Students in this subject examine the key policies and practices of HR, including the attraction and retention of employees, developing, evaluating and rewarding performance. We evaluate the impact of HR policies and practices from the perspective of workplace stakeholders, including employees, unions, management and organisations.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Identify HR's operational, managerial, and strategic responsibilities
Understand the link between HR strategies and organisational performance
Gain research-based, practical knowledge on how organisations recruit, select, develop and reward employees
Apply key concepts and research to individual HR problems, presented in case studies
The ability to synthesise and evaluate key HR theories and their application to organisational issues;
Written and verbal communication skills, which should be developed through the preparation of essays and presentations;
Fundamental skills necessary for teamwork, including negotiation, communication and delegation skills.