Managing People in Sport Organisations - Main Topics of Study

Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)

  • Identify the origins of SHRM and how it relates to management in practice
  • Understand the differences between HRM and SHRM
  • Understand the importance of SHRM as an internal process
  • Describe a model of SHRM and identify the key elements of SHRM’S good practice
  • Link the SHRM and sport organisation performance

Human Resource Planning and Strategy

  • Explain the process of HR planning for future organisational requirements
  • Describe the process of job analysis
  • Outline the key components of job description and different approaches to job design
  • Link HR planning to sporting organisational goals

Recruitment and Selection for Sport Organisations

  • Understand the strategic importance of recruitment, selection, and placement to an organisation
  • Understand the links between recruitment and selection and other HRM activities
  • Describe different trends, sources and methods for generating a pool of job applicants
  • Understand a variety of selection techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of each

Training and Development in Sport Organisations

  • Articulate the significance of training and development in sport organisations
  • Understand the aims of employee and volunteer learning
  • Explain the training and development model
  • Describe how effective training and development contributes to organisational development


Recommended Reading

Main Text:

Managing People in Sport Organizations: A Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective, (1st Edition) - Taylor, T., Doherty, A., and McGraw, P., (2008), Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

Alternative Texts and Further Reading

Sport management: principles and applications. (1st Edition) - Hoye, R., Smith, A., Westerbeek, H., Stewart, B., and Nicholson (2006). Oxford: Elsevier

Torkildsen’s Sport and Leisure Management - Taylor, P (Ed)., (2010). Abingdon: Routledge.