MPH_AHMR Human Resources Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Dipl. Ing. Johannes Göllner, MSc (lecturer)
Ing. Michal Jirásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Viktor Kulhavý, Ph.D., MSLS (lecturer)
Dipl. Ing. Johannes Göllner, MSc (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Viktor Kulhavý, Ph.D., MSLS (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ing. Viktor Kulhavý, Ph.D., MSLS
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Fri 26. 2. 11:05–16:15 S309, Fri 4. 3. 11:05–16:15 S309, Fri 18. 3. 11:05–16:15 S309, Fri 25. 3. 11:05–16:15 S309, Fri 15. 4. 11:05–16:15 S309, Fri 22. 4. 11:05–16:15 S309, Fri 29. 4. 11:05–16:15 S309, Fri 6. 5. 11:05–16:15 S309
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! BPH_IHRM International Human Resources && ! BPH_MARE Marketing in English
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 24 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/24, only registered: 0/24
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives (in Czech)
The contents of the course consist of twelve 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 and 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 how to process specific kinds of personnel agenda and procedures used in personnel administration. Teams of students will set up fictitious companies and in several seminars they will have to implement tasks related to the management of human resources in these companies - relating it to the topics presented in lectures. The outcome of their work will be presented in seminars and they will be given feedback from the group.

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
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • 1. Introduction to Human resources management
  • Course overview
  • Relations of HRM to other disciplines
  • Past and present of HRM
  • Role of HR in organisations
  • Strategic HRM
  • Strategy and policy of HRM in a company
  • Contemporary trends in HRM

  • 2. Labour market, employee recruitment and selection
  • Labour market and external factors
  • Job design
  • Methods of recruitment
  • Recruitment process
  • Selection process
  • New tools for effective staff selection

  • 3. Organisational culture
  • Organisational culture – its structure and components
  • Sources for the organisational culture
  • Relationship between organisational culture and company performance
  • Strong and weak organisational culture
  • Typologies of organisational culture
  • Examples of visible organisational culture components

  • 4. Establishing effective team work
  • Team work vs group work
  • Conditions for team work effectivness in a company
  • Small group dynamics
  • Development phases of teams
  • Team members selection

  • 5. Employee training and development
  • Competency approach in HRM
  • Training process
  • Training evaluation

  • 6. Motivation and employee relations
  • Motivation and infuencing of human behaviour
  • Sources of motivation
  • Motivational and de-motivational factors
  • Motivation and stimulation
  • Motivational system of a company

  • 7. Job Evaluation and Pay systems
  • Basic principles for emloyee evaluation
  • Goals and outcomes of the evaluation process
  • Methods of evaluation
  • Relations of job evaluation and employee appraisal

  • 8. Appraisal system
  • Goals and methods of the emloyee appraisal
  • Systems of financial appraisal
  • Systems of non-financial benefits

  • 9. Knowledge management
  • Knowledge management – its purpose and historical development
  • Data-Information-Knowledge
  • Knowledge classification
  • Transformation of knowledge (SECI)
  • Case studies of effective knowledge management in companies
  • Knowledge management system audit

  • 10. Talent management
  • Talent management processes
  • Attraction strategy
  • Retention strategy
  • Reward strategy
  • Talent audits

  • 11. Unemployment and employee displacement
  • Unemployment – contemporary characteristics
  • Consequences of the job-loss for an employee, coping with the job-loss
  • Outplacement programs in companies
  • Notification training for managers

  • 12. International HRM
  • Characteristics of international HRM
  • International HR policies
  • Emloyee policies
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Career planning
  • International employee development
    required literature
  • ARMSTRONG, Michael. Armstrong’s handbook of human resource management practice. 11th ed. London: Kogan Page, 2009. xxvi, 1062. ISBN 9780749452421. info
    recommended literature
  • Strategic human resource management. Edited by Randall S. Schuler - Susan E. Jackson. 2nd ed. Malden, Ma: Blackwell, 2007. xviii, 478. ISBN 9781405149594. info
Teaching methods (in Czech)
In the classes students participate in group discussions, are engaged in role playing, are presenting solutions of problems regarding HR processes in fictitious companies and get feedback from the teacher. Model situations are performed and participants´ behaviour discussed. The student is obliged to deliver one individual assignment and one group assignment (project) during the semester.
Assessment methods (in Czech)
1. Presentation of completed tasks associated with fictitious firms. Students will take turns to present their work in seminars.
2. Working out a semestral paper on a selected topic concerning HRM. 3. Written final test. Final classification.

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
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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