- This Unit is taught in a three hour workshop mode. The workshop consists of 3 hours face-to-face per week, an interactive workshop format to maximise learning opportunities.
- The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
- Delivery of classes will be performed in lectures including substantial class discussions, question and answers, in-class case studies and group case study presentations, role plays, brainstorming and group activities.
Technology Used and Required Technology: iLearn.
Please ensure that you have access to a personal computer so you are able to use iLearn. Students will find resources to assist their study on iLearn, such as lecture notes and other resources. Please check iLearn regularly for announcements.
Required and Recommended Reading Students are required to take considerable responsibility for their own learning in this Unit. It is expected that every student will already know how to locate materials in the library, using e-journals and other resources. There is a textbook set for the Unit (see below) but this does not cover every topic. Additional readings have been lodged on iLearn - these are not compulsory but will expand your knowledge of each topic area. Students need to make their own judgments about how much reading they do, and which readings they select.
Textbook Stone, Raymond (2013) Managing Human Resources, 4th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.
Additional Recommended Reading Some other books you may find useful for particular topics:
• Boselie P., (2010), Strategic Human Resource Management: A Balanced Approach, McGraw-Hill, Berkshire. (*)
• Armstrong, M. (2011) Armstrong's Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management, Kogan Page Publishers.
• Marchington, M. and Wilkinson, A., (2002) People Management and Development: Human Resource Management at Work, 2nd ed, CIPD, London.
• Mello, J. (2010) Strategic Human Resource Management, Cengage Learning.
• *Millmore, M, Lewis, P. et al (2007) Strategic Human Resource Management, Prentice-Hall, Essex.
• Salaman, G. Storey, J., and Billsbery, J., (2005) Strategic Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, Sage, London. • Storey, J., Wright, P., and Ulrich, D., (2009) The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management, Routledge, Abingdon. Journals recommended for HRM study include:
• Human Resource Management Journal • International Journal of Human Resource Management • Academy of Management Journal
• Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
• Work, Employment and Society
• Australian Journal of Management
• California Management Review
• Economic and Labour Relations Review
• Harvard Business Review
• International Journal of Employment Studies
• Labour & Industry
• Personnel Journal
• Personnel Management
• Personnel Review
Key research databases for your study of human resource management include:
• Ebsco host: Academic Search Elite Business Source Premier
• Psychology and behavioral sciences collection
Also search the websites of well-known consulting organisations such as Watson Wyatt, PWC, Deloitte, DDI, Hewitt Associates etc. These can be an excellent source for information on contemporary techniques and practices.
Students’ Responsibility for Learning
- Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning by reading the relevant chapter in the textbook or other compulsory readings where indicated.
- Students are expected to read and research each topic in advance, participate in class and tutorial discussions and maintain a strong interest in current issues and changes in HRM.
Unit Web Page The web page for this unit can be accessed via http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Please check the iLearn site at least weekly for announcements and to access teaching and learning materials loaded onto the site as the course progresses.
Research and Practice This unit provides practice in applying research findings in your assignments. It also provides opportunities to conduct your own research through journal articles, texts and online data bases.
Satisfactory completion of this Unit will require: • participation in group work • attendance at classes. Note. It is assumed that students who fail to attend are undertaking considerable independent study to make up for material not accessed through classes.