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People Management

Full module specification

Module title:People Management
Module code:EXE2102
Module level:2
Academic year:2021/2
Module lecturers:
Module credit:20
ECTS value:

Managing Financial Resources, Quantitative Techniques or level 1 equivalent

Duration of module:

Module aims

This module develops the skills and knowledge that are needed to manage people within an organisation. It recognises that the management of people operates within the internal framework of organisation values, culture, policies and practices and that externally it should meet the requirements of current legislation and ensure ethical and environmentally friendly behaviour.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Select personnel against specified requirements
  • 2. Analyse the development needs of teams and individuals
  • 3. Allocate work to teams and individuals agreeing objectives and work plans
  • 4. Evaluate the performance of teams and individuals
  • 5. Contribute to the implementation of disciplinary and grievance procedures

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 6. Demonstrate an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to manage people through the application of a range of HRM techniques
  • 7. Use a range and evaluation and analytical techniques to contribute to the development and performance of teams and individuals

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 8. Evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses
  • 9. Manage their own learning
  • 10. Communicate effectively
  • 11. Work with and relate to others
  • 12. Build teams
  • 13. Make decisions

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
End of module examination502 hours
Coursework - two assignments50

Syllabus plan

  • Selection of personnel – information/documentation needed; assessment and selection methods, including relevant legislation
  • Development – identifying development needs/learning styles. Group development. Group roles and conflict
  • Allocating work – job design, motivation and empowerment techniques. Delegation. Leadership and management styles. Performance management systems.
  • Evaluating performance – measuring performance, mentoring, coaching and counselling. Conflict resolution.
  • Disciplinary/grievance procedures – organisational procedures, legislation, ACAS

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Adair J, (1998) Leadership skills, Training extras series, CIPD

DeCenzo and Robbins, (2005) Human Resource Management, 8th Edition, Wiley

Farnham, D (2000) Employee Relations in Context 2nd Edition, London: CIPD

Farnham D and Pimolott J, (1995) Understanding Industrial Relations, 5th edition, Cassell

Foot, M and Hook, C (2002) Introducing Human Resource Management 3rd Edition, FT: Prentice Hall

Gennard, J and Judge, G C (2002) Employee Relations 3rd Edition, London: CIPD

Harrison R, (1992) Employee Development, CIPD

Hollinshead, Nicholls and Tailby, (1999) Employee Relations, Pitman

Redman, T and Wilkinson, A (2001) Contemporary Human Resource Management, FT: Prentice Hall

Scott A, (1994) Willing Slaves? Cambridge: CUP

Torrington D, Hall L and Taylor S, (2002) Human Resource Management, 5th Edition, FT: Prentice Hall

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Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources


People Management

Labour Market Review



Reaching Agreement Open College                                       Performance Appraisal, EBC

When They Leave, EBC                                                          The Right Person for the Job, EBC

Conflict, EBC                                                                          Training needs analysis EBC

Coaching EBC                                                                       Organisations learning to succeed, BBC

Win:Win, Negotiations and Co-operation, EBC


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