MGT8034 Strategic Management of Human Resources and Innovation
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm.
This course is an advanced study of strategic human resource management (SHRM) and innovation in practice. The course is designed to not only provide students with knowledge but to relate knowledge to practice specifically relating to a range of SHRM policies, procedures and frameworks. It uses the resource-based view of strategy as a basis to formulate policies and practices by applying SHRM to business needs, including staffing policies, succession planning and strategies for retrenchment, job design, remuneration, performance management and occupational health and safety. Modern managers require assistance from HR planners in such a way that HR strategies are assets manifest in meeting business goals. The course navigates its way through various HR theoretical frameworks and demonstrates how policies and procedures can be enacted to assist managers to improve performance targets and performance metrics. The course is designed to develop problem solving and critical reflection skills to help students solve complex organisational problems across different contexts.