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This course deals with the ways in which strategic thinking can be applied to Human Resource Management. It aims to provide students with opportunities to synthesise managerial strategy issues with HRM processes, in a considered and reflective manner. The course focuses on the way strategies can be formed and enacted in organisations, and on the internal and external environmental contexts from which human resource strategies emerge. It also deals with a range of contemporary issues in human resource management against a backdrop of new and changing people management practices. In this course how can people manage and enhance organisational performance? How can we integrate stakeholder concerns into organisational decisions and strategies? How can strategic thinking underpin HRM activities? What are the barriers to strategic thinking in organisations? What does it mean to be a HR professional?

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