HRMGT202-21A (HAM)

Human Resource Management

15 Points

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School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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This paper studies the management of the organizations' most valuable resource, their people. It uses the latest research and case studies to examine how employees are acquired, trained, managed, motivated and rewarded to improve individual and organisational performance, within ever-changing economic and social contexts. Together, we will explore the human dimension of HRM studies, including strategic management systems that value employees as key contributors to organizational 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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This paper involves a 1-hour pre-recorded online lecture and a 2-hour tutorial (available both on-campus and online) per week.

The paper content will be a blend of practice and scholarly research in the area of human resource management. The pre-recorded online lectures will be based on basic and advanced concepts of HRM along with real-world examples. Tutorials are supplemented with learning exercises (e.g., discussions, reflections, short scenario, case studies, problem-solving, etc.) that have well-defined objectives.

Students will complete five assessment in total including participation marks (5%), four online tests (20%, each online test accounts for 5%), HR in the News assignment (20%), group assignment (30%, including report and presentation), and final test (25%).

IMPORTANT: This paper is offered in FLEXI mode, which means that learning is available both face-to-face (on-campus) and/or online. For those taking paper online, please note that there are some elements (e.g., online tutorial via Zoom and a final test) that require students to be online at specified times.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper 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 (ending on 3 June)
3 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
5
  • In Class: In Tutorial
2. Online Quizzes (four quizzes, last quiz on 30 May)
Average of All
30 May 2021
11:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Online Quiz 1: Introducing HRM
21 Mar 2021
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Quiz 2: Determining, attracting, and selecting human resources
11 Apr 2021
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Online Quiz 3: Developing human resources
16 May 2021
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Online Quiz 4: Rewarding human resources and terminating employment
30 May 2021
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Group Assignment (submission dates vary as per chosen topic)
30
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8. HRM in the news (news posting till week 9, and final report on 23 May)
23 May 2021
11:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Final Test
9 Jun 2021
4:00 PM
25
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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)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HRMG242, HRMG342, HRMGT306

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