Recruitment and Selection

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Recruitment and Selection

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 1001MGT/1081MGT/1101IBA/1181IBA OR 1001EHR/1081EHR/1101IRL (Management Concepts OR Employment Relations) or equivalent course.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course has a Prerequisite requirement which means you MUST successfully complete the listed course or requirement/s BEFORE enrolling in this course. If you have enrolled in the course without meeting this requirement you MUST WITHDRAW immediately or contact the Program Director if you believe you have extenuating circumstances. It is our experience that students who have not completed the prerequisite course struggle to complete the course and often Fail as a result. It is also your responsibility to have any Transfer Credit appearing on your academic transcript before enrolling. Recruitment and Selection is an introductory course that is designed to provide students with knowledge of Recruitment and Selection theory and practice. Students will gain an understanding of broad Recruitment & Selection concepts and their inter-relationships to Human Resources practices. Building on job analysis, this course will focus on techniques for recruiting and selecting the best person for a job in an organisation with emphasis on importance of effective attraction and also subsequent retention. The course will examine key techniques utilised in recruiting and selecting; focusing on reliability and validity and fairness, as well as predictability for job performance.

    Course Introduction
    Recruitment and Selection are core functions of human resource management, and of management more generally. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to Recruitment and Selection through a theoretical and practical investigation of a range of topics including strategic staffing, job design and analysis, sourcing and recruiting, evaluating, selecting and acquiring successful job candidate(s), induction and socialisation, and staffing systems evaluation and technology.

    Course Aims
    Recruitment and Selection are core functions of human resource management, and of management more generally. This course aims to introduce students to current theory and sound practice in Recruitment and Selection. The course involves lectures in which the substantive course content will be delivered. Lectures are supported by seminars which focus on the application of theory and concepts and some skill building. Consequently, students must prepare fully for each lecture/seminar in order to satisfy the learning objectives and assessment requirements for the course.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 demonstrate, using logical structured reasoning both orally and in writing, a coherent understanding of: staffing strategy and planning; the organisational, social and legal contexts that shape recruitment and selection; job design and analysis; recruitment and selection methods; managing workforce flow; and evaluating the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection system.
    2 demonstrate a detailed appreciation of the application of the principles of recruitment and selection that underpin the effectiveness of core recruitment and selection practices: namely, job requirements and job rewards analysis; employer branding and communicating the employment value proposition; sourcing qualified job applicants; and valid and reliable ways for assessing candidates for person-job and person-organisation fit.

    Assessment Summary
    Seminar Participation-Weighted 15%/3
    2 x In-Seminar Tests-Weighted 10%/30
    Group Assignment-Weighted 35%/35
    Final Examination-Weighted 40%/40

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.