The conclusion and recommendations draws together the main points of the report and demonstrates a plausible, insightful, and rationally persuasive point at which to end the argument. Use of academic literature/overall presentation (5 marks) 1. Judicious and appropriate use of at least five (5) academic journal articles or research book chapters..
_ HOLMES INSTITUTE FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION HOLMES INSTITUTE FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM SUBJECT OUTLINE HC2101 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FOR HR TRIMESTER 3 / 2016 Holmes Institute is committed to providing the highest quality education in a dynamic, student-centred learning environment. Holmes Institute fosters in its students rational thought, intellectual integrity and social responsibility. www.holmes.edu.au HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 2 FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION Holmes Institute Faculty of Higher Education offers business courses that combine discipline-based excellence with practical application. The faculty operates on campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Hong Kong. The faculty offers a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Professional Accounting, a Master of Professional Accounting, a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Business. Details about the members of the faculty can be found on the homepage of the Faculty of Higher Education at www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate. HOLMES INSTITUTE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS At Holmes Institute, the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Professional Accounting programs offer domestic and international students the opportunity to study a set of contemporary subjects in the field of business. These subjects prepare students for the challenges in business environments of the 21st century. These programs emphasize the global and cross-cultural dimensions of business. Teaching utilizes a combination of delivery methods and includes critical analysis and case study methods. A combination of exams, case studies and company analysis are used in assessment. The Bachelors’ programs of Holmes Institute focus on: Developing career related capabilities Emphasis on business numeracy and literacy Managerial proficiency The new economy Leadership Entrepreneurship Social responsibility and ethics SUBJECT OVERVIEW & RATIONALE Welcome to HC2101 Performance Management for Human Resources. This course explores the dimensions of performance management systems and their role in the effective management of people in organisations. These insights will be of value to managers in all industries including government, charities and Not for Profits, for organisations of any size and in all functional areas. Improving the understanding of people at work and how to enhance their performance will enable all managers to be more effective. Individuals and groups instinctively aspire to strong results and are willing to commit to heightened efforts over an extended period to achieve these outcomes. Managers sometimes face the challenge of refocusing efforts when performance has failed to meet goals and objectives and in business today downsizing issues are often encountered; a good example is the decline of the Australian automotive industry and the reality for managers and employees in that industry now and in the period 2015-2017. Ford, Toyota and G-M Australia may survive in the long term but what will be required and how will they change to remain effective? You will be encouraged to engage in discussions and the various activities throughout the lectures and tutorials. These discussions will enhance your learning and develop your communication skills. HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 3 SUBJECT OBJECTIVES & LEARNING OUTCOME Upon successful completion of this subject, you should be able to demonstrate the following: Knowledge Graduates will be able to explain the theoretical foundations and developments of performance management and understand the roles of managers and staff in the performance development process. Skills Graduates will be able to integrate the diverse theoretical and technical knowledge of performance management in critical analysis of problem situation and communicate the results in a clear and coherent manner to members of the management team. Application of Knowledge and skills Graduates will be able to apply the theoretical foundations and developments of performance management in managing employee performance based on the elements of an effective, integrated performance development system. Graduates will be able to demonstrate and apply research skills, showing initiative in consulting the performance management academic literature and integrating fresh ideas into the discourse in preparation for life long learning. Graduates will be able to exercise judgment in providing problem solutions and initiate, plan, implement and evaluate action within a broad framework of a defined responsibility. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the capacity to express ideas, concepts and arguments in a logical and coherent written form and in conformity with relevant standards of academic writing. SUBJECT ADMINISTRATION Awards Duration Core/Elective Subject weight BBus, BPA 1 semester Core BBus 3 credit points Mode of delivery On campus Prerequisites HC1031, HC1052, Workload Students are expected to attend all classes Delivery 2 hrs of lectures and 1 hr tutorial or equivalent Independent study 5 hrs per week (review of lectures, reading text book, preparing assignments, reading journal articles) CONTACT DETAILS Subject Coordinator Dr. Anh Viet Le Ale@holmes.edu.au Lecturer Sydney Campus Iswan Mastro IMastro@my.holmes.edu.au Lecturer Melbourne Campus Dr. Anh Viet Le Ale@holmes.edu.au Lecturer Brisbane Campus Dr D. Ponton Dponton@my.holmes.edu.au HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 4 CONSULTATION TIMES* Please check with your lecturer Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sydney Campus 2pm to 5pm 2pm – 5pm Melbourne Campus * *by appointment only STUDENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT TYPE DUE DATE WEIGHT In – class test Week 6 20% Individual assignment Week 11 (Friday at 5pm) 30% Final Exam Exam Week 50% ASSESSMENT POLICY To be eligible to pass this subject, students must complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. All assignments must be submitted electronically using a word processor, uploaded to Blackboard via SafeAssign. You must print and attach the full SafeAssign report with the Holmes Institute Cover Sheet to the printed assignment (hard copy). The assignment cover sheet must include the student/s name, number, subject code and subject name, subject lecturer’s name, assignment due date and time of submission. All hard copies must be placed in the Assignment Box in the Resource Centre during opening hours. Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and late submission incurs penalties unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the Subject Coordinator. No assessments are accepted after 14 calendar days of the due date. Students are requested to familiarize themselves with the Holmes Institute Assessment Policy located on the Blackboard Student Subject: HE-General Study Information (HGEN_HE) > General Information > Policies and Procedures > Holmes Institute Student Assessment Policy v1.pdf. STANDARD GRADING SYSTEM AND DISTRIBUTION GRADE LETTER RANGE High Distinction HD 80% and above Distinction D 70 – 79% Credit CR 60 – 69% Pass P 50 – 59% Fail NN 0-45% (did not meet the standard required according to the learning outcomes in the Subject Guide ) Faculty Pass* FP 46 – 49% (awarded by Board of Examiners) Supplementary Exam Granted (a temporary grade) NS Supplementary examination granted HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 5 Deferred Exam (a temporary grade) ND Officially Deferred examination Fail NA Student did not submit any work according to the schedule in the Subject Guide Result Withheld RW Additional assessment and/or work required Result Withheld WH Outstanding fees or non-return of Holmes Institute materials * This grade is sometimes referred to as a conceded pass at other institutions Explanation of Letter Grade HD Outstanding work which exhibits sophisticated understanding and critical synthesis, analysis and evaluation of the subject matter. While the work utilizes opinions of others, judgements about the value of the subject matter are made and drawn together in an organized whole. Gaps in the subject matter might also be identified and the implications discussed. D Substantial work of high quality, which demonstrates a clear understanding of the subject matter, in which the relationship between the constituent elements are identified clearly and discussed with some level of critical analysis. The work also applies abstract ideas in concrete situations. CR Sound and competent work, which demonstrates a reasonable but not complete grasp of the subject matter. The work utilizes recall and paraphrases the work of others concerning the subject matter. Some basic level of critical analysis is evident. Originality in the work is rarely evident. P Work that demonstrates a satisfactory engagement with the subject matter such that the student is said to have a general understanding of the field. Provides an adequate basis for further study. NN Did not meet the learning objective of the subject VIEWING STUDENT GRADES Results including the final grade can be viewed via the Grade Centre on Blackboard. Results for all assessments are published within two weeks of the due date of the assessment and the final examination. Students who wish to appeal their mark for a specific assessment are advised to follow the procedures outlined at www.holmes.edu.au /undergraduate/appeals. PLAGIARISM AND ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT Holmes Institute view any forms of academic misconduct as most serious offences. Academic misconduct in any form during an examination is not tolerated and will be dealt with according to the policies and procedures set out in the Holmes Institute Student Handbook (located on Blackboard in the Student General information Subject: HE-General Study Information (HGEN_HE) > General Information > Student Handbook 2010 v.3.pdf). Plagiarism occurs when one uses another person’s ideas or manner of expressing them and passes them off as one’s own work by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement (that is, referencing the source). Any instances of plagiarism will be dealt with promptly). It is important that student reference their work appropriately. The Faculty of Higher Education at Holmes Institute uses the APA (American Psychological Association) style of referencing. A detailed guide to referencing can be found in the Student Handbook. It expected that you will be familiar with the APA style of referencing. HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 6 USE OF BLACKBOARD Holmes Institute uses Blackboard as its online teaching platform and all students enrolled have access to Blackboard to view and download their lecture material, grades, important announcements on their subjects and discussion rooms for selected subjects. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check Blackboard on a regular basis. It is expected that students will have viewed lecture materials and additional readings before class. All students are advised to familiarize themselves with the use of Blackboard. Guides to Blackboard are available in the Resource Centre on each campus. Should you have difficulties accessing and/or using Blackboard, please contact your lecturer or the Holmes Institute Blackboard Helpdesk on: email@example.com. USE OF RESOURCE CENTRE AND PROQUEST For most subjects, students are expected to engage in additional research. Textbooks and teaching materials available in the Resource Centre will be of use here. In addition, current students have access to a range of electronic academic journals via Proquest, which is accessible once you log into Blackboard. Should you require any assistance with the use of Proquest and/or online research, please contact your lecturer and/or the Resource Centre staff on your campus. STUDY SKILLS & ACADEMIC SUPPORT Students who have difficulties with their studies and/or specific forms of assessment should visit online Study Skills on www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate/studyskills. Holmes Institute also offers regular Academic Support, which is free for any student enrolled. See details on http://www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate/Information. DETAILED INFORMATION ON SUBJECT ASSESSMENTS Assessment 1: In-class test Weight: 20% of total marks Test will cover topics from Week 1 to Week 5 The class test will be help during the tutorial of Week 6 Assessment 3: Individual assignment Weight: 30% of total marks Due: 5pm, Friday Week 11 Length: 2500 words, +/- 10% This length limit includes any text, figures, tables, in-text references, and appendices. This limit does not include the cover page, table of contents, or list of references (at the end of assignment). Formatting: Report and please ensure that the report includes page numbers on each page. Submission: On due date submit in a single hardcopy report to library with FULL safe assign report and the Holmes Institute Cover Sheet attached. The questions: Workplaces of the future will present many challenges and opportunities for both HRM and employees1. Choose one (1) of the predicted future workplace changes, research the topic to answer the following questions: a) What are the implications for employees (i.e. different way of working, new skills etc.)? b) What are the HRM implications – how might HR have to operate differently? HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 7 c) What are the implications for leaders and managers? Topics: Instruction: Your report should be structured as follows: Introduction 1. This states the purpose and structure of the paper, and identifies the main theme or proposition(s) that you are trying to prove. It tells the reader what to expect. Body 1. In the body of the paper you are trying to build a logical argument that supports the main theme or proposition. The body needs to be consistent with what you have said you are going to do in the introduction. 2. Each paragraph should have a topic sentence, and the points you are making should reflect that topic sentence. 3. Use theory and examples to explain your argument. Remember that you are trying to present a logical, cohesive and clear analysis of the key issues that you have identified, and to use these to support your proposition or theme in a systematic way. 5. You only have 2000 words therefore you will need to be succinct and persuasive in presenting your argument. Conclusion and recommendations 1. A conclusion is not just a list of the key points you have made. You need to draw together your key points to demonstrate that you have supported your theme or proven your proposition(s). 2. The conclusion needs to be consistent with both the introduction and the body of the report. Employees will use Apps to manage thier work and personal life better Work-life flexibility will replace worklife balance Employees will no longer regualrly attend a corpoate office Building a portfolio of contract jobs will be the way to get full-time employment Employees will ‘elect’ thier leader HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 8 Marking Criteria Individual Essay HC2101: Performance Management Individual Assignment Length: 2500 words. Value: 30% Criteria Marks Critical approach to the topic (10 marks) 1. The body of the report is consistent with the executive summary and introduction and critically analyses the topic. 2. Analysis shows knowledge of relevant theory and practice in HR strategy in Australia. 3. There is a balance between descriptive and analytical content, with a strong emphasis of critical analysis. 4. The topic is discussed using relevant and appropriate theoretical frames, and these are supported by the use of at least eight primary sources (e.g. refereed journal articles) Line of argument (15 marks) 1. The introduction outlines the main proposition of the report and body develops a clear line of argument. The argument is incisive and includes a concise, relevant treatment of the issues. 2. The conclusion and recommendations draws together the main points of the report and demonstrates a plausible, insightful, and rationally persuasive point at which to end the argument. Use of academic literature/overall presentation (5 marks) 1. Judicious and appropriate use of at least five (5) academic journal articles or research book chapters. 2. Makes limited use of textbook (or other text books), relying on primary sources to support their argument. 3. Sources are referenced consistently and comprehensively using the APA6 referencing system. 4. Use of language appropriate to an academic report; Presentation is professional (e.g. spell and grammar checked, judicious use of headings, etc). SUBJECT RESOURCES Prescribed Textbook (compulsory) Prescribed Textbook: Kramar et al. (2014) Human Resource Management in Australia 5 th ed. McGraw-Hill Additional Textbook References Katzenbach, J 2001, Peak performance: aligning the hearts and minds of your employees, Harvard Press, New York. Websites: The Australian Human Resources Institute: https://www.ahri.com.au/ Society for Human Resource Management: http://www.shrm.org/pages/default.aspx HR Guide Australia: http://www.hrmguide.net/australia/ It is strongly recommended that students read business columns in newspapers magazines and online. HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 9 LECTURE SCHEDULE/SYLLABUS Session Topic Tutorial Assessment due 1 Introduction to performance management 2 What is performance? Triple bottom line approaches. Tutorial 1 3 Measuring Performance Tutorial 2 4 Selecting a job analysis method Tutorial 3 5 Selection and recruitment – Part 1 Tutorial 4 6 Selection and recruitment – Part 2 Tutorial 5 In Class test 7 Human Resource planning and HRIS Tutorial 6 8 Workforce diversity and career planning Tutorial 7 9 Conducting performance reviews Tutorial 8 10 Diminished performance Tutorial 9 11 Occupational Health & Safety Evaluating and improving the HR function Tutorial 10 Individual assignment 12 Revision * Note: Students must consult the Academic Calendar and Blackboard for the dates of the Study and Examination Week. STUDENT ASSISTANCE Studying in higher education presents many experiences and challenges. These might involve academic, personal and/or professional issues. At Holmes Institute, we have a range of people who can help you with various challenges. The following table identifies contact points should you require any support. SUPPORT REQUIRED WHO TO CONTACT Information for Current Students Holmes Institute Student Handbook: Academic Probation / Mentoring Academic Mentors, Associate Dean Accommodation Holmes Institute Home Stay Computers, Blackboard, Email IT Help Desk Disability Needs Holmes Institute Campus Directors Employment and Careers Career Development Team Enrolment Higher Education Coordinator Exams Higher Education Coordinator Financial Issues Holmes Institute Campus Directors Personal Issues National Higher Education Program Manager, Mentoring Team Proquest Database Librarian on each Campus Study Skills Holmes Institute Academic Support & Study Skills Team Visa Issues, COEs etc. Higher Education Coordinator HC2101 Performance Management S3 2016 10 This subject outline was prepared by the Course Development Team for the Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Higher Education, Holmes Institute. It was correct at the time of publication. Change to the Subject Outline may occur at any time. 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The conclusion and recommendations draws together the main points of the report and demonstrates a plausible, insightful, and rationally persuasive point at which to end the argument. Use of academic literature/overall presentation (5 marks) 1. Judicious and appropriate use of at least five (5) academic journal articles or research book chapters.