Human Resources

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Choosing qualified, motivated, and loyal employees is one of the most important requirements for building a strong, successful company. This course will teach you everything about recruitment, management and development of human resources. You will learn how to find and select the most qualified and skilled employees for your business, as well as how to keep them motivated and committed.

Acquired skills

  • Human Resources Management
  • Managerial Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Organizational Culture

General information

Course term: 115.07. - 26.07.

Free seats: 1

Price: 800 €

Category: Bussiness & Marketing

Status: Closed

Deadline: 31.07.2019


Attracting, selecting, motivating, developing and retaining engaged employees is crucial for the success of organisations in today’s competitive environment. This course will provide you with an overview of the key Human Resource Management (HRM) practices which contribute to this organizational success and help you to both develop your technical expertise and knowledge and apply this in practical exercises to gain hands-on skill development.


  • Day 1Introduction to HRM – understanding the importance of HRM in supporting modern organisations
  • Day 2HRM in Context – considering how HRM is impacted by national culture, societal norms and governement policy
  • Day 3Effective Recruitment and Selection – employer branding, job analysis, targeted recruitment and selection techniques
  • Day 4Performance Management – planning, monitoring and reviewing an employee's work
  • Day 5Leadership and Management – the critical role of organisational leadership and the role the line manager plays in HRM
  • Day 6Managing Absence – organisational approaches to managing employee absence and the importance of employee wellbeing
  • Day 7Employee Relations – the role of Trade Unions and Works Councils
  • Day 8Learning and Development – the ways in which individuals learn
  • Day 9Motivation and Reward – the role of employee motivation in organisational success and designing a total reward offer
  • Day 10Future Challenges in HRM – investigation of the challenges facing HRM in the future including Artifical Intelligence and changing social demographics

Course is running: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 14:00


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Dr. Lesley-Ann Gunton


University of Northumbria at Newcastle

MCIPD Lecturer


Lesley-Ann Gunton is a lecturer at Northumbria University in Newcastle teaching a range of Human Resource Management (HRM) modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Lesley-Ann worked previously in a variety of HRM roles in the UK public sector, including HR Business Partner and Talent Manager, and aims to incorporate this experience into teaching with real-life examples.

After completing a PhD which looked at the role of the line manager in motivating and rewarding employees, Lesley-Ann has a passion for understanding what motivates employees and how this motivation can be harnessed to contribute to organisational success.

Alongside HRM teaching Lesley-Ann also works closely with students on developing their future employability through developing industry knowledge, emotional and cultural intelligence, and preparing for selection events.

Course outline

Teaching Methods

Lectures, presentations, in-class group discussions, role plays and exercises, feedback, examinations, article reviews, analysis of cases, homework readings and assignments. You can also look forward to having the chance to consult your ideas or questions with HRM professionals as guest speakers.


  • Branine, M. (2011) Managing Across Cultures. Concepts, policies and practices. London: Sage.
  • Brewster, C., Houldsworth, E., Sparrow, P., and Vernon, G. (2016a) International Human Resource Management. 4th Edition. London: CIPD.
  • CIPD (2018) Factsheet: Employee Reward and Pay.
  • Crawshaw, J.R., Budhwar, P., and Davis, A. (2017) Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. 2nd Edition. London: Sage.
  • Dowling, P., Festing, M., Engle, A.D. (2013) International Human Resource Management. 6th Edition. Australia: Cengage Learning.
  • Torrington, D., Hall, L., Taylor, S., and Atkinson, C. (2017) Human Resource Management. 10th Edition. Harlow: Pearson.
  • Wilton, N. (2016) An Introduction to Human Resource Management. London: Sage.
  • Selected journal articles, personality tests, practitioner sources (list will be specified during the classes)


You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course. Please inform the organizing staff if you require any extra supplements, such as Transcript of Records. The student is eligible to receive up to 5 ECTS credits, however please follow the instructions here and consult the acknowledgment process with your university in advance.


  • attendance in class 15%
  • team assignment 40%
  • individual assignment 35%
  • exam 10%

Course time total 125 hours

  1. Total time of in-class work = 50hours
  2. Preliminary assignment = 10hours
  3. Preparation = 65hours


Course fee includes the course itself, application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside of town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2019 there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.

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Costs of living in Prague


For accommodation options, please visit the dedicated page

*Program/Course Outline is subject to change.


  • B1 CEF absolute minimum, B2 and above strongly recommended.
  • A laptop will be needed.