Semester One 2010
Principles of Human Resource Management
This course covers the principles of human resource management (HRM) - its major functional areas and the major theories that are the basis for modern HRM practices.
This course examines the ways in which organisations can effectively manage their human resources. The course focuses specifically on the principles of human resource management (HRM).
It provides students with an understanding of the theories that are the basis for modern HRM practices, as well as an overview of the major functional areas. These areas include job analysis, recruitment, selection, performance management and appraisal, training and development, rewards and remuneration, and strategic human resource management.
This course provides a basis that can be built on in MGMT308, which focuses on the application of human resource management strategies practices in organisational settings.
Having completed this course students will be able to:
•Demonstrate an understanding of human resource management and map the evolution of this field of management to its present integrated contemporary form;
•Demonstrate an appreciation of the New Zealand and international context of human resource management;
•Define the importance of workforce planning within the context of human resource management and in relation to job analysis;
•Understand and apply the major functional areas of human resource management, including job analysis, recruitment, selection and performance management. Application of this understanding will be assessed by means of a major individual assignment (see assessment);
•Demonstrate an understanding of how human resource development strategies can be applied at both the individual and organisational level;
•Discuss the retention of employees through appropriate rewards and remuneration strategies;
•Discuss strategic human resource management and the fit between human resource strategy and organisational strategy.
(1) MGMT 101; (2) 15 points 100-level MGMT or MSCI courses.
BSAD311, BSAD307, MGMT307
NOTE: A tutorial will be held on Wednesday, 31 March from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the Coppertop (Com. 220) Commerce Building
12 May 2010
Assessment subject to change.
Examination and Formal Tests
22 Jun 2010
Macky, Keith A;
Managing human resources : contemporary perspectives in New Zealand;
McGraw-Hill Australia, 2008.
Relationship to Other Courses:
This course is one of the essential prerequisites for entry to 300-level courses in Organisational Leadership & Development (Human Resource Development).
Restrictions: Students who have previously taken BSAD 311 or 307 or MGMT 307 are unable to enrol in this course.
• An introduction to HRM and the development of the field
• The New Zealand and International context of HRM
• Human resource planning and job analysis
• Employee recruitment and selection
• Performance management
• Human resource development
• Strategic HRM
Departmental Academic Policies
If you want a hard copy of this document, please ask the course co-ordinator. The Department assumes that you have read this document. You should also read the “Information related to courses and assessment” on page 35 of the Enrolment Handbook 2010 (also in UC Calendar under “General Course and Examination Regulations”).
Coversheets - Group and Individual
For further information see
All MGMT207 Occurrences
Semester One 2010