Human Resources Management in Sport - SS574

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Spring
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5 15 (7.5) MS N Koutrou







A synopsis of the curriculum:
To discuss Human resource / personnel policies specifically in relation to recruitment and selection activities in sport settings.
Working with Volunteers in Sport
Discuss performance management / appraisal processes
Investigate training and development activities to include graduate training programmes, development assessment centres, job shadowing and succession planning.


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Contact hours

Total hours for the module will be 150. This will include a 1 hour lecture or workshop per week and a 1 hours per week. The formal contact hours will total 22 in which the intended learning outcomes will be covered. The remainder will be devoted to private study for the reinforcement of knowledge.

Method of assessment

Task and Skill Auditing 40%
Power-Point Presentation: Critical Evaluation of HR processes of 2 Sport Organizations 60%

Indicative reading

Chelladurai, P. (2006). Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation. (2nd Edition). Human Kinetics.

Cuskelly, G; Hoye R and Auld, C. (2006). Working with Volunteers in Sport: Theory and Practice. Routledge.

Dessler, G (2005). Human Resource Management (10th Ed) New Jersey
Prentice Hall

Gardiner, S. et al. (2005). Sports Law London Cavendish Publishing

Robinson, L. and Palmer D. (2011). Managing Voluntary Sport Organisations. Routledge

Torkildsen, G (2005). Leisure and Recreation Management (5th Ed)
London E & FN Spon

Torrington, D. Hall, L. Taylor, S. (2005). Human Resource Management.
(Sixth Edition) Harlow Prentice Hall

Tyson, S. (2006). Essentials of Human Resource Management (5th Ed)
London Butterworth Heinemann

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

12.1. Discuss the role of the Human Resource function.
12.2. Propose Human Resource management procedures including recruitment and selection for a small business.
12.3. Investigate and discuss the Human Resource procedures for a business of your choice within the sports industry

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