Human Resources Management

llsmg2004  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Human Resources Management
5 credits
30.0 h + 10.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Main themes
How does HRM work in practice?
The course aims to enable students to understand what HRM is all about, but also to decode how it works in practice in concrete situations.
It is intended for future managers, to give them the keys to interpreting human resources management practices, their challenges, their contributions and their limitations. On this basis, they will be able to grasp the strengths and weaknesses, and then propose improvements.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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En pratique, à l’issue du cours les étudiant·es seront capables :
  1. De comprendre les processus de gestion des ressources humaines mis en œuvre dans une organisation.
  2. D’en décoder le fonctionnement en pratique, dans des situations concrètes.
  3. D’en évaluer les forces et les faiblesses, pour proposer des améliorations.
À cela s’ajoute un cheminement susceptible de développer les capacités de travail en équipe, d’expression en public et de présentation de résultats d’une manière claire et non biaisée.
 
Content

Objectives

The cours intends to develop students' capacity to understand what is human resource management, but also to interpret how it works in practice, in 'real-life' situations.
It is intended for future managers, to give them the keys to interpreting human resource management practices, their challenges, their contributions and their limitations. On this basis, they will be able to grasp their strengths and weaknesses, and then propose improvements.
In practice, at the end of the course, students should be able to:
  1. Understand human resource management processes.
  2. Interpret how they work in practice, in 'real-life' situations.
  3. Evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and propose improvements.
In addition, the course will contribute to developing students capacity to work in team, speak in public, and present research results in a non-biased and clear manner.

Contents

The course is divided into four main stages:
    Step 1 - Discover - What are we talking about?
    Step 2 - Going deeper - How does it work? Knowing a domain of HRM.
    Step 3 - Observe - What do the interested parties say? Collect data.
    Step 4 - Analyze and propose - How does "real" HRM work? Interpret and discuss data, imagine recommendations.
Teaching methods
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly subject to change.
The course requires the active participation of students.
Each of the steps involves group activities, with several deadlines at the end of which the groups must provide a handout or presentation.
Evaluation methods
The course evaluation consists of two components: an oral group presentation and a written group assignment.
The presentation and written work should analyze how HRM works in practice.
Both must demonstrate mastery of theory and the ability to apply it to interpret field data.
Online resources
See course-specific page on the Moodle platform.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Management