HRM07018 2013 People Management in Practice

General Details

Full Title
People Management in Practice
Transcript Title
People Management in Practice
N/A %
Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Mairead McCann
Programme Membership
SG_EMANM_J07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management

This module aims to introduce the learner to a range of human resource management issues from the perspective of a line manager and in the context of ensuring compliance to relevant legislation.

Learning Outcomes

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


Appreciate the psychological contract of employment.


Describe and evaluate recuitment and selection practices.


Conduct a performance appraisal review.


Facilitate a disciplinary meeting.


Design and critically review a traning programme.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will include a final examination and a focus on practical case studies and reflective activities.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. The Psychological Contract of Employment:
  • Employee expectations in the context of the oorganisational culture.
  • Types of employment contract.
  • Role of the Line Manager.

      2.  Recruitment & Selection Practices:

  • Describe the steps in the recruitment & selection process.
  •  Differentiate between recruitment and selection.
  •  Write a job description and person specification. 
  • Evaluate internal and external recruitment methods. 
  • Compare and contrast alternative selection techniques.
  •  Prepare for and conduct a selection interview.  
  • Employment Equality Legislation.

      3. Performance Appraisal:

  • Explain performance appraisal in the context of Performance Management. 
  • Evaluate the appraisal process. 
  • Describe the advantages and drawbacks of an appraisal interview to the organisation, the manager and the employee.
  • Review sample appraisal interviews.

       4. Disciplinary meetings:

  • Describe what is meant by a grievance procedure and a disciplinary procedure and why they are important to an organisation. 
  • Practice low level negotiations.
  •  Describe the key actions required to conduct an effective disciplinary meeting.

       5. Training:

  • Differentiate between training, developing, educating and learning. 
  • Summarise contemporary learning theories.
  •  Describe the training and development process. 
  • Distinguish between on-the-job and off-the job training methods.
  •  Explain the purpose of training evaluation and conduct a training evaluation. 
  • Design a training intervention for an identified performance issue.

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 Practical Evaluation Individual Portfolio Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment Reflective activities Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Other Exam Case Study Questions Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Seminar Distance Learning Suite Practical activities 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Theory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Student activities 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Human Resource Managment in Ireland, Gunnigle et al, 4th ed, 2009 Gill & Macmillan


Other Resources


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