Human Ressources Management - 1st semester


1. Knowledge and understanding of the the role and purpose of human resources management (HRM) within the organizations; 2. Understanding of the the evolution of HRM during the 20th century till the 21th century within the main economic / political and social changes; 3. Ability to build and operate competence roles and models and interconnecting them with different HRM subsystems; 4 Understanding of the different HRM subsystems and the respective operational modes and approaches; 5. Knowledge and understanding of organizational culture, trends, dependences and sustainability of HR management.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

João Manuel Gonçalves, Susana Carvalho e Silva


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese with teacher supervision in FL


To have accomplished a minimum of 48 ECTS credits


Armstrong´s, M. (2009). Handbook of human resource management practice. Page. Cunha, P. M. et al. (2004). Manual de comportamento organizacional. RH. Cunha, P. M. et al. (2012). Manual de gestão de pessoas e de capital humano. Sílabo. Ulrich, D. (2005). The HR value proposition. Harvard Business School Press.

Teaching method

Classes are organized around cases delivered throughout the semester, that must be previously read, serving for the discussion and feedback upon structured questions. Each case is read, analysed and discussed within teams, from one ore more theoretical perspective, studied previously. Theory is by this means applied to organizational reality. Students are encouraged to interact and question each other and with the teacher, permanently. Groups present and get feedback to improve the quality of their reasoning and work. The cases will help students to aplly and relate concepts, to understand the practical apllication of the knowledge and to discuss and decide within the group.

Evaluation method

The evaluation results of a written test at the end of the semester plus the evaluation of the written cases.

Subject matter

I.The management of individuals and the global management of organizations What is people management? People management in small, medium and large organizations Strategic relevance of individuals within the organizations Business strategy and human resources strategy The “role” and mission of HRM and of human resources management policies II. Factors influencing emplyee behaviour - Motivation, commitment & engagement III. Competency based HR Management Understanding work and roles Building core competence models Building competence profiles IV. The integrated management of human resources Recruitment and selection process, main methodologies Integration and socialization in organizations New approachs and trends to people development and growth Talent management and retention Performance Management V. Organizational culture and performance The strategic importance of organizational culture Managing by values (MBV) Organization Culture and people atraction and retention


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