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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 functional 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. Course Topics include:• An introduction to HRM and the development of the field• Job analysis and design• Recruiting human resources• Employee selection part 1 – issues of validity, reliability, utility and fairness• Employee selection part 2 – selection methods and processes• Performance management part 1 – performance planning• Performance management part 2 – performance measurement• Human resource development• Remuneration and Reward• Human resource planning and strategic HRM• Workplace health and safetyWorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT207S1 is: Lectures + Tutorials 12 x 2 hours + 5 x 2 hours (total 34 hours)Weekly quizzes10 hoursFinal Exam Exam 3 hoursAssignment 50 hoursClass Test + Exam Preparation: Final Exam preparation 30 hoursLecture Preparation 23 hoursTotal 150 hours
Having completed this course students will be able to:Demonstrate an understanding of human resource management and discuss the evolution of this field of management to its present integrated contemporary form (assessed in weekly quizzes and final examination);Demonstrate an appreciation of the New Zealand and international context of human resource management (assessed in weekly quizzes and final examination);Define the importance of workforce planning within the context of strategic human resource management and in relation to job analysis (assessed in weekly quizzes and final examination);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 (assessed in weekly quizzes, assignment and final examination);Demonstrate an understanding of how human resource development strategies can be applied at both the individual and organisational level (assessed in weekly quizzes and final examination); Discuss the attraction, retention and motivation of employees through appropriate reward and remuneration strategies (assessed in weekly quizzes and final examination);Demonstrate an appreciation for the contribution that the HR function can make in creating healthy and safe workplaces (assessed in weekly quizzes and final examination);Discuss strategic human resource management and the fit between human resource strategy and organisational strategy (assessed in weekly quizzes).Graduate AttributesThis course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below: Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their awardEmployable, innovative and enterprisingLearning Objectives, BComStudents have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.MGMT207 addresses the BCom learning goals in the following manner:BCom graduates have an in-depth understanding of the body knowledge pertaining to human resource management. They are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.The assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of advanced knowledge of HRM, in particular job analysis, employee recruitment, employee selection, and performance management. Recall, understanding, and application of advanced HRM knowledge are also assessed in the final exam. BCom graduates have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.MGMT207 builds on the broad understanding of commerce that you would have gained in courses such as MGMT100 and ECON104/105. For example, we draw on basic theories of human motivation to understand how reward and remuneration can be used to incentivise employee behaviour. We also draw on basic principles of economics such as supply and demand in order to understand dynamics within the labour market. This understanding is assessed in the weekly quizzes as well as the final examination. BCom graduates possess key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. The assignment requires the use of analytical skills in interpreting a case study, and the application of HRM knowledge and problem-solving skills to address the problems presented in the caseBCom graduates can discuss the ethical implications of a situation from the perspective of relevant stakeholders.Although not specifically addressed in this course, key ethical and multicultural issues are discussed as part of employee recruitment, selection, and performance management. BCom graduates can write a report on a problem/issue/situation/scenario that (a) incorporates content at an appropriate level of detail; (b) is logically structured; and (c) is presented professionally using correct English, referencing and appropriate resources.Written communication is assessed in this course through the assignment. Verbal communication is not formally assessed in this course. BCom graduates are aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.This learning goal is not specifically addressed, however the relevance of bicultural competence is emphasised when appropriate, e.g. in the selection process. BCom graduates will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.This learning goal is not addressed in MGMT207, however, students who are interested in connecting with the HR resource profession in Christchurch are encouraged to apply for the HRINZ student ambassador programme. BCom graduates can comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.This learning goal is not addressed in MGMT207.For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
(1) MGMT100; and (2) A further 45 points
Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.
Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures for MGMT207-21S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system and available on LEARN.Assignment support sessions: Five drop in sessions are scheduled throughout the semester. These tutorial sessions are NOT compulsory to attend and are designed to assist you with completing the assignment for MGMT207. NOTE: The first tutorial will be on Friday, the 12th of March 2021 in Lecture Theatre E8, 3.00-5.00pm.
Henrieta Hamilton Skurak
GradingThe 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.Cover sheets MUST be used on all assignments/essays. Cover sheets can be downloaded from the MGMT207 LEARN page.
Stone, Raymond J. , Cox, Anne, Gavin, Mihajla;
Human resource management
(Please note that the textbook is available in both print AND digital format through Wiley Direct. You can purchase a copy of the Human Resource Management, 10th Edition at https://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/human-resource-management-10th-edition/All students are encouraged to purchase the textbook. For those students unable to purchase a copy, six electronic copies will be available through the library. Details on how to go about accessing these copies will be posted on the MGMT207 LEARN page under “FAQs”.Additional readings will also be made available via LEARN.
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic Policies The Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations IMPORTANT:Students repeating MGMT207 are requested to get in touch with the Course Coordinator within the first two weeks of the semester to discuss their assignment and approach to the course.Dishonest PracticeThe 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.
Domestic fee $845.00
International fee $3,975.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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