STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MGT3SHR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will focus on contemporary human resource management and employee relations issues within the context of developing high performance work systems. Students 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, students will analyse the importance of work-family balance, labour market flexibility, precarious forms of employment, job security and pay-for-performance. Students will 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, Must have completed 90 credit points

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT2HPW

Equivalent subjects MGT2HPW

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and explain the key components of high performance work systems in written and oral form, and apply them to modern organisations for the purpose of researching high performance work systems

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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 (Ethical behaviour)

02. Discuss (in written and oral form) 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 (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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 (Ethical behaviour)

03. Apply 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 (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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 (Ethical behaviour)

04. Evaluate the link between high performance work systems and human resource management and employee relations issues as they apply to modern organisations

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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 (Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, 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 2,500-word Essay30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour ExaminationExamination to be held in the examination period of the semester70 01, 02, 03, 04