Human Resource Management links people-related activities to business strategy. The course develops a critical understanding of the role and functions of the various human resource activities in an organisation, providing students with a comprehensive review of key HRM concepts, techniques and issues. Topics include job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, evaluation, performance management, occupational health and safety, and the strategic contribution of HRM to organisational performance and evaluating HRM effectiveness. Working with contemporary case studies, students not only engage in collaborative and individual work processes but use communication and discourse characteristic of the HRM context and environment.
Availability2019 Course Timetables
Newcastle City Precinct
- Winter - 2019
- Semester 2 - 2019
- Semester 2 - 2019
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Define strategic HRM
2. Analyse human resource planning and forecasting techniques
3. Investigate and interpret the key procedures in recruitment and selection
4. Create employee performance management and rewards systems
5. Describe and analyse training and development
6. Illustrate the essential features of a human resource information system
7. Analyse and evaluate significant contemporary issues in human resource management including HRM's contribution to organisational performance
8. Apply and communicate the appropriate theoretical models in HRM discussions
9. Employ self analysis to evaluate and reflect upon personal academic outcomes and apply it to affect improvement.
The following topics are addressed in the course:
- H.R.M development, models and strategic alignment.
- HRM structures and HR manager's profile and competencies.
- Human resource planning and career development.
- Job analysis and job redesign.
- Affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and managing diversity.
- Recruitment, selection and dismissal
- Performance and evaluation.
- Reward management.
- Occupational health and safety.
- Training and development.
- Auditing HRM. Evaluating HRM's contribution to organisational competitiveness.
- Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
Students must have successfully completed IRHR1001 or MNGT1001 or SOCS2100.
Written Assignment: Workshop Assignments
Written Assignment: Individual Portfolio
Formal Examination: End of Semester Examination
Ourimbah and Newcastle City Precinct
Integrated Learning Session
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.