Curricular Unit:Code:
People and Abilities Management1175GPES
3UndergraduateBusiness Sciences5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The syllabus contents of this curricular unit, as well as the teaching-learning methods, aim to allow students to acquire the following competences:
- Integrate concepts, theories, methods and techniques in the field of people management;
- Identify relevant characteristics of individuals and groups, and (good) practices of people management through the administration of questionnaires, interviews and observation;
- Improve oral and written communication skills;
- To develop a critical attitude, as well as to adopt ethical values.
Topic I - Work, people and organizations: Work-related constraints (e.g., risks, burnout, mobbing); the psychological and sociological functions of work; the management of people in a dynamic context: the management of people in different Eras. The current management of people in a VICA world.
Topic II - People management processes: Job analysis (Job analysis and description); recruit, select, host and integrate; strategies of retention of people (the autentizotic organizations); performance appraisal; training and development; dismiss and outplacement.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Topic I: The student should be able to analyze constraints associated with work and the psychological and sociological functions that work plays in people's lives. In this sense, the proposed contents deal with 'negative' situations in the work context (e.g., accidents, anxiety, burnout, mobbing), but also the positive functions it presents (e.g., giving meaning to people's lives, development of skills, provide status and prestige).
Topic II: The student should identify, characterize and discuss the importance of different people management processes. In this sense, the proposed contents are the following: job analysis; recruitment, selectin and integration; performance appraisal; training and development; dismissal.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include theoretical research, reading, discussion of specific bibliography, thematic debates and critical reflections. The assessment will be continuous, based on the completion of a written knowledge assessment test (60%) and the execution of a theoretical-practical assignment (40%) discussed in class and presented in the form of a written report .
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Topics I and II - In order to achieve the pedagogical goals, teaching methodology will include research, readings, discussion of specific references, thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and based on a written test, a practical essay, an oral presentation and work discussion, as well as the execution of theoretical and practical tasks in the classroom. It is intended with this methodology that the student is able to apply the acquired knowledge and comprehension skills, in order to show a professional approach in his future activity, in a work context. Learning methods also seek to equip students with skills that enable them to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to different audiences (specialists and non-specialists). As a major objective, the aim is to strengthen the competences that allow the student to have lifelong learning, with a high degree of autonomy.
[ ] Caetano, A., & Vala, J. (2007) (Org.). Gestão de recursos humanos - contextos, processos e técnicas. Editora RH. [UFP]
[ ] Gómez-Mejía, L. R., Balkin, D. B. , & Cardy, R. L. (2001). Managing human resources. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc. [UFP]
[ ] Kets de Vries, M. F. R. (2001). Creating authentizotic organizations: Well-functioning individuals in vibrant companies”, Human Relations, 54(1), 101-111. [B-On; UFP-UV resources]
[ ] Lopes, A. (2012). Fundamentos da gestão de pessoas. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo. [UFP]
[ ] Nobre, T. L. (2017). Motivação: Os desafios da gestão de recursos humanos na atualidade. Curitiba: Juruá Editora. [UFP]
[ ] Rego, A., Valverde, C., Oliveira, E., & Pina e Cunha, M. (2018). Gestão por objetivos – Guias para reflexão e ação. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo. [UFP]
[ ] Stacho, z., & Stachová, K. (2015). Outplacement as part of human resource management. Procedia Economics and Finance 34, pp. 19-26. [B-On]
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Cristina Pimentão (