Checking date: 07/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Human resource management
Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 401 - Estudio: 207)

Coordinating teacher: ZARRAGA OBERTY, CELIA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Business Administration Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


- To acquire knowledge on the value and on the management of the main HR tools - To know the main theoretical approaches to HRM - To identify the consequences that firm strategies have on HR policies and practices - To know the characteristics of the main HR policies and practies - To implement HR policies and practices consistent with each other as well as aligned with the firm's context.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
PART 1. MANAGING EMPLOYEES FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Chapter 1. Strategic Human Resource Challenges Chapter 2. The function of Human Resources Management in the company PART 2. WORK DESIGN AND WORKFORCE PLANNING Chapter 3. Job Design and Job Analysis Chapter 4. Workforce Planning PART 3. MANAGING EMPLOYEE COMPETENCES Chapter 5. Recruitment and Selection Chapter 6. Training and Development PART 4. MANAGING EMPLOYEE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS Chapter 7. Performance Management Chapter 8. Compensating Employees Chapter 9. Incentives and Rewards
Learning activities and methodology
The objective of this course is to introduce students into the field of Human Resource Management and its consequences on firm succes. Students will learn how to manage people in order for the organization to reach its objectives. With this objective in mind, HR policies and practices are analyzed from an integrative perspective and in conjunction with the firm context. Learning methodology is based on two main activities: 1) Master classes based on readings and case studies. This methodology aims at facilitating the acquisition of skills and knowledge as well as to analyze the effects of HR policies and practices. 2) Presentation of the results of teamwork activities. The objective of this methodology is to develop the skills and attitudes related with teamwork.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Caligiuri, P., Lepak, D. y Bonache, J. . Managing the global workforce. John Wiley & Sons: Ltd., Chichester, United Kingdom.. 2010
  • Gómez-Mejía, L.R., Balkin, D.B. y Cardy, R.L.. Managing Human Resources. 8th Edition. Pearson Education. 2016
  • Lepak, D. y Gowan, M. . Human Resource Management: Managing employees for competitive advantage. Pearson. 2010
Additional Bibliography
  • Baron, J. N. y Kreps, D. M. . Strategic human resources. Frameworks for general managers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. 1999
  • Dolan, S.L., Valle Cabrera, R. y López Cabrales, A.. La gestión de personas y del talento: La gestión de los recursos humanos en el siglo XXI. McGraw Hill. 2014
  • Reiche, B.S., Stahl, G.K., Mendenhall, M.E. and Oddou, G.R.. Readings and cases in Interntional Human Resource Management. 6th Edition. Routledge. 2017

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.