Human Resource Development II

Main Topics of Study:

Learning and Development

  • Definitions
  • Quality and flexibility
  • The learner and barriers to learning
  • Learning outcomes
  • Processes of learning

Development

  • Definitions
  • Erikson and Levinson Models
  • Self development
  • Employee development
  • Management development
  • Types of learning and the learning organisation

Vocation Education and Training

  • Current policies and practices
  • German, Japanese and French systems
  • Government involvement
  • Competencies

Training and Human Resource Development

  • Definitions
  • Creating an HRD plan
  • Training needs analysis
  • Training methods

Management Development

  • Definitions
  • Role of management and organisation strategy
  • Open systems approach
  • Unified approach
  • Developing programmes
  • Brief international overview
  • Management competencies

Employment Contracts

  • The concept of a contract
  • Common law and statutory regulation
  • Common law duties of employer and employee
  • Statute law and the employment contract
  • The employment relationship – operational control
  • Management and management functions
  • Labour process and management

Collective Bargaining

  • Definitions
  • Principles and theoretical approaches
  • Collective agreements
  • Historical context
  • Changes since 1980s
  • The flexibility issue

Remuneration and Reward

  • Theoretical foundation
  • Maslow, Herzberg, Porter and Lawler
  • Payment systems – objectives and equity
  • Time systems, incentive systems, payment by results
  • Bonus schemes and collective bonuses
  • Performance related pay
  • Variable payments
  • Employee benefits

Employee Involvement

  • Involvement and communication
  • Definitions of employee involvement
  • International aspects

The Public Sector

  • Markets and the ‘new’ management
  • Employment patterns and forms
  • Pay and employee involvement
  • Flexibility and performance

International Human Resources Management

  • European, USA and Japan
  • Context and culture

Human Resources Management & Europe

  • European Union
  • EU institutions
  • Legislative process
  • Social charter
  • HR and the single European market
  • HR and Eastern Europe

Human Resources Management and the USA

  • Context and practice
  • Recent developments – teamworking and the ‘Lean’ approach

Human Resources Management and Japan

  • Context and practice
  • Management techniques – just in time, quality circles, Kanban