Managing Performance and Rewards 2013

IRL150

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Overview

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Level of study: What does Postgraduate mean?

Postgraduate

EFTSL: What does EFTSL mean?

0.125

Delivery Method: What does delivery method mean?

Web Supplemented

Prerequisites: What are the prerequisites?

No

Availability: What is a Session?

2013:

Duration:

14 weeks

Government loans available:

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Domestic student fee:

$2,343.00 (AUD)

International student fee:

$2,593.00 (AUD)

Description

This unit covers two important and challenging facets of managing people: performance and rewards management. The unit critically examines current theory and practice in each field, analyses the myriad performance and reward issues that confront today's managers and ER/HRM professionals and addresses practical solutions to those issues. The unit draws on a wide range of up-to-date research evidence drawn from a number of academic disciplines - from organisational psychology and strategic management to critical management studies. The unit takes a pluralist, multi-stakeholder perspective to the tasks of managing performance and rewards both strategically and fairly.

Enrolment Restriction

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Assessment

  • Case Study (20%)
  • Case Study 2 (40%)
  • Case Study 3 (40%)

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to analyse jobs and construct classification structures using job families
  2. demonstrate an understanding of of skills and capabilities
  3. distinguish between merit-based pay and performance-based pay
  4. understand the key concepts underlying performance management
  5. demonstrate the ability to construct renumeration structures based on worker skills and capabilities
  6. understand the links between organisational strategy and compensation practices
  7. understand the social context of compensation practices.

Topics

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Compensation in a market economy
2Basic reward concepts
3Compensation and motivation
4Paying the job - job analysis
5Paying the job - job evaluation
6Paying the person
7Merit-based rewards
8Results-based rewards
9Developing a compensation policy within organisational strategy
10Getting the mix right
11External considerations and the social context
12Special groups

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

Managing Employee Performance and Reward

By:Shields John

ISBN: -

Format:Print

Supplier:Go to Unibooks


Relevant Courses

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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