Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Human Resources Management

Main Topics of Study

People, Organisations and Behaviour

  • Organisational behaviour
  • Work, organisation and job design
  • Organisation development
  • Motivation, commitment
  • Employee engagement

Resourcing and Workforce Planning

  • Strategic resourcing
  • Workforce planning
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Resourcing practice
  • Talent management

Learning and Development

  • Strategic learning and development
  • Process of learning and development
  • Practice of learning and development
  • Leadership and management
  • Development

Performance Management

  • Aims of performance management
  • Strategy and systems
  • Practice of reward management
  • Rewarding specific groups

Employee Relations

  • Strategic employee relations
  • Employment relationship
  • Psychological contract
  • Practice of industrial relations
  • Employee voice and communications

Human Resources Skills

  • Strategic human resources skills including leadership skills, facilitating change, handling conflict and people
  • Industrial democracy
  • Strikes: cause, effect and avoidance

Recommended Reading

Main Text:

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Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 13th edition, Michael Armstrong with Stephen Taylor, Kogan Page

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