Certificate in Human Resource Strategy Centre for Executive Education

The purpose of this unit is to deal with the interaction between strategy and human resources as approached from a general managerial perspective. It provides learners with a comprehensive overview of human resource issues applied to the most current technological advances and up-to-date investments in human resource practices.

The conceptual framework for this unit is composed of a mission statement and nine components corresponding to individual sub-units that draw from the principles of human-capital theory, strategic management, strategic planning, environmental analysis, human resource planning, strategy implementation, and principles of evaluation. It also incorporates principles of rational and comprehensive strategic planning. The frame work begins with an assumption that the company has a mission of obtaining an appropriate rate of return for shareholders while complying with the interests of the company's other stakeholders, including employees and governmental agencies.

This course will enable the learner to achieve the following skills and knowledge:

  • Examine and understand the investment perspective in Human Resources
  • Analyze and reach an Informed awareness of environmental trends (general and legal environment)
  • Analyze the integration of Strategic HR within the strategy formulation
  • Examining the principles of Human Resources Planning
  • Evaluate Strategy Implementation in line with workforce utilization and reward schemes

Content Covered:

  • Human Resource Investment Considerations, Investments in Training and Development
  • Investment Practices for Improved Retention, Investments in Job-Secure Workforces
  • Technology and Organizational Structure
  • Employment Opportunity, Compensation, Employee Relations Strategic Impact of the Legal Environment
  • Importance of Human Resources to Strategy, Theoretical Foundations International Strategy, Human Resource Contributions to Strategy
  • The Strategic Role of Human Resource Planning, Overview, Managerial Issues in Planning
  • Integration of Strategy and Human Resource Planning, The Human Resource Manager and Strategic Planning
  • Forecasting Techniques, Forecasting the Supply of Human Resources Forecasting the Demand for Human Resources
  • Workforce Utilization
  • Reward Schemes

Philosophy is based on the following principles:

  • Be practical and provide transferable skills to the workforce
  • Be convenient for the working professionals
  • Build a community of learning where the student plays an integral part in the learning process
  • Encourage diversity in faculty, students and teaching methods so that learning takes place not only from a strong curriculum but also exchange of ideas
  • Foster personal development in a safe and supportive environment
  • Employ practicing educators who bring with them a passion for learning, a desire to demonstrate how skills can be applied to real world and a thirst to keep updated.
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