1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
1 of : BUSN1021, BUSN2009, BUSN2038
Assumed knowledge
An understanding of core theories and concepts of organisational behaviour and human resource management.
Topic description

This topic will cover reward theory: content and process theories, the design of salary and wage systems aligned to business strategy, equality and equity, performance related pay, job design and work organisation, job evaluation, performance appraisal, objective setting and giving feedback, dealing with poor performance

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with a complete understanding of the components of the performance management cycle and the link to strategic objectives.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Advise on the design and implementation of appropriate reward policies aligned to organisational objectives
  2. Analyse and redesign an existing job set to improve performance and employee satisfaction
  3. Conduct an appraisal interview, and give sensitive feedback, including the setting of SMART objectives
  4. Advise on appropriate corrective and disciplinary approaches to deal with poor performance

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.