HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL ERA | Università degli studi di Bergamo - Didattica e Rubrica


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None. The first lessons of the course will aim to provide students with the basic tools for understanding the course.

Educational goals

The goal of the course is to form systemic view on human resources management and develop a systemic approach to managing talented employees. A systemic approach will allow the students of the course to 1. learn the main theoretical and practical components that constitute the human resources management; 2. understand the contextual dependence of talent management systems in organizations; 3. assess the impact of certain factors on the formation of a talent management system.

At the end of the course, the student has learned to recognize the organizational dynamics of human resources, to analyze them and to contextualize them in the light of the main theories of the discipline.

By participating in the practical activities, the student is able to present an analysis plan for the management of human resources, and is able to formulate elementary intervention proposals.

At the end of this course, the student has deepened the knowledge of the fundamentals of organization and management of human resources, of the attractiveness and management of talent, of the theoretical and experimental approaches in the study of the main processes in the organization of human resources such as to allow to read the needs and opportunities for training actions in the world of work.

The course contributes to the achievement of the educational objectives set by the course of studies, with particular reference to the management of human resources.

Course content

The course is organized in three main parts.

The first part is dedicated to the fundamentals of the topic. The second part offers the fundamental theory and applications of classical models of Human Resource Organization.

The third part is dedicated to the development of the discipline in the Digital Era.

The main topics that will be covered are the following:

I part: Introduction
1. Introducing Human Resource Management and Talent Management
2. Economic Theory of Incentives for Human Resource Management and Talent Management

II Part: Human Resource Management
1. What is Human Resource Management
2. Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees
3. Managing Employee Performances / Performance Management
4. Managing Employee Compensation

III Part: Talent Management in the Digital Era
1. Introducing Talent Management in the Global Digital World
2. Measuring Talent
3. Managing Talent
4. Developing Global Talent

Teaching methods

The course is divided into lectures and application sessions (focus) in the form of flipped-classroom activities.

Each theme will in fact be introduced by the teacher, and supported by didactic material for the deepening of case studies. In the next lesson, the case study will be presented, in rotation, by a group of students, and discussed by the rest of the class.

Assessment and Evaluation

Learning assessment is available in two forms: participation in focus activities, or written exam.

Focus activities include participation in "in class" activities, evaluated weekly, as a group. The class will be divided into groups which, in rotation, will take care of the preparation of the case studies and their discussion. The final evaluation will be given by the average of the evaluations obtained in the activities of the whole course.

Alternatively, students can choose to be assessed with a written exam. The written exam consists of open questions which requires knowledge of the entire program of the course. The outline is organized into sub-points, which tend to cover the following areas: i) theory; ii) application; iii) concrete cases and examples.

Further information

The exam modality that foresees the evaluation of the "focus activities" requires the attendance of the course.

The written exam, on the other hand, is available for both attending and non-attending students. In any case, non-attending students are invited to contact the teacher for support in the exam preparation phase.