Czech Republic, Prague

Human Resources

when 13 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 700

Attracting, selecting, motivating, developing, and thus retaining top qualified, engaged and loyal employees are crucial for the company performance and success.
This course will provide you with an overview of HRM practices, with a particular focus on recruitment & selection of employees, motivation, performance appraisal, compensation, managing teams & handling diversity, ethics in managing people, organizational culture & change, and contemporary trends in HRM. You will have the opportunity to gain and apply knowledge and practically develop your skills.

Course leader

Dr Lesley-Ann Gunton

Lesley-Ann Gunton is a lecturer at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK teaching a range of Human Resource Management (HRM) modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Lesley-Ann worked previously in a variety of HRM

Target group

Young professionals and university students with intermediary level of English

Course aim

Acquired skills:

Human Resources Management
Introduction to Management
Managerial Psychology
Organizational Behavior
Industrial Psychology
Organizational Culture

Teaching Methods Lectures, presentations, in-class group discussions, role plays and exercises, feedback, examinations, article reviews, analysis of cases, homework readings and assignments, etc.


Day 1Introduction to HRM – understanding the importance of HRM in supporting modern organisations in achieving their strategic objectives
Day 2HRM in Context – considering how HRM is impacted by national culture, societal norms and governement policy
Day 3Effective Recruitment and Selection – employer branding, job analysis, targeted recruitment and selection techniques
Day 4Performance Management – planning, monitoring and reviewing an employee's work objectives
Day 5Leadership and Management – the critical role of organisational leadership and the role the line manager plays in HRM
Day 6Managing Absence – organisational approaches to managing employee absence and the importance of employee wellbeing
Day 7Employee Relations – the role of Trade Unions and Works Councils and understanding alternative mechanisms for employee voice in organisations
Day 8Learning and Development – the ways in which individuals learn and the development and evaluation of learning interventions
Day 9Motivation and Reward – the role of employee motivation in organisational success and designing a total reward offer
Day 10Future Challenges in HRM – investigation of the challenges facing HRM in the future including Artifical Intelligence and changing social demographics

Credits info

5 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info

EUR 700: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2019 there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.
EUR 221: Accommodation fee for a 13-night stay at Botic Student House starts at 17 EUR/night.

Everyday afternoon or evening activities organized - sports, weekend trips, city tours, sightseeing, parties etc.

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