Manpower Resourcing and Management
In this module, students will learn practical skills and support knowledge for end-to-end manpower management. The students will examine the process of planning manpower needs, implementing external recruitment locally and sourcing overseas, instituting internal recruitment processes and selecting staff. Some practical skills acquired will include developing advertisements for positions, developing tools and conducting structured interviews as well as developing and evaluating results of selection tests. The students will discuss practical issues such as fair employment practices, impact of legislation such as mandatorily re-employment, employment of senior workers and manpower risk management for business continuity. Additionally, they will examine the process of planning and conducting redundancy exercises and involuntary termination.
Performance, Remuneration, Benefits
The first part of this module introduces students to the objectives of total reward, pay structures and compensation design, pay-for-performance practices, employee benefits and work-life harmony strategies as well as salary and benefits administration. The students will learn practical skills such as preparing salary proposals and manpower budgets, doing Central Provident Fund and tax-related submissions, costing for benefits and preparing payroll spreadsheets. In addition, they will evaluate current issues such as improving salaries of low-wage workers and consider how recommendations of the National Wage Council are implemented. In the second part, students will examine the current context of career planning, how to institute career development programmes and provide career advice. In addition, they will examine the process of identifying high-potential staff and how line managers can use various methods such as stretch assignments and coaching to develop talent in their departments.
Learning and People Development
In this module, students will examine the broad suite of activities within staff training and developing organisational capabilities. The students will learn to conduct needs analysis, translate these into learning goals, develop a total company learning plan, choose suitable learning interventions and evaluate results of these interventions. In addition, they will gain basic knowledge of designing and conducting classroom and on-the-job training. They will acquire skills in managing training administration such as sourcing for vendors, developing feedback form and servicing internal customers. Additionally, students will examine how coaching, mentoring, overseas postings and developmental programmes can be implemented to develop high potential talents. At a macro-level, students will consider the alignment of their practices to frameworks such as the People Developer Award as well as issues in coordinating training and development programmes across international subsidiaries.