BUSM 3024 Human Resource and Industrial Relations Strategy

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200740

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Description Students in 'Human Resource and Industrial Relations Strategy' analyse the human resource and industrial relations strategies of the major employment relations stakeholders. While the principal focus is on the organisational level of analysis and on the strategic interventions introduced by management, the unit also analyses the strategic roles of government, trade unions, and employer associations. Through a range of learning activities, students examine the relationship between business strategies and HR/IR strategies, strategic HR/IR interventions, the concept of strategic choice as it concerns stakeholders and the evaluation of strategy. Students also engage with the development of human resource management and industrial relations as a professional field and consider ethics and professional standards.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) BUSM 1023 OR
BUSM 1021

Incompatible Subjects LGYA 4824 - Human Resource Strategy LGYA 4823 - Industrial Relations Strategy

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the role of strategy in contemporary human resource management and industrial relations.
  2. Apply the implications of the various contemporary models of human resource and industrial relations strategy to the practice of human resource management and industrial relations.
  3. Critically assess the role of principal stakeholders (trade unions, government and employer associations) as strategic actors in the business environment.
  4. Evaluate organisations�f application of strategic human resource and industrial relations interventions.
  5. Critically assess the role of human resource management and Industrial relations professionals and ethics, in order to engage responsibly in work and civic life on the basis of respect for diversity and social justice principles.

Subject Content

1. Perspectives on employment relations.
2. Business strategy and the link to HRM.
3. Approaches to HR strategy.
4. Linking SHRM to competitive advantage.
5. Planning and building a workforce: talent management.
6. Culture, power and voice in the workplace.
7. Workforce performance and the ?gBlack Box?h of HRM.
8. SHRM in industrial contexts.
9. Strategy and structure.
10. Stakeholders and change: the role of the state.
11. Responses to change: trade union and employer association strategies.
12. Professional practice: evaluation and ethics in employment relations.

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
Essay 1,500 words 40 N Individual
Professional Task 500 words 20 N Individual
Final Examination 2 hours 40 Y Individual

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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
Essay 1,500 Words 40 N Individual
Professional Task 500 Words 20 N Individual
Final Examination (Take Home) 1500 Words 40 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Boxall, P & Purcell, J 2016, Strategy and human resource management, 4th edn, Palgrave Macmillan.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Ildiko Volcz Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Bankstown

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Campbelltown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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