INF514 Human Resource Management in Information Agencies (8)


Students will be introduced to the theoretical foundations of human resource management (HRM). Students will explore practices of HR including: job analysis and design, HR planning, recruitment and selection, training, staff development and retention, succession planning, compensation, performance management, motivation and employee engagement. Importance of leadership in developing human resources will also be examined.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF514
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF333
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of HRM in information organisations;
  • know how to apply the principles and techniques of HRM in information organizations;
  • be able to explain the elements of the HRM functions;
  • be able to discuss the role of leadership in effective HRM; and
  • be able to apply their knowledge to the role of leadership in effective HRM.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Job analysis and design
  • Theoretical foundations of HRM
  • Human resource changing environments, issues and challenges
  • Motivation and employee development
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Compensation and performance management
  • Training, staff development and retention
  • The future of HRM
  • Information organisation and HRM
  • Leadership and HRM


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.