The effective management of human resources is becoming an increasingly vital concern in organisations, whether they are professional practices employing only a few staff, multinational corporations, public sector or not-for-profit organisations. The impact of globalisation, increased competition for talented employees, skills shortages and changing expectations of the employment relationship pose increasingly complex challenges for all organisations. A sound understanding of human resource principles and concepts and how to implement human resource policies and procedures is of importance to human resource specialists and line managers alike. Effective human resource management requires a thorough knowledge of, and skills in, various people management functions, together with the ability to meld these functions into a carefully planned, well-integrated program that will assist organisations achieve their objectives. In this unit you will examine current HRM topics and bridge theory and practice by examining issues from both strategic and operational perspectives. There is a focus on students’ understanding of the skills required to be an effective human resources specialist or people manager. HR matters in this unit are examined from the perspective of managers, HR specialists and employees.
|Unit name||Managing People and the Employment Relationship|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Dr Bernard Mees
Dr Bernard Mees
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|LO1||Demonstrate broad knowledge of Human Resource Management’s function within an organisation including HR’s role and responsibilities in people management and strategic business decision making.|
|LO2||Demonstrate knowledge of human resource management theory and principles and the ability to apply theory and principles to practical HR situations|
|LO3||Practice human resource management|
|LO4||Communicate in oral and written formats in the language/lexicon and standard of an HR professional.|
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $2,702.00||080303|
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Presentation (40%), Report (60%)
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