COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
BUS 335 B 5 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Drilona Hasani
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: Human Resources Management: The most important innovations of our era are the modern organizations. These organizations can only succeed if they can efficiently and effectively combine their resources. Among the others employees are the key resources of the organizations, because employees besides being input also direct the other inputs towards the achievement of the organizational goals. So the objective of this course is to inform the students about how to attain, retain and maintain human resources in the organizations.
Course Objectives: This course intends to provide students with a comprehensive review and a broad understanding of human resource management as a critical contributor to organizations’ success and competitive advantage. It introduces the students to human resource management as a key management responsibility and as a separate business function. Upon completion of the course students will be familiar with the basic principles, concepts and techniques of HRM. Furthermore, they will gain a solid understanding of the HRM activities, roles, challenges, concepts, and techniques that will prove valuable in their future careers.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introduction to Human Resource Management
2 Strategic HRM; The HR Environment and Legal Aspects
3 Job Analysis and Design
4 Human Resource Planning and Recruiting
5 Employee Testing and Selection
6 Interviewing Candidates
7 Training Employees
8 Midterm
9 Performance Management and Appraisal
10 Employee Development; Engagement and Careers
11 Establishing Strategic Pay Plans
12 Pay for Performance and Financial Incentives
13 Benefits and Services; Employee Relations
14 Review session
Prerequisite(s): None.
Textbook: Dessler G., Human Resource Management, 13th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-266821-7
Other References: Noe H., Hollebeck J., Gerhart B., Wright P., Foundamentals of Human Resource Management, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2011, ISBN 978-0-07-353046-8
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Understand and appreciate the role and strategic importance of HRM as an essential element for organizations’ success. Recognize the environmental forces that organization face in trying to effectively use their human resources
2 Appreciate the importance of job analysis and design, and learn how to conduct it.
3 Learn how to identify the types of employees needed, recruit and chose them, as well as train them to perform their jobs.
4 Understand how organizations assess employee performance and capitalize on their talents through retention and development.
5 Grasp the basics of rewarding and compensating human resources, including how pay structures are designed, employee contribution is recognized with pay, and benefits are provided.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Homework
2
10
Midterm Exam(s)
1
35
Final Exam
1
35
Other
1
10
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 12 2 24
Mid-terms 1 13 13
Assignments
Final examination 1 12 12
Other 2 14 28
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5