Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Acquisition of Human Resources (MBS688)
|Availability||MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||For human resource management (HRM) to be effective it requires the development of effective practices that serve to resource, support and manage human resource systems. This unit covers the first phase of HRM including human resources planning, employer branding, recruitment and selection of staff. The description and use of selection tools and techniques is also outlined, including why and when they should be used, and the issues with each.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate specialised knowledge of workforce planning, recruitment and selection practices
2. Apply integrated recruitment and selection knowledge in practical contexts
3. Exhibit effective communication skills to communicate the recruitment and selection practices required to achieve organisational goals to Leaders, HR professionals and line managers.
4. Evaluate issues and problems in recruitment and selection and structure evidence-based conclusions.
5. Demonstrate capability to acquire new knowledge and skills, by reflecting on learning strategies, feedback and goal setting.
6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts by adapting recruitment and selection practices and process to meet different cultural contexts.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||2 Hour Workshop, one per week of semester
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 1: Job Analysis 30% (Individual)
Assessment 2: Job Description and Job Specification 30%
Assessment 3: Selection Program 40%
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in a graduate-level course.|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed MBS511 Acquisition of Human Resources may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|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.|
Dr Stephen Tan
P/T Teaching Casual
Ms Carole Brady
t: 9360 2889
o: 512.2.027 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Dr Stephen Tan
P/T Teaching Casual