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Online Session 3 Session 3,  3

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Enables the student to effectively conduct the management of diverse human resources, particularly in the international employment relations context. Fosters an understanding of International HRM as well as HRM practices in other countries.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction
Topic 2: The cultural context
Topic 3: The organisational context
Topic 4: Equity and non-equity modes of international operations
Topic 5: Recruitment and selection
Topic 6: Performance management
Topic 7: Training, careers, repatriation
Topic 8: Compensation, benefits and taxes
Topic 9: Global employment laws, labour relations, ethics and standards
Topic 10: Trends: Emerging types of assignees and assignments; women in international management; work-life balance
Topic 11: Trends: Managing knowledge; social responsibility, sustainability and diversity of human resources
Topic 12: Case studies: Globalising HRM

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 identify the range of HRM practices in an international context
2 examine the challenges in implementing HRM practices in an international context
3 develop management solutions to implementing HRM practices in an international context
4 research HRM practices in the context of at least two countries
5 compare the HRM practices in the context of at least two countries.

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

  1. identify the range of HRM practices in an international context
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  2. examine the challenges in implementing HRM practices in an international context
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  3. develop management solutions to implementing HRM practices in an international context
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  4. research HRM practices in the context of at least two countries
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  5. compare the HRM practices in the context of at least two countries.
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD Sr, 2013, International Human Resource Management, 7th edn, Cengage Learning, Melbourne. ISBN: 9781473719026.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.