HR Strategies and Processes (WORK2205)


Building on the foundational coverage of Human Resource Management (HRM) issues and concepts provided in WORK1003, this unit provides a more focused understanding of key HRM concepts, processes, strategies and practices. The unit covers the way HR concepts, such as the employee psychological contract, might shape HR strategies and practices and highlights the interplay between the strategic approaches to HR and the practices of HR including talent attraction and selection; talent retention and development; managing performance and rewards; diversity and inclusion strategies, workplace health and well being to name a few. It concludes with an investigation of how the HRM system can be effectively evaluated to capture the long term sustainability of the HR processes and strategies adopted.

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Further unit of study information


1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1hour tutorial per week


multiple choice exam (10%), tutorial activities (20%), research essay (30%), final exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


24 credit points of Junior units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002)



Additional Information

This is the compulsory unit of study for the Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management major.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.