Human Resources / Managing People In Times of Global Change

Modular value: 20 credits

Lecturer: Adrian Cambell

The aim of this module is to develop a critical understanding of the theories, concepts and approaches relating to Human Resources Management and Development in an international context.

The module explores strategies and practices adopted in the new performance oriented climate - and the expectations and outcomes invoked by this new climate. We discuss the influence of social and cultural factors on selection and implementation of strategies in public and private sectors and in developed and less developed contexts.

By the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Describe contemporary approaches to managing performance
  • Discuss the differences between Strategic HRM and HRD
  • Explain how approaches to managing staff vary according to context
  • Carry out a training needs analysis 
  • Design and evaluate a training and development programme
  • Design an appropriate HR strategy for your own organisation

Teaching and learning approach

The module will be delivered using a range of teaching and learning methods in a highly participatory environment, including interactive lectures, group discussions, student presentations, case studies, videos and invited speakers.

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