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BX3054 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject is the capstone subject for the HRM major and provides opportunities for students to reflect on, integrate, and extend their learning from other subjects. It encourages students to critically analyse a range of current Australian and global issues as they relate to contemporary HRM theory and practice, such as virtual workplaces, off-shoring/outsourcing, work-life balance, organisational learning, and the psychological contract. It fosters awareness of HR issues as a source of competitive advantage for the organisation in various contexts, including those peculiar to tropical regions. Further, through in-depth exploration of contemporary issues, concerns, and controversies in the HRM area, students will develop their skills in identifying and analysing problems in HRM.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise contemporary issues in HRM;
  • Assess the changing role of HRM;
  • Adopt a professional perspective towards a career in the HRM profession;
  • Apply and evaluate theoretical and empirical literature in analysis of contemporary HRM issues.
Prerequisites: BX2051 AND 18CP OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG3792

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mrs Jane Oorschot.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentation (team) (20%); the hr professional - blog analysis - this assessment will require students to subscribe to an hr blog and to follow the blog posts for the semester but must submit evidence of the subscription and a blog analysis by week 6 (10%); report (team) (30%); reflective essay (40%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce, Mrs Jane Oorschot.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentation (team) (20%); the hr professional - blog analysis - this assessment will require students to subscribe to an hr blog and to follow the blog posts for the semester but must submit evidence of the subscription and a blog analysis by week 6 (10%); report (team) (30%); reflective essay (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Jane Oorschot
Lecturer: Mrs Suzie Pont.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentation (team) (20%); the hr professional - blog analysis - this assessment will require students to subscribe to an hr blog and to follow the blog posts for the semester but must submit evidence of the subscription and a blog analysis by week 6 (10%); report (team) (30%); reflective essay (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.