Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources (MBS535)
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||This unit is about managing, measuring and developing human performance at work. It addresses these issues by looking at the relationship between employee learning and development in the context of performance management. The unit thus has a strategic focus - it is about organisational systems, and the integration of the performance management and learning and development functions. Its focus is on the practical application of theory in the workplace, and it is designed to suit both HR practitioners and line managers.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of managing, measuring and developing employee performance in practical contexts
2. Identify contemporary performance management and learning and development approaches
3. Develop evidence-based solutions to performance management problems
4. Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills
5. Integrate knowledge of ethical practice in decision-making.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
Seminars (South Street): All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning. Structured learning may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, workshops, online activities, consultations and coaching sessions. Some units may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Seminars (TNE):6 sessions at 3.5 hours per session X 1 revision session at 3 hours.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
|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 in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based) processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and motivation to learn. Assessment comprises the three assessments: 1. Article 30% 2. Report and Presentation 30% 3. Exam 40%|
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in a graduate-level course.|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed MBS625 Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources cannot enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Previously||2016: MBS525; 2014: MBS625|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
Associate Professor Antonia Girardi
Head of Discipline Business
t: 9360 6980
o: 512.1.035 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Mrs Richa Vinod
P/T Teaching Casual
Ms Carole Brady
t: 9360 2889
o: 512.2.027 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus