APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
GRA 2235 Recruitment, Training and Development|
Responsible for the course
Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
According to study plan
Language of instruction
Psychology is a theoretical discipline that has made an impact on several applied areas during the last century. Efforts have been made to make theoretical and research based knowledge available to people working in applied settings and psychological research has produced knowledge that is indeed important for organizational effectiveness. Areas that are important for organizational effectiveness are selection, training, team development, and organizational development. Because many organizations use large amounts of money every year on such activities, it is important that planning and implementation are based on up-to-date research results. Thus, this course seeks to give students knowledge of relevant theory, research and practical applications in areas that are important for organizational effectiveness.
- ' should develop knowledge on job analysis.
- ' should develop positive attitudes towards the need for job analysis.
- ' should acquire knowledge on research based psychological methods used in selction.
-' should acquire knowledge on central issues in theories of learning and training.
- ' should acquire practical knowledge on central issues relevant for e.g. team development.
GRA 2203 Psychological Measurement and Individual Differences, GRA 2205 Organizational Behaviour or eq.
Collection of articles:
A collection of articles and book chapters will be made available before the course starts.
Each student needs to choose a selection of articles for the term paper in addition to the above mentioned collections of articles and book chapters.
During the course there may be hand-outs and other material on additional topics relevant for the course and the examination.
- Job analysis
- Selection methods & utility
- The selection interview
- Training in organizations
- Team effectiveness and development
Learning process and workload
The course is structured as a combination of lectures, discussions, in-class activities, and role plays. It requires substantial amount of preparation by the students and active involvement during class. A course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of 160-180 hours. In this course class attendence is mandatory.
Please note that it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class that is not included on the course homepage/It's learning or text book.