Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrea North-Samardzic


Identifies and develops the thinking skills that enable the formulation of innovative HR strategies that advance business needs and objectives. Topics include: the external and global environment for HRM, strategic staffing, strategic employee and career development, strategic performance management and reward, strategic design of work processes and systems, the strategic relationship between technology and HR, and characteristics of innovative and value-adding HR systems.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically assess the various areas of HRM strategy
  2. judge the role and importance of SHRM in enhancing organisational performance
  3. discriminate the differences in the key models of SHRM
  4. summarise how HRM can be used as a strategic tool for gaining competitive advantage
  5. recommend how to implement strategic HRM procedures into organisations.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester