Short Title:Human Resource Management
Full Title:Human Resource Management
Module Code:HUMR H3001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:PHIL MULVANEY
Module Author:ERIC WHITSELL
Module Description:The main focus of the module is on contemporary human resource management theory and its application in the workplaces. Each of the core HR policy and practice areas will be explored. Students will be encouraged to discuss, appreciate and apply key theory, conceptual frameworks and knowledge of issues and common practices in the human resource management area of organisation studies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the essential theories, models and practices of human resource management, and of their relevance and appropriateness in developing organisational policies, procedures and practices.
LO2 Discuss and critique the relationships between people and employment in contemporary society, and how human resource discourse and practice affects and constructs these relationships.
LO3 Demonstrate skills in the critical analysis and evaluation of contemporary human resource management structures and practices.
LO4 Demonstrate an understanding of human resource management practices in organisations.
LO5 Contextualise their analyses within the wider economic, political and ideological environment and organizational situations.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Context for Human Resource Management
Nature of work in contemporary society and the role of human resource management within society; theorists about what HRM should be and how it is actually experienced in the workplace; Managing people at work as a system of rules and procedures or a value-driven activity.
10.00%
HRM Strategies
Setting HRM in the wider context of management strategies and stakeholder interests; HRM best practice, fit and resource based approach to attain competitive advantage, identifying and choosing between alternative HR policy options.
10.00%
Recruitment and Selection
Job analysis - determining does a vacancy arise; recruitment rational and establishing and conducting the search; Selection –gathering evidence, planning and conducting the interview; references, use of selection tests and assesment centres.
25.00%
Learning, Training and Development
Responsibility in the development relationship; the learning organization; overview of the process of learning and development; practice of learning and development: identifying learning needs, systematic training framework, training and development methods, planning and delivering learning events; blended learning, evaluation of learning.
25.00%
Performance, Pay and Engagement
Performance development cycle; designing and implementing systems of performance management;developing appraisal interview skills; objectives and target setting; managing marginal performers. Pay systems, practice of reward management. Employee voice; empowerment;social-technical interface; managing equality and diversity; work/life balance.
30.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Short multiple choice questionnaire to engage students at the depth of understanding and reflection required. 1,2 10.00 Week 3
Project Report, by individual or small group, of a company's HRM framework or, an analysis of HRM issues in a case study. 3,4,5 25.00 Week 8
Presentation Presentation , linked to report or seminar topic. 3,4,5 5.00 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecturer provides overview of topic area, models, theories and latest research and practice. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Critical analysis,discussion and reflection of case studies and empirical material 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Completion of prescribed reading, skills reflection/application exercises and advanced preparation for class. 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecturer provides overview of topic area, models, theories and latest research and practice. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Critical analysis,discussion and reflection of case studies and empirical material 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Completion of prescribed reading, skills reflection/application exercises and advanced preparation for class. 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Armstrong, M. 2014, A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 13th Edition Ed., Kogan Page
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cole, C 2002, Personnel and Human Resource Management, 5th Edition Ed., Thomson.
  • Gunnigle, P., Heraty, N., & Morley, M. 2011, Human Resource Management in Ireland, 4th Edition Ed., Gill and MacMillan
  • Beardwell, J., and Clayton, T. 2010, Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach, 6th Edition Ed., FT Prentice Hall
  • Kew, J., and Stredwick, J. 2013, Human Resource Management in a Business Context, 2nd Edition Ed., CIPD UK
  • Marchington, M., and Wlkinson, A. 2012, Human Resource management at Work, 5th Edition Ed., CIPD UK
  • Rees, G and French, R. 2013, Leading, Managing and Developing People, 4th Edition Ed., CIPD UK
  • Storey, J., (Editor) 2007, Human Resource Management: A Critical Text, 3rd Edition Ed., Thomson
  • Taylor, S 2114, Resourcing and Talent Management, 6th Edition Ed., CIPD, UK
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 5 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 5 Mandatory
TA_BMNGT_D (1 year add-on) TA_BMNGT_D - Bachelor of Business in Management 5 Mandatory