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    Explores the policy and practice of strategic human resource management. Specific SHRM strategies are examined in the context of a NZ organisation. Adopts a practical approach to the concepts and practice of SHRM.

    This paper adopts an applied and practical approach to concepts related to the practice of strategic human resource management (SHRM).

    This course acts as a capstone for the HRM major. It aims to enhance the interface between students and the practice of SHRM. It provides the opportunity for students to consider some of the issues involved in the practice of HRM in the context of the changing world of work. Specific HRM strategies focused around entry to, maintenance of, and exit from the organisation are holistically explored both theoretically and in an applied sense. Additionally, students are provided with opportunities to acquire a set of skills and tools to take with them into the workforce. This paper also affords students ample scope to build their social capital, practice HRM, and to benefit from the experiences of practitioners currently working within the HRM profession.

    About this paper

    Paper title Strategic Human Resource Management
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MANT 250 and 18 further 200-level points
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Professor Fiona Edgar

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures, workshops, discussions and tutorials.
    One 2-hour lecture per week, plus tutorials and meetings.

    Text books are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will have:

    • Developed an understanding of SHRM by examining the various SHRM models and frameworks outlined in the literature
    • Developed an understanding of HRM systems and their implementation in a strategic sense through exploring the practice dimensions of Staffing, Reward, Training and Development, and Performance Management
    • Developed an awareness of some of the current issues facing the HRM profession and HRM practitioners
    • Developed the skills required to effectively deliver a workshop on a themed HRM topic
    • Developed the capabilities to develop and leverage their own social capital and to draw on practitioners' experiences to develop their understanding of the HRM profession
    • Experienced opportunities for developing social capital and networks by engaging with others working in the HRM profession


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 30-35, 37-42
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