This unit examines the theoretical foundations of strategic human resource management and then critically analyses the empirical evidence related to a range of HR strategies deployed in contemporary workplaces, both in Australia and internationally. In doing so, the unit explores the issues underpinning emerging HR strategies, their implementation and the outcomes experienced within the organisation and the wider environment. The HR strategies studied involve those that focus on managing a contemporary workforce and may include human resources strategies associated with: the management of front line workers, teams, non-standard forms of employment, job quality and work-life balance, and gender and diversity at work, for example.
1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour seminar/tutorial
presentation (20%); group report (20%); essay (20%); final exam (40%)
This is a core unit for the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses.
WORK5002 or WORK5003