University of Technology Sydney

21720 Human Resource Management

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Anti-requisite(s): 21866 Human Resource Management: Concepts and Applications



This subject presents an introduction to the field of human resource management (HRM). Topics covered include historical steps in the development of the human resource function and the forces that have shaped its development; the role and importance of strategic HRM; ethical considerations in HRM and contribution to good corporate governance; implications of HRM policies and procedures for human and other forms of sustainability; the importance of effective HR information systems; the contribution of various HR functions such as job analysis and design, recruitment, selection, remuneration management, performance management and appraisal as well as training and development; the role of key stakeholders including government, industrial tribunals and associations; forms of regulation and entitlements including legislation, awards and agreements; handling workplace grievances and performance problems; managing diversity and EEO. A key component of the subject is an online HRM simulation, where students use data analytical tools and enter decisions to enhance HRM operations and organisational outcomes.

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