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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2
Online Session 2 N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A Session 2
Singapore - SIPMM N/A Session 1,  2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

36 credit points in any SCU units AND MNG10247 - Managing Organisations

Unit aim

Develops an understanding of strategic management planning, implementation and human resource development. Students learn methods of applying HR metrics and workforce analytics. Workforce Designer takes a greater strategic and macro approach, examining timely agendas such as resilience and organisational sustainability related to planning

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding strategic HRM and the Resource Based View (RBV)

Topic 2: Intro to strategic planning (SWOT, vulnerability audits) by examining the contemporary issues in HRM in the Asia Pacific Region

Topic 3: HR metrics

Topic 4: Examining outsourcing and (HRD), emphasis on training

Topic 5: Sustainability in strategic HRM (learning organisations and innovative behaviour).

Topic 6: Comparing the impact of globalisation on HR in different countries (evidence of poor planning, evidence of accidents, acceptance of mistakes, high turnover, stress, over-engineering, over-reliance).

Topic 7: Transferring HRM policies and practices in multinational companies - Smart systems (emphasis on training and development, bi-directional communication, changing incentive systems, in-sourcing).

Topic 8: Managing diversity, social inclusion and change in the workplace so as to build effective performance management systems.

Topic 9: Understanding the impact of the aging population, work -life management and high performance teams/ virtual teams

Topic 10: Managing talent and the retention of skilled workers/ mission critical skills set/ ethical implications of brain drain and the debacles around outsourcing/ knowledge management: capture and retention of tacit knowledge - Public private sector, non profit, SME.

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 discuss the Resource-Based View (RBV) of the firm and its relationship with workforce metrics and analytical tools
2 identify factors affecting strategic planning by examining the contemporary issues in HRM in the Asia Pacific Region (the implication of poor planning and high turnover)
3 identify smart systems and the impact upon sustainability, learning organisations and the innovative behaviour of employees
4 demonstrate an understanding of HR metrics, workforce analytics, HRD tools, performance management systems, and high performance and virtual team
5 identify antecedents and outcomes associated with the retention of skilled workers, mission critical skills sets, ethical implications of outsourcing, knowledge management in the public/ private sector, SMEs and not-for profit organisations.

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

  1. discuss the Resource-Based View (RBV) of the firm and its relationship with workforce metrics and analytical tools
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. identify factors affecting strategic planning by examining the contemporary issues in HRM in the Asia Pacific Region (the implication of poor planning and high turnover)
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. identify smart systems and the impact upon sustainability, learning organisations and the innovative behaviour of employees
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. demonstrate an understanding of HR metrics, workforce analytics, HRD tools, performance management systems, and high performance and virtual team
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. identify antecedents and outcomes associated with the retention of skilled workers, mission critical skills sets, ethical implications of outsourcing, knowledge management in the public/ private sector, SMEs and not-for profit organisations.
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Connell, J & Teo, S, 2010, Strategic HRM - Contemporary Issues in the Asia Pacific Region, Tilde University Press, Australia.

  • Connell, J & Teo, S, 2010, Strategic HRM - Contemporary Issues in the Asia Pacific Region, Tilde University Press, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.