Seminar: HRM: Recruiting and Promotion

Course Description

In today’s knowledge society, people, i.e. human capital, are often a company’s most valuable asset. It follows that the management of human resources is of great importance to organizations. This course will target two areas of HRM: the recruitment of personnel and the promotion of employees within the organizational hierarchy. It will focus on employer branding for different types of organizations and on the coordination, selection and incentive effects of promotions.   


As part of the course students will come up with their own research question within an assigned topic area, and will write a seminar paper (15 pages, 70% of the grade) answering this research question based on available literature. Students will present their findings twice in front of all other participants: once at an interim stage (presentation is not graded) and once at the end (20% of grade). Contribution to the discussion of fellow students’ presentation will be part of the course grade (10%).


Please note that the seminar is already fully booked, including a waiting list.

Time Schedule

14.03.2017: 14:00-16:00

20.03.2017: one slot between 14:00 and 18:00

04.04.2017: 16:00-20:30

02.05.2017: deadline seminar paper

16.05.2017: one slot between 14:00 and 18:00

30.05.2017: 14:00-20:00

31.05.2017: 17:30-19:30