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HRMT19016 - Contemporary HRM Challenges

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit explores the management of human resources within the context of emerging challenges in future organisations. You will be engaged in locating and delineating contemporary issues within the internal and external organisational environments and the development of strategic HRM responses. You will make predictions about future challenges 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 SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Pre-requisite: HRMT11011 and completion of 48 credit points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
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 25%
2. Case Study 45%
3. Presentation 30%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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: Unit evaluations
Feedback
The subject is very interesting but there was not enough exemplar provided during the assignment.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will provide more assessment exemplars and resources in the context of contemporary Human Resource Management.
Action Taken
More information and examples were provided to clarify the context of contemporary Human Resource Management. For example, the eReading list has been very effective in providing various resources to support lectures and workshops. In addition, weekly topics, lecture discussions and assessment preparations have been guided with sharing high ranked HRM journal papers and business cases. The CQU Student Guide that guides how to prepare/write various assessment tasks has also been uploaded to Moodle.
Source: Unit evaluations
Feedback
Assessment information was difficult to find and the instruction for the assessment should be more clearer.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will better explain the positioning of assessment information on the Moodle website and further clarification regarding the assessment task will be provided. Assessment information videos will be used.
Action Taken
Recorded lectures and Zoom sessions for workshops have been conducted weekly and recorded and uploaded to Moodle to facilitate students. I discussed Moodle navigation and study materials during the workshops, including assessment information and further clarification regarding the evaluation task. HRMT19016 Moodle included video recordings for assessment preparations in addition to the weekly recorded lectures and workshops.
Source: Verbatim comments (Have your Say)
Feedback
Quicker response to assessment questions posted in learning community. Assessment tasks not clearly written and difficult to understand.
Recommendation
Provide further notes and information for each written assessment, discussions with Q & A sessions, and video recordings explaining each assessment and their tasks with examples.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Verbatim comments (Have your Say)
Feedback
Some comments provided in the marked assessments were confusing or did not fully explain what could have been improved. Particularly for assessment 1, the lecturer seemed to have skimmed when marking, as comments were provided about missing elements, which were included in the assessment.
Recommendation
The marking comments and additional notes to look into the complete text comment in the feedback studio need to be demonstrated to the students. It is important to provide a little narration or information rather than just putting question marks or symbols.
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 HRM in contemporary organisations
  2. Understand the internal and external organisational environments to which strategic HRM should be directed
  3. Evaluate the magnitude of multi-directional influences on strategic HRM, and how HR professionals can use these influences to effectively manage contemporary challenges within organisations
  4. Apply analytical skills appropriate to support the development of strategic HRM plans and policies
  5. Demonstrate appropriate research skills required for HRM practices.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Annotated bibliography
2 - Case Study
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
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 10
1 - Annotated bibliography
2 - Case Study
3 - Presentation