GSBS6040

Human Resource Management

10 Units

This course provides an introduction to human resource management (HRM), and to frameworks explaining the core functions of HRM i.e. planning, recruitment, development, reward, voice and exit. In particular, students will consider how responsibility for people management is distributed inside and outside the organisation. The course takes a very practical view of HRM, using many examples, exercises, and cases. Students are encouraged to think about what HRM means ¿ how it differs according to the nature of work, by organisation, by industry sector, and in different regions and countries ¿ and to consider what constitutes ethical human resource management.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and examine fundamental HRM concepts;
  2. Critically evaluate various HRM theories and frameworks to assess their fundamental assumptions, intellectual rigour, and practical value;
  3. Develop skills in framing, researching and presenting solutions to workplace problems;
  4. Communicate how and why HRM policy and practice differs according to context;
  5. Consider the range of competencies and roles required of HRM practitioners and other managers of people within various organisational settings;
  6. Develop an appreciation of the ethical challenges inherent in managing people in an equitable way.
Content

This course will include but is not limited to the following topics:

Defining Human Resource Management (HRM)

  1. Definitions, Frameworks and Values
  2. HRM Models and the link to strategy and the environment
  3. Rules, roles and functions ” who does what?


HRM policies and practices

  1. Human resource planning, job analysis and work design
  2. Recruitment & Selection
  3. Learning and development
  4. Performance management
  5. Pay and rewards
  6. Health, safety, equal opportunity and diversity
  7. Employee representation and consultation


HRM in a societal context

  1. Evaluating HRM performance
  2. An integrated picture of HRM at work
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem Based Learning Exercise/Written Assignment (Individual)
  • Formal Examination: Formal Examination (Individual)
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials
  • Human Resource Management
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6040

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