Module Title:People Management Functions
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 5 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: The aim of the module is to delve deeper in the role HR functions play for the success of organisations. This module explores the application, design and development of strategies for the core HRM functions. The module will also to provide students with the practical skills and competencies necessary to develop and apply these HR practices.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Design and develop policies and practices that meet key HR function goals and objectives
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of the practical considerations of implementing strategic HR functions in various contexts.
LO3 Discuss the contextual issues affecting the choice of HR practices and functions
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
HR Practices
Aligning HR functions with each other and business goals, consideration of context and labour market forces.
Strategic Resourcing
Labour Market environment, workforce planning, employer branding, HR planning, flexible working arrangements, staff turnover and retention, appreciating people demographics, recruitment policies, resourcing in different ways (e.g. gig economy).
Strategic Rewards
Reward packages, role of intrinsic rewards, executive remuneration, reward models for employees, reward reporting relevant to the role, incentive and performance related pay (contextual relevance), job design.
Performance Management
Alignment to goals and developing KPIs, role of FLMs, organisational and individual performance (AMO).
Human Resource Development
Forces driving HRD, developing learning strategies, succession and contingency planning, neurodiversity at work.
Employee experience standards
Organisational culture, Employee engagement (measuring and developing strategies) and absence management, commitment, well-being, Work-life balance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Examination/Essay/Group Project/Presentation/Case studies 1,2,3 100.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
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 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 5 Mandatory
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 5 Elective
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 5 Elective
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 5 Mandatory
CW_BBINB_D Bachelor of Business in International Business incorporating Double Degree 5 Elective