MG1849: Managing People

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 12.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 13 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 6hr(s) Workshops; 1 x 3hr(s) Other (E-mentoring); Other (Self-directed study)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Anthony Mcdonnell, Department of Management and Marketing.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: This module explores how the management of people within an organisation can greatly contribute to the organisation's overall performance and success. It will examine the practical aspects of managing people within an organisation and will explore important HR issues such as conflict management, performance management and HR planning.
Module Content: · Key role of front line manager in managing people
· People management and organisation performance – achieving productivity through people
· Introduction to key employment legisation
· HR planning – how to attract, recruit, select, engage, develop, retain employees.
· Managing employee relations
· Performance management
· Reward management
· Motivating and engaging employees
· Conflict management
· Introduction to managing health and safety in the workplace
· Manager as coach
· Giving and receiving feedback.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Explain the link between people management and organisation performance.
  • Identify and discuss key employment legislation.
  • Implement successful HR initiatives.
  • Identify appropriate performance and reward management processes.
  • Employ appropriate methods and means of managing employee relations and resolving conflict.
  • Adopt a coaching style of management.
  • Conduct staff performance appraisals.
  • Explain individual motivation theory and recognise resulting behaviour.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2 x 1,000 word reflections, 50 marks each; 1 x role play exercise relating to conducting a performance appraisal, managing a disiplinary hearing or delivering constructive feedback, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the module co-ordinator).

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