HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources (8)

This subject is concerned with examining why it is important in today's business environment to measure the effectiveness of the human resource function, and individual human resource activities. It will also explore how the success, effectiveness and value of the human resource contribution can be measured. This subject builds on students' existing knowledge of human resource management and provides an introduction to specific human resource measurement techniques.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM550. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is similar to that covered in HRM502.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically examine the importance of measuring (auditing) and demonstrating the value of HRM activities;
  • be able to evaluate the main ethical considerations in relation to the auditing of the HRM function and activities;
  • be able to describe and evaluate the application of various auditing practices;
  • be able to identify and analyse appropriate data collection, measurement and analysis techniques for auditing specific HR functions; and
  • be able to design and evaluate practices for the effective audit of a HRM professional function.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Evaluating the HR function
- Ethical issues and challenges in measuring HR effectiveness
- Approaches to HR auditing
- Data collection and evaluation
- Measuring overall HR effectiveness or specific areas of HR activity
- Data analysis and interpretation
- Communicating HR effectiveness
- Developing an HR audit


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.