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Talent Management (BUS371)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Talent management is an organisation's commitment to recruit, hire, retain, and develop the most talented employees available in the job market. It's finding the right people for the right jobs to achieve the strategic goals set forth by leadership. By matching people with situations, firms enable important individual-level outcomes like person-environment fit, job satisfaction, career opportunities, and personal development; likewise, talent management create economic firm value and a potential for competitive advantage.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
ULO1: Demonstrate knowledge of Talent Management, including organisational practices to attract, engage, train, develop, and retain talent in various settings.
ULO2: Apply Talent Management concepts to practical situations.
ULO3: Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills required to manage talent successfully.
ULO4: Evaluate, formulate practical solutions to Talent Management issues and problems and develop evidence-based solutions.
ULO5: Demonstrate an understanding of the practices used by organizations to retain talent across cultural settings.
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 Hour Workshop, one per week of semester
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded. The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment Assessment comprises the four assessments:
1. Journal (Activity Log): 20 %
2. Research Project (Talent Management Research & Analysis) (Individual Report): 20 %
3. Case Application to Talent Management Theory (Group Multimedia Presentation): 30 %
4. Final Exam: 30 %
Prerequisites BUS223/293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour AND either BUS240 Organisation Development and HRM or BUS297 Principles of HRM or BUS226 Talent Acquisition
Exclusions BUS320/340 Advanced HR Perspectives
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Human Resources Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Human Resources Management
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Arif Sikander
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2927
e: Arif.Sikander@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.031 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Arif Sikander
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2927
e: Arif.Sikander@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.031 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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