Personnel planning and work design

Human Resources

Human Resources

Graduate +

Graduate +







Graduate +

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.

Graduate +

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:

  1. Discuss the importance of the human resource function for creating competitive advantage.

  2. Identify and differentiate between the different tasks of the human resource function.

  3. Critically discuss the importance of careful headcount planning; apply principles and practices in job analysis and create job description and specification.

  4. Carry out personnel forecasting using a range of advanced techniques and information sources.

  5. Appraise the importance of succession planning; establish the need for personnel based on gathered information

Graduate +

Session 1. Introduction and overview

  • Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Main HR activities: planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling

  • Line and staff aspects of HRM

Session 2.

  • 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

  • Trend analysis

  • Ratio analysis

  • The Scatter Plot

Session 6. Succession planning

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