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AR50124: Managing human resources

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 30)
  • Examination (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 30)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To develop knowledge of human factors;
* To develop skills in dealing with human resources;
* To identify how we do business with people who sem to be different from ourselves;
* To propose ways in which we can deal more effectively and profitably with people of different cultures.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this unit students should be able:
* To understand and appreciate human factors and the practices and techniques of managing people;
* To deal effectively with human resources issues in their own organisations;
* To have a comprehensive understanding of the influences on construction management of national and ethnic cultures.

Intellectual skills
* To understand and analyse taught materials - taught;
* To problem solve throughout the study material with exercises and SAQs - facilitated.
Professional/Practial skills
* Understand and apply a range of human resources management principles and techniques;
* Work with and deal more effectively and profitably with people of different cultures.
Transferable/Key skills
* To synthesis and critically review material taught - facilitated and assessed;
* To communicate ideas, analyses in writing - facilitated and assessed.

Human resources planning
* Integration of corporate planning with recruitment, training, management development, payment, industrial relations.
Personnel management
* Fragmented, decentralised nature of construction ind, growing need for personnel function.
* Selecting and recruiting.
Salary structures
* Salary levels, performance-related pay.
* Equity, job analysis. organisational objectives.
Appraisal skills
* Staff appraisal, assessment, performance.
* Appraisal methods.
Negotiation skills
* Most favoured position, recall point, bargaining.
Interviewing for selection
* Job descriptions, qualifications, experience, prejudice.
Issues for the future
* The External Environment's Effect on HRM, industrial relations in construction, women in construction.
Cultural issues
* Why the interest in culture?
* Rational organisations to work around, globalisation, the learning organisation, conflict and culture and explanation.
* What causes culture, what does culture cause. Classic studies: Durkheim, Weber. Contemporary: Kanungo confrontation.
Ethics and culture
* Culture as a state of mind, as evolutionary process, as descriptive of concrete 'sediments', as a whole way of life.
Culture diversity in construction
* Influence of culture on the internationalisation of construction.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50124 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

AR50124 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-ADC02 : PG Cert International Construction Management

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.