HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management (8)


This subject aims to identify and evaluate the alignment of human resource management with business strategy and the role of the HR professional in this process.  A range of concepts, theories and models which aim to integrate the various functional areas of human resource management with business strategy will be examined.  Both the theoretical and practical application of issues associated with HR practices such as the changing role of human resource management, human resource planning, staff selection, performance management, staff development, compensation and others will be studied.

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Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and evaluate the major factors influencing the development of SHRM as a field of study and practice;
  • be able to describe the key concepts relating to formulation and implementation of business strategies;
  • be able to analyse the contributions of HRM to strategic successes of the business;
  • be able to illustrate the ways in which key human resource functions may be performed with a strategic orientation, possible constraints as well as prospects; and
  • be able to identify and evaluate key theoretical issues in the process of strategy-HRM integration and in the strategic 'fit' proposition.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The need for a strategic approach to managing human resources
  • Historical development of HRM and strategic HRM
  • Basic concepts of strategic management
  • The strategic contributions of HRM
  • The formulation and implementation of HR strategies
  • Strategic staffing
  • Strategic performance appraisal
  • Strategic reward practices
  • Strategic human resource development
  • Integration of HRM into business strategy
  • The strategic 'fit' proposition
  • Strategic HRM retrospect and prospects


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.