Human Capital Analytics
- One Semester or equivalent
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
This unit introduces students to the theory, practices and skills utilised to strategically manage human capital within the context of high performance cultures. Students will learn how to develop and utilise human capital metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of an organisation’s human capital management system. The subject explores both the theory and practice of Human Capital Management (HCM) in the context of the relevant legislation; the application of skills and competencies required in establishing an effective HCM; the management of high performance work cultures; and the integration of Human Resources (HR) management with strategic decision making processes. This subject provides students with the practical and analytical tools to be both proactive and innovative in the management of intellectual capital and in their support of knowledge management.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the relevance of Human Capital Management (HCM) in the strategic management of an organisation’s workforce.
2. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of the relationship between HCM and organisational performance, including the evaluation of HCM effectiveness and the barriers that can impede organisational performance.
3. Critically evaluate the contemporary challenges faced by managers in utilising HCM to resolve contemporary organisational challenges.
4. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and a deep awareness of professional practices in a global and sustainable context.
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment, general skills outcomes and content.
Face to Face scheduled hours: Lectures/workshop 12 x 2 hours
Online scheduled hours: Online lectures and discussions boards 12 x 1 hour per week
Students are expected to engage in online learning activities and discussion boards; and other activities including independent study and assessment tasks for a total of approximately 150 hours.
This includes all:
• Scheduled teaching and learning events and activities (contact hours timetabled in a face-to-face teaching space) and scheduled online learning events (contact hours scheduled in an online teaching space), and
• Non-scheduled learning events and activities (including directed online learning activities, assessments, independent study, student group meetings, and research
To be successful, students should:
• Attend and engage in all scheduled classes (face to face or online)
• Start assessment tasks well ahead of the due date, and submit assessments promptly
• Read / listen to all feedback carefully, and consider it for future assessment
• Engage with fellow students and teaching staff (don’t hesitate to ask questions)
1. Presentation (Individual) 20 - 30%
2. Report (Group) 30 - 50%
3. Assignment (Individual) 30 - 40%
General skills outcomes
During this unit students will receive feedback on the following key generic skills:
• Problem solving skills
• Analysis skills
• Communication skills
• Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
• Ability to work independently
• High performance culture; strategic orientation; leadership and role of line managers in an HCM system.
• Creating alliance and partnership between line managers and Human Resource Management (HRM) in Human Capital Management (HCM).
• The Human Resources (HR) value proposition in knowledge creation practices.
• Human capital and social capital as analytics.
• A Balanced Scorecard approach to workforce management.
• Human Capital Metrics.
• Strategic Employee Relations and Human Capital Analytics (HCA).
• Contemporary Issues in HCA (such as organisational change and restructuring, corporate social responsibility, ethical corporate governance, impact of technology on HCM, sustainability management, job redesign, and the implementation of new organisational forms such as cross border alliances.
- Reading materials.
Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.