Module Overview

Human Resource Management

To identify the evolution of human resources in organisations. To accurately understand the sophistication and maturity of the human resource department in an organisational context. To provide an understanding of the functions and areas of HRM.

Module Code

SMCO H3024

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Human Resource Management: An Overview

Evolution of the Human Resource Function. An Introduction to the Work of the HRM Department. Contemporary Human Resource Management Perspectives

Human Resource Planning

Business Objectives and Links to HR PlansLabour Supply and Demand – Shortages and Surpluses, Job Analysis – HR Forecasting Techniques, Methods of Job Analysis, Data Collected in Job AnalysisJob Descriptions and Person Specifications

Recruitment and Selection

Internal Recruitment EnvironmentMethods of Internal RecruitmentExternal Recruitment EnvironmentMethods of External RecruitmentEffective Job AdvertisingShort-listingInterviewingTestingOffer Letters and InductionAdhering to Legislation and Avoiding Discrimination in the Recruitment and Selection Process

Training and Development

Learning and Development.Links Between Business Plans and Training and Development.Identifying Training Needs.Training Design and Delivery.Training Methods.Training Evaluation.

Reward Systems and Performance Management

Employee Compensation & Benefits. Importance of the Reward Package. Determinants of Pay. Performance Appraisal Process.Handling Poor Performance.Disciplining Employees and Grievance Procedures.Employee Involvement and Participation.Absence Management.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40