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MGT5103 Talent Strategy

Units : 1
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 October 2023


The efforts and talents that people bring to their work provide a primary input into an organisation’s ability to deliver its products and services. People provide a dynamic organisational ‘talent’ resource. However, due to the human factor inherent in human resources, leaders need to adopt specific HR or ‘people and culture’ strategies and processes to ensure that the processes used to gather people to work for the organisation occur in an ethical, sustainable, and responsible manner. At the same time, they must navigate the tension of also priming the talent-force for optimum performance as every organisation seeks to compete successfully in a competitive and turbulent world. This course is relevant to people who manage or oversee other people within an organisation, from line management through to senior leadership. The course lightly touches on functions related to the cultivation of talent and follows a strategic approach towards understanding the alignment between organisational strategy and human resource management.

The overarching focus of the introductory course is to examine how the people component (i.e., human resources) positively contribute to core business and how this function intersects and serves the needs of other functional areas and stakeholders within the organisation. People are continually impacted by the turbulent external and internal environments and technological change, and for HR leadership these challenges are particularly relevant. Therefore, you will explore and evaluate the impacts of digitisation on HR. You will identify the external and internal environmental forces shaping the organisation's people philosophy and talent strategy and analyse how these dynamics feed into the process and practices associated with building a talented workforce. You will also explore how the people responsible for delivering this expertise in the organisation need to reflect cultural competence, ethical and professional standards and the human capabilities required for being an effective contributor to the organisation's architecture. This course uses scenarios, case studies and reflective approaches to analyse and evaluate issues and challenges and to develop evaluation skills, professional skills and knowledge.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Trimester 3, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Trimester 3, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Trimester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023