HRMT5518 Strategic Human Resource Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Content
This unit focuses on strategic issues relating to the management of the human resource in contemporary organisations. Topics incorporate current issues and emerging trends which reflect the dynamic nature of this area of study including human resource management as a source of competitive advantage; performance management; career development; workforce engagement; compensation and rewards; and employee retention.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain and apply contemporary evidence-based human resource management knowledge to real-world situations; (2) apply critical thinking and diagnostic skills to analyse case studies and realistic scenarios using human resource management theories and concepts; (3) develop strategic solutions to a range of human resource management challenges in the contemporary workplace that incorporate multiple stakeholder perspectives; (4) identify and describe key theoretical principles underpinning contemporary trends in the area of human resource management policy and practice; and (5) demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) assignments; and (3) group strategic HRM plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Renata Casado
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
HRMT5504 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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