Module Title:Human Resource Management Skills
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lecture, Case Study, active learning and discussion based teaching.
Module Aim: To develop in the student an understanding of how management of human resources as an integral part of organisational competitive strategy. To encourage the student to evaluate and analyse an understanding of the relationship between human resource management and business objectives of the organisation. An emphasis will be placed on applying this knowledge in both the classroom (case study) and in real life work settings in terms of practical recruitment, selection and HR planning scenarios.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate current issues involved in the staffing and management of organisations from both national and global perspectives, to include ethical considerations and demonstrate equality, diversity and inclusion principles.
LO2 Describe the relationship between strategic organisational planning and human resource planning.
LO3 Apply the recruitment and selection procedure to interview and job offer stage.
LO4 Demonstrate the porcess of performance appraisal and link this to a training needs analysis.
LO5 Describe work related theories of motivation and in particular their relationship to reward management and employee efficiency and effectiveness.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introducing Human Resource Management
Outline the main activities of the Human Resource Management function. Outline the historical development of Human Resource Management to give context and understanding to workforce management.
Employee Resourcing: The Planning and Recruitment Phase
The nature of human resource planning (HRP) and how this links with both the organisation’s overall business strategy and with its specific recruitment strategy. Describe the stages in the human resource planning process and recognise the importance of on-going HR planning in organisations. Differentiate recruitment from selection activities within an organisation’s resourcing strategy. Distinguish between terms used in recruitment such as job analysis, job design, person specification and competency frameworks. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different recruitment methods. Consider the concept of flexible workforce is and how organisations use it.
Employee Resourcing: The Selection Phase
Identify how the shortlisting process forms a fundamental part of the employee selection decision. Explain how a shortlisting matrix operates. Consider the issues involved in choosing a selection method/s. Describe the limitations associated with using the interview as a selection tool. Identify the key stages involved after the final selection decision is made.
Employee Induction, Turnover and Retention
Explain the links between employee induction, turnover and retention. Explain what employee induction is and why organisations invest in these programmes from a strategic perspective. Discuss the impact of employee turnover on an organisation. Identify specific practices to analyse employee turnover and why it is important from a strategic perspective.
Managing Rewards
Outline the key aims and objectives of an organisation’s reward package. Distinguish between the different elements of the reward package, i.e. pay, incentives and benefits. Explain the factors which influence an organisation’s pay and reward decisions, and understand the advantages and disadvantages of different types of pay and reward. List and explain the factors that affect how an organisation determines the relative value of jobs. Outline the different approaches to job evaluation and the role of pay as a motivator
Performance Management and Evaluation
Outline the organisational advantage of performance management. Detail the role of PM from the HR, management and individual perspective. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of performance evaluation. Consider the relationship between perfomance appraisal and reward managment Describe the process of performance appraisal.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Practical HR Project from HR planning through the recruitment and selection process to employee onboarding. 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 2.97
Total Hours 62.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: in Business or Digital Marketing 4 Elective
CW_BWBUS_D Bachelor of Business Options: Business or Digital Marketing 4 Elective
CW_BWTEM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism and Event Management 5 Elective
CW_BWBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 4 Elective
Discussion Note: Programmatic review 2016: Minor amendments