HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources (8)

This subject is focused on examining the importance of measuring the effectiveness of the human resource management (HRM) function, and individual human resource activities. It provides an introduction to specific human resource measurement techniques.


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 HRM initiatives to demonstrate the value of HRM activities;
  • be able to identify and apply the main ethical considerations in relation to evaluating the HRM function and activities;
  • be able to describe and evaluate the application of various evaluation techniques;
  • be able to offer viable and justifiable solutions in relation to identified business problems; and
  • be able to design and propose tailored solutions to Human Capital Analytics to meet specific business needs.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Evaluating the HRM function
  • Ethical issues and challenges in measuring HRM effectiveness
  • Approaches to HRM evaluation
  • Data collection and evaluation
  • Measuring overall HRM effectiveness or specific areas of HRM activity
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Communicating HRM effectiveness
  • Developing an HRM audit

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM550 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 %
Concept map and video presentation
Group report on hr measurement approach
Reflection on hr measurement and evaluation

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.