HRM08019 2018 Performance and Reward Management

General Details

Full Title
Performance and Reward Management
Transcript Title
Performance and Reward Managem
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Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Caroline Casey, John McNamara, Jimmy Treacy, Karen McManus, Mary Gilmartin, Fergal Keane
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BGENE_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in General Stream (Add-on) SG_BHRMS_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in HRM Stream (Add-on)

This course seeks to provide students with a thorough understanding of the debates associated with issues of work motivation, pay equity, performance management ethics; the methods of pay and performance management; the systems of performance pay; and the options and issues facing managers. It encourages students to form a critical understanding of these debates by providing an overview of the alternative approaches by drawing on a wide range of case studies to demonstrate the theories.

Learning Outcomes

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


Critically review the purposes and benefits of performance and reward management


Critically assess the contribution of motivation and psychological theory to performance and reward management


Describe & critically evaluate the role of line managers in managing performance.


Demonstrate the ability to design and implement performance management and reward processes to improve organisational performance


Demonstrate the ability to make recommendations to align the processes of performance management and reward with each other and with other related personnel and development activities within the organisation


Demonstrate the ability to conduct performance planning and review processes

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching and learning strategy will encompass lectures, tutorials, case studies, moodle quiz and skill development.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed though examination, skill demonstration and  moodle quiz.

Repeat Assessments

Students should complete any failed/ deferred elements.

Indicative Syllabus

The Fundamentals of Performance and Reward Management

  • Key approaches to HRM and performance management
  • The psychology of work & engagement
  • Managing motivation

The Role of the Line Manager in Managing Performance

  • Line Managers involvement in Performance Management
  • Difficulties
  • Supporting Line Managers

Performance Management in Action

  • Managing results
  • Managing behaviours
  • Managing competencies
  • Performance review ,planning and development in the private and public sector organisations

The Reward Package & Total Reward

Base Pay and Benefits

  • Base pay purpose and options
  • Base pay structures
  • Developing position-based pay systems
  • Developing person based pay systems
  • Pay in the Public sector
  • Employee benefits

Performance-Based Rewards

  • Motives for introducing performance based reward
  • Merit pay for individual performance
  • Recognition awards
  • Results based individual incentives
  • Collective incentives and employee share plans
  • Executive incentives


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 Performance Review Conduct performance review meeting Continuous Assessment Interview 30 % Week 5 6
2 Multiple Choice Computer based assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 7 1,2,3,4,5
3 Multiple Choice Computer based assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 11 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture/Discussion 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Discussion/Presentation/Feedback 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-08-01 Performance Management: Theory and Practice Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
ISBN 1843983052 ISBN-13 9781843983057

This is the essential core text for any student taking a performance management module at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Recommended Reading
2007 Managing Employee Performance :-:- Reward Cambridge

Recommended Reading
2015-11-28 Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice: Improving Performance Through Reward Kogan Page
ISBN 0749473894 ISBN-13 9780749473891

This updated fifth edition of Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice contains new information on computerized reward management and new case studies. Additionally, Armstrong revised the chapters on pay evaluation, pay structures, merit pay, and executive pay to include new information.  The online resources include questions, a glossary and bibliography, teaching notes, and PowerPoint slides for professors.

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.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources



Other Resources

Full text Journals available on Library Databases:

Emerald Database

Career Development International

Employee Relations

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal

Gender in Management: An International Journal

Human Resource Management International Digest

Journal of Management Development

Journal of Managerial Psychology

Personnel Review

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