STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MGT3SHR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will focus on contemporary human resource management and employee relations issues within the context of developing high performance work systems. You will critically investigate the importance and impact of high performance work systems on employee relations, as well as trade union and non-trade union approaches. Within a high performance work systems framework, we will analyse the importance of work-family balance, labour market flexibility, precarious forms of employment, job security and pay-for-performance. You will also examine high performance work systems from labour process theory and critical management perspectives. Both private and public sector cases will be used to demonstrate the practice and challenges of building high performance work systems.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Bartram

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MGT2HRM and must have completed at least 90 credit points subjects in their degree

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT2HPW

Equivalent subjects MGT2HPW

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCompilation of academic readingsPrescribedAs directedAs directed

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Utilise discipline specific knowledge and skills to identify and explain the key components of high performance work systems in written form, and apply them to modern organisations

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate critical thinking through discussion (in written form) of the importance and impact of human resource management and employee relations as they apply to union and non-union management approaches in modern organisations

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Demonstrate inquiry research through the application of theoretical and practical high performance work systems approaches to business challenges that arise in modern organisations

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Demonstrate quantitative literacy through the evaluation of the link between high performance work systems, human resource management and business performance in modern organisations

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Bartram

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Major Assignment (2500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Critical thinking, Quantitative literacy and Inquiry/Research.50 02, 03, 04
Final Examination (2 h) (2000 word equivalent)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.50 01

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Bartram

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Major Assignment (2500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Critical thinking, Quantitative literacy and Inquiry/Research.50 02, 03, 04
Final Examination (2 h) (2000 word equivalent)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.50 01