HRM07013 2016 Human Resource Management 1

General Details

Full Title
Human Resource Management 1
Transcript Title
Human Resource 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
Colette Armstrong, Caroline Casey, John McNamara, Mary Gilmartin, Karen McManus, Jimmy Treacy
Programme Membership
SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio)

The key objective of this module is to enhance people management skills in a working environment. The module aims to introduce learners to the main areas that an employer should or in most cases, are legally obliged to attend to with regard to the employment and management of people. It examines processes, practices, and procedures associated with people  management and administration with particular focus on recruitment and training.

Learning Outcomes

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


Differentiate between HRM models


Apply succession planning techniques


Employ recruitment and selection techniques


Conduct a training event

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will contain a mixture of lecture and tutorial format as well as practical components.

A traditional classroom is used for teaching purposes for the delivery of Human Resource Management 1. The learning environment is designed to foster a shared sense of ownership and responsibility for the learning and development. At the beginning of the semester the participants are issued with a detailed module curriculum which includes the module learning outcomes, a class schedule, the necessary reading material and the assignment briefing document and marking criteria. Participants also have access to Moodle, the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In addition the learners participate in practical sessions using case studies and will develop specific Human Resource Management skills. Relevant case studies are used to bring the material to life.


Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed using a combination of written assignment and MCQs. The assignment will be given on the first day and the MCQs will be spread over the term.

Repeat Assessments

In the event of a student failing this module, all elements which have been not been passed, will be re assessed.

Indicative Syllabus

Typology of HRM

Harvard Framework

Storey's Model of HRM

Guest Framework of HRM


Human Resource Planning

Job Analysis

Recruitment methods


Traditional selection techniques

Scientific selection techniques

Alternative techniques

Induction, Turnover and Retention


Identification of training needs

Carrying out training event

Evaluation of training

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Tests Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Individual Written Assignment Continuous Assessment Essay 60 % Week 11 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Flat Classroom 2 hour work shop 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Computer Lab (Friday) 1 Weekly 1.00
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
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
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
2011-02-15 Strategy and Human Resource Management: Third Edition (Management, Work and Organisations) Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 0230579353 ISBN-13 9780230579354

The new edition of this market leading text provides an authoratitive yet accessible account of the strategic role of HRM in organizations. Strategy and Human Resource Management 3rd edition offers fully updated chapters and sources whilst retaining the critical approach and strong framework popular with both students and lecturers.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 Core Text: Human Resource Management. Carbery, R and Cross, C. 2013. Palgrave Macmillan.


Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 13th edition:Armstrong, M. (2014) Kogan Page.

Human Resource Management. Gunnigle, P, Heraty, N, Morley, M (2011). Gill & Macmillan.

Human Resource Management at work (5th ed). Marchington, M & Wilkinson, A. (2012). CIPD

Strategy and Human Resource Management, Third Edition: Palgrave & MacmillanBoxall P., Purcell J. (2011),

Strategic HRM: Research and Practice in Ireland, Harney, B., Monks, K. (eds) (2014) : Orpen Press.

URL Resources

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
People management - the magazine of the CIPD
CIPD in Ireland
Central Statistics Office
Economic and Social Research Institute
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (European Industrial relations Observatory on-line)
Eurostat (source of social and economic statistics on EU)
Industrial Relations News
Enterprise Ireland
Public Appointments Service
Irish Academy of Management (an association of academics focused on research and teaching in management studies)
International Labour Organization
National Centre for Partnership and Performance
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union
Irish Business and Employers Confederation
Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Workplace Relations Commission
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Employment Appeals Tribunal
Labour Court ph.
Equality Authority
Health & Safety Authority
Society for Human Resource Management (US)

Additional Information

Lecturer: Jimmy Treacy

Office: B1085