HRM08018 2019 Managing People

General Details

Full Title
Managing People
Transcript Title
Managing People
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Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Denis Haran, Mairead McCann
Programme Membership
SG_EQLTY_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering in Quality Management and Tech

The aim of this module is to examine the issues and challenges of managing people in a dynamic environment. 

Learning Outcomes

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


Appreciate the evolution of Human Resource Management.


Analyse Human Resource Planning in the context of Strategic Management.


Conduct a review of advanced recruitment & selection methods.


Design a Rewards Package that facilitates Talent Management. 


Debate contemporary issues facing practicing managers.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Overview of Human Resource Management: 
  • Review the historical development of Human Resource Management.
  •  Differentiate between HRM and Personnel Management. 
  • Distinguish between HRM as a specialist and as a line manager function. 
      2. Human Resource Planning:
  • Define HR Planning and appraise its purpose.
  •  Explain the planning process.
  • Debate Staregic HRM models e.g. Schuler, Porter, Guest.
  • Define, calculate and interpret labour turnover.
  •  Define, calculate and interpret absenteeism. 
     3. Advanced Recruitment & Selection
  • Examine diversity of approaches to recruitment & selection process.
  • Assess on-line recruitment and selection.
  • Reserach the advantages & disadvantages of contemporary practices e.g. assessment centres, psychometric testing, profiling.
     4. Reward Management:
  • Appreciate the components of a reward package.
  • Analyse rewards in the context of the process theories of motivation.
  • Investigate professional development & Talent Management.
  • Explore Coaching & Mentoring.
  • Debate "money" as a motivator.
      5. Current Issues:
  • Debate current issues facing line managers: flexible work patterns, atypical employment, outsourcing, compliance, ethical considerations and social responsibility.

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 Essay Individual Research Essay Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 7 3
2 Case Study Peer reviewed assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 10 4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Part Time Mode Workload

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

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2018-11-29 Human Resource Management Red Globe Press
ISBN 135200402X ISBN-13 9781352004021

This contemporary, global and engaging textbook covers all the core HRM topics. Providing a succinct overview, it gives you the tools to engage your students in critical thinking and to develop their employability skills. Rich in pedagogy, features like HRM in the Global Business Environment and HRM and Organizational Performance prepare your students for the modern workplace. Video interviews offer a practitioner perspective, allowing students to relate theory to practice, while HRM in the News boxes shine a light on current issues, such as lawsuits against ridesharing company Uber. The second edition of this popular textbook is compulsory reading for HRM courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Accessibly written but also offering depth and rigour, it is appropriate for a wide range of courses.

Required Reading
2011 Human Resource Management in Ireland Gill Education
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

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