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Introduction to Human Resources

This subject is available under ICMS undergraduate degrees, please click the button below to find an undergraduate course for you.

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Subject Aim:

This subject aims to provide you with fundamental knowledge about Human Resource Management Practices such as strategy and its relationship to people management and processes. In addition to the discipline-based learning objectives, all academic programs at ICMS seek to develop your generic skills in a range of areas. You will also develop skills in the following:

  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Analysis Skills
  • Creative Thinking Skills

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand contemporary Human Resource Management (HRM) theories and concepts and apply them to the modern workplace.
  2. Define the role and objectives of HRM and its link to organisational objectives and success.
  3. Identify the phases of the Employee Life Cycle and how they contribute a competitive advantage to an organisation.
  4. Assess the challenges facing HRM to ensure that policies, procedures and activities are consistent with the principles of ethics, good corporate governance and sustainability.

Student Assessment:

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

Assessment 1 requires the student to design a workplace poster and a supporting fact sheet (1,000 words) explaining a key HRM topic.

Assessment 2 requires the student to write an individual 1,500 word report on the employee life cycle applied to their chosen company.