Human Resource Management is concerned with acquisitions and utilisation of the ‘human resource’ or people as employees and the nature of the employment relationship.
This covers key processes such as recruitment and selection, rewarding and managing performance, and influencing employee behaviour, including securing cooperation and commitment, but also recognising and managing conflict at work.
Our graduates may enter both the private and public sectors. Some follow careers in the specialist area of HRM, others go on to find general graduate-entry management posts where people management knowledge and skills are increasingly important.
Recent graduates have gained jobs in a range of leading and public sector organisations, including Scottish Power, Accenture, Marks & Spencer, health trusts and local authorities.