|Semester 1, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Foundations of HRM|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|ASCED code :||080303 - Human Resource Management|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||7 March 2021|
Examiner: Shalene Werth
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/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
The role of the contemporary human resource professional is to provide the organisation with transformational services, either separate to or in addition to the traditional transactional work of personnel departments of the past. At the core of this transformational role, HRM professionals are expected to comprehend and contribute to the crafting of organisational strategy. This course provides the foundation for the human resource management (HRM) major and therefore provides essential theory for students undertaking studies in this major. This course is suitable for students who are likely to work in the HRM profession but it will, however, also be useful for anyone likely to be involved in managing people within an organisation. The content introduces students to a wide range of topics related to HRM and follows a strategic approach towards understanding the alignment between organisational strategy and human resource management.
This course provides an introduction to human resource management (HRM) that allows students to develop a conceptual understanding of the HRM profession by presenting an overview of the principles, theories and practices related to HRM. The overarching focus of the course is to inform students about how the human resources component positively contributes to the core business by cultivating the organisation's competitive advantage and sustainable value, whether the organisation be a small, medium or large business, or operating as either private or public enterprise. Students will initially explore the linkage between HRM and organisational strategy. For this purpose, the course concentrates on the pervasive influence of strategic human resource management (SHRM) on the HRM functions. After establishing the influence of strategy on the HRM function, the course proceeds to provide students with foundation knowledge across an array of HRM operational responsibilities such as work health and safety, talent management, employment relations, international human resource management and diversity, and HRM into the future.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- describe key human resource management (HRM) concepts and core HRM processes;
- analyse the role that HRM principles and processes have in enabling the strategic achievement of organisational goals;
- discuss contemporary issues related to HRM;
- examine the regulatory environment specific to managing human resources in organisations;
- examine the skills and tools that HRM professionals require to effectively advise line and senior managers;
- work independently to research, examine and evaluate ideas from a number of texts for the purpose of creating a scholarly script to fulfil the requirements of a written assignment.
|1.||Strategic human resource management||20.00|
|2.||The functions and roles of the human resource professional||60.00|
|3.||Human resource management in a changing world||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=MGT1001)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||10||5||17 Mar 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||100||45||22 Apr 2021|
|OPEN EXAM - TAKE HOME||50||50||End S1||(see note 1)|
- This will be a take home exam. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the exam by their examiner via StudyDesk. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the Alternate Assessment Schedule has been released.
Important assessment information
Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility 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.
On-campus: 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.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2021 are: To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Requirements after S1, 2021:
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.)
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2021 are: To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Requirements after S1, 2021:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
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.
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2021 are: An Open Examination is one in which candidates may have access to any printed or written material and a calculator during the examination.
Requirements after S1, 2021:
This is a closed examination. Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the examination. Students are not permitted to take dictionaries, mobile telephones, pagers or other electronic means of communication into the examination room.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Normally Deferred and Supplementary Examinations are held in the next Examination period. In S1 2021 selected courses will pilot an early Deferred and Supplementary Examination period held within 30 business days of results release. The list of courses involved can be found at https://cmsauth.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/exams/supplementary-and-deferred-assessment.
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 http://policy.usq.edu.au.
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 http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.