BUSM 1043 Managing People at Work (Block)

Credit Points 10

Description 'Managing People at Work' provides an introductory framework for the study of employment relations. The unit is approached from a stakeholder perspective, emphasising 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 BUSM 1024 - Managing People at Work (UWSC) LGYB 0478 - Managing People at Work (Creative Industries)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 7180 - Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management

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. Demonstrate recognition of the dynamics of industrial relations and human resource management both in the academic literature and in professional 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.


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
Discussion Board 300 words 10 N Individual
Part A - Presentation 10 min 15 N Group
Part B – Case Study 1000 words 25 N Individual
Report 1000 words 30 N Individual
Critical Reflection 600 words 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods