Module Title:People Management
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 strategy. The module will explore the internal organisational context of the HR process and external contingencies that impact the management of people within the organisation. Ethics, diversity, equaity and inclusion will be intergral to the material. The concept of international HRM will be explored in the context of globalisation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe and evaluate current issues involved in the staffing and management of organisations. These may include issues in relation to HR planning, motivation, employee well-being, health and safety.
LO2 Describe the effects and impact of both the internal and external environments (domestic and global) on the Human Resource strategies of the organisation.
LO3 Demonstrate work related theories related to diversity, inclusion and motivation in terms of reward management and employee efficiency and effectiveness.
LO4 Desribe the value of employee engagement in terms of the employment relationship.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introducing Human Resource Management
Define Human Resource Management. Describe the main activities of the Human Resource Management function. Examine the 'Best Fit', 'Best Practice' Approach to HRM organisational effectiveness. Contextualise Human Resource Management within the macro and micro environment.
Equity and diversity in the Workplace
The impact of diversity and inclusion in the work place. The social justice and the business case for promoting equality. Identify the key broad elements of equality promotion and regulation in various countries. Explain the role of HRM in promoting equality, diversity and incusion ensuring that the workplace is free from discrimination and in dealing with complaints. The key processes and procedures utilised by organisations, such as equality policies and dignity at work policies.
Managing the employment relationship
The nature of employment. The quality of employment, employee participation and voice.
Globalisation and HRM
Interational HRM strategies. Managing employees at a global level. The internationalisation of HRM and working practices.
Health, safety and employee well-being
Organisational safety culture. Human factors in relation health, safety and well being. Over view of safety legislation
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Essay and presentation of case study findings, conclusion and discussion. 1,2,3,4 100.00 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 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 3 Elective
CW_BWBUS_D Bachelor of Business Options: Business or Digital Marketing 3 Elective
CW_BWTEM_D Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Event Management 5 Elective
CW_BWBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 3 Elective
Discussion Note: Course amendments due to Programmatic review 2021 ADF requirements.