MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management
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 introduces students to strategies for managing people in the workplace, via the theory and practice of human resource management (HRM). It outlines key issues in the management of people as employees of an organisation and the development of organisational strategies, policies, and processes relating to the use of these human resources. After examining some current controversies affecting the world of work, the course provides an overview of the key functions undertaken by managers with responsibility for effectively utilising and retaining an organisation's human resources - functions such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, etc. Relationships between these functions are discussed, as are their implications for both an organisation and its employees. The final section of the course invites students to examine the predispositions, attitudes and ways of working that they bring to their roles as managers. This course provides the foundation for the HRM majors and is therefore essential for students likely to work in the HRM profession. It will, however, also be useful for anyone likely to be involved in managing people within an organisation.