Students on the University of Hull Executive MBA intake 36 delivered on location in Bahrain, will be welcoming their next lecturer Professor Nikos Bozionelos who will be investigating and discussing Human Resource Management module between the 4th-7th October.
The module is concerned with contemporary issues in Human Resource Management. It brings together academic theory and arguments with trends and practices. It focuses on individual as well As collective practices and uses the participants’ own experience in the area of Human Resource management as part of the teaching process. Where appropriate, material specific to the overseas teaching location will be included.
This module will enable students to develop their understanding of key issues of managing people in the workplace. It forms part of the Managing Relations theme of the degree. The module combines aspects of HRM strategy and practice and examine the ways in which elements of human resource management affect and support organisational performance. The module will integrate three related sections.
The individual aspects of HRM
This section will provide an opportunity to explore the ways in which HRM as a strategic organisational function impacts on the individual, structuring their organisational experience through the routine functions of personnel practice.
Group and team aspects of HRM
Organisations increasingly focus attention on effective ‘people management’ as the key to enhancing performance. It is therefore necessary to analyse the ways and extent to which HRM practice and policy can facilitate effective team working. The section will take a critically evaluative approach.
Collective aspects of HRM
This section provides the opportunity to consider the plurality of interests in the organisation. How these interests are articulated and represented are a matter for exploration and analysis. So too, are the means (strategies and tactics) through which these potentially conflicting interests might be managed.
Aims and Distinctive Features
The aims of this module are two-fold: as part of the Managing Relations theme, to enable the students to develop their understanding of the nature and key elements of HRM; the second is to appreciate and evaluate the contribution of HRM to organisational effectiveness. In achieving these objectives there will be the opportunity for students to engage with the principles of 'best practice' and more importantly critically evaluate the organisational and individual barriers to this wherever possible drawing on their own organisational experience. The module will therefore embrace an appropriate level of vocationalism whilst adopting a 'critical' standpoint entirely commensurate with masters level study
The distinctive features of the module are that it;
• locates the discipline of human resource management in an academic and vocational context
• considers critically a range of key practices in the field of HRM, e.g. recruitment, reward strategy
• enables the students to develop key interpersonal skills inherent in the practice of HRM for example, team-working, negotiation