Course: Organisation and Personal Management

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Course title Organisation and Personal Management
Course code KPE/HRMIM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Maršíková Kateřina, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures (topics): 1. Current approach in HRM, strategic HRM, trends from the perspective of globalisation and digitalisation. 2. Legislative Framework of HRM, labour market and HRM Module I - Specifics of HRM in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) 3. - 5. Specifics of planning in HRM, recruitment and selection, competency based model in SMEs. 6. - 7. Induction process in SMEs. 8. - 9. Employee retention in SMEs (talent management, training and development, evaluation, remuneration, motivation and engagement). Dismissal of employees, risk of employee turnover, outplacement. Module II Specifics of HRM in corporations 10. - 12. HRM processes in corporations (Specifics of recruitment and selection, employee retention, evaluation of employees, social media in HRM) Module III - Specifics of HRM in international environment 13. - 14. Employer branding, HR marketing and corporate culture. Seminars (topics): The aim of seminars is to develop knowledge of students in career management (HRM from perspective of candidate in the labour market). Seminars provide practical training of specific issues in each module. During seminars student also present projects on selected topics. They practice topics as career analysis and recruitment, competences, personal brand, CV, cover letter, selection process and interview, practising of the assessment centre.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminár, E-learning, Students' portfolio
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contacts hours - 40 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to prepare students in selected parts human resource management (HRM) in 3 different modules, mainly specifics of HRM in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), large corporations and specifics of the international business environment. It introduces activities of HRM from perspective of managers, HR specialist and employees/candidates. It follows current trends in HRM from the perspective of the theory of HRM and its practical use in organisations, it helps students to get know different techniques, approaches, tools and practical application of HRM in modern organisations according to specifics of these 3 modules.


Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination, Written exam, Oral presentation of self-study

Credit: Active participation in seminars, presentation of project topics from modules. Exam: Obtaining at least 60% of points in total from seminar activities and an exam.
Recommended literature
  • ARMSTRONG, M., and S. TAYLOR. Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practices. 13th ed. London: KoganPage, 2014. ISBN 987-0-7494-6964-1.
  • FOOT, M., C. HOOK, and A. JENKINS. Introducing Human Resource Management. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2016. ISBN 978-1-138-80518-7.
  • WAPSHOTT, R., and O. MALLETT. Managing Human Resources in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN 978-1-1388-0519-4.

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