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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

This unit aims to give HR practitioners and line managers the knowledge and skills to engage in strategic human resource planning in the context of the major human resource functions, to develop a business case to support strategic judgements and to advocate strategic approaches to organisational stakeholders. As the unit deals with concepts and skills related to other HR units, the unit also aims to give students research-related skills to more fully engage with course content and assessment and is recommended that students they undertake this unit early in their HR studies.

Unit content

  1. Understanding the Organisation's Business and the Role of Strategy for Organisations (private and public sector and NGOs).
  2. Strategic Planning Models and Processes
    • resource-based view
    • research skills.
  3. Vertical and Horizontal Fit of HRM Processes in Organisational Strategy.
  4. The Role of HR Activities and Design of the HR Function - research skills.
  5. The Role of the HR Professional: Ethics and Practice
  6. The Role of Human Resource Metrics and Information Systems.
  7. The Politics of HR Strategy.
  8. Developing and Advocating a Business Case for Strategic HRM Interventions.
  9. Contemporary Issues in SHRM in the Asia Pacific
  10. Critical Evaluation of SHRM

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply scholarly theory, concepts and practical processes to Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)
2 critically analyse the major HR functions, processes and players within an organisational context and appreciation of their role in strategic HR.
3 research, analyse and cogently argue appropriate and creative solutions to human resource management issues in academic and workplace genres
4 construct a business case for and advocate to organisational stakeholders regarding particular SHRM approaches

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply scholarly theory, concepts and practical processes to Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. critically analyse the major HR functions, processes and players within an organisational context and appreciation of their role in strategic HR.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. research, analyse and cogently argue appropriate and creative solutions to human resource management issues in academic and workplace genres
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. construct a business case for and advocate to organisational stakeholders regarding particular SHRM approaches
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Boxall, P & Purcell, J, 2011, Strategy and Human Resource Management, 3rd edn, Palgrave Macmillan, London.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.