365-1019-00L  Human Resource Management: Skills in Practice

SemesterHerbstsemester 2019
DozierendeM.  Gubler, M. Kolbe
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarExclusively for MAS MTEC students (third semester).

Prerequisites: Prior participation in the lecture "Human Resource Management: Leading Teams" (363-0302-00) in spring semester is recommended.


KurzbeschreibungBased on several core Human Resource Management processes, this seminar teaches practical skills in HRM and leadership in teams. Using a variety of interactive methods and discussions of real-life situations, it provides a highly practice-oriented approach to dealing with potential HRM- and team-related conflicts at work.
LernzielParticipants are able to cope with potentially difficult HRM-related situations they may encounter as line managers and team leaders.
InhaltBased on four Human Resource Management core processes (recruiting, performance management, compensation, training and development), this seminar focuses on practical skills in HRM and leadership in teams from a managerial point of view. Using a variety of interactive methods (e.g. role plays) and discussions of real-life situations, it provides a highly practice-oriented, yet theoretically grounded approach to dealing with potential HRM- and team-related conflicts at work.
Topics covered in the seminar include (but are not limited to) questions around hiring new staff, employee motivation (or a lack thereof), measuring performance, fair and effective compensation, pros and cons of monetary incentives, opportunities and limitations of career development in organizations. Furthermore, participants will learn and practically apply techniques that help them to deal with team-related conflicts. Thereby, they gain a better understanding of how and why conflicts in teams may arise and how they can be solved.
The success of this seminar depends greatly on active student participation. Sharing real-life examples from participants' various organizational and professional backgrounds provides the material for engaged and insightful discussions in class as well as in small groups. Also, in order to maximize the learning effect of this seminar, participants will be asked to complete a variety of short assignments prior to and between the three modules. The assignments will help them to prepare for the modules and reflect on the various themes in more depth. Based on the assignments, the discussions during the seminar will be much more focused and effective.
LiteraturWill be announced and published ahead of each session.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrior participation in Prof. Grote's lecture 'Human Resource Management: Leading Teams' is highly recommended.