Course Title: Staffing the Organisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Staffing the Organisation

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11


Hong Kong Management Associatn


630H Management


Offsh 3 09


Malaysia Institute of Managemt


630H Management


Offsh 2 10

Course Coordinator: Course coodinator for each offering is found in relevant Part B Course Guide for each offering

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1650

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus, Melbourne

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment

Course Description

This course explores the strategic and operational issues involved in staffing organisations. It is focused particularly on recruitment, selection, orientation, induction and socialisation. These processes will be examined against a background of human resource planning and management practices such as job analysis and job design. The course will give particular attention to the issues of discrimination and equity in the employment process. The course will provide you with an understanding of the linkages between staffing activities and the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


The course contributes to attainment of the following program Capabilities:

  • contribute to decisions within diverse political, economic, environmental and social contexts
  • engage with business activities in a disciplined and ethical manner
  • pursue continuous personal development of knowledge and skills related to a management career
  • work collaboratively

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the strategic significance and purposes of staffing in organisations, and its links to strategic business processes and objectives;
  • identify and understand the nature and scope of job analysis; recruitment and selection; and employee induction;
  • apply the theory and concepts underpinning staffing to practical situations;
  • identify workforce diversity issues and explore their implications with particular regard to the staffing functions, including demonstrating an understanding of the issues of fit and flexibility in selecting staff;
  • explain HR auditing and evaluation, identifying appropriate measures and HR effectiveness with regard to staffing policies and practices in terms of measures of HR and organizational effectiveness;
  • understand the equity and sustainability issues and how these can be supported through the staffing function.
  • demonstrate ability to shortlist, interview and select applicants.

Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of activities, both individual and in groups, will be drawn on to help you reach the learning outcomes listed above. Your participation in these activities is a necessary component for your learning. Specific learning activities may include:

  • Reading and analysing course material during class
  • Participating in class discussions and activities
  • Undertaking research into the relevant literature

This course will provide you and your class with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

The resources for the course comprise lectures, online resources ( with key journal articles/readings and a prescribed text

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is concerned with your ability to synthesise and present knowledge regarding the Staffing functions. Assessment tasks will include written assignments, group exercises in class and an examination.