Strategic HRM Planning and Evaluation

Subject MGMT90010 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance
Prerequisites: Entry into the Master of Human Resource Management
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This subject focuses on the link between HRM and business strategies and operations. The subject examines fundamental concepts in Strategic Human Resource Management including the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of HR activities. A focus will be on the fit between HR and business strategy, and the congruence among HR activities. The changing nature of the HRM function and its impact on HR professionals will also be considered. As such it provides a framework for understanding HRM that is further developed in subsequent subjects in the degree.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Analyse the relationship between business strategy and operations and HR strategy and planning;
  • Identify and prioritise HR strategies in order to contribute to an organisation's competitive advantage;
  • Assess the congruence and coherence of HR activities;
  • Identify the different ways to evaluate the effectiveness of HR activities;
  • Demonstrate the size and scope of HRM's contribution to organisational performance.
  • Assignment(s) not exceeding 3000 words (50%) in the second half of the semester
  • Take-home examination (50%) at the end of semester
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Critical analytical skills, which should be developed through small group discussions, groups exercises and case studies;
  • Problem-solving skills, which should be developed through case studies and assignments that will require students to evaluate the appropriateness of various HR strategies for given organisational business strategies and structure;
  • Verbal and written communication skills, which should be developed through group discussions and major projects.
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Global People Management
Master of Human Resource Management

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