HRM07011 2016 People Management 1

General Details

Full Title
People Management 1
Transcript Title
People Management 1
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Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Jimmy Treacy, Karen McManus
Programme Membership
SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BADMN_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7

This module is designed to provide students with a critical understanding of key people management processes and practices such as performance and reward management, employee engagement and employee relations.

Learning Outcomes

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


Evaluate different methods of performance appraisal in business administration.


Appreciate the role of remuneration and reward and its link to performance.


Examine employee relations practices.


Appreciate the role of employee engagement in business administration.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The student will engage with the content of the module through lectures, case studies, problem based learning and use of interactive multi-media tools.

Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of in class exercises, multiple choice tests, written research report, oral presentations and end of semester examination will be used as appropriate for assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Examination Only

Indicative Syllabus

Managing and appraising employee behaviour.

Job evaluation and remuneration

Industrial Relations

Employee Engagement

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 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Written Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Practical Work 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-05-13 Human Resource Management in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 071714979X ISBN-13 9780717149797

Updated edition of this highly successful textbook, which draws on current Irish research and data while also incorporating international key developments. * New to this edition: * Reviews current trends and issues in: * Employee recruitment and selection * Employee development incorporating recent Irish research evidence * Examines recent developments in the Irish and global economy, particularly the impact of the global recession and the implications for workforce management * Evaluates developments in the Irish labour market and the implications for HRM * Provides a detailed critical evaluation of 'best practice' human resource management * Critically reviews reward management and performance management systems, including evidence of practice in many Irish organisations * Includes an up-to-date analysis of developments in Irish employment relations, incorporating 'right to bargain' legislation, recent key trends in trade union recognition and avoidance, and the growth in non-union employment relations * Presents an up-to-date review of employment law in Ireland WRITTEN FOR: * Students taking Human Resource Management as part of a Business Studies degree programme * Postgraduate courses where human resource management is a component * All CIPD courses where human resource management is a focus

Recommended Reading
2012-03-01 Human Resource Management at Work Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developm
ISBN 1843982676 ISBN-13 9781843982678

Written by the CIPD's chief examiner, this textbook is closely aligned to the CIPD standards and useful to anyone seeking a critical look at human resource management (HRM) theory and practice. It combines the latest academic research with practical approaches to managing HRM in the workplace.

Recommended Reading
2014-04-28 Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice: Building Sustainable Organizational Performance Improvement Kogan Page
ISBN 0749469641 ISBN-13 9780749469641

A classic text for all students of HR Management, Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice provides a complete resource for understanding and implementing HR.  It includes in-depth explanations of all the key areas essential to the HR function, such as performance management, organizational behavior, employee relations and health, safety and welfare.

The authors encourage and facilitate effective learning, and he provides comprehensive online support material for both the instructor and student, offering opportunities for self-learning and extra help outside the classroom.  In addition, they offer two sections of toolkits with easily applicable skills and knowledge.

The 13th edition, introducing Stephen Taylor as co-author, has been updated throughout to reflect new information on employment law and a more detailed look at international concerns in HRM.

Recommended Reading
2008-05-01 Employee Reward: Contexts, Alternatives and Consequences Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
ISBN 1843981564 ISBN-13 9781843981565

This text will cater specifically for the 'Employee Reward' module on the CIPD's postgraduate qualification, as well as for Reward modules in a wider HR and business degree market. This text is one of only a few titles specifically focusing on Reward in the market place. It seeks to build on the legacy of the Armstrong text but offer a more balanced, comprehensive, student friendly and critical approach to the subject area and will therefore appeal primarily to postgraduate and more advanced undergraduate students.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Core Textbook

Armstrong, M. (2014) Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 13th ed., Kogan Page

Gunnigle, P., Heraty, N., & Morley, M. (2011) Human Resource Management in Ireland, 4th ed., Dublin: Gill and MacMillan

Marchington, M., & Wilkinson, A. (2012) Human Resource Management at Work, 5th ed., Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Perkins, S.A. (2008)  Employee Reward: Contexts, Alternatives and Consequences, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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