COMMGMT 3502NA - Human Resource Management III
Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Trimester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code COMMGMT 3502NA Course Human Resource Management III Coordinating Unit Business School Term Trimester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites COMMGMT 2500NA Course Description The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of contemporary HRM and the important strategic role that it plays in helping an organisation build and maintain competitive advantage. More specifically, the course will examine HR policies, practices, and systems in the areas of: planning and recruitment; ethical and legal frameworks for HR; employee selection; training and development; performance management; compensation; employee relations; diversity management; OH&S; employee separation; and HRM in a global environment.
Course Coordinator: Dr Marilyn Clarke
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.FIRST INTENSIVE
Date 9.30 - 10.00am 10.00am – 12pm 1.00pm – 3.30pm 13 Feb 2017 Lecture 1 Tutorial 14 Feb 2017 Consultation Lecture 2 Tutorial 15 Feb 2017 Lecture 3 Tutorial 16 Feb 2017 Consultation Lecture 4 Tutorial
Date 9.30 - 10.00am 10.00am – 12pm 1.00pm – 3.30pm 20 Mar 2017 Lecture 5 Tutorial 21 Mar 2017 Consultation Lecture 6 Tutorial 23 Mar 2017 Lecture 7 Tutorial 24 Mar 2017 Consultation Lecture 8
Course Learning OutcomesBy the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Recognise and discuss the critical role that effective people management plays in building and maintaining competitive advantage in contemporary organisations.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic HR functions, and the theories, concepts, models, and methods that inform HR practice.
3. Apply HRM concepts and technical knowledge to the analysis of HRM problems, cases, and issues.
4. Write a research report that demonstrates an effective synthesis of research findings with relevant research literature.
5. Recognise and demonstrate the behaviours and attitudes required for effective teamwork.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Required ResourcesThe text book for the course will be:
Dessler, G., & Tan, C.H.,. (2009). Human resource management, An Asian Perspective (2nd ed.). Australia: Pearson.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NEED THE TEXT BOOK BEFORE THE COURSE STARTS SO THAT YOU CAN DO PRE-READING
Recommended ResourcesReading is considered to be an essential part of the course, and students are expected to access and critically analyse the relevant literature. Apart from becoming familiar with the contents of the main text, students are also strongly urged to refer to academic journals in the area of (or relevant to) HRM. The following journals (all of which are available online from the Barr Smith Library) are recommended:
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (online)
Harvard Business Review (online)
Human Relations (online)
Human Resource Management Review (online)
Human Resource Planning (online)
International Journal of Human Resource Management (online)
Journal of Applied Psychology (online)
Journal of Human Resources (online)
Journal of Industrial Relations (online)
Personnel Journal (online)
Training and Development (online)
Online LearningPlease refer to MyUni for learning materials
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is taught in intensive mode with two week long intensives. Each day there is a two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial. Tutorials are an important component of your learning in this course. Students are expected to attend all classes and ensure that they complete the required exercises and assignments before coming to class. Students are encouraged to actively participate in tutorial discussions as a way of developing sound communication skills, highly valued by employers and professional bodies.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that for a three-unit course you are expected to commit approximately 9 hours of private study outside of your regular classes. This time commitment will include reading the relevant text book chapter, preparing for tutorials, and other assessment tasks.
Learning Activities Summary
Day Date Lecture Topic Prescribed Text Book Reading 1 13 Feb 2014 Introduction to HRM Chapters 1 - 2 2 14 Feb 2014 Strategic HR Chapter 3 3 15 Feb 2014 Recruitment and Placement:
Job Analysis; HR Planning and Recruiting;
Employee Testing and Selection: Interviewing Candidates
Chapters 4 - 7 4 17 Feb 2014 Training and Developing Employees Chapter 8 5 18 Feb 2014 Performance Management and Appraisal Chapter 9 6 28 Mar 2014 Compensation Chapters 11 & 12 7 29 Mar 2014 Employee Relations Chapters 14 & 15 8 31 Mar 2014 Employee Health and Safety
Managing Global HRM
Chapters 16 &17
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment item Due date and time Weighting Related learning outcome Individual assignment Wednesday 12 March 2014 30% 2, 4 Group Presentations 28, 29, 31 March 2014 10% 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 Reports from Group Project Wednesday 9 April 2014 20% 6, 7 Exam 5 May 2014 (to be confirmed) 40% 1, 2, 3, 4 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance
Statutory obligations in Singapore are such that attendance in person is a compulsory condition of passing a course. Our specific requirements are that students must attend at least 80% of class sessions to be graded for that course. For these purposes the first intensive week comprises 5 lectures and 5 tutorial sessions and the second comprises 3 lectures and 3 tutorial sessions.
Students failing to meet 80% attendance requirements will be automatically graded 0% Fail (F) on their transcripts.It is a requirement that students attend ALL tutorials.
To gain a pass in this course, a mark of at least 45% must be obtained in the examination as well as a total of at least 50% overall. Students not achieving the minimum exam mark will be awarded no more than 49%.
Individual assignment (weighting – 20%)Please refer to MyUni for further details
Group project (weighting total: 30%)Please refer to MyUni for further details
Examination (weighting 40%)
There will be a 2 hour closed book examination during the examination period. Further details will be provided later in the semester.
- Please note that all requests for extensions should be directed in writing to the Lecturer-in charge no later than 48 hours before the due date. Extension requests after this time will only be granted for exceptional circumstances. This does not include poor time management or poor file management.
- Extensions to the due date of individual and group assessment may be granted under special circumstances. An extension request based on illness or on exceptional personal circumstances must include the "Supporting Statement / Certification Form" that is on p. 4 of the Supplementary Assessment application available at: www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/pdfs/supp_applic.pdf
Students applying for an extension based on medical reasons must visit their medical practitioner, with the approved University form, and have the medical practitioner complete it. A normal doctor's certificate will not be accepted.
- All assignments are to be lodged at, or prior to, the due date and time. A late assignment where no extension has been granted will be penalised by a reduction of 5% of the mark given for each day, or part of a day, that it is late.
- Assessment marks prior to the final exam will be displayed on the course website. Students are encouraged to check their marks and notify the Lecturer-in-Charge of any discrepancies.
- Legible hand-writing and the quality of English expression are considered to be integral parts of the assessment process. Marks may be deducted in the final examination because of poor handwriting.
- Students in this course are not permitted to take a DICTIONARY (English or English-Foreign) into the examination.
- Students must retain a copy of all assignments submitted.
- All individual assignments must be attached to an Assignment Cover Sheet and emailed to your lecturer (see below for copy).
- All group assignments must be attached to a Group Assignment Cover Sheet and emailed to your lecturer (see below)
- Students may not submit work for an assignment that has previously been submitted for this course or any other course.
- Your lecturer can refuse to accept assignments that do not have a signed acknowledgement of the University’s Policy on Plagiarism: www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230/
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
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