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WORK2205: Strategic Human Resource Management

This unit examines the strategic nature of human resource management (HRM) within organisations, building on the foundational coverage of HRM issues and concepts introduced in WORK1003. A central theme explored in this unit is how organisations can best and strategically manage their human resources for the mutual, long-term benefit of both employers and employees. The unit highlights the interplay between strategic focus of HRM and day-to-day processes and practices, including attraction and selection; retention and development; managing performance and rewards; diversity and inclusion; workplace health and well-being; and conflict management. Students in this unit are asked to consider and evaluate many of the ‘big’ people management challenges facing organisations in a rapidly changing economic and social context.

Code WORK2205
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
Completion of 24 credit points of 1000-level units of study
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. design and implement policies and practices appropriate to enhancing employee capability, well-being and contribution in particular organisational contexts
  • LO2. analyse business priorities and problems in particular organisational contexts by recommending and justifying appropriate human resource strategies and practices
  • LO3. understand and answer questions that test core definitions of human resource management learnt in this unit through a quiz that assesses HR terms and their application in real world situations.