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 to 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||Doctor Saeed Loghman|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): ECA|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|ECA Melbourne||Semester 2||On-Campus||International|
|ECA Melbourne||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||International|
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- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 3||11/9/2023||4/10/2023||26/10/2023||10/12/2023|
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- Identify and critically analyse the nexus between leadership strategy 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 and social expectations (including SDG compliance).
- Construct and communicate arguments relating to the application of theory to practice regarding contemporary people management.
- Demonstrate effective peer-review in individual and group settings.
|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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Workshop (blended) 180 minutes, 4 per semester
Blobk workshop (face to face) 300 minutes, 2.4 days per semester
|Assessment||Discussion Post (online) (20%)|Group Presentation (40%)|Literature Review (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Weekly academic and industry articles will be provided.
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