Human Resource Development II

Main Topics of Study:

Learning & Development:

  • Definitions
  • Quality & Flexibility
  • The Learner & Barriers to Learning
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Processes of Learning

Development:

  • Definitions
  • Erikson & Levinson Models
  • Self Development
  • Employee Development
  • Management Development
  • Types of Learning & the Learning Organisation

Vocation Education & Training:

  • Current Policies & Practices
  • German, Japanese & French Systems
  • Government Involvement
  • Competencies

Training & Human Resource Development:

  • Definitions
  • Creating an HRD Plan
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training Methods

Management Development:

  • Definitions
  • Role of Management & Organisation Strategy
  • Open Systems Approach
  • Unified Approach
  • Developing Programmes
  • Brief International Overview
  • Management Competencies

Employment Contracts:

  • The Concept of a Contract
  • Common Law & Statutory Regulation
  • Common Law Duties of Employer & Employee
  • Statute Law & the Employment Contract
  • The Employment Relationship – Operational Control
  • Management & Management Functions
  • Labour Process & Management

Collective Bargaining:

  • Definitions
  • Principles & Theoretical Approaches
  • Collective Agreements
  • Historical Context
  • Changes Since 1980s
  • The Flexibility Issue

Remuneration & Reward:

  • Theoretical Foundation
  • Maslow, Herzberg, Porter & Lawler
  • Payment Systems – Objectives & Equity
  • Time Systems, Incentive Systems, Payment by Results
  • Bonus Schemes & Collective Bonuses
  • Performance Related Pay
  • Variable Payments
  • Employee Benefits

Employee Involvement:

  • Involvement & Communication
  • Definitions of Employee Involvement
  • International Aspects

The Public Sector:

  • Markets & the ‘New’ Management
  • Employment Patterns & Forms
  • Pay & Employee Involvement
  • Flexibility & Performance

International Human Resources Management:

  • European, USA & Japan
  • Context & Culture

Human Resources Management & Europe:

  • European Union
  • EU Institutions
  • Legislative Process
  • Social Charter
  • HR & the Single European Market
  • HR & Eastern Europe

Human Resources Management & the USA:

  • Context & Practice
  • Recent Developments – Teamworking & the ‘Lean’ Approach

Human Resources Management & Japan:

  • Context & Practice
  • Management Techniques – Just in Time, Quality Circles, Kanban