HRM07017 2016 Human Resource Management 2

General Details

Full Title
Human Resource Management 2
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
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 HR management and administration with particular focus on performance management and employee relations.

Learning Outcomes

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


Execute performance review and reinforce performance standards


Describe and evaluate consequences and contexts of employee reward


Describe and assess employee relations procedures


Conduct negotiations at an elementary level

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 2. 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 by a final examination and a range of continuous assessments including written assignment and MCQs

Repeat Assessments

All failed elements of assessment may be repeated.

Indicative Syllabus

Performance Measurement

Performance review

Reinforcing performance standards

Counselling and support

Reward Management

Types of payment schemes

Non-financial rewards and recognition

Pay setting, composition and progression

Employee Relations

Parties in employee relations

Negotiating in the workplace

Employee voice


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Test Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Individual Project Written Continuous Assessment Individual Project 30 % 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 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom Workshop 4 Weekly 4.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Computer Work Week 3 and 5 only 1 Monthly 0.25
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.25 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

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
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
2010-03-22 Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice (Industrial Revolutions) Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1444308858 ISBN-13 9781444308853

This revised edition of Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice follows the approach established successfully in preceding volumes edited by Paul Edwards. The focus is on Britain after a decade of public policy which has once again altered the terrain on which employment relations develop. Government has attempted to balance flexibility with fairness, preserving light-touch regulation whilst introducing rights to minimum wages and to employee representation in the workplace. Yet this is an open economy, conditioned significantly by developing patterns of international trade and by European Union policy initiatives. This interaction of domestic and cross-national influences in analysis of changes in employment relations runs throughout the volume.

The structure has been amended slightly. Britain is placed straight away in comparative perspective before attention focuses explicitly on employment relations actors, contexts, processes, and outcomes. Each of the chapters is written by authorities in the field and provides up to date analysis and commentary. A spine of chapters from the preceding volume have been revised and extensively updated and new chapters have been added to refine coverage of issues such as the private sector and developing legal institutions.

Overall, a picture emerges of an economy that is in incremental and contested transition. The imperatives of 'globalization' now infuse governance mechanisms that were once responsive principally to domestic agenda and employment standards are set now by the state that once were established through collective bargaining. It is this fragile and emerging model that will be tested significantly through sustained political and economic change.

"Completely revised, the latest edition of Industrial Relations provides an invaluable guide to the actors, contexts, processes and significant outcomes within British employment relations. Based on a thorough review of the latest research, it is essential reading for students, academics and those professionally involved in employment relations and human resource management."
Edmund Heery, Cardiff Business School

"This is a terrific collection of insightful analyses of British workplace relations in a global context provided by leading scholars. The chapters creatively utilize a multidisciplinary and critical approach that reveals the continuing and unique value of an industrial relations perspective. The volume cleverly assesses how factors including increased demographic diversity, organizational restructuring, globalization, and the reduced coverage of collective bargaining are affecting the nature and evolution of work and workplace relations. It is a must read.
Harry C. Katz, Cornell University, New York

"This volume definitely constitutes the most comprehensive and best collection of empirical as well as analytical essays on industrial relations in Great Britain. This substantially revised, enlarged and updated version of its well known predecessors puts the specific national experience in comparative context and international perspective. A truly interdisciplinary volume by leading authorities, this has to be highly recommended for domestic as well as foreign scholars, practitioners and policy makers."
Bernt Keller, University of Konstanz, Germany

"With working people facing the worst crisis in generations, this book is a much needed reminder of the crucial importance of employment relations research in Britain. The 3rd edition of Industrial Relations, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the IRRU at Warwick University, provides a completely updated, cutting-edge analysis by leading scholars on work and employment developments in contemporary Britain. It delivers a most informative view of modern employment, its problems and possibilities. A must for students and practitioners in employment relations, human resource management and industrial sociology."
Professor Carola Frege, London School of Economics and Editor of BJIR

Recommended Reading
2014-07-15 Strategic HRM: Research and Practice in Ireland Orpen Press
ISBN 1909895199 ISBN-13 9781909895195

This book brings together a wealth of evidence on human resources management in Ireland, featuring contributions from leading Irish academics. Reflecting the richness, diversity, and breadth of SHRM in Ireland, this book is an invaluable resource for undergraduates specializing in HRM, Masters students requiring up-to-date knowledge about people management practices and processes, while also serving as a reflective resource for experienced executives.

Recommended Reading
2006-07-26 Global Industrial Relations (Global HRM) Routledge
ISBN 0415329477 ISBN-13 9780415329477

Breaking new ground and drawing on contributions from the leading academics in the field, this notable volume focuses specifically on industrial relations.  Informative and revealing, the text provides an overview of the industrial relations systems of nine regions (North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and India) and is divided into two distinct sections covering:

  • regional variations in global industrial relations systems 
  • contemporary themes in global industrial relations.

Combining both systems and thematic issues, this important new text is invaluable reading for postgraduates and professionals in the fields of human resources management, industrial relations and business and management as well as anyone studying or interested in the issues surrounding global industrial relations.

Recommended Reading
2011-02-01 Understanding Employment Relations McGraw Hill Higher Education
ISBN 0077127412 ISBN-13 9780077127411

This is the ideal resource for students who need to gain a thorough understanding of contemporary issues and the practical skills needed for the workplace. Tony Dundon and Derek Rollinson clearly guide readers through the multitude of factors - economic, social, psychological and legal - that shape contemporary employment relations and management practice. Their student-friendly approach provides exercises, case studies and reflective questions - plus a wealth of additional resources online - designed to help readers think critically and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

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

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

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

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

Jimmy Treacy

Office: B1085