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Digital HRM


  • Terms offered: Each winter term
  • Course format: 4 hours
  • Examination: Seminar paper and presentation
  • Language: English
  • Date & time: Weekly sessions from 18.10.17 – 06.12.17, Wednesdays, 8 – 12 (c.t.)
  • Room: 006 Kaulbachstr. 45
  • Max. Participants: 24
  • Attendance to all sessions of the course is mandatory

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Course Format

The digital transformation significantly changes the traditional way of how organizations manage their human resources. Besides the automatization of HRM processes, information technologies also have increasing impact on the talent management process, such as employee attraction, selection and hiring, workforce planning, engagement and performance management, training and development, health and safety, and retention management. For instance, online social networks can be used for applicant attraction and job referrals. Moreover, software as a service and cloud-based computing solutions are increasingly implemented to manage employee relationships. The application of information technologies involves an ever increasing mass of data that accrues. Successful HRM of the future depends on the ability to exploit these data.

The seminar takes up challenges and opportunities the human resource function faces in the digital age. It particularly focuses on how data-based human resource management and people analytics contribute to strategic decision making, and thus, can add value to the firm. Taking a value chain approach to people analytics, discussions center around the implications of digital HRM for each step in the talent management process. The course involves a mix of practical insights, theoretical input, and methodological tools. The format is highly interactive, and includes discussions, group work, ad-hoc and prepared presentations.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and a transcript of records to Julia Ebert ( Application Deadline is September 15th, 2017.
After the deadline we will contact you with further information about whether we can offer you a seminar spot. Please notice that the withdrawal from the seminar after acceptance of this spot counts as a fail (grade 5,0). For further information see:


For Participation eligibility please check the LSF and the “Modulhandbuch” applicable to your PStO.

Course materials

Course materials can be downloaded via the LSF before the sessions. The password will be provided in the first session.