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MGT2000 Staffing and Remuneration

Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Springfield
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise

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Examiner: Kim Southey
Moderator: Shalene Werth

Other requisites

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 //


A finely assembled employee resource can provide a unique contribution to a firmís competitive advantage. Whilst respecting legislative obligations, this will only be achieved if, from the outset, appropriate pools of candidates are attracted to work for the firm and from which the firm selects employees best suited to meeting the objectives of the business. After shaping its employee resource, the firm needs to retain and motivate its unique assembly of employees by welcoming them and rewarding them appropriately.


One of the key challenges facing modern-day organisations is to ensure that the organisation is staffed with competent, committed and appropriately talented people. In order to achieve this, appropriate staffing, remuneration and reward strategies and practices are essential. These are key areas of human resource management and numerous HRM professionals specialise in this field. This course examines how the work done in organisations needs to rest upon forming proper work requirements, matching people to jobs, managing job information, assessing the value of jobs and remunerating employees for their work. This course covers relevant theory and practice about the fit between organisational strategy, staffing, remuneration and reward.


On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. understand the relationship between organisational strategy, human resource management, staffing and remuneration in an organisation
  2. understand and apply principles, processes and practices related to the staffing of organisations with appropriately qualified employees
  3. understand and apply principles, processes and practices related to the remuneration and reward of employees
  4. demonstrate academic and professional literacy skills by understanding and applying relevant principles, concepts and theory
  5. demonstrate ethical research and enquiry skills and intermediate level written communication skills by preparing and submitting a written assignment that adheres to norms of academic integrity.


Description Weighting(%)
1. A strategic approach to staffing the firm 10.00
2. Tools for the staffing strategy 10.00
3. Enacting the staffing strategy: recruiting 10.00
4. Enacting the staffing strategy: short-listing 10.00
5. Enacting the staffing strategy: selecting, appointing and inducting 10.00
6. Setting the stage for strategic compensation 10.00
7. Determining base pay 10.00
8. Incentive pay 10.00
9. Benefits 10.00
10. International pay 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • Phillips, JM et al 2010, Staffing and remuneration strategy and practice, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, New South Wales.
    (students may use the 2013 edition.)

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • AHRI, HR Monthly.
    (monthly publication.)
  • Stone, R 2010, Managing human resources, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Queensland.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Assessments 40.00
Directed Study 28.00
Lectures 28.00
Private Study 59.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
CMA TEST 10 5 26 Mar 2014
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 100 45 06 May 2014
EXAMINATION PART A 20 20 End S1 (see note 1)

  1. The examination is scheduled to be held in the end-of-semester examination period. Students will be advised of the official examination date for Examination (Parts A and B) after the timetable has been finalised. The total working time for Examination (Parts A and B) is 2 hours.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    This is a restricted examination. Candidates are allowed access to specific materials during the examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the examination for this course are:
    1. writing materials (non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination)
    2. English translation dictionaries (but not technical dictionaries).
    Students are not permitted to take mobile telephones, pagers or other electronic means of communication into the examination room.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Assignments:
    1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must submit the assignment to the USQ.
    2. Students may be required to provide an electronic copy of assignments submitted for assessment purposes. Such copies should be despatched to the USQ within 24 hours of receipt of a request to do so.
    3. In accordance with university policy, the examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  2. Referencing in assignments:
    Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at //

  3. Course weightings:
    Course weightings of topics should not be interpreted as applying to the number of marks allocated to questions testing those topics in an examination paper. The examination may test material already tested in assignments.

Other requirements

  1. Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
    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 //