HRM07015 2016 Human Resource Management (Resourcing and Development)

General Details

Full Title
Human Resource Management (Resourcing and Development)
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
Caroline Casey, Jimmy Treacy, Mary Gilmartin, Karen McManus
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_B(ADD_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in (Add On) L7 SG_BBUSS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BADDO_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business

This module is the first of two modules designed to introduce students to key people management processes and practices in organisations.  This module addresses the key models and theorectical underpiinning in the study of HRM as well as human resource planning, employee resourcing, learning and development.

Learning Outcomes

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


Define HRM and describe the key models and theoretical underpinning in the study of HRM.


Explain the human resources planning process


Compare and contrast recruitment methods


Discuss the issues involved in the employee selection phase


Describe the key considerations within the design and delivery of learning and development in organisations

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A combination of lectures (live and /or recorded), videos, class discussions, case studies, guided readings and practical skill workshops are used to enable students to relate to and understand module concepts and their application.


Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of in class exercises, multiple choice tests, written research reports, oral presentations, skill demonstrations and end of semeseter examination will be used as appropriate, for formative and/or summative assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat end of semester examination and/or repeat continuous assessment, as appropriate

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to HRM

What is HRM

Evolution of HRM

Theoretical basis of HRM

Strategic HRM


Employee Resourcing

HR Planning





Employee Learning & Development

Understanding of key terms

Models of L & D

Formulating L& D Strategy

Identifying, delivering & evaluating L & D

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 Form of assessment will vary as appropriate to class size and topic chosen. Can range from multi choice test to research report Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 2 Weekly 2.00
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
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

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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.

Introduction to Human Resource Management (2010) Leatherbarrow, C., Fletcher, J., Currie, D. CIPD

URL Resources



Other Resources

Full text Journals available on Library Databases:

Business Source Premier Database

Human Resource Management Review

Human Resource Management Journal

International Journal of Human Resource Management

Human Resource Planning

Human Resource Development International


Emerald Database

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal

Human Resource Management International Digest

Journal of Management Development

Journal of Managerial Psychology

Personnel Review


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