Personnel planning and work design
The importance of having talented employees in the organisation has become more and more evident in increasingly international and competitive industries. This course discusses the fundamental question of human research management as a strategic element for contemporary businesses success.
The course discusses theories and practices for how to plan the headcount of the organisation. Students will develop skills in determining staffing needs, conducting job analysis, and designing job functions.
Joining the course will allow you to:
Discuss the importance of the human resource function for creating competitive advantage.
Identify and differentiate between the different tasks of the human resource function.
Critically discuss the importance of careful headcount planning; apply principles and practices in job analysis and create job description and specification.
Carry out personnel forecasting using a range of advanced techniques and information sources.
Appraise the importance of succession planning; establish the need for personnel based on gathered information
Session 1. Introduction and overview
Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage
Main HR activities: planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling
Line and staff aspects of HRM
The nature of job analysis
Steps in job analysis
Methods of collecting job analysis information
Quantitative job analysis techniques
Session 3. Job Design and Job Descriptions
Session 4 and 5. Human Resource Planning
Forecasting personnel needs
The Scatter Plot
Session 6. Succession planning