BUSM 1024 Managing People at Work (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700030

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Description Managing People at Work provides an introductory framework for the study of employment relations. The unit is approached from a stakeholder perspective, emphasizing the way that management, labour and the state, along with other key stakeholders, act, both separately and together, to structure the employment relationship. In doing so, the unit integrates industrial relations and human resource management theory and practice, illustrating the links between the two disciplines. The content of the unit is structured so as to provide an initial introduction to the disciplines of industrial relations, human resource management and employment relations and to the key stakeholders in the employment relationship. Building on this framework, a theoretical and empirical analysis of employment relations processes is provided, with particular emphasis given to recent changes in the role and perspectives of stakeholders.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 4397 - Management of Employment Relations LGYA 9845 - Introductory Employment Relations BUSM 1023 - Managing People at Work

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory subjects listed in the program structure prior to enrolling in this University level subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the different approaches to the study and practice of employment relations.
  2. Recognise the relationship between industrial relations and human resource management both in the academic literature and in practice.
  3. Identify internal and external stakeholders in the employment relationship and the goals and objectives of these stakeholders.
  4. Analyse the way that these stakeholders act, together and separately, to shape employment relations processes.
  5. Assess the complexity and dimensions of people management

Subject Content

Exploring the complexity of managing people at work.
Work, organisation and stakeholders.
Determining, attracting and selecting human resources.
Developing and rewarding human resources.
Managing human resources.
Human resources in a changing world.
Building relationships at work.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 300 words each 30 N Individual
Intra-session exam 1 hour 30 N Individual
Applied project (a)Group written submission ( 2,000 words) ( 20%) (b) Group presentation (15 minutes) (10%) (c) Individual reflection (300-500 words) (10%) 40 N Both (Individual & Group)

Prescribed Texts

  • Stone, R 2013, Managing human resources, 4th edn, Wiley, Australia.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

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2022 Trimester 2

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2022 Trimester 3

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