HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management (8)

If Human Resource Strategy and Organisational Strategy are not aligned then organisations will ultimately struggle to deliver their mission.  This subject examines the importance of aligning these strategies and practices.  A key focus is the need for the HR function to be able to measure and specify its actual contribution to achieving organisational change and success.  This is a capstone subject in HRM and it is recommended students complete it at the end of their course.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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

HRM210, HRM201, HRM310, and HRM320.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate the differing strategic contributions of particular HR disciplines
  • be able to analyse organisational and human resource strategies, and perform a strategic gap analysis
  • be able to measure and quantify the contribution of HR activity at an organisational level
  • be able to align HR activities with overall organisational strategy by developing, planning and applying contextualised strategic solutions to specific organisational human resource challenges
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
  • Integration of HRM and business strategy
  • Strategic workforce planning and staffing
  • Strategic human resource development
  • Strategic performance management
  • Strategic career and reward practices
  • Strategic approaches to organisational culture and employee relations
  • Strategic HRM retrospect and prospects
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.