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MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 February 2023


The role of the contemporary human resource professional is to provide the organisation with transformational services, either separate to or in addition to the traditional transactional work of personnel departments of the past. At the core of this transformational role, HRM professionals are expected to comprehend and contribute to the crafting of organisational strategy. This course provides the foundation for the human resource management (HRM) major and therefore provides essential theory for students undertaking studies in this major. This course is suitable for students who are likely to work in the HRM profession but it will, however, also be useful for anyone likely to be involved in managing people within an organisation. The content introduces students to a wide range of topics related to HRM and follows a strategic approach towards understanding the alignment between organisational strategy and human resource management.

This course provides an introduction to human resource management (HRM) that allows students to develop a conceptual understanding of the HRM profession by presenting an overview of the principles, theories and practices related to HRM. The overarching focus of the course is to inform students about how the human resources component positively contributes to the core business by cultivating the organisation's competitive advantage and sustainable value, whether the organisation be a small, medium or large business, or operating as either private or public enterprise. Students will initially explore the linkage between HRM and organisational strategy. For this purpose, the course concentrates on the pervasive influence of strategic human resource management (SHRM) on the HRM functions. After establishing the influence of strategy on the HRM function, the course proceeds to provide students with foundation knowledge across an array of HRM operational responsibilities such as work health and safety, talent management, employment relations, international human resource management and diversity, and HRM into the future.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 4 February 2023