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7 hours
10 lectures
10 tests
Lecture 1/10: Definition of HRM, Evolution of HRM, the Traditional Roles

Introduction into Strategic HR Management

You will learn how to…
Create and implement HR strategy
Manage human resources effectively
Successfully manage risk in HR
Convert the talents of employees into a competitive advantage
Charles-Henri Besseyre des Horts
HEC Paris
Lecturer's bio
Lecturer's bio

Charles-Henri Besseyre des Horts, Phd is an Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources at HEC Paris, which is among the top 3 European business school (Financial Times rankings 2005-2012).

He teaches in various HEC programs: HEC Graduate School of Management, HEC MBA program, the Doctoral program and HEC Management Executive programs. His research is focused on the relationships between human resources management and business strategy; human capital and performance; international HR strategies in multinational companies; and, the development of innovation processes within organizations.

Professor Besseyre des Horts has been and is actively involved in a number of international training and consulting activities in over 30 countries across all continents.

He has published a large number of articles (primarily in French) and several books. In 2008 he published L'Entreprise mobile (The mobile enterprise), Pearson Education. His latest book, Pratiques RH au Quotidien (Daily HR Practices), Dunod, was published early in November 2011 and was the best-selling HR book in France and Francophone countries in 2012 (the book was nominated in October 2012 as one of the best HR books of the year).

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What is this course about?

Human Resource Management (HRM) has experienced tremendous changes in the past 50 years and has become one of the key success factors for any business. If you are building up a team or managing people as a leader, or taking a new position in HRM this education course is for you. The course for managers is taught by Charles-Henri Besseyre des Horts, an Associate Professor at HEC Paris and one of the best HRM specialists in Europe. He will discuss how to use HRM as a strategic tool to deliver top-notch performance to the firm. Professor Besseyre des Horts presents his views with an exciting mix of theory and real life examples.


Who is this course for?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Executives
  • Line managers
  • HR managers
  • VPs of human resources

Course Program

Strategy, Basic Concepts and Evolution Free
The Strategic Roles of HRM: Business Partner, Value Creation, Outside-In
Strategy & HRM: Implementation, Contribution & Co-Construction
Strategic Decisions Where HRM Can Play a Key Role
Key Competencies Required for HRM to Be Strategic
HR Strategy
Reinforcing Strategic HRM through Stakeholders' Value Creation
Managing Organizational Risks and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
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