MGG2322 - Recruitment and selection - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Renee Paulet

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • First semester 2017 (Off-campus)


This unit will critically analyse the role and function of recruitment, selection and placement processes in human resource management including: pre-recruitment needs, attracting the right person to the vacancy, short-listing applicants, selection methods and measurement, contracts of employment and induction. Contextual factors within the internal and external environment, such as legal and ethical requirements, will be explored.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explore and critically analyse the current practices and theories of recruitment, selection and placement, including the identification of recommendations to improve current practices
  2. critically analyse the role and function of recruitment and selection in relation to the organisation's strategic business and HRM objectives within an Australian context

  3. examine the ethical and legal requirements of the recruitment and selection process and illustrate how these impact on the process
  4. understand the role of internal and external consultants and analyse the relationships between the employer, consultant and candidate

  5. explore the role of recruitment and selection in different contexts and identify future issues and trends in the profession.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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