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Understanding Human Resources is important if you want to be an employee, a manager or a HR professional. The policies and practices of HR determine how people enter, are rewarded, progress through or remain with an organisation. HR provides supervisors with the tools to manage their employees. This subject offers practical insights into HR policies and practices including job design, recruitment and selection; performance management; reward systems; training and development; career management; employment relations and international HRM. The subject will also address contemporary issues such as the role of social media and changes in the nature of work on the effectiveness of HR policies and practices for employees and organisations.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Develop and understanding of HR's operational, managerial and strategic responsibilities
- Gain research-based, practical knowledge on how organisations recruit, select, develop and reward employees
- Apply theories and research to individual HR problems presented in case studies
- Utilise HR concepts to develop your skills as an effective employee or manager
- Critically analyse and make recommendations for improvement of human resource management practices
- High level of development: written communication; application of theory to practice; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
- Moderate level of development: oral communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; interpretation and analysis; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.
Last updated: 25 January 2020