HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MGT2HRX

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore the strategic and operational issues involved in managing staff in the workplace. You will examine the challenges facing human resource managers in contemporary Australian organisations and seeks to develop an understanding of human resource management practices in our continually changing social, economic, industrial relations and organisational environments. You will explore the reasons underpinning the increasing recognition of human resource management (HRM) within organisations as well as the field's underlying purposes.Throughout this subject an emphasis is placed on a strategic approach to HRM in addition to the functional and operational aspects.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB and MGT1FOX

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT2HRM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHuman Resource Management Learner ResourcePrescribedDidasko Digital, 2017Didasko Group

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the basic concepts of human resource management from both a theoretical and applied perspective, and demonstrate how these make HRM a unique source of competitive advantage.

Activities:
Online activities Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Discuss the need for organisations to facilitate the strategic partnership between management and employees.

Activities:
Online activities Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

03. Select and analyse relevant academic literature to provide critical analysis of HRM.

Activities:
Online activities Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Summarise, analyse and organise case studies and research materials on a range of HRM topics through cooperative teamwork.

Activities:
Online activities Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Present a portfolio of work based on key HRM concepts.

Activities:
Online activities Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour Examination50 01, 02
Group Report (equivalent to 3,500 words)4 students per group (1,000 words per student). This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Discipline-specific knowledge and skills, critical thinking, inquiry/research and quantitative literacy. To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided30 03, 04
HRM Skills Portfolio individual assignment (1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided20 05

Online, 2018, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 47
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour Examination50 01, 02
Group Report (equivalent to 3,500 words)4 students per group (1,000 words per student). This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Discipline-specific knowledge and skills, critical thinking, inquiry/research and quantitative literacy. To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided30 03, 04
HRM Skills Portfolio individual assignment (1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided20 05

Online, 2018, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour Examination50 01, 02
Group Report (equivalent to 3,500 words)4 students per group (1,000 words per student). This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Discipline-specific knowledge and skills, critical thinking, inquiry/research and quantitative literacy. To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided30 03, 04
HRM Skills Portfolio individual assignment (1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided20 05

Online, 2018, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour Examination50 01, 02
Group Report (equivalent to 3,500 words)4 students per group (1,000 words per student). This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Discipline-specific knowledge and skills, critical thinking, inquiry/research and quantitative literacy. To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided30 03, 04
HRM Skills Portfolio individual assignment (1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided20 05

Online, 2018, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour Examination50 01, 02
Group Report (equivalent to 3,500 words)4 students per group (1,000 words per student). This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Discipline-specific knowledge and skills, critical thinking, inquiry/research and quantitative literacy. To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided30 03, 04
HRM Skills Portfolio individual assignment (1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the link provided20 05