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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

The main areas for the professional development of graduates in labor relations and human resources, according to current research are as follows:
1) Expert on labor relations,
2) Human resource manager/ department employee,
3) Labor market manager and mediator: employment agent, local development agent,
4) Prevention of occupational hazards,
5) Public employee,
6) Labor auditing.

This subject focuses in developing effective competences for the second and third of the above listed profiles, since it delivers the knowledge and skills needed to work in the area of human resource management.
This subject is actually divided into two semesters: the first part is taught in the second year and the other semester is part of the third year. A basic knowledge of fundamentals of business management, work organization and methods, psychology and labor law is required.




Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG2 : Capacity to interrelate the different disciplines making up labour relations.
  • CG4 : Capacity to put theoretical knowledge into practice.
  • CG7 : Computer and information skills.
  • CG8 : Oral and written communication skills.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE12 : Capacity to apply quantitative and qualitative social research techniques to the workplace.
  • CE16 : Capacity to communicate orally and in writing using the appropriate terminology and techniques.
  • CE17 : Capacity to apply information and communications technologies in different fields of activity.
  • CE18 : Capacity to select and manage professional labour information and documentation.
  • CE3 : Capacity to participate in the preparation and design of organisational strategies, developing the human resources strategy of the organisation.
  • CE4 : Capacity to apply techniques and make decisions with regard to human resources management (remuneration, selection policies).
  • CE5 : Capacity to manage groups.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

Objectives according to Verifica file:
• To learn and understand the duties and responsibilities of a HR department, as well as its basic goals.
• To be able to understand the links between the different fields that constitutes the topic of HRM.
• To be able to deploy qualitative and quantitative tools for performing job analysis, competence analysis and researching personnel issues.
• To know how to select and manage HR- related information.
• To be able to participate in the formulation and design of the HR strategy.
• To know how to develop strategies, deploy tools and make decisions on HRM topics (planning, recruitment, selection, socialization, training, career development and compensation).
• To learn to analyze policies, assess their implications and write reports in which suggestions for improvement are presented.
• To be able to communicate orally and in written.
• To detect and be able to find solutions to problems linked to gender discrimination or any other aspect related to HR processes (specifically hiring, promotion and compensation).
• To be able to use a proper written speech and a specific vocabulary.

Other goals set by the lecturer:

• To understand how to analyze, formulate and implement a HR strategic plan in a company.
• To be able to carry out a diagnosis of the true HR policies and practices implemented by an organization, and to detect any issues in relation to them, paying aparticular attention to the human and economic consequences that may result.
• To be able to propose theoretical and practical solutions to the detected issues and express them in reports or letters of intent that may be used as an option for a future decision making process.





Code: 28022
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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