HRM40660 Human Resource Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module provides students with no previous knowledge or experience of human resource management with an understanding of the key issues and current developments and debates in the field. The module deals with a range of key aspects associated with the strategic management of human resources. Typical topics covered may include: an introduction to strategic HRM; talent management including recruitment, selection, retention, learning and development and employee engagement; and performance management and reward systems.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, students will be able to:

Critically assess the potential contribution of HR strategy and related practices to the success of a business;

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of selected human resource policies and their application in practice, including, for example, employee resourcing, talent management and learning and development, performance management, reward strategies; employee engagement; and retention;

Appreciate current challenges being faced by HR functions and line managers with respect to the management of employees.

Indicative Module Content:

Strategic Human Resource Management
Employee Resourcing & Talent Management
Learning and Development
Performance Management and Reward Systems
Staff Retention and Downsizing
Employee Engagement

Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Individual Project Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Take Home Exam Coursework (End of Trimester) Yes Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Presentation: Group Presentation Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual Project: Feedback, using a grading rubric on Brightspace, will be made available to students within 20 days of project submission. Group Presentation: A short paragraph of written feedback on each group presentation will be provided to students.

Name Role
Dr Linda Dowling-Hetherington Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Majella Fahy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - 4, 11 Wed 09:30 - 11:00
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 Wed 09:30 - 11:20
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 8, 9 Wed 09:30 - 11:20
External & School Exams Offering 1 Week(s) - 12 Wed 10:00 - 11:50
Online Learning Offering 2 Week(s) - 4, 11 Wed 09:30 - 11:00
External & School Exams Offering 2 Week(s) - 12 Wed 10:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 Wed 12:00 - 13:50
Online Learning Offering 2 Week(s) - 3, 8, 9 Wed 12:00 - 13:50

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