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MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Management and Marketing

Other requisites

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This course focuses on how human resource management (HRM) can create sustainable value for organisations and society. Human well-being is given a central place in the strategy and implementation of human resource management in organisations and this approach emphasizes the importance of nurturing the cognitive, affective and behavioural qualities of people. This course presents the continuous-improvement HRM decision-making framework as a tool to develop critical and innovative thinking necessary to make HR-related decisions within the unique circumstances of any organisation - small, medium and large businesses and in private and public enterprises. The course concentrates on the process of effective strategic human resource management (SHRM) guiding students in how the HR practitioner turns theory into practice.

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2012 External
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba