Checking date: 28/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Selection and Development
Study: Master in Human Resources (276)

Coordinating teacher: STIRPE , LUIGI

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
In order to make the most of this subject, students are expected to have completed the following courses: - Managing and leading people - Organizational Behavior - Comparative HR - Strategic Management
After taking this course, students should be able to: - Describe the components of a successful recruitment strategy - Identify multiple sources for recruiting employees and discuss their advantages and disadvantages - Prepare a recruitment advertisement - Discuss the role recruiters play in the recruitment process - Explain several ways to evaluate recruitment success - Explain the importance of employee selection for firms - Discuss the importance of employee fit - Identify the standards managers must adhere to for an employee selection process to be effective - Understand how to carry out employee selection - Understand how to make final employee selection decisions - Explain the purpose of employee development - Understand commonly used employee development methods
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The course is focused on the following issues: - Purpose of recruitment and the stages of a recruitment process - Internal and external recruitment methods and sources - The effect of organizational demands on recruitment - Employee selection and organizational performance - Person-job fit and person-organization fit - Reliable, valid and unbiased selection tools - Errors in employee selection - Assessment of training and development needs - Desing of effctive training programmes - Management of employee careers
Learning activities and methodology
The following learning activities and methodologies are used: - Case studies and class discussions - Class presentations - Role plays - Team assignments
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Herbert G Heneman III & Timothy A Judge. Staffing Organizations. Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin. 2012

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