HRMG305 - Sustainable Human Resource Management and Stakeholders
Prerequisites: HRMG200 Applied Human Resource Management
Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent
A sustainability-oriented vision of human resource management (HRM) has become the new standard for HRM and is critical to the achievement of sustainable business strategies in a globalised world. In sustainable HRM, success extends beyond the single financial performance bottom line, considering simultaneously human/social and environmental sustainability. Developing the knowledge and capabilities to develop embed sustainable business practices is an essential skill for human resource managers. If you are able to do this you will need knowledge and understanding of the sustainability-oriented aspects of HRM functions and practices. In this unit, you will develop your knowledge of HRM theory which focuses on the integration of sustainability principles, the role of sustainable HRM in achieving corporate sustainability, the tension/paradox created in achieving diverse but complementary sustainability outcomes and ways to effectively manage those tensions using the paradox and stakeholder perspectives. You will apply your knowledge by focusing the management of staff on achievement of corporate sustainability. The aim of this unit is to provide knowledge and understanding of HRM in the context of sustainability and to develop the understanding and skills necessary to design and implement HRM practices that meet stakeholders needs and contribute to sustainable business outcomes.