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MGMT7021 - Human Resource Management

Title:Human Resource Management
Long Title:Human Resource Management
Module Code:MGMT7021
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2010/11 ( September 2010 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: BRIAN MC GRATH
Module Description: This module builds on the principles of human resource management to allow the development of human resource strategies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss contemporary human resource management in terms of its tasks, functions and systems
LO2 Analyse the fundamental goals of human resource mangement and business strategies within organisations
LO3 Describe the various methods of recruitment and selection in organisations
LO4 Discuss organisational strategies and approaches to coping with diversity
LO5 Demonstrate the importance of performance management, identifying the techniques, limitations and management of performance appraisals.
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
The Nature of the Human Resource Function
Origins and evolution of the human resource function, contemporary human resource management, goals of human resource management, human resource managers, line versus staff management
The Environment of Human Resource Management
The strategic context of human resource management, Corporate, business and functional strategies, human resource strategy formulation, human resource strategy implementation, evaluating the human resource function in organisations
Human Resource Planning & Job Analysis
Strategic importance of human resource planning, job analysis process, job analysis methods, the human resource management planning process
Recruiting & Selecting Human Resources
Goals, sources and methods of recruiting, evaluating the recruiting process, the selection process and selection criteria, popular selection techniques, the selection decision
Managing the Diverse Workforce
The nature of workforce diversity, basic dimensions of diversity, the impact of diversity on organisations, managing diversity in organisations.
Performance Management
Performance appraisal process, methods and limitations of performance appraisal.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report essay 1,2 30.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4,5 70.0 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.

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 Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent 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
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Noreen Heraty, Patrick Gunnigle, Michael Morely,, Human Resource Management in Ireland, Third Ed. [ISBN: 978 0 7171 3933 0]
  • Angelo S. DeNisi, Ricky W. Griffin,, deNisi, Human Resource Management 3e [ISBN: 978 0 618 79419 5]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journals: Human Resources Mangement Journal
  • Journals: European Business Review
  • Journals: Personnel Review
  • Journals: Journal of Industrial Reliations
  • Web: www.cipd.co.uk
  • Web: www.mcb.co.uk
  • Web: www.routledge.co.uk

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