Current Academic Year 2014 - 2015
Please note that this information is subject to change.
This module equips students with an understanding of the emergence of HRM, the role HRM plays in contemporary organisations and the range of people management strategies and practices that organisations deploy to secure a lasting, strategic competitive advantage from their human resources.
Upon successful completion of the module students will possess an insight into HRM theory, strategy and practices and they will be able to critically assess HRM and its application in organisational life. Students will also be provided with an insight into the contemporary debates relating to HRM and the role HRM plays in contributing to organisational success.
The module also enables students to make more informed career decisions and thus prepare for future employment opportunities.
1. An understanding of how HRM theory and practice has emerged to play a key role in shaping organisational and working life.|
2. An understanding of the connection between business strategies and approaches to people management.
3. An understanding of how HRM strategy and practices are developed and applied in organisations in order to drive business performance.
4. An ability to apply established techniques of HRM analysis and enquiry to assess HRM strategies and practices in a variety of organisational settings.
5. An ability to analyse and critically evaluate the role and effectiveness of key strategic HRM practices.
6. An ability to apply HRM theory and practices in real life situations to design practical HRM solutions that could yield competitive benefits for organisations.
7. An ability to understand career trajectories and own career interests and competencies.
All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml
|Indicative Content and Learning Activities|
Introduction to HRM.|
Evolution and development of HRM, HRM philosophy and principles, objectives and functions, theoretical issues and debates, contemporary trends and challenges..
Connecting business and HRM strategy, theories of strategic HRM, models, techniques and trends within strategic HRM..
Globalisation, national cultures and national institutions..
HRM work organisation and resourcing.
Principles of organisation structure, work and job design, characteristics of knowledge work, flexibility, manpower planning, recruitment and selection and retention..
Monetary and non-monetary rewards, performance related pay, nature and purpose of performance management, stages and process of performance management..
Employee participation and engagement.
Mechanisms of employee participation in decision-making. Union and non-union forms of participation. The influence of job demands and job resources on work engagement..
Equality and managing diversity.
Equality, diversity and the law, managing diversity and the role of HRM..
Managing workplace conflict.
Handling collective and individual conflict at work..
|Indicative Reading List|
|4656, Lecture Handouts, Dr. Aurora Trif, 0, Module Materials,|
|Programme or List of Programmes|
|AF||BA in Accounting & Finance|
|BSSA||Study Abroad (DCU Business School)|
|BSSAO||Study Abroad (DCU Business School)|
|EBF||BA in Global Business (France)|
|EBG||BA in Global Business (Germany)|
|EBS||BA in Global Business (Spain)|
|EBT||BA in Global Business (USA)|
|ECSA||Study Abroad (Engineering & Computing)|
|ECSAO||Study Abroad (Engineering & Computing)|
|HMSA||Study Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)|
|HMSAO||Study Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)|
|SHSA||Study Abroad (Science & Health)|
|SHSAO||Study Abroad (Science & Health)|
|Timetable this semester: Timetable for HR308|
|Date of Last Revision||02-DEC-11|