The approach to managing human resources has changed significantly in China over the last two decades as its transformation from a state-planned economy to a market-oriented economy continues. This module aims to introduce students to the roles and functions associated with human resource management in China. It looks at the foundations of traditional Chinese human resource management practice, and also contemporary topics including analysis of currently under-explored issues such as employment law and regulations.
A. Explain the basic functions of human resources management (HRM) including recruitment, training and development, performance management, employee rewards and the employment relationship;
B. Demonstrate understanding of the basic legal framework of HRM in China
The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.
This module will be delivered by a combination of Lectures with and seminars with case studies.