ELE 3714 Human Resource Management


ELE 3714 Human Resource Management

Responsible for the course
Cathrine Filstad

Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

According to study plan

ECTS Credits

Language of instruction


    Learning outcome
    New requirements for today's managers. "Our employees are our greatest asset" is a statement we often encounter. How does modern management to illustrate this? The course will provide an overview of the duties in today's workplace. Attitudes, values​​, laws, agreements and social conditions that affect the management of staff will be key topics in the course.

    Acquired Knowledge
    During the course students will:
    • Have acquired a oversit of important principles and tasks of modern personnel management
    • Have been kunsskap on various management tools in personnel management
    • Have knowledge of relevant laws, agreements and social conditions that affect the management of staff.

    Acquired Skills
    After the course students shall:
    • Be more aware of their own behavior as personnel manager
    • Be able to use tools that are reviewed in the course of the exercise of personnel management

    • See the value in being able to develop itself as a leader
    • See the potential in utilizing the forces and development opportunities for the individual employee and the organization as a whole.

    ORG 3402 or equivalent or work experience.

    Compulsory reading
    Einarsen, Ståle og Anders Skogstad, red. 2011. Det gode arbeidsmiljø. 2. utg. Fagbokforlaget. Kapittel 6,9,10,11,12,14,16,17
    Kuvaas, Bård, red. 2012. Lønnsomhet gjennom menneskelige ressurser : evidensbasert HRM. 2. utg. Fagbokforlaget
    Storeng, Nils H., Tom Henrik Beck og Arve Due Lund. 2012. Arbeidsrett. 8. utg. Cappelen Damm akademisk

    Bokkapitler fra følgende bøker:. Publiseres på It's Learning.
    Frode Nyeng. 2002. Etikk og økonomi - en innføring. Abstrakt Forlag
    - Kapittel 22: Næringslivsetikk - ettertankens kontra følsomhetens etikk, 299-308.
    Grimsø, R.E. 2005. Personaladministrasjon. Teori og praksis. 4.utg. Gyldendal
    - Personaladministrasjon - fortid og fremtid (ss 30-39).
    - Organisasjon, administrasjon og personaladministrasjon (ss17-27)

    Recommended reading

    Course outline
    • Principles and practice in modern human resource management
    • Development of the human resource function
    • Human resource policy
    • Learning, competence and career development
    • Compensation, salary and rewards
    • Work environment, health and safety
    • Appraisal interviews
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Social benefits
    • Ethics, labour law and human resource management

    Computer-based tools
    Computer-based tools will not be used in this course.

    Learning process and workload
    The course duration is 45 hours of teaching including classroom teaching, case and group assignment work and classroom discussions.

    Students work requirements/use of time:
    Participation in lectures
    Casework in groups and discussions i class
    Preparations for lectures
    Studying and colloqium work
    Suggested time in course

      A five-hour individual written examination completes the course.

      Examination code(s)
      ELE 37141, 5-hour written exam which accounts for 100% of the grade in ELE 3714, 7,5 credits.

      Examination support materials
      Only support material allowed for examination is:

      Storeng, N.H. and Beck, T.H. and Due Lund, A. 2012. Labour. 8. Ed. Cappelen Academic Press. (Alternatively, the 7th edition from 2009 is allowed).

      Be aware of regulations regarding references, and notes in the text. Follow the link to @ BI - https://at.bi.no/EN/Pages/Exa_Henvisninger-og-notater.aspx.

      Re-sit examination
      A re-sit is held in connection with the next scheduled exam in the course.

      Additional information