Full Title:Human Resources in Organisations
Module Code:BUSS B7023
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Discuss the nature of human resource management and the employment relationship.
  2. Describe and apply best practice in relation to a range of human resource practices including HR Planning, Recruitment, Selection and Performance Management.
  3. State the nature of learning, training and development in organisations.
  4. Draft an employment contract with reference to the relevant employment legislation.
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of the issues in relation to the handling of grievances, disciplinary and health and safety matters.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Nature of Human Resource Management
The historical development of HRM; HR activities; strategy, policy and practice in HRM; the specialist HR function.
The Employment Relationship
Introduction to employee law; industrial relations; the psychological contract; grievance procedures; disciplinary procedures; health, safety and well-being of employees.
Human Resource Planning and Recruitment
The human resource planning process; analysing the existing supply of labour; forecasting the demand for labour; forecasting the supply of labour; the labour market; the flexible firm; job analysis; the recruitment phase.
Selection of Employees
Screening and shortlisting; suitability, validity and reliability of selection methods; main techniques of candidate assessment; the efficiency of the selection interview; errors and biases in selection; types of interview questions; Testing; placement, induction and follow-up.
Managing and Appraising Performance
The nature and process of performance management; peformance appraisal; methods of performance appraisal; the appraisal interview; common errors in the appraisal process; the ethics of appraisal.
Human Resource Development
The process of learning, training and development in organisations; learning, training and development methods; evaluation of learning; career development and management.
Reward Management
The scope of reward management; the requirements of an effective reward system; determining the relative value of jobs; approaches to Job evaluation; payment systems; fringe benefits; pay as a motivator.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Multiple Choice Questionnaire 1,2 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Portfolio Production of a number of HR documents e.g. Employment Contracts, Job Application Forms, Appraisal Forms, Recruitment Advertisement, Shortlisting Matrix, Interview Marking Scheme. The Portfolio to be produced on a group basis. 2,4 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,5 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A 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.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
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 No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Gunnigle, P.,Heraty, N. and Morley, M. 2011, Human Resource Management in Ireland, 4th Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan
  • Reidy, Linda 2011, Make that Grade - Human Resource Management, 3rd Edition Ed., Gill and Macmillan
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Martin, M.A. and Whiting F. 2010, Human Resource Practice, CIPD Publishing
  • Rees, G. and French, R. 2010, Leading, Managing and Developing People, 3rd Edition Ed., CIPD Publishing
  • Taylor, Stephen 2010, Resourcing and Talent Management, 5th Edition Ed., CIPD Publishing
  • Carr, Angela 2011, Quick Win HR Ireland - Answers to your top 100 HR Questions, Oak Tree Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journals: Industrial Relations News
  • Journals: People Management
  • website: lrc.ie
  • website: nera.ie

Module Delivered in

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