STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MGT3SHR

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will apply your knowledge of human resource management and employees relations practices to a range of contemporary organisational problems.  You will examine the relationship between human resource management and organisational strategy, and analyse the impact of high performance work systems on employee attitudes and behaviours, and organisational performance.  You will explore a range of challenges confronting HR practitioners, including the gender diversity in organistions, precarious forms of employment, the use of human resource metrics and ethical problems in HRM.  You will develop novel and defensible HR solutions to address these challenges.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElise Lee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MGT2HRM and completion of 180 credit points.

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. Critically analyse emerging issues related to HRM, and recommend defensible HR solutions to these issues to improve individual and organisational performance.

Activities:
Case studies, class discussions, experiential exercises, comprehension questions and independent reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explore the impact of human resource management practices on employee outcomes and organisational performance.

Activities:
Case studies, class discussions, experiential exercises, comprehension questions and independent reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Explain the key components of high performance work systems and critically analyse their influence on employee and business performance.

Activities:
Case studies, class discussions, experiential exercises, comprehension questions and independent reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative 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 (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop a persuasive proposal for the implementation of human resource management practices to address a particular challenge facing an organisation.

Activities:
Case studies, class discussions, experiential exercises, comprehension questions and independent reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative 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 (Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElise Lee

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*
HR Consultancy Plan (800 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Writing; Critical thinking.20 01, 02, 04
HR Consultancy Proposal (1800 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Writing; Critical thinking; Problem-solving; Quantitative literacy, and Inquiry/Research.40 01, 02, 04
Case Study Analysis (1800 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Writing; Critical thinking, Problem-solving, and Inquiry/Research.40 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2019, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElise Lee

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*
HR Consultancy Plan (800 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Writing; Critical thinking.20 01, 02, 04
HR Consultancy Proposal (1800 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Writing; Critical thinking; Problem-solving; Quantitative literacy, and Inquiry/Research.40 01, 02, 04
Case Study Analysis (1800 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Writing; Critical thinking, Problem-solving, and Inquiry/Research.40 01, 02, 03, 04