BUS2025 : Managing Human Resources
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Stewart Johnstone
- Demonstrator: Mrs Jo Clark, Mr Joshua Haist
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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 in organisations in the public and private sectors and in domestic and international organisations. 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 understand the complexities of managing people at work, past, present and future.
1 Introduction to managing people in organisations
2 Models of HRM
3 Recruitment and selection
4 Performance management
5 Group assignment
6 Training and skills
7 Reward management
8 Group assignment
9 Employment relations
10 Employee involvement and participation
11 Downsizing and redundancy
12 Equality and diversity
14 HRM in different contexts
15 International human resource management
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||16||2:00||32:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||62:00||62:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
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 the group assignment.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||M||40||Group assignment; Case Study 2,500 word count|
|Written exercise||1||M||Will take place in one of the seminar sessions|
|Written exercise||2||M||Will take place in one of the seminar sessions|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The group assignment is designed to allow students to examine a key HRM topic in depth and to exposes students to the practical issues surrounding working in groups. The examination is designed to assess both students' breadth of knowledge and understanding of Human Resource Management and their critical application of knowledge to specific subject areas.