2014 Unit of Study

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Human Resource Strategies
UoS Code WORK2211
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites 40 credit points of units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002)
Prohibitions WORK2011, IREL2011
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week
Assessment readiness assessments (30%), team strategy activities (20%), reflective journal assignment (30%), and final strategy assessment (20%)
Description This unit examines the links between human resource management and strategic management in different kinds of organisations, both in Australia and overseas. It provides a critical and in-depth analysis of the human resource management theories, paying particular attention to the concepts of strategy, people management and organisational performance. The unit considers contemporary and controversial issues in human resource management, which may include downsizing, outsourcing, knowledge management, governance and social responsibility.