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Facilitating HRM Processes

Facilitating HRM Processes

Code: LEA3LF005
Extent: 6 ECTS (162 h)
Timing: Semester 5 - 7
Language: English
Level: Professional Specialisation Studies
Type: Compulsory to those chosen LEALF2 Human Resource Management for Global Business as their specialisation.

Prerequisites

The student has successfully completed the GloBBA Basic and Joint Professional Studies. The course is part of the module of Human Resource Management for Global Business.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • has gained an overview of the operative human resource management process and practices
  • is able to engage in HR planning both from a quantitative and qualitative perspective
  • is able to utilize workforce flexibility options
  • recognizes various compensation and rewards models and portfolios
  • understands the process of organizational change management including the risks involved
  • appreciates wellbeing at work as a legal, motivational, health, retention and performance factor
  • has gained an overview of ICT-based HR applications
  • is able to apply qualitative research methods to an HR-related problem
  • has developed skills to analyse human resource
  • has developed further his/her project management skills
  • has developed qualitative research skills
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course contents

  • HR planning based on external and internal supply and demand
  • Organizational structure as an implementation of strategy
  • Managing workforce flexibility
  • Compensation and rewards strategy
  • Wellbeing at work
  • Managing change
  • Expatriate management
  • ICT solutions for HRM (not software based course)
  • Qualitative research methods (project)

Cooperation with the business community

Company cases and/or company guest speakers, company visits.
Qualitative research project for a case organization

International dimension

Cases from MNC’s

Teaching and learning methods

Contact lessons
Case studies
Qualitative research project for a case organization
Student presentations
Social learning methods (e.g. poster walk, world café)
Investigative learning approach (e.g. information search and knowledge sharing)
Individual and/or team assignments
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of prior learning

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions.

Teachers with the main responsibility for the course

Anita Pösö

Course materials

Articles selected by tutors.
To be determined

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student has limited knowledge of the operative HRM processes and practices and poorly understands human resource aspects in change management in global organizations. The student has good knowledge of the operative HRM processes and practices and understands well human resource aspects in organizational change management in global organizations. The student has excellent knowledge of the operative HRM processes and practices and understands very well human resource aspects in organizational change management in global organizations.
Skills The student has great difficulties in choosing appropriate tools, methods, and frameworks that are relevant to analyzing and developing HRM processes and practices.  He/she has poor quantitative research and project management skills related to HRM. The student has good skills in choosing appropriate tools, methods, and frameworks that are relevant to analyzing and developing HRM processes and practices.  He/she has good quantitative research and project management skills related to HRM. The student has excellent skills in choosing the appropriate tools, methods, and frameworks that are relevant to analyzing and developing HRM processes and practices.  He/she has excellent quantitative research and project management skills related to HRM.
Competence The student poorly applies the concepts, tools, and theories related to HRM processes and practices.  With great difficulty and under strict supervision, the student is able to complete HRM related tasks. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student is able to apply the learned concepts, tools, and theories to HRM processes and practices.  He/she is able to work somewhat independently and professionally in HRM related tasks. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student can fully apply the learned concepts, tools, and theories to HRM processes and practices. He/she is able to work very independently and professionally in HRM related tasks. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Assignment (+ presentation) 40%
Qualitative research assignment 30%
Active and purposeful participation in contact lessons 30%

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.