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Basics of Human Resource Management

Basics of Human Resource Management

Code: HRM1LF101
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 2
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic Studies
Course type: compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.

Learning outcomes
You understand the role and added value HRM delivers to organisational performance and how it relates to strategy. You can describe the goals and processes of each HRM area. You recognise the rights and obligations labour law and the tripartite system sets for the employee and employer. You understand the ethical issues in HR management and business process outsourcing.


  • HRM process including HR strategy and planning recruitment and selection, performance management, rewarding, wellbeing at work, health and safety, training and development and exit management
  • labour law from the employee’s perspective including employment contracts, tripartite system, collaborative negotiations, discipline and grievance
  • CSR from the HR viewpoint
  • HR outsourcing

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Company guest speakers and/or students interview a company representative.

Assignments will make use of international business cases and examples. Multicultural teamwork.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions or virtual course or educationalisation.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
Link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Anita Pösö

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.