Course: Human Resource Management

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Course title Human Resource Management
Course code PEM/NARLZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • MALÁTEK Vojtěch, doc. PhDr. CSc.
  • BERNATÍK Werner, Ing. Ph.D.
  • ZAPLETALOVÁ Šárka, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) Human Resource Management defined, Human resource system, Models of HRM, Aim and policy goals of HRM, Characteristics of HRM, HRM and Personnel management. Human capital management defined, HCM and HRM, The concept of HCM, strategy and practise, Human capital measurement and reporting. Knowledge management. Competency-based HRM. The ethical dimension of HRM. Corporate Social Responsibility. Strategic HRM, HR strategies, Types of HR strategies, Criteria for an effective HR strategy. People and Organizations The overall role of HR function, the role of HR facilitating and managing change, the role of the HR practitioner, conflict in the HR contribution, the role of the front-line manager. Organizational behaviour defined, Organizational culture, Characteristics of people, Motivation, The psychological contract, Work, organization and job design. Employee engagement, Drivers of engagement. Organization development. HRM Practice Competency-based HRM, Types of competencies and competency framework, Behavioural competency modelling. Job and role analysis, Job design, Role development. People resourcing strategy, Human resource planning, Recruitment and selection, Selection methods, Retention planning. Talent management. Flexibility planning, Absence management. Managing the work environment. Health and safety management. Employee relations, Dispute resolution, Collective bargaining, Collective agreements. People Management Skills Managing Change, The change process, Change models, Resistance to change, Implementing change, Guidelines for change management. Leadership Skills, Leaders and followers, Ulrich´s leadership brand, Leadership brand, Leadership styles, Leadership and emotional intelligence. Selection Interviewing Skills, The content of an interview, Preparing and planning the interview, Interviewing techniques. Performance Management Skills, Formal review meetings, Guidelines on providing feedback. Learning and Development Skills, Continuous learning, Managing conflict between individuals and inter-group conflict, Handling People Problems, Disciplinary issues, Negative behaviour, Poor timekeeping, Underperformance, Absenteeism. Learning and Development Learning and development defined, Learning and development strategy, Learning culture, The learning organization, Organizational learning, How people learn, Approaches to learning and development. Development, Training, Blended training, Planning and delivering learning programmes and events. Identifying learning needs. Evaluation of learning. Performance and Reward Meaning of performance, Influences on performance, Influences on performance, High-performance work system, Managing organizational performance, Managing team performance, Managing individual performance. Reward management defined, Aims of reward management, The reward management framework, The reward package, Reward systems, Strategic reward, Total rewards, Financial and non-financial rewards. Job evaluation, Market pricing, Grade and pay structures, Pay progression, Recognition schemes, Employee benefits. International HRM International HRM defined, The international scene framework, Issues in international HRM. International HR policies. Global HR policies and practices. International organizational models. Multicultural working. Convergence and divergence. Cultural diversity. Think globally and act locally. Managing expatriates, The process of managing expatriates, Assimilation and support, Career management, Re-entry management, Pay and allowances policy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture with presentation in Power-point
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 40 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 66 hours per semester
Recommended literature
  • ARMSTRONG, M. Armstrong´s essential Human Resource Management Practice. A guide to People Management. London: Kogan Page, 2010. ISBN 978-0-7494-5989-5.
  • ARMSTRONG, M. How to be an even better manager: a complete A-Z proven techniques and essential skills. London: Kogan Page, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7494-7154-5.
  • ARMSTRONG, M. How to Manage People (Creating Success). Philadephia: Kogan Page, 2013. ISBN 978-0-7494-6708-1.
  • ARMSTRONG, M., TAYLOR, S. Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice. Philadephia: Kogan Page, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7494-6964-1.
  • MATHIS, R.L., JACKSON, J.H. Human Resource Management. Stamford: Cengage Learning, 2014. ISBN 978-1-133-953104.
  • MESSMER, M. Human resources Kit For Dummies. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013. ISBN 978-1-118-42289-2.
  • SNELL, S. A., BOHLANDER, G. W. Managing Human Resources. Mason, 2012. ISBN 978-1-111-53282-6.


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