HRM07007 2016 Managing People 1

General Details

Full Title
Managing People 1
Transcript Title
Managing People 1
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Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mary Gilmartin, Caroline Casey
Programme Membership
SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business Embedded Award BB L7 in Finance and Investment SG_SAGRI_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_BMARK_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing L7 (Add On) SG_BMKTG_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Marketing L7 (Add On) SG_BDIGI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Digital Marketing SG_BAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BSPOR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business SG_BINTE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in International Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOUR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BMKTG_B07 202000 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202000 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BFINA_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Finance and Investment SG_BSALE_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BSPOR_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business SG_BAPPL_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business

This module aims to provide the non HR student with the knowledge required to effectively manage people in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Evaluate the role of the Manager/Team Leader in managing people at work.


Explain the core skills required to be personally effective in managing people at work.


Evaluate appropriate recruitment and selection methods for your sector.


Investigate and recommend appropriate employee performance management and appraisal processes for your sector.


Discuss grievance and disciplinary procedures and how to effectively use these procedures in managing people in the workplace.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops.  There will be an emphasis on how the knowledge developed is applied in practice by line managers through the use of appropriate case studies and other relevant exercises.

Module Assessment Strategies

This subject will be assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and end of semester exam.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be developed to satisfy the requirements of the module.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. The role of the professional Manager in managing people at work
  2. The core skills required to manage people effectively
  3. Recruitment and selection
  4. Managing performance and performance appraisal
  5. Managing the grievance and disciplinary process

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment on aspect of people management in chosen sector Continuous Assessment Group Project 40 % Week 8 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self directed learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-09-13 Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 113700939X ISBN-13 9781137009395

Having an understanding of people issues in the workplace is at the heart of human resource management and is relevant not only to future HR managers, but to all employers and employees. Human resource management: a concise introduction is a lively and refreshingly succinct textbook which not only covers all the core areas of the subject, from recruitment to managing rewards, but focuses on helping you develop the practical skills you will need to succeed in your HRM course and into your future career. It does this through:

- a specially-written skills development section, providing guidance on giving presentations, managing your time and persuading and influencing in the workplace
- Spotlight on Skills features which present business scenarios and ask you to diagnose problems and formulate solutions, then watch video interviews with HR professionals from organizations such as Google where they outline how they would approach each situation
- Building Your Skills boxes which encourage you to put yourself in the shoes of a line manager and think about a variety of HRM issues
- a chapter on career development discussing the implications of contemporary career models for individuals and organizations and outlining the role of the HRM function in facilitating career management

This interactive textbook also includes Active Case Studies, HRM in the News boxes and a range of international examples to demonstrate HRM theory at work in the real world of business, and chapters on contemporary topics such as equality, diversity and corporate social responsibility, highlighting how they impact on the HRM function.

Recommended Reading
2010-12-01 HR for Line Managers: Best Practice Personnel Publications Ltd
ISBN 1906946019 ISBN-13 9781906946012

HR for Line Managers is an insightful and comprehensive book for all line managers who wish to achieve best practice in people management skills and manage and maximize the human capital of their organization.

Recommended Reading
2011-04-15 Effective People Management: Improve Performance, Delegate More Effectively, Handle Problem Staff and Manage Conflict (Business Success) Kogan Page
ISBN 074946285X ISBN-13 9780749462857

Effective People Management gives the reader a robust understanding of all the key activities involved in managing staff and maintaining high performance, including chapters on:

-motivating and rewarding people
-team building
-selection interviewing
-managing change and handling conflict

By looking at the various ways people obtain and use their power, it explores how to create a leadership presence in a positive way and gives the reader the opportunity to devise their own career development and strategy.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Carberry, R., & Cross, C., (2013) Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction London: Palgrave Macmillan

Scott-Lennon, F. & Hannaway, C. (2010) HR for Line Managers Best Practice, Dublin: Management Briefs

Wolsey, C., Minten, S., Abrams, J. (2012) Human Resource Management in the Sport & Leisure Industry,New York: Routledge

Wellington, P.  (2011) Effective People Management London: Kogan Page


Armstrong, M. (2012) A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 12th ed, London: McGraw Hill 

Banfield, K. & Kay, R. (2008), Introduction to Human Resource Management, London: Oxford

Gunnigle, P; Heraty, N; & Morley, M. (2011) Human Resource Management in Practice, 3rd ed, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan

URL Resources

Other Resources


Recommended Journals: People Management; 

DVDs:  Selection Interviewing (PAS) 

Additional Information