Details for Performance Management

This course examines a vital component of Human Resources: performance management. It outlines the importance of an effective performance management system and analyses the processes involved in the development of a performance management plan in order to help the organisation reach its short and long term goals. It covers the common pitfalls of modern performance management systems and the strategic techniques to avoid them. This unit also draws frameworks for the preparation of performance appraisal programs and the use of assessment tools (competency profiling and Key Performance Indicators). In addition, students will learn the contemporary approaches to measuring performance and the relationship between remuneration philosophy and performance.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: HRM302
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Lee


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Performance Management

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Compare and contrast the functions of Job Analysis and Job Design as strategic tools of HRM;
  2. Explain the importance of Job Design for organizational success as an integral construct for Performance Management, with a job description and person specification;
  3. Prepare a Performance Management Appraisal Program based on Job Analysis and Job Design;
  4. Adopt the use of the Performance Management assessment tools – Competency Profiling and Key Performance Indicators in the development of a Performance Management Appraisal Program;
  5. Integrate and justify the use of quantitative or qualitative research techniques in the development of a Performance Management Appraisal Program;
  6. Explain the context and process of Performance Management culminating in an effective Performance Appraisal interview;
  7. Formulate principles and processes for conducting Performance Appraisals based on principles of leadership.

Subject Content

  1. Performance Management Framework: the importance of performance management
  2. Performance Planning: Organisational mission, strategy and goals
  3. Creating a performance management culture through HR programs and practices
  4. Steps in Performance Management: job design and job analysis
  5. Performance planning process and employee performance
  6. Linking rewards and performance
  7. The importance of training and development
  8. Performance improvement planning: identifying causes of underperformance and developing appropriate responses.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Minor Assignment (40%)
  • Class Presentation (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Stone, R. 2016. Human Resource Management (9th ed.), John Wiley & Sons Australia 

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