Course: Personnel Management

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Course title Personnel Management
Course code KPE/PM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
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.
  • Horáková Tereza, Ing.
  • Šírová Eva, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures (topics): 1. Introduction in HRM (key terms, trends). 2. Planning of HRM, HRM strategy. 3. Job analysis and description. 4. Labour market and recruitment, trends. 5. Employee selection. 6. Induction process. 7. Training and development of employees. 8. Employee evaluation. 9. Remuneration system and labour code, motivation. 10. HR marketing, employer branding, employee satisfaction and engagement. 11. Safety, employee protection and the labour code. 12. Employee dismissal. Seminars (topics): Practising of topics from lectures, presentation of projects. Specifics and practical aspects of topics of planning, recruitment, training, development, employee protection from perspective of job candidate, employee and employer. 1. Introduction to personnel management. The importance of human resources management in terms of personnel, employees, managers, and businesses. 2. Planning human resources in practice - staffing estimation. 3. Processes when creating and analysing a specific job position. 4. Recruiting employees in terms of an individual and a company - creating and applying selected recruitment methods in relation to a given job position - advertisements, CV, cover letter. 5. Interviews and their opportunities in a company. 6. Adaptation process. 7. Employees' evaluation. 8. Remuneration in terms of the Czech Republic law, forms of wages, employment agencies and their specifications. 9. Personnel information system in practice. 10. Dismissal.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Seminár, E-learning
  • Home preparation for classes - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 36 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 25 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) - 5 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to teach students analyse human resource management (HRM) aspect in organisations. Students should be able to understand principle of HRM relevant for their working activities in companies and teams. It introduces activities of HRM from perspective of managers, HR specialist and employees/candidates. It follows current trends in HRM from the point of view of planning, recruiting, employee selection, retention, development and training, evaluation and remuneration. The course covers also topics of outplacement and labour legislation.


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

Participation in seminars (PMT 2 absence, PEM 1 absence), solving of ongoing tasks (max. 20 points), midterm test. Score from exercises - 35 points. Total points for the course - max. 100 points, min. number 60. Obligatory attendance at least 2 out of 4 invited transmissions. written exam part-time students - 1 teaching consultation compulsory
Recommended literature
  • ARMSTRONG, M., and S. TAYLOR. Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practices.. London, 2014. ISBN 987-0-7494-6.
  • HORVÁTHOVÁ, P., J. BLÁHA a A. ČOPÍKOVÁ. Řízení lidských zdrojů: nové trendy.. Praha: Management Press, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7261-430-1.
  • KOMULAINEN, R., MARŠÍKOVÁ K., DAVIES, J., SREBALIUTE, I., CLAUSS, A.-M., MOŠ, O., MUSCHOL, H., RYDVALOVÁ, P., FORKEL, E., AND ŠTICHHAUEROVÁ,E. A Good Practice Guide To Managing Human Resources in Regional SMEs. UK: Huddersfield, 2019. ISBN 978-1-86218-167-0.
  • KOUBEK, J. Řízení lidských zdrojů: Základy moderní personalistiky. 5. vyd.. Praha: Management Press, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7261-288-8.

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