There is increasing recognition of the significance of the Human Resources of an Organisation being it’s KEY resource. The debate surrounds the issue of whether this comment remains at the level of rhetoric and what organisations can do to best utilise this critical resource. The challenge for HR professionals is to deliver Performance improvement within a context which is often sceptical about the contribution of HR to overall strategy.

The aim of this course is to confront the issues associated with Human Resource Management’s contribution to achieving organisational objectives. Specific reference will be made to:

  • The meaning and understanding of Strategic HR Management
  • Management development and it’s linkage to Organisational Development
  • Performance management with particular reference to reward management
  • International HR issues

The module leader has written a number of case studies based on his consultancy experience in a variety of industrial sectors and these will be used to support the learning process.