Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Human Resource Development I

Main Topics of Study

Introduction to Human Resource Management

  • Definitions, origins, models
  • Performance and practice

Strategic Human Resource Management

  • The business context
  • Strategy making
  • Resource based views
  • HRM and performance

Human Resource in Context

  • Immediate and wider context
  • Assumptions and thinking
  • Ethical issues

Resourcing the Organisation

  • Labour markets
  • Supply of labour
  • Labour demand

Talent Management

  • Definitions and strategy
  • Attracting, selecting, retaining and developing talent

Job Design

  • Analysis, design and evaluation
  • Job patterns and security

Recruitment and Selection

  • Approaches to selection and appointment
  • Difficulties within the recruitment and selection process
  • Graduate recruitment
  • Succession planning
  • Career development

Equality and Diversity

  • Discrimination and the law
  • Equality and diversity policies and strategies

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Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach, 7th edition, 2014, J. Beardwell & A. Thompson, FT Publishing International.

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