Human Resource Management (HRM) is an integral part of your future career as a manager in any organisation. Nearly all managers are involved in forecasting staffing needs in their departments, recruiting and selecting new employees, training and developing these employees, appraising and nurturing their performance, and motivating them through pay and rewards. These activities must effectively support the organisation’s strategic goals and also be legal, fair and consistent. This intermediate level subject will develop your understanding and hands-on skills related to HRM. Knowing about HRM will also help when you are looking for a job or working in a non-managerial role since everyone is affected by their organisation’s human resource practices. While the focus of this subject is on what all managers need to know about HRM, it also provides the foundation step toward a career specialising in HRM.
|Academic unit:||Bond Business School|
|Subject title:||Human Resource Management|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Students are expected to notify the instructor of any absences with as much advance notice as possible.|
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Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.
At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Assess the fit of HR practices to strategy in organisations, demonstrating an appreciation for the concepts of strategic human resource management.
- Explain why and how to do human resource planning and job analysis.
- Explain the legal environment for HRM in Australia.
- Critique recruitment and selection practices and suggest improved approaches, based on research and sound practice.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to fully prepare to conduct a job interview.
- Describe effective practices in employee training and development.
- Advise on issues involving employee performance appraisal and performance management, discipline, and turnover.
- Recommend and justify appropriate employee compensation/remuneration practices suited to particular settings and goals.
|Class Participation||Class Attendance and Participation. All students are expected to attend classes, do any assigned readings, and participate in class sessions.||15%||Ongoing||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.|
|Briefing Paper||Briefing paper on the use of social media.||10%||Week 5||4.|
|Written Report||Recruitment and Selection Report.||25%||Week 9||5.|
|Computer-Aided Examination (Open)||Final Examination focusing primarily on class content.||25%||Week 13||1, 6, 7, 8.|
|Computer-Aided Examination (Open)||Mid-semester Examination focusing primarily on class content.||25%||Week 7 (Mid-Semester Examination Period)||1, 2, 3, 4.|
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to the interview plan assignment unless an extension is granted by the lecturer. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late. No late briefing papers will be accepted because these topics are discussed in class the day after the papers are due. With a university approved excuse such as a medical certificate, an opportunity to submit a briefing paper on an alternative topic later in the semester may be granted.
Policy on plagiarism
University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.
Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Additional subject information
As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
What is HRM and why does it matter?
How can a range of different HR practices be chosen and aligned to best support organisational success?
What laws affect the practice of HRM and what must organisations do to comply? What role is played by unions?
How can jobs be accurately described and why should they be? How can organisations forecast their future needs for staff so that they have neither too many nor too few people employed?
How can organisations find and attract potential new employees to apply for openings?
How can organisations select the right people to hire? How should interviews/testing/reference checking be conducted to be most effective?
How should an effective and strategically relevant training program be designed? What methods beyond formal training are used to develop employees for current and future needs?
How can employee performance be measured and how can managers help improve performance? What should be done when employees misbehave?
How should employees be paid and how can financial and nonfinancial rewards be used to motivate employees to deliver strategically relevant performance?
Why and how do employees quit, and what can organisations do to manage turnover strategically?