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.

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Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

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

Assumed Knowledge

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

Enrolment restrictions

Postgraduate students only

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.


The 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 16 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.