People Management (LGVR)
Cod: 61073
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Management
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

 The aim of this course is to provide competences to students so that they can work in the human resource department of public or private organizations.

To attain this outcome, the course includes some relevant aspects of human resources management: its framework (the characterization of the human resources function and human resources management); the psycho-sociological aspects of human resources management; its insertion in the organizational strategy; job analysis and job evaluation; recruitment and selection; performance appraisal; compensation and benefits.



Human Capital;



On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• Analyze the framework of human resources management, legally and historically;

• Apply the psycho-sociological knowledge to the daily life of the organizations;

• Insert human resources management into the organizational strategy;

• Elaborate the documents that result from the job analysis and evaluate jobs;

• Recruit and select individuals;

• Assess the performance of employees;

• Give compensation and benefits to the employees.



1 – The portuguese system of labor relations.

2 - Human resources function and human resources management.

3 – Motivation.

4 – Leadership and emotional intelligence.

5 – Power, conflict and negotiation.

6 – Strategy for human resources.

7 - Job analysis and job description.

8 – Recruitment, selection, reception and socialization.

9 – Compensation and benefits.


Mandatory Reading

Lopes, A. (2012). Fundamentos de Gestão de Pessoas. Edições Sílabo.


Silva, V. P., Dicionário de Gestão de Recursos Humanos, Lisboa, Edição Sílabo.


Recommended reading:

Silva, Victor Paulo Gomes (march-april 2017), “A persistência da flexibilidade laboral”, RHmagazine, volume 109, pp. 30-32.


Lira, Miguel & Silva, Victor (2015), “Motivação intrínseca vs. Motivação extrínseca: a aplicação da escala WPI no contexto do setor público português”, Revista de Gestão, Finanças e Contabilidade (review of the Universidade do Estado da Bahia – Brasil), volume 5, nº 4, pp. 171-195.




Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).

 Very good computer skills; Computer vocabulary; Word processing; Internet.

Basic texts are written in Portuguese, however students are recommended to be competent in English because complementary readings may be in English.

Good knowledge of Management is a prerequisite for the adequate comprehension of this course unit.