HRM40660 Human Resource Management

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will provide students with no previous knowledge or experience of HRM with an understanding of key issues and current developments in the field. The module deals with a range of key aspects associated with the strategic management of human resources. Among the areas covered are: strategic human resource management (HRM); talent management which incorporates recruitment, selection, retention, learning and development, employee engagement and performance management; rewards; and contemporary issues in HRM, including HRM and change management; HRM and sustainability.

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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; retention; and sustainable HRM.

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
HRM, Change, Culture and Communication
Sustainable HRM

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group




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
Presentation: Group Presentation Week 10 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Project: Individual Project Week 9 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Take Home Exam Week 12 Yes 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
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Tues 10:00 - 11:50
External & School Exams Offering 1 Week(s) - 12 Tues 10:00 - 12:30
External & School Exams Offering 2 Week(s) - 12 Tues 10:00 - 12:30
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Tues 13:00 - 14:50

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