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).
MGMT207 provides students with an understanding of the theories that are the basis for modern HRM practices, as well as an overview of the major areas of HRM. These areas include job analysis, recruitment, selection, performance management and appraisal, training and development, rewards and remuneration, and strategic human resource management.
This provides a basis that can be built on in MGMT308, which focuses on the application of human resource management strategies practices in real 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 strategic 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;
• Demonstrate an appreciation for the contribution that the HR function can make in creating healthy and safe workplaces;
• Discuss strategic human resource management and the fit between human resource strategy and organisational strategy.
• 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
• Occupational health and safety
• Strategic HRM
1 x 2 hour weekly lecture
5 x 2 hour tutorials to be run in weeks 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 (these cover the assignment and attendance is NOT compulsory)
Course Coordinator / Lecturer
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00am in KF02 (Kirkwood Village)
Tutors: To be confirmed.
11 May 2012
The marks for assessment work can be scaled before a final grade is determined. You should not regard a raw score of 50% as a pass mark.
Examination and Formal Tests
16 Jun 2012
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 Human Resource Management and Management.
Restrictions: Students who have previously taken BSAD 311 or 307 or MGMT 307 are unable to enrol in this course.
Departmental Academic Policies The Department assumes that you have read this document.
You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.
IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.
Coversheets - Group and Individual
For further information see
All MGMT207 Occurrences
Semester One 2012