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Unit Overview


This unit examines how to recruit and select the best employees for the job and how to ensure that those employees are motivated. It includes topics such as personnel selection and promotion; performance evaluation; job design and workload. It provides students with an understanding of theory, research and practice in contemporary human resource management, and knowledge of specific human resource management procedures and programs that can be implemented in organisations.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Human Resource Management major sequence
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) describe 'best practice' and 'best fit' HR strategies and how they affect an organisation's staffing policy and practices; (2) explain how aspects of an employee's job affects that person and the organisation; (3) compare and contrast the appropriateness of commonly used recruitment tools and techniques for selection and placement decisions; (4) describe different forms of performance measurement that can be used to validate selection systems and motivate performance; (5) list and compare major strategies for retaining talented staff; and (6) develop written communication skills in explaining well-researched staffing principles.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation ; (2) assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Rajiv Amarnani
Unit rules
HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.