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LB5304 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject focuses on contemporary challenges posed to Human Resource (HR) managers in keeping pace with rapid changes in organisations and their context. It embraces a wide range of issues including shifting generations at work, work-life balance and high-performance work systems, and examines management responses to these challenges. This subject is designed to stimulate informed debate based on theory, research evidence, corporate practices and government policies. While the subject encourages strategic thinking with an emphasis on core HR competencies, it also includes a critical assessment of topical issues such as employee disengagement, flexi-security and emotional labour.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify issues and challenges in the design, delivery, implementation and evaluation of HRM programs;
  • Critically analyse the assumptions upon which HRM strategies and activities are based and identify the future roles of HRM;
  • Explain the strategic importance of Human Resource Management and its contribution to organisational effectiveness, sustainability and innovation;
  • Discuss and conceptualise the relationship between strategy, performance management, workplace restructuring and employee involvement.
Student's undertaking this subject are assumed to have prior marketing knowledge gained from LB5205 People in Organisations.


JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Lecturer: Mr Daniel Ong.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Combination of lectures and tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.