HRM07014 2016 People Management

General Details

Full Title
People Management
Transcript Title
People Management
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Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Karen McManus, Mairead McCann
Programme Membership
SG_BMAAP_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Management Applications L7

This module is designed to provide students with a critical understanding of key people management processes and practices in order to equip students with skills in the functional area of Human Resource Management.   

Learning Outcomes

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


Describe the HR Planning process and appraise its purpose in business.


Describe the steps in the recruitment and selection process.


Write a training programme.


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

This module will be delivered using online lectures with the provision of support material for directed independent learning. 

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will consist of continuous assessment and an end of Semester examination.

Repeat Assessments

The repeate asessment procedure will be a closed book examination.

Indicative Syllabus

1. H R Planning Job Analysis

2. Resource and Talent Planning

3. Learning and Talent Development

4. Managing and appraising employee behaviour

5. Job evaluation and remuneration

6. Employee Realtions

7.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 Other Exam Theory Test Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 6 1,2,3
2 Individual Project Continuous Assessment Individual Project 25 % Week 10 4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture and tutorial 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Online Asynchronous Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 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
2011-03 Make That Grade Human Resource Management Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717150062 ISBN-13 9780717150069

Provides a complete overview of Human Resource Management in Ireland, with reference to current developments and the challenges posed by the changed economic environment. New to this edition: * Outlines the challenges of surplus staff, reduction in recruitment, training and reward budgets within the context of the changed economic environment * Reflects current developments in HR practice, including the use of technology, such as human resource software packages, employee self-service systems, e-recruitment and e-learning * Employment relations section updated with information on unions, employer associations, state dispute resolution facilities, legislation and NERA * Models of 'best practice' and 'best fit' human resource management are outlined, as well as models proposed by Guest and Pfeffer An updated chapter on employment law in Ireland Provides easy access to key concepts and key Irish case studies Includes clearly defined learning objectives and chapter summaries Revision questions are provided at the end of each chapter Written with a clear focus on the learner SUITABLE FOR - First and second-year students of Business Studies and of other courses with a human resource management component - Students undertaking human resource management modules at FETAC level 6

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.

Module Resources

Other Resources


Garavan, T.N., Hogan, C. & Cahir-O'Donnell, A. (2003) Making Training and Development Work, A Best Practice Guide. Oak Tree Press 

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