Advanced Recruitment and Selection - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Essay (35%) , Non-Invigilated Exam (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,125.00
International 3,375.00

The recruitment and selection of the best employees is central to organisational success. Recruitment and selection policies and practices are core processes within all organisations, across all industries and irrespective of country. Success and failure of organisations can often be attributed to strengths and weaknesses with the recruitment and selection process.

However, these activities need to be carried out within a legislative framework that increasingly influences our practice. This course will provide you with an understanding of the activities involved in the more complex and difficult areas of recruitment and selection, from the viewpoint of a human resource practitioner and/or business manager.

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

  1. demonstrate coherent and integrated knowledge of the principles of recruitment and selection, including: HR planning and staffing strategy, employer branding and job markets, internal and external labour markets, job design and analysis, reliability, validity and utility of assessment techniques, applicant assessment strategies, selection decision-making, socialization and induction
  2. apply recruitment and selection theory and research to specific recruitment and selection practices
  3. discuss the organisational, social and legal contexts that shape recruitment and selection
  4. comment critically on the relationship of recruitment and selection practices to relevant theory and research.
  • Essay (35%)
  • Non-Invigilated Exam (20%)
  • Report (45%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment

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.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1(a) Course overview (b) Strategic staff introduction
2(a) Business, HR, Staffing strategies and the Employment Value Proposition (b) Legal context
3Strategic job design/analysis and competency modelling
4Forecasting and Planning
5(a) Sourcing and identifying recruites (b) Recruiting
6Measurements in selection
7Assessing candidates - external and internal Part 1
8Assessing candidates - external and internal Part 2
9Choosing and hiring job candidates
10Managing workforce flow
11Staffing system evaluation and Technology
12Course review

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

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 Co-Op textbook list.

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

  • Strategic Staffing (Global Edition)

    By:Phillips and Gully

    ISBN: 9781292073491


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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