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 topics in human resource management 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. Human resources matters in this unit are examined from the perspective of managers, human resources specialists and employees.
|Unit name||People, Work and Wellbeing|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Mr Russell Steyne|Doctor Saeed Loghman|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Identify and critically analyse the nexus between leadership and human resources management practices in managing people effectively in different organisational contexts
- Evaluate current workplace challenges faced by complex, contemporary organisations and their implications for the future of work
- Construct and communicate convincing arguments relating to the effective application of theory to practice regarding contemporary people management
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
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Workshop (blended) 180 minutes, 4 per semester
Blobk workshop (face to face) 300 minutes, 2.4 days per semester
|Assessment||Group Presentation (50%)|Collaborative Forum Post (15%)|Literature Review (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Boxall, P and Purcell, J 2015, Strategy and Human Resource Management, 4th edition, Palsgrave Macmillan, London.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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