HRM07016 2016 Human Resource Management (Relations and Performance)

General Details

Full Title
Human Resource Management (Relations and Performance)
Transcript Title
Human Resource Management 2
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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, Mary Gilmartin
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 second of two modules designed to introduce students to key people management processes and practices in organisations. This module addresses performance management, managing reward and employee relations and engagement.

Learning Outcomes

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


Critically evaluate performance management and how to conduct a performance management review


Critically discuss reward management and its link to peformance


Describe and assess employee relations practices and procedures


Explain the role of employee engagment 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

Performance Measurement

Role of peformance mangement

Performance management pitfalls

Peformance management review meeting

Performance management schemes


Managing Reward

Aims and objectives of reward

The reward package

Determining the value of  jobs

Pay as a motivator

Employee Relations

Actors in the employment relationship

Theoretical perspectives

The changing nature of employment relations

Employee participation

Confilct Resolution

Discipline and grievance procedures 

Employee Engagement

Components of employee engagement

Processes to secure and sustain high levels of 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 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

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre 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

Employee Reward. Perkins, S & White, G. (2008) CIPD

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

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

Industrial Relations Theory & Practice. Colling, T & Terry, M (2010). Wiley


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


Additional Information