution that the management of people can make to organisational success. The emphasis is on understanding the complexities of managing people at work, past, present and future.

1 Introduction to Human Resource Management
2 HRM Strategy/Models of HRM
3 Equality and Diversity
4 Workforce planning/talent management/flexibility
5 Recruitment and selection
6.Induction and Culture
7.Performance management/appraisal
8.Employee Relations/Grievance and Discipline
9.Downsizing and redundancy.preparing case study and review

10.Reviewing the HRM role
11.Emotion/aesthetics at work
12.Employee involvement and participation
13.Employee engagement
14.Motivation and Reward
15.Learning/HRD/OD
16.Leadership and management
17 International human resource management
18 Reflection of HRM role

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion156:0056:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading154:0054:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00PIP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery81:008:00PIP prior to assessment hand in 4x1 hour surgery's each semester to aid students
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study156:0056:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures introduce aspects of theory and relate this to practical examples through the use of case studies. The seminars are designed to help students think through the issues involved in managing HRM in the modern and future workplace. Drop-in/surgeries are intended to support students with their assignments.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study1M502,000 word assignment
Essay2M502,000 word assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A summative Case study is undertaken towards the end of semester 1 to ensure learning is ongoing in preparation for the second summative essay task in Semester 2

These assessment tasks require students to demonstrate a clear knowledge of how Human Resource Management contributes to organisational success

Reading Lists

Timetable