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MGMT6029 - Professional HR Practice

Title:Professional HR Practice
Long Title:Professional HR Practice
Module Code:MGMT6029
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: Antoinette Hogan
Module Description: This module develops the concepts and principles of Human Resource Management (HRM) into professional practices for contemporary business organisations. It examines developments in HRM arising out of the historical practices of Personnel Management and best practice approaches to managing people.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Assess the processes and practices of HRM functions in modern business organisations.
LO2 Explain performance management models in business organisations.
LO3 Recommend criteria for designing and implementing appropriate rewards packages
LO4 Discuss the importance of the employment relationship and the role of the employee voice in the psychological contract.
LO5 Develop an understanding of the need for comprehensive suite of policies, strategies and practices to ensure optimal standards of health, safety & welfare in the workplace.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Managing performance, performance cycle model, individual, team and organisational performance, total quality management.
Health, Safety and Welfare:
The legal context, health, safety, safety and welfare committees and representatives, role of management, role of employees, employee wellbeing
Fairness, job evaluation, elements of pay, bonuses & incentives, performance related awards, fringe benefits etc.
Engaging and Retaining People
Benefits of employee engagement, staff turnover analysis, engagement and retention strategies, managing absenteeism.
Employee Relations
Information, consultation, co-determination, psychological contract, grievance discipline.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Group Presentation on a topical HR issue. 1,4,5 40.0 Week 9
Multiple Choice Questions The purpose of this assessment is to examine course material using multiple choice question format. Questions will be asked from each topic covered on the module. 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
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.

The institute 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 Formal Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Study and Reading 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gunnigle Partick 2011, Human Resource Management in Ireland, 4th Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717149797]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Torrington, D., Hall, L., Taylor, S., Aitkinson, C. 2015, Human Resource Management, 9th Ed., Pearson Education [ISBN: 978-0-273-786]
  • John Bratton, Jeff Gold. 2012, Human resource management, 5th Ed., Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230580565]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 4 Group Elective 1
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 4 Elective
CR_BBTCO_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Technology and Communications 4 Mandatory
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 4 Elective

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