HRMT19016 - Contemporary HRM Issues

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit explores the management of human resources within the context of current and emerging issues in contemporary organisations. You will be engaged in identifying and delineating contemporary issues within the internal and external organisational environments and the development of strategic HRM responses. You will make predictions about HRM issues and rigorously analyse, research, and apply HRM models to address such concerns. You will be expected to develop a strategic mindset in this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Pre-requisite: HRMT11011 and completion of 48 credit points
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Annotated bibliography 30%
2. Group Work 30%
3. Presentation 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 54.12% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: End of term student feedback
Feedback
Moodle navigation and linked content
Recommendation
The unit content site in Moodle to feature instructional material that is squarely aligned to the text; and the presentation of the material needs to include recorded lectures, and tutorial content that gauges individual rather than group-based learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: End of term student feedback
Feedback
The main area for improvement in the unit extends to the assessment requirements for the major assignment
Recommendation
Assessments that require students to draw on theoretical and conceptual they are capable of addressing, rather than being challenged to collaborate and participate in workshops that tackle complex issues. Assessment requirements need to guide students to demonstrate or confirm knowledge and understanding of reframing for diagnostic purposes in today’s organisations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: End of term student feedback
Feedback
Access to feedback on marked assessments
Recommendation
Provide video demonstration on how to access feedback and assessment commentary in Feedback Studio. Include personalized follow-up to acknowledge high achievers, and offer one-to-one consultations for students whose achievement is below par, to establish point of error and clarify where gains can be made on the next attempt.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say feedback
Feedback
Video and group components of this course continue to trouble a minority of students. There remains some confusion about the complexity of the first assignment
Recommendation
Recommend that students are offered greater guidance in preparing videos (particularly technical guidance) and create easier upload options. Group work should continue, despite challenges, as this is an important part of accreditation for this course. Clearer, simpler structure for the first assignment in particular is recommended.
Action Taken
Technical guidance with video presentations (pitches) and direction in the use of videos was undertaken group by group. The first assignment (quizzes) was structured to follow the content of the text. Group work for the second assessment was appropriately supported in line with the assessment criteria and AQF requirements at the undergraduate level.
Source: Teaching team moderation meetings
Feedback
Teaching team expertise
Recommendation
The teaching team on the metropolitan campuses is suitably qualified and experienced to work with the incoming UC to reverse the downward trend in student experience. The teaching team ought to place emphasis on scaffolded learning, so that students are individually and collectively guided in developing critical appreciation of organisational reframing for diagnostic and functional purposes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Develop, communicate, and apply an understanding of the role of strategic HRM in contemporary organisations
  2. Demonstrate professional understanding of the internal and external organisational environments to which strategic HRM should be directed
  3. Analyse and critique organisational responses to manage HRM issues within contemporary organisations
  4. Identify and critically evaluate different perspectives on, and approaches to contemporary HRM issues, and the theories, models and assumptions that underpin them.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Annotated bibliography
2 - Group Work
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Annotated bibliography
2 - Group Work
3 - Presentation