Denmark, Aarhus

Strategic Human Resource Management

when 5 August 2013 - 30 August 2013
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

A large number of general management books have been published after the best-selling one, “In Search of Excellence” by Tom Peters & Bob Waterman (1982). They testify the criticality of people skills for success of managers and companies. Thus, most leading organizations (e.g., Google, IBM, Southwest Airlines, Carlsberg, and British American Tobacco) do practice people-centric policies to build their employer brand and attract talent. This approach helps produce the requisite people behaviors, attitudes, culture-fit, skills and mental models that meet the needs of company’s business strategy. In this context, this course helps students learn the theory and practice of strategic HRM models; new people-management themes, strategies and interventions practiced by leading companies; promoting employee engagement through building a joyful organization; and aligning HR interventions with business goals by developing measures, targets and plans of action.

Course leader

Debi Saini, Management Development Institute, India

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

On completion of the course, the participants are expected to have attained the following knowledge and abilities:
- Knowledge of the linkages between HR issues & contextual business realities through the eye of HR strategy models;
- Knowledge of the factors that facilitate employee engagement, and hiring & retaining talent;
- Ability to understand how to confront adversarialism and promote employee cooperation through strategic industrial relations and psychological contract;
- Ability to understand the dynamics of labour flexibility & effecting strategic change;
- Knowledge of strategic HR themes, including building of a learning organization;
- Knowledge of the use of strategic HR interventions in domestic & global business realities; &
- Ability to develop strategic HR interventions, HR measures and score cards & align them with business strategy.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.