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MGT3005 Workforce Design

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 : 5 February 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in MGT3005 if MGT2000 has been previously completed.


One of the key challenges facing modern-day organisations is to ensure that the organisation is staffed with competent, committed and appropriately talented people. That challenge exists because the talent required by the organisation must meet continually evolving strategic and operational business needs. A finely assembled employee resource can provide a unique contribution to a firm's competitive advantage. A contribution to the firm's competitive advantage can be achieved when a quality workforce planning system is put in place that provides the blueprint for the ongoing talent management of the firm's human resource. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, select and procure the people who will provide the talent for the organisation, whilst balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders and legislative obligations.

Talent management is a broad concept that refers to the processes that organisations use to attract, motivate and develop its people, for now and for the future. In this course, students examine how the success of any business rests upon an alliance between talent management, organisational strategy and workforce planning in the contemporary and unpredictable business and social environment. Students will learn initially about HR's responsibility to advise, lead and create a workforce that can meet organisational needs while also offering psychologically rewarding work to the employees. Flowing on from these imperatives, the remainder of the course examines talent acquisition principles, processes and lawful obligations.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 5 February 2023