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Human Resource Management (Taster Course)

Human Resource Management (Taster Course)


This module examines the processes, practices, and procedures associated with HRM management and administration.

This module aims to introduce learners to the main areas that an employer should or in most cases, are legally obliged to attend to with regard to the employment and management of people.

Why study Human Resource Management at Griffith College?

On successful completion of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Discuss how human resource management has changed and evolved.
  • Evaluate and apply the policies, practices and procedures that an employer/manager needs to be familiar with.
  • Discuss the key skills of HRM including recruitment and selection of staff, training and development of staff, performance management and reward management.
  • Analyse current best practice in the HR function.

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • February 2020*
  • September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers

Course details
  • Introduction to managing people
  • Personnel vs HRM
  • The hard and soft approaches to managing people
  • The changing working environment
Recruitment and selection of staff
  • Job analysis and design
  • Person specification
  • Marketing
  • Review of applications
  • Interview
  • Selection
  • Induction
Employee/employer communication and engagement
  • Contracts of employment
  • The psychological contract
  • Employee participation
Performance management and reward
  • Methods of performance management
  • The link with reward
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Issues with performance management
  • The international environment
Policies and procedures
  • The benefit of policies and procedures
  • Types of policies and procedures, eg, absence management policies,
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Grievance procedures
  • Health and Safety
Employment law
  • The impact of EU legislation
  • The changing legal framework of the workplace
  • Increased regulation and the impact of HR policies and practices
International HRM
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Diversity management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
Training and development of staff
  • Methods
  • Benefits
  • Weaknesses
Strategic HRM
  • Developing a HR plan
  • Planning for the future in an international business environment
  • Work life balance

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


February 2020* Dates Available on Request

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Mature Students 

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include Maths and a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert​

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language).

How to Apply 

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 550.00


Academic Progression

Further to completion of the Human Resource Management module, learners are recommended to continue their studies at Griffith College by applying for our Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Business Management or BA (Hons) in Business Studies course.


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