ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title PRINCIPLES OF PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
Code ULMS207
Coordinator Dr MR Rowe
Work, Organisation and Management
Michael.Rowe@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS101 FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS I; ULMS102 FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS II 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

        12

12

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
           
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Group Presentation Assessment Type: Presentation Duration: 15 minutes per group Weighting: 30% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty   15 minutes    30       
Assessment 2: Individual Essay Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2000 words Weighting: 70% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonym  -2000 words    70       

Aims

This module seeks to introduce students to the theoretical perspectives, roles, and practical activities associated with people management in contemporary organisations in an international context.
It aims to introduce current challenges concerning people management and its application within contemporary business and organisational environments, preparing students for the workplace and exploring ethical perspectives.
It will seek to:-
•          Support the development of subject specific knowledge and transferable skills necessary for future employment in careers that ultimately have a people managerial component.
•          Support the enhancement of skills in written and spoken communication.
•          To create independent team learners.
•          Demonstrate pr ogression from fundamental learning skills through to critical analysis, reflection and problem-solving.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to explain the historical development of the roles and functions of People Management in its international working context.

(LO2) Students will be able to outline and explain the implication of ethics and ethical awareness in the People Management process and its links to organisational strategies and people policies.

(LO3) Students will be able to explain the factors affecting the employment relationship, and the options available to manage and support this relationship.

(LO4) Students will be able to outline the main objectives of the employment relationship in contemporary organisations and the ethical factors that impact upon it.

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Communication skills

(S4) IT skills

(S5) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: Short recordings for asynchronous viewing
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Lecture
Description: Face-to-face Lecture, but available also through online materials and recordings. The sessions will develop upon discussion topics and directed readings. The focus will then be upon using this learning to support the two assessments.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group study
Description: Scheduled student group activities to prepare group presentation and to discuss directed readings and other materials.
Scheduled Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 114
Description: These independent learning hours are aimed at supporting the directed student learning. The module leader will provide guidance in the form of sugges ted further readings and topics to examine. Self-Directed Learning will include research activity for the individual and group assessments and wider reading to support the module.

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed: By maximising the team setting within the module, the learners will need to develop mature insights and negotiation skills to help them progress throughout this module.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: The students will spend the seminars in teams
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: The teamwork element and the summative assessment to present the presentation will all contribute to this skill set
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is develop ed: The student will communicate and present information through a plethora of media (e.g. PowerPoint / Word / Video or other media)
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: The people management subject is constantly underpinned with ethical considerations so there will be continuous dialogue on ethics and the people and their environment within the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation and Individual Essay


Syllabus

 

After completing this unit students will be able to:
understand what is meant by management and managerial effectiveness
identify managerial activities that contribute to managerial effectiveness
understand the implications and activities associated with health and well-being in the workplace
understand the need for people management and the contribution people management makes to effective management.
identify and analyse contemporary challenges faced by people managers
identify and analyse contemporary HR issues faced by organisations


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.