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Managing Diversity in Organisations

Overview of the unit

Unit code: HRM20003
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week
About this unit
This unit is designed to enable students to develop a broad and critical understanding of the contributions that effective Human Resource Management can make to the achievement of an organisation’s strategic objectives. Students will focuses particularly on how people management policies and practices facilitate organisational effectiveness through recognising, valuing, and accommodating employee diversity, whether in domestic or multinational organisations. It is this diversity which enables responsiveness to change and complexity.
Content
Consideration of Human Resource Management & Strategic Human Resources Management concepts, with particular consideration of the importance of addressing diversity and sustainability issues in the development and implementation of effective people management policies and practices.
Introduction of the various HR functions, considering how each can contribute to effective utilisation of the organisation’s human resources and how they are linked to form a strategic approach to human resource management.
Discussion of the roles of HR professionals and of line managers in the development and implementation of effective people management policies and practices which respect employee diversity and contribute to achievement of organisational objectives and organisational sustainability.
Discussion of the importance of monitoring and evaluating HR policies and practices to document contribution effective people management policies and practices contribute to organisational effectiveness.