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LB5304 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

[Offered in 2012 only]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Student's undertaking this subject are assumed to have prior marketing knowledge gained from LB5205 People in Organisations.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (10%); essays (30%); assignments (10%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (10%); essays (30%); assignments (10%).

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.