COMMGMT 3502NA - Human Resource Management III

Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 3 - 2017

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMMGMT 3502NA
    Course Human Resource Management III
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Marilyn Clarke

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Please check with your administrator for class times for each intensive.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    By 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)
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The 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 Resources
    Reading 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 Learning
    Please refer to MyUni for learning materials
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome
    Class participation 10% 1,2,3
    Individual assignment 20% 2,4
    Group project 30% 1,2,3,4,5
    Exam 40% 1,2,3
    Total 100%

    For specific details and due dates please see MyUni.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment Detail

    Tutorial participation (10%)

    Marks will be allocated for preparation and participation, not for attendance

    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.
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    This course is regularly revised and updated to reflect student feedback.
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