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MMH702 - Strategic Staffing


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Wouter Vleugels
Cohort rule:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including three scheduled online seminars


This unit aims to develop students' understanding of four core parts of strategic staffing, namely: (1) the staffing context; (2) workforce planning and recruitment; (3) personnel selection; and (4) managing the staffing system. As we will see, these four parts each play a key role in facilitating the movement of talent into, through, and out of the organization in a way that enables the organization to compete successfully in its marketplace.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Reflect on individual skills and knowledge in the context of strategic staffing methodologies.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO6:  Self-management


Identify and critically discuss trends in the staffing domain.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4:Critical Thinking


Analyse and evaluate models of strategic staffing in the context of the current challenges within an organisation, identifying recommendations for the future.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4:Critical Thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Clearly articulate a staffing position providing recommendations to influence HR decision making.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Written Assignment (Critical essay) 2500 words 40% Week 6

Assessment 2:

Part A: Written Case Study
Part B: Video Pitch

Part A: 2500 words
Part B: 5 minutes
60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMH702 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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