It examines the approach taken by organisations to recruit, retain and motivate their employees. Including recruitment and selection techniques , formal and informal institutions, how employees are managed, and policies on separation (which determine whether, and in what circumstances, employees are to be let go).
- Employment relations
- Work organisation
If you complete the course successfully, you should be able to:
- describe the relationship between HRM and organisational performance and be able to critically evaluate the empirical evidence
- critically evaluate alternative perspectives on HR practices
- analyse the relationship between HR practices and their outcomes for the individual and organisation
- evaluate the effectiveness of different HR practices
- comment upon the limitations of the theories covered
Unseen written exam (3 hrs).
- Bratton, J. and J. Gold. Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice. 5th edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Kramar, R. and J. Syed. Human resource management in a global context. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Torrington, D., L. Hall, S. Taylor and C. Atkinson. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. FT/Prentice Hall.