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Introduction to Human Resource Management


IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)E.MARESCAUX
Intervenant(s)Elise Marescaux Janice Byrne Kristine Tamayo Marion Lauwers Sylvie Lots Sheila Alibay

Pré requis

Ideally, students have some background knowledge of organizational behavior.

Objectifs du cours

1. Answer the question 'what is human resource management (HRM)?'; explain why knowing HRM concepts and techniques is important; be aware of trends in HRM and the role of (HR) strategy
2. Explain the main techniques used in employment planning, recruitment and selection
3. List and briefly explain the training process including the assessment of training needs and developing, implementing and evaluating a training program
4. Explain the purpose, methods and potential problems of performance appraisal
5. List the basic factors determining pay rates; define and explain job evaluation; name and discuss different types of incentive schemes
6. Have greater awareness about ESRS topics such as the importance of diversity in the workplace, fairness and the ways in which HR management can influence ethical behaviour at work.

Contenu du cours

This is an introductory course on human resource management (HRM). It explores several specific themes including HRM and Strategy (sesssion 1); Employment planning, recruitment and selection (session 2); training and human resource development (session 3); Performance Management and Appraisal (session 4); Pay structures and incentive pay (session 5); a 'wildcard' HR related topic of professor's choice (session 6) and a wrap up (session 7)

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class19,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings14,00  
Independent study
Group Project8,00  
Individual Project12,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant56,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


The course assessment consists of four components: (1) participation during the sessions (20%); (2) 3 individual pre-class assignments (30%); (3) a group assignment (25%); (4) a final MCQ exam (25%)

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Group Project0,00025,00
Written Report0,00330,00
Final Exam
Written exam2,00125,00
Continuous assessment
TOTAL     100,00


  • Noe, R.A., Hollenbeck, J.R., Gerhart, B. & Wright, P.M. (2016). Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. Sixth edition. International Student Edition. McGraw Hill. -

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