Managing Human Resources and Employment Relations
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
This course introduces the concepts relevant to the management of human resources and employment relations. It critically reviews the current HRM function within organisations and the elements of the legal and institutional environment that affect organisational practices. Specific attention will be given to contemporary issues in the practice of HRM and Employment Relations.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyse the role and contribution of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations to the management of organisations.
2. Apply HRM and Employment Relations theories, models and concepts to workplace situations.
3. Critically evaluate contemporary debates surrounding HRM and Employment Relations.
4. Explain the range of competencies and roles required of HRM and Employment Relations practitioners within various organisational settings.
This course will cover these topics:
1. Human Resource Management (HRM) and Employment Relations (ER)
• Values and assumptions
• Roles, fads and fashions.
2. The context of HRM and ER
• Economic, technological, political and social context
• Legal and ethical context
• Strategy and HRM/ER
• Organisational context – the nature of work, organisations, and jobs
3. HRM and ER practices, including:
• Job analysis and competency profiling
• Work and workplace design
• Recruitment and selection
• Performance management
• Learning and Development
• Management of Diversity
• Remuneration and reward systems
• Management of health, safety, wellness
• Employee voice and consultation
• The ethics of HRM/ER
4. Evaluating HRM and ER performance.
GSBS6042 Employment Relations is being offered in Trimester 1, 2007
Students taking this course cannot take the on-line course GSBS6040 Human Resouce Management.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term