Fundamentals in Human Resource Management


Human resources
Contact hours
27 Hof which 3 is/are e-learning
Number of spots
Open to visitors

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

No educational contribution associated with this course for this program.


Human Resource Management is about how people are employed, managed and developed in organizations. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of HRM key concepts. It examines the role of HR in achieving the organization’s strategic objectives by giving an overview of HRM current issues and by exploring its operational areas and best practices

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- E-learning

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Projects
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 4) Examine HRM processes
  • - (level 4) Diagnose HRM Strategy
  • - (level 5) Set up recruiting strategy
  • - (level 6) Evaluate Health and Safety risks
  • - (level 6) Assess Performance and Reward management practices
  • - (level 6) Recommend Learning and Development practices

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 3) Share research results
  • - (level 4) Combine resources to address a topic


Contact hours: 27h including 21h onsite + 6h online asynchronous PART I: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT The changing word of work The essence of human resource management (HRM) The essence of human capital management HR Strategy PART II: DELIVERING HRM The role of the HR function The role of HR professionals The HRM role of line managers HRM processes PART III: EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES The employment relationship The fundamentals of employment laws The psychological contract Employee voice PART IV: PEOPLE RESOURCING Workforce planning Recruitment policies and practices Selection policies and practices Talent management PART V: PERFORMANCE AND REWARD MANAGEMENT The goals of performance management Performance management practices and tools The basis of reward management Different types of reward systems PART VI: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT (L&D) Recent approaches on L&D L&D processes L&D practices Leadership and Management development PART VII: HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING Health and Safety risk assessment Health and Safety prevention Wellbeing dimensions Wellbeing strategy PART VIII: INTERNATIONAL HRM The growing part of global business International HRM strategy The practice of International HRM Managing expatriates PART IX: THE ETHICAL DIMENSION OF HRM The meaning and concerns of ethics Discrimination cases Managing diversity, equality and inclusion Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

No prerequisite has been provided

Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basic Knowledge in Management

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Newspaper articles
- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework
- Assessments
- Coaching/mentoring


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Additional electronic platforms

- CrossKnowledge

Recommended reading

Boxall, P-F. & Purcell, J. (2016), Strategy and Human Resource Management, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. Dessler, G. (2020), Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Fifth edition, Pearson Education. Price, A. (2004), Human resource management in a business context: 2nd edition, Thomson Learning.

Dowling P., Festing , M. & Engle A-D (2008), International Human Resource Management :5th Edition, South-Western Cengage Learning. Harrison, R. (2009), Learning and Development: 5th edition, London CIPD Klarsfeld, A. (2014) International handbook on diversity management at work : country perspectives on diversity and equal treatment: 2nd edition, Cheltenham E. Elgar.

EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
Bonache, J., Langinier, H., & Zárraga-Oberty, C. (2016). Antecedents and effects of host country nationals negative stereotyping of corporate expatriates. A social identity analysis. Human Resource Management Review, 26(1), 59-68. Singh, V., & Point, S. (2006). (Re) presentations of gender and ethnicity in diversity statements on European company websites. Journal of Business Ethics, 68(4), 363-379. Codello, P. & Theurelle-Stein, D. (2021). In Grasser, B., Loufrani-Fedida, S., Oiry, E. Developing Soft Skills through Social Learning: a Model implemented at a Canadian Business School, in Managing Competences. Research, Practice and Contemporary Issues, 53-70. Taylor & Francis Group.


List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Class no. 6,7,8,9
Oral (15 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 40 %
Details : -
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Class no. 1-9
Oral (1 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 10 %
Details : Participation
Final evaluationLast class
Written (90 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 50 %
Details : -
No assessment methods have been attributed to this course yet.