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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

• Code: SMB2RB004
• Extent: 3 ECTS
• Timing: Semester x
• Language: English
• Level: Professional studies
•Type: compulsory/

Basics of Human Behavior (SOC1RB008) and Managing Teams and Leading People (FES1RB005)

Learning outcomes
The course brings together business-related HR-processes. The aim is to form a general view of good HRM, where managing balance and tensions in working life is part of the management work.

• Understands the most relevant processes in Human Resource Management
• Has an aptitude for managerial work in multicultural work environments
• Understands social responsibility from HR point of view 
• Adapts critical and holistic thinking

Course contents
• Human Resource Strategy
• Diversity Management
• Recruitment Management
• Performance Management
• Well Being Management
• Competence Management

Teaching and learning methods
a) Classroom learning:
Lectures and Examination 24 h
Self-studies 55 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

b) Part Time Learning:
Lectures and Examination 14 h
Self-studies 65 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL  (in Finnish AHOT)
The required skills and competences can be demonstrated by a skills examination.

Teacher/s with the main responsibility for the course
Eija Kjelin
Meri Vehkaperä

Course materials
Will be announced later.

Examination 60 %
Participation and assignments 40 %

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the 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 online in WinhaOpaali.

Assessment criteria

Grade 1
The student is able to describe all significant HRM processes/concepts and can define what the aims and roles of HRM are in the business of service industry.

Grade 3
In addition to the previous, s/he can analyse what are the factors that constitute a good HRM and what signifies quality in different HRM processes/concepts. The student can justify and explain what the various dimensions of good quality are and how they are reached in different HRM processes/concepts with industrial specific examples.

Grade 5
In addition to the previous, s/he is able to analyse the consequences of good/poor HRM in various HRM processes/concepts. S/he can assess what kind of practices/principles signify strategic HRM and adapt her/his HRM knowledge in industrial specific cases.