1 x 3-hour seminar fortnightly
1 BUSN1021 - Organisational Behaviour
1a BUSN2038 - Human Resource Management
1b BUSN2009 - Human Resource Management
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Assumed knowledge
An understanding of core theories and concepts of organisational behaviour.
Topic description

Job analysis; channels and methods of recruitment; shortlisting and selection processes; reliability and validity of selection processes

Educational aims

This topic aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to advise on and participate in recruitment and selection activities in a range of organisational contexts.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe the nature and strategic importance of human resource planning, recruitment and selection to the achievement of an organisation's business objectives
  2. Perform a job analysis in preparation for filling a vacancy or newly created position
  3. Develop appropriate selection criteria
  4. Design recruitment materials and select appropriate channels to attract staff
  5. Participate in the selection process: shortlisting; interviewing
  6. Identify and explain the value and limitations of psychometric testing
  7. Discuss the importance of committing to equal opportunities

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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