Singapore University of Social Sciences

Selected Topics in HCM (HCM523)


The topics addressed in this module will involve current and/or specialized issues that are worthy of more in-depth treatment. The specific topics may include, for example, • Global staffing issues • HCM in emerging enterprises • Global training • Negotiating globally • Managing a multi-generational workforce • Job analysis and job design • Comparative management • HCM in the high-tech firms • Business process and outsourcing • HCM in the financial industry • Creating and sustaining a knowledge-based organization • Environmental, safety and health management • Employee well-being and work life balance • HRD and career management practices in Asia • Managing in developing countries • State of the art in management consulting

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • HCM523 Selected Topics in Human Capital Management will cover Employee Training and Development in the context of Human Resource Development (HRD).
  • HRD is develop employees' capability to deliver and achieve organisation's goals and performance.
  • It provides an understanding of how business strategy influences the HRD framework, processes, and practices, and how organisations can utilize the various government Continuing Education & Tranining (CET) initiatives.
  • The CET initiatives are to implement HRD programmes and activities within the organisation.
  • The concepts and theories of career development will also be examined on how it will affect Employee Training & Development.

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the concepts, processes and practices of human resource development (HRD) and its importance.
  • Appraise how the HRD concepts and processes can be practised in different organisations.
  • Analyse HRD needs using different methods.
  • Implement HRD programmes and activities.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of HRD programmes and activities.
  • Formulate career development programme in large organisations.
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