HRMGT202-19A (HAM)

Human Resource Management

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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: f.mostafa@waikato.ac.nz
: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz
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Paper Description

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This paper studies the management of organisations' most valuable asset, their people. It uses latest research to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance, within ever changing economic and social contexts. Together we will explore the human dimension of HRM studies, including sustainable management systems that value employees as key contributors to organisational success.

For some students, the focus needs to shift away from regurgitation of the text, to knowing core information, identifying which parts are useful in specific situations, and how to apply appropriate HRM practices.
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Paper Structure

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The course is loosely structured according to Halstead's "Learn Do Teach" model. You will attend a two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial each week. In the first part of the lecture, you will Learn about HRM topics through lectures. In the second part you will have an opportunity to Do an individual activity based on what you have learned. In the tutorial, you will Teach each other by sharing your personal opinions and applying your knowledge through case studies, simulations and other activities.

Individual assignments consist of four online tests throughout the semester, as well as a final test, which will relate to associated required readings. You will also complete an individual assignment which will run throughout the semester and conclude with a written report

We have a group assignment for which you need to register online through Moodle in the first week of the semester. You need to be in one group of four (4) people for the group assignment, based on a topic that you choose from a list of four options.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. Explain contemporary strategic challenges facing human resource planning and management
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  • 2. Employ appropriate methods to write job descriptions; and to recruit and select employees
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  • 3. Cultivate human resources through performance management; and human resource training and development
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  • 4. Make connections between strategy; remuneration; and employee motivation and performance
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  • 5. Discuss and apply procedures for terminating employees, with emphasis on employee redundancies
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  • 6. Analyse and address HRM matters by applying appropriate HR practices. Report findings through electronic, written and presentation formats
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Assessment

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Detailed information about items for assessment, along with marking schedules and rubrics are provided on the HRMGT202 Moodle page, in the blocks designated to particular assignments.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Participation: Learn, Do, Teach (Weekly submissions, ending on 24 May)
24 May 2019
2:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Four Online tests (four tests, last one on 26 May)
Average of All
26 May 2019
11:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Online Test 1: Introducing HRM
17 Mar 2019
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Test 2: Determining, attracting, and selecting human resources
7 Apr 2019
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Online Test 3: Developing human resources
12 May 2019
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Online Test 4: Rewarding human resources and terminating employment
26 May 2019
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Electives (Submission dates vary, last group on 31 May)
31 May 2019
No set time
30
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8. HRM in the news (Throughout semester, final report 2 June)
2 Jun 2019
11:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Final Test
3 Jun 2019
10:00 AM
20
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Stone, R. J. (2017). Human Resource Management (9th. Ed.) Australia: Wiley

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Recommended Readings

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NZ context:

HRM Planning:

NZ immediate skill shortage list: http://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/immediate-skill-shortage-list.pdf

Performance management:

Schraeder, M. Becton, J.B., Portis, R. (2007). What do researchers say about performance appraisals? What suggestions have been made for improving the process? The Journal for Quality and Participation, 30(1), pp. 20-47.

Training and development:

Workplace learning report: https://learning.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/learning/en-us/pdfs/lil-workplace-learning-report.pdf

Employee motivation:

Chapter 9 'Building a culture of trust' in: Bibb, S. and Kourdi, J. (2004). Trust Matters for Organisational and Personal Success. New York, Palgrave Macmillan

Remuneration and Rewards: What drives the gender pay gap? http://motu-www.motu.org.nz/wpapers/17_15.pdf

Terminating employment: https://www.employment.govt.nz/ending-employment/

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Other Resources

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Additional useful text for people that are experienced in HRM

Bratton, J. & Gold, J. (2012). Human resource management theory and practice (5th ed.). United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan.

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Online Support

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You can get help for IT issues by phoning (07) 838 4008 or email ithelp@waikato.ac.nz

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Workload

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Learning hours should be approximately ten per point, or 150 hours for a 15 point paper, 200 hours for a 20 point paper, and 300 hours for a 30 point paper.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HRMG242, HRMG342, HRMGT306

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