HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management (8)

A number of factors can create issues between organisations and their people, or between people within organisations. These factors can include changing generations, increasing global competition, emerging technologies and societal and regulatory changes. This subject examines individual and organisational issues, challenges and possible solutions within the practice of human resource management.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM320. 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

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify, define and discuss contemporary issues in the field of human resource management;
  • be able to analyse and evaluate the implications of human resource issues for individuals and organisations; and
  • be able to develop and rationalise contextual solutions to selected human resource issues or challenges for specific organisational environments.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Attraction and Retention in the war for talent
  • The Role of Technology in enabling HRM
  • Managing Diversity and Equity
  • The Scourge of Bullying and Harassment
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • The search for work-life balance
  • Employment Relations and Culture
  • Managing Performance
  • The Necessity of Competitive Advantage
  • Contemporary Realignment and Restructuring
  • Australian HR issues within a Global Context

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM320 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Attraction, retention and motivation challenges
Case analysis on diversity
Critical analysis of two current hr issues

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.