MPH_RLIZ Human Resources Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Ing. Viktor Kulhavý, Ph.D., MSLS (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Hašková (seminar tutor)
Ing. Michal Jirásek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Viktor Kulhavý, Ph.D., MSLS (seminar tutor)
Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ing. Viktor Kulhavý, Ph.D., MSLS
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Mon 16:20–17:55 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPH_RLIZ/01: Tue 12:50–14:30 S301, M. Jirásek
MPH_RLIZ/03: Tue 14:35–16:15 S311, J. Procházka
MPH_RLIZ/04: Tue 16:20–17:55 S311, M. Jirásek
MPH_RLIZ/05: Wed 12:50–14:30 S301, V. Kulhavý
MPH_RLIZ/07: Wed 16:20–17:55 S301, K. Hašková
MPH_RLIZ/08: Tue 12:50–14:30 S311, J. Procházka
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! MPH_PEMA Personnel Management )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 144 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/144, only registered: 0/144
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The contents of the course consist of ten topics on human resource management in companies. Students will get an overview of basic areas of human resource management issues in companies. The lectures will focus on modern trends in the field of HR management. The course will also provide students with examples of the world's leading companies, pioneers in the field of human resource management. Specific issues of human resource management in small organizations will only be mentioned marginally. Students will learn about how to process specific kinds of personnel agenda and procedures used in personnel administration. Teams of students will set up fictitious companies and in a number of seminars they will have to implement tasks related to the management of human resources - always relating it to the topics presented in lectures. They will present the outcomes of their work in seminars and get feedback from the teacher and other students.

At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- understand the impact and importance of human resources for the organization
- be familiar with the main functions and stages of the process of human resource management
- understand specific procedures and techniques of human resources management
- acquire basic knowledge for practical application
- acquire an overview of current literary sources dealing with the discussed issues
  • Lecture plan:
  • Week. Topic.
  • 1. Introduction to human resources management (HRM), current trends
  • a. Terminology - issues of personnel and HRM, placing the HRM into the system of corporate economy.
  • b. HRM subject matter and goals
  • c. HRM and corporate productivity.
  • d. New trends in the HRM area at the beginning of 21st century
  • 2. Labour market, labour recruitment and selection
  • a. Situation on the labour market in the Czech Republic, the EU and influences of globalization on local labour markets
  • b. Staff recruitment and selection
  • c. Preparation and selection procedure
  • 3. Corporate culture and human resources management
  • a. Definition of corporate culture and structure of corporate culture.
  • b. Corporate culture and its relationship to corporate efficiency.
  • c. Possibilities of influencing corporate culture actively.
  • d. Examples of visible elements of corporate culture in well-known companies.
  • 4. Building effective teams.
  • a. Terminology; working group, working team and team organization.
  • b. Selection of staff members to form effective teams and evolution phases of a team.
  • c. Conditions of forming team organization and effects on company performance.
  • 5.Development and education of employees
  • a. Models of career management in companies.
  • b. Corporate education cycle.
  • Forms of managerial and - non managerial training.
  • 6. Motivation and staff conduct in companies.
  • a. Role of motivation in the human resources management system.
  • b. Motivational and demotivational factors.
  • 7. Staff evaluation
  • a. Fundamental principles of staff evaluation.
  • b. Goals of evaluation and evaluation outcome.
  • c. Methods and techniques of evaluation.
  • 8. Work evaluation and the systems of staff remuneration.
  • a. The purpose and method of job position assessment
  • b. The system of monetary remuneration of employees.
  • c. The system of non-monetary remuneration of employees.
  • 9. Knowledge management in companies.
  • a. Definition of knowledge management.
  • b. Practical organization of corporate knowledge management.
  • 10. Staff outplacement
  • a. Approaches of companies to the organization of staff outplacement.
  • b. Running a positive campaign while dismissing employees and systematic support to such workers.
    required literature
  • WILTON, Nick. An introduction to human resource management. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Sage, 2013. xx, 455. ISBN 9781446255841. info
    recommended literature
  • ARNOLD, John and Ray RANDALL. Work psychology : understanding human behaviour in the workplace. 5th ed. New York: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2010. xxix, 814. ISBN 9780273711216. info
  • HRONÍK, František. Rozvoj a vzdělávání pracovníků. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2007. 233 s. ISBN 9788024714578. info
  • KOUBEK, Josef. Řízení lidských zdrojů : základy moderní personalistiky. 4. rozš. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Management Press, 2007. 399 s. ISBN 9788072611683. info
  • HRONÍK, František. Hodnocení pracovníků. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2006. 126 s. ISBN 9788024714585. info
  • HRONÍK, František. Poznejte své zaměstnance : vše o Assessment Centre. 2. vyd. Brno: ERA, 2005. xii, 370. ISBN 8073660202. info
    not specified
  • ARMSTRONG, Michael and Stephen TAYLOR. Řízení lidských zdrojů. Translated by Martin Šikýř. 13. vydání. 920 stran. ISBN 9788024752587. info
Teaching methods
In the classes students participate in group discussions, are engaged in role plaiyng, are performing a presentation of a solution in a fictitious company and get a feedback from the teacher. Model situations are performed and participants´ behaviour discussed.
Assessment methods
1. Presentation of solved problems in fictitious firms. Group presentations concerning the solutions to the problems.
2. Test during the semester, examination and final test classification.
3. Written assignment
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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