In this course, we develop the skills and knowledge (based on contemporary debates and future developments) needed to enable the organization to achieve the most fundamental Human Resource Management (HRM) aim of mobilizing a workforce.
We start with a brief overview of the activities required to deliver the fundamental objective of the Human Resources (HR) function of ensuring that at all times the organization has the right people, with the right skills, in the right jobs. This leads to a conversation about the practical aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention, and dismissal. Then, we explore how skills can be sourced by hiring employees, but also through other means such as the employment of peripheral workers and subcontracting, taking into account the demand and supply for skills.
This course examines a strategic approach to attraction and retention of staff and the increased sophistication in the area of people resourcing reflected in proactive diversity management, employer branding, work-life balance initiatives, and innovative approaches to job design.