ELE 3714 Human Resource Management

ELE 3714 Human Resource Management

Course code: 
ELE 3714
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Cathrine Filstad
Product category: 
Bachelor - Electives
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

"Our employees are our greatest asset "is a statement often encountered. What does it mean, and how is it organised to ensure visibility in the organisation? The course will provide an overview of HR management and HR roles and responsibilities in today's workplace. This includes all levels of management. Criteria for the good working environment, personnel, recruitment policies, motivation, knowledge goals, learning, attitudes, and training will be key topics of the course. The course also includes laws, agreements, social conditions and labour law.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After completed course student shall:

  • 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.
Learning outcomes - 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
Learning Outcome - Reflection
  • 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.
Course content
  • 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
Learning process and requirements to students

The course is a combination of lectures, case-and group and plenary discussions.

In course delivery as online courses, lecturer will, in collaboration with the student administration, organize an appropriate course implementation, combining different learning activities and digital elements on the learning platform. Online students are also offered a study guide that will contribute to progression and overview. Total recommended time spent for completing the course also applies here.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

For electives re-sit is normally offered at the next scheduled course. If an elective is discontinued or is not initiated in the semester it is offered, re-sit will be offered in the electives ordinary semester.


Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

ORG 3402 Organizational Behavior and Leadership or equivalent or work experience.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
Grading scale:
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100Yes5 Hour(s)
  • Book: Storeng, N.H. og Beck, T.H. og Due Lund, A. Arbeidsrett. Cappelen Akademisk Forlag.
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Book: Storeng, N.H. og Beck, T.H. og Due Lund, A. Arbeidsrett. Cappelen Akademisk Forlag.
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Exam code:ELE37141
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Other in classroom6Hour(s)Casework in groups and discussions i class
Prepare for teaching48Hour(s)
Self study105Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:36 Hour(s)
Workload activity:Other in classroom
Duration:6 Hour(s)
Comment:Casework in groups and discussions i class
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:48 Hour(s)
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:105 Hour(s)
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.

Talis literature


Authors/Editors År Tittel Edition Publisher StudentNote
Einarsen, Ståle; Skogstad, Anders 2011 Det Gode arbeidsmiljø: krav og utfordringer 2. utg Fagbokforl Kapittel 6,7,9,10,11,12,14,16,17,18
Beck, Tom Henrik; Lund, Arve Due; Storeng, Nils Helmer 2018 Arbeidsrett 11. utg Cappelen Damm akademisk Alternativt kan 10. utgave fra 2017 benyttes.
Kuvaas, Bård; Dysvik, Anders 2016 Lønnsomhet gjennom menneskelige ressurser: evidensbasert HRM 3. utg Fagbokforlaget  
Authors/Editors År Tittel Journal Edition Publisher StudentNote
Kvalnes, Øyvind cop. 2012 Etikk og samfunnsansvar Etikk og samfunnsansvar   Universitetsforl Kap 3,4 og 5. (23-41)
    Utviklingen av HRM Utviklingen av HRM     Kapittel 2.3, side 81-95