Strategic Human Resource Management | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Strategic Human Resource Management

The Human Resources Management course teaches theoretical basics and practical instruments to manage human resources in companies. The most important elements of Human Resource Management (HRM) practices are treated in case studies and simulations. All training elements can be transferred directly into daily work. This course is outcome-driven and participants should be able to apply learnings to their practices.

Each unit focuses on the interaction between managers and employees, and the working environment. The first unit deals with work flows, work profiles, and special challenges, and relates them to employees' skills, knowledge, and experiences. The second unit focuses on the assessment of personal characteristics and interview training. In the third section, the course material examines how people work together in a team, how teamwork functions according to group dynamics, and the impact of leadership. The fourth unit focuses on developing systematic personal development plans, effective training schemes, and motivational issues. The fifth and final section deals with individual performance problems, underperformers, and payment schemes.

Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the philosophy and elements of HRM and their impact for company effectiveness and success.
  • Define work profiles, and to analyze work flows and challenges for employees.
  • Assess employees' and applicants' personalities and potential.
  • Conduct interviews to assess people's professional qualities.
  • Form and develop working teams according to group dynamics.
  • Avoid disturbances in teamwork, which weaken effectiveness.
  • Plan trainings for continual development of the workforce.
  • Train managers and employees for outcome-driven thinking and behavior.
  • Define indicators for work effectiveness and deal with underperformance.
  • Apply a system for fair payment.