HOLMES INSTITUTE FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION HOLMES INSTITUTE FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM SUBJECT OUTLINE HC2101 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FOR HR TRIMESTER 3/2016
Holmes Institute is dedicated to offering the best education possible in a vibrant, student-centered learning environment. Students at Holmes Institute are encouraged to think critically, to be intellectually honest, and to be socially responsible. The Holmes Institute Faculty of Higher Education offers business courses that integrate disciplinary brilliance with real-world application. www.holmes.edu.au HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 2. On campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Hong Kong, the faculty is in operation. The department provides a graduate diploma in business, a master’s degree in business administration, a bachelor’s degree in professional accounting, a master’s degree in professional accounting, and a bachelor’s degree in business. On the webpage of the Faculty of Higher Education at www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate, you may find information on the faculty members. Undergraduate Programs at Holmes Institute The Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Professional Accounting programs at Holmes Institute give both domestic and foreign students the chance to learn about a variety of modern business topics. These courses equip students with the skills they’ll need to succeed in today’s corporate context. The international and cross-cultural aspects of business are highlighted in these programs. Teaching involves a variety of delivery techniques, including case studies and critical analysis. Assessment techniques include tests, case studies, and corporate analysis. The Holmes Institute’s bachelor’s degree programs are centered on: Subject Overview and Relevance. Welcome to HC2101 Performance Management for Human Resources. This course will focus on performance management for human resources, with an emphasis on business literacy and numeracy. This course examines the components of performance management systems and how they contribute to efficient human resource management in organizations. Managers in all sectors, including the public sector, non-profit organizations, and charities, as well as in all organizational sizes and functional areas, will find these insights useful. All managers will be more effective if they have a better grasp on how to improve employees’ performance. Strong results are something that people and groups naturally strive for, and they’re willing to put in extra effort over a long period of time to get them. When performance falls short of goals and objectives, managers must sometimes refocus their efforts. Downsizing problems are also common in today’s business environment; a good example is the decline of the Australian automotive industry and the circumstances facing managers and workers in that sector both now and during the years 2015–2017. Long-term viability for Ford, Toyota, and G-M Australia is possible, but what will be needed and how will they adapt to be competitive? During the lectures and tutorials, you will be encouraged to participate in the various discussions and activities. These debates will improve your education and hone your speaking abilities. The following should be demonstrated by you after successfully completing this subject: knowledge graduates will be able to explain the theoretical foundations and developments of performance management and understand the roles of managers and staff in the performance development process. Graduates will be able to critically analyze a problem situation using a variety of theoretical and technical performance management expertise, and they will be able to communicate their findings to other members of the management team in a clear and cohesive manner. Application of Knowledge and Skills Graduates will be able to manage employee performance based on the components of an efficient, integrated performance development system by using the theoretical underpinnings and advancements of performance management. Graduates will be able to exhibit initiative in consulting academic literature on performance management and integrating novel ideas into the discussion in order to prepare for lifelong learning. The ability to start, plan, implement, and assess action within a broad framework of a defined responsibility will be a skill that graduates will have. Graduates will be able to show that they have the writing skills necessary to articulate concepts, ideas, and arguments in a way that is logical, cohesive, and compliant with any applicable academic writing standards. SUBJECT ADMINISTRATION Awards Duration Core/Elective Subject weight BBus, BPA 1 semester Core BBus 3 credit points Mode of delivery On campus Prerequisites HC1031, HC1052, Workload Students are expected to attend all classes Delivery 2 hrs of lectures and 1 hr tutorial or equivalent Independent study 5 hrs per week (review of lectures, reading text book, preparing assignments, reading journal articles) CONTACT DETAILS Subject Coordinator Dr. Anh Viet Le [email protected] Lecturer Sydney Campus Iswan Mastro [email protected] Lecturer Melbourne Campus Dr. Anh Viet Le [email protected] Lecturer Brisbane Campus Dr D. Ponton [email protected] HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 4 CONSULTATION TIMES* Please check with your lecturer Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sydney Campus 2pm to 5pm 2pm – 5pm Melbourne Campus * *by appointment only STUDENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT TYPE DUE DATE WEIGHT In – class test Week 6 20% Individual assignment Week 11 (Friday at 5pm) 30% Final Exam Exam Week 50% ASSESSMENT POLICY To be eligible to pass this subject, students must complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. A word processor must be used to submit all assignments online, and SafeAssign must be used to post them to Blackboard. The completed SafeAssign report and the Holmes Institute Cover Sheet must be printed and attached to the printed assignment (hard copy). The student’s name, number, subject code, and name, the subject lecturer’s name, the assignment due date, and the time of submission must all be listed on the assignment cover sheet. During open hours, all hard copies must be placed in the Assignment Box at the Resource Center. The subject coordinator may give an extension and/or special consideration, but late submissions will be penalized and will not be accepted. After 14 days have passed since the due date, no assessments will be accepted. Students are urged to read over the Holmes Institute Student Assessment Policy v1.pdf, which can be found on the Blackboard Student Subject: HE-General Study Information (HGEN_HE) > General Information > Policies and Procedures. STANDARD GRADING SYSTEM AND DISTRIBUTION GRADE LETTER RANGE High Distinction HD 80% and above Distinction D 70–79% Credit CR 60–69% Pass P 50–59% Fail NN 0-45% (did not meet the standard required according to the learning outcomes in the Subject Guide) Faculty Pass* FP 46–49% (awarded by the Board of Examiners) Supplementary Exam Granted (a temporary grade) Although the work incorporates other people’s viewpoints, decisions about the subject matter’s worth are made and compiled into a coherent whole. The ramifications of any gaps in the knowledge base could also be highlighted. a substantial piece of high-quality writing that shows a thorough mastery of the subject matter and in which the connections between the individual components are clearly defined and covered with some degree of critical analysis. The work also relates abstract concepts to real-world circumstances. solid and competent work that shows a fair but imperfect understanding of the subject. The study employs recall and paraphrases previous research on the issue. It is clear that there has been some fundamental critical analysis. Rarely does the work show evidence of originality. work that reveals an adequate level of involvement with the subject topic, indicating that the student has a general comprehension of the subject. gives a good foundation for further research. NN did not satisfy the subject’s learning objective. VIEWING STUDENT GRADES The Grade Center on Blackboard allows you to view the results, including the final grade. Within two weeks after the due date for each assessment and the final test, the results are made public. It is recommended that students who wish to challenge their grade for a particular assessment adhere to the guidelines provided at www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate/appeals. The Holmes Institute views plagiarism and academic misconduct as the two most serious offenses. The Holmes Institute Student Handbook, which can be found on Blackboard in the Student General Information Subject: HE-General Study Information (HGEN_HE) > General Information > Student Handbook 2010 v.3.pdf, contains policies and procedures that will be followed in the event that academic misconduct of any kind occurs during an exam. When someone copies another person’s thoughts or style of expression and presents it as their own work without giving due credit (i.e., citing the source), this is known as plagiarism. Plagiarism will be quickly dealt with in any incident. It’s crucial that students correctly reference their own work. The American Psychological Association (APA) style of referencing is employed by the Holmes Institute Faculty of Higher Education. The Student Handbook contains an in-depth reference manual. You should be knowledgeable about the APA reference style. All enrolled students have access to Blackboard to view and download their lecture materials, grades, important announcements on their subjects, and discussion rooms for specific subjects. Holmes Institute uses Blackboard as its online teaching platform. Please be aware that it is the student’s duty to frequently check Blackboard. The lecture materials and supplemental readings should have been viewed by the students prior to the class. It is recommended that all students become comfortable using Blackboard. On each campus, the Resource Center has guides for Blackboard. You should get in touch with your professor or the Holmes Institute Blackboard Helpdesk at [email protected] if you experience any problems logging in to or using Blackboard. Use of Resource Center and Proposal Students are required to conduct additional research for the majority of subjects. The Resource Center’s textbooks and instructional resources will be helpful in this situation. Additionally, after you connect to Blackboard, you can access a variety of electronic academic journals through Proquest, which is available to current students. Please get in touch with your lecturer or the staff at your campus’ Resource Center if you need help using Proquest or conducting online research. Study Skills and Academic Support are available online at www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate/studyskills for students who are struggling with their coursework or a particular type of exam. Additionally, the Holmes Institute provides ongoing academic support that is free for all enrolled students. Visit http://www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate/information for further information. Assessment 1: In-class test Weight: 20% of total marks Test will cover topics from Weeks 1 to 5 The class test will be given during the tutorial in Week 6 Assessment 3: Individual assignment Weight: 30% of total marks Due: 5pm, Friday Week 11 Length: 2500 words, +/- 10% This length limit includes any text, figures, tables, in-text references, and appendices. The cover page, table of contents, and reference list (found at the conclusion of the assignment) are not included in this word count. Formatting: Report; please make sure that each page of the report has a page number. Submission: On the due date, present a single hardcopy report to the library with the Holmes Institute cover sheet and the full safe assignment report attached. The workplaces of the future will bring several opportunities and difficulties for both HRM and workers. Select one (1) of the anticipated changes to the workplace and conduct research on the subject to address the following questions: a) What are the implications for employees (e.g., new skills, a different method of working)? b) What are the HRM implications—how might HR need to change how it conducts business? What are the ramifications for leaders and managers, according to HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 7c? Topics: Your report should have the following headings: 1. Introduction 2. This outlines the paper’s structure and objective, as well as the major idea(s) you are attempting to support. It outlines what the reader can anticipate. Body 1. You are attempting to construct a logical case throughout the paper’s body to support the core idea or claim. What you mentioned you would do in the introduction needs to be supported by the body. 2. There should be a theme sentence in each paragraph, and the points you are making should be supported by that topic sentence. 3. To explain your position, draw on theory and examples. Keep in mind that you are attempting to give a logical, coherent, and clear examination of the crucial issues you have identified and to use these concerns to methodically support your proposal or topic. 5. Since you only have 2000 words, you must express your case succinctly and effectively. Final thoughts and suggestions: A conclusion is more than just a summary of your main arguments. To show that you have backed up your subject or established your proposition(s), you must summarize your main points. 2. The conclusion must be in line with the report’s introduction and main body. Employees will use apps to better manage their work and personal lives. Work-life flexibility will replace work-life balance. Employees won’t regularly attend corporate offices. Building a portfolio of contract jobs will be the way to get full-time employment. Employees will ‘elect’ their leader. HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 8 Marking Criteria Individual Essay. Value: 30% Criteria Points: Critical analysis of the subject (10 points) The report’s main body, which provides a critical analysis of the subject, is consistent with the executive summary and introduction. 2. Analysis reveals that Australia has a working grasp of pertinent theory and practice in HR strategy. 3. With a heavy focus on critical analysis, there is a balance between descriptive and analytical content. 4. At least eight primary sources (such as peer-reviewed journal articles) are used to support the discussion of the subject, utilizing relevant and appropriate theoretical frameworks. Line of argument (15 marks): 1. The report’s major thesis is outlined in the introduction, and a convincing case is developed in the body. The argument is sharp and addresses the problems in a clear, timely manner. 2. The report’s main points are summarized in the conclusion and suggestions, which also present a tenable, perceptive, and rationally convincing argument for concluding the discussion. Overall presentation and use of academic material (5 points) Use at least five (5) academic journal articles or research book chapters sensibly and appropriately. 2. uses primary sources to support their arguments instead of relying heavily on the textbook (or other text books). 3. Using the APA6 referencing style, sources are consistently and fully cited. 4. Use of terminology suitable for a report in an academic setting; professional presentation (e.g., spelling and grammar corrected, careful use of headings, etc.) Subject Resources Required Textbook: Kramar et al. (2014), Human Resource Management in Australia, Fifth Edition Additional Textbook References for McGraw-Hill Katzenbach, J. 2001. Peak performance: aligning the hearts and minds of your workforce Websites: HR Guide Australia: http://www.hrmguide.net/australia/; Society for Human Resource Management: http://www.shrm.org/pages/default.aspx; The Australian Human Resources Institute: https://www.ahri.com.au/; It is highly advised that students read business columns in newspapers, magazines, and online. What is performance? HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 9 LECTURE SCHEDULE/SYLLABUS Session Topic Tutorial Assessment due 1 Introduction to performance management 2 What is performance? approaches with a triple bottom line. Human resource planning and HRIS Tutorial 1 3 Measuring Performance Tutorial 2 4 Choosing a method for job analysis Tutorial 3 5 Selection and recruitment – Part 1 Tutorial 4 6 Selection and recruitment – Part 2 Tutorial 5 In-class test Tutorial 7 9 Conducting performance reviews Tutorial 8 10 Diminished performance Tutorial 9 11 Occupational Health & Safety Evaluating and enhancing the HR function Tutorial 10 Individual evaluation STUDENT ASSISTANCE There are various experiences and obstacles that come with higher education study. These could relate to concerns with your studies, your life, or your career. We have a variety of people at Holmes Institute who can assist you with a range of problems. Contact information is listed in the following table, should you need assistance. Information for current students is available in the Holmes Institute Student Handbook. Academic Probation and Mentoring Academic Mentors, Associate Dean Accommodation Holmes Institute Home Stay Computers, Blackboard, Email IT Help Desk Disability Needs Holmes Institute Campus Directors Employment and Careers Career Development Team Enrolment Higher Education Coordinator Exams Higher Education Coordinator Financial Issues Holmes Institute Campus Directors Perso Higher Education Coordinator HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 10 The Course Development Team at the Holmes Institute created this subject outline for the undergraduate programs. At the time of publication, it was accurate. The subject outline is subject to change at any time. The Faculty of Higher Education makes an effort to educate the students in this regard, though. This text is protected by copyright. No part may be duplicated by any means or stored in computer memory without explicit permission, with the exception of any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism, or review as allowed by the Copyright Act. Please contact the Holmes Institute Faculty of Higher Education with any questions. 2010 Copyright. Performance Management: HC2101 S3 2016 11
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