Strategic Human Resource Management, 5 cr - YHIYH300
Person in charge
Pia Kreus, Business
No upcoming implementations. See the syllabus for more information.
Learning outcomes of the course
After completion of the module you understand the management of human resource needs of new ventures and are able to assess the innovation process to capture opportunities in global markets. You know how to utilise different HR strategies for the benefit of global businesses. You are able to analyse the strategic integration and the actual fit of firm's HR policies and practices to its corporate and business strategy you are able to develop a plan for HR in order to improve the organisations overall performance. You are able to evaluate and develop in a goal-oriented manner your expertise by means of continuous learning and develop various solutions required in international operations.
You promote sustainable development principles and global social responsibility as a developer of working life, you apply the principles of equality and non-discrimination in all actions. You master the principles of good scientific practice and open science in your actions.
The course content will focus on the strategic management process, strategic review, different types of strategies and the role of strategic human resource management in international context. In addition topical HR metrics, benchmarking, high-performance work systems, employee engagement, diversity and sustainability issues will be addressed. Activities such as recruitment, training and development, performance and reward management and compensation are covered.
Learning materials and recommended literature
Armstrong, M. 2016. Armstrong's Handbook on Strategic Human Resource management.6th ed. Kogan Page.
Kramar, R 2014, 'Beyond strategic human resource management: is sustainable human resource management the next approach?', International Journal Of Human Resource Management, 25, 8, pp. 1069-1089.
Ehnert,I., Parsa,S., Roper,I. Wagner, M.,Muller-
Camen, M. 2016 Reporting on sustainability and HRM: a comparative study of sustainability reporting
practices by the world's largest companies, The International Journal of Human Resource
Management, 27:1, 88-108.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
BBA in business or economics or equal
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
You are able to recognize the contribution that effective HRM can make to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives.
You are able to discuss the contribution that effective HRM can make to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives. You are able to identify the different strategic needs of firms and the link between HR strategy and performance. You are familiar with the theoretical framework for strategic human resource management.
Assessment criteria - grade 3 and 4
You understand the contribution that effective HRM can make to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives. You are able to recognise different strategic HR elements impacting the organisational performance. performance and you understand how different HR strategies can contribute into business performance. You are able to elaborate diversity and multiculturalism issues in organisations. You are able to communicate of your findings in a fluent and efficient manner according to the academic guidelines.
4 Very good
You know how to evaluate alternative conceptual frameworks for the analysis of HRM processes and outcomes. You are able to suggest and argument for alternative practises based on relevant theories. You know hot to utilise diversity management for the benefit of international companies and society.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
You are able to develop strategic human resource plan for a international company and able to critically evaluate and suggest improvement ideas for recruitment, training and compensation practices. You identify the importance of shared values of diversity management practises and able find sustainable and ethical solutions that are well argument and built on topical practises and literature and research. Your communication is professional, precise and you are following the principles of academic integrity.