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BX3054 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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

  • analyse and evaluate current issues in HRM;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the role of HR professionals and the ability to become a reflective practitioner;
  • demonstrate effective communications strategies in engaging with an HR professional association and/or members of the profession;
  • demonstrate skills, knowledge, and aptitude commensurate with the role of an HR professional;
  • utilise theoretical and empirical literature in analysis and evaluation of current HRM issues.
Prerequisites: BX2051 AND 18CP OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG3792

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (40%); reflective essay (40%); hrm blog analysis (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (40%); reflective essay (40%); hrm blog analysis (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce, Dr Leigh-Ann Onnis.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (40%); reflective essay (40%); hrm blog analysis (20%).

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.