Module Title:Human Resource Management
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various HRM scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: This module explains and describes the nature and history of Human Resource Management. It aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to apply appropriate practice across all aspects of the Employee Resourcing Process and the management of Employee Performance. Finally, learners will in introduced to Industrial Relations in terms of the parties and processes involved.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the nature and history of Human Resource Management
LO2 Describe and explain the core functions of Human Resource Management
LO3 Describe the parties involved in Industrial Relations in the Irish context
LO4 Apply appropriate processes to relevant Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations activities
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The nature, context and history of Human Resource Management.
Human Resource Planning
The purposes of Human Resource Planning. The Process of Human Resource Planning.
Job Analysis
The nature and role of Job Analysis. Methods of carrying out a Job Analysis. Documentation produced by Job Analysis. The nature of competencies and Competency profiles.
Recruitment methods. Alternatives to recruitment.
Methods of selection. Best practice in selection Interviewing. The Legal context of selection processes.
Training and Development
The nature of Training and development. An effective Training and development Process.
Performance Management
The nature and purposes of Performance management. Ineffective approaches and methods of Performance Management. The many requirements of an effective Performance management System.
Reward Management
Purposes of reward Systems. Components of the reward Package. Influences on Pay levels. Types of Pay Systems.
Health and Safety Management
The legal context of Health and Safety Management. An effective approach to Health and Safety Management. The role of HR in creating a health and safety culture in the organisation. Workplace Bullying.
Industrial Relations
The parties involved in Industrial Relations. Disciplinary Management. Grievance Handling. Managing the negotiation process.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other In class examination (term 1) 1,2 15.00 Week 10
Project Group/individual project and presentation. 1,2,3,4 15.00 Week 23
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBOPT_D Bachelor of Business with Options in Management. International Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management 2 Mandatory