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An evaluation of the performance management of nurses and care staff who are responsible for caring for people with intellectual disabilities, who are employed in a specific care unit run by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland

Galvin, Padraic (2015) An evaluation of the performance management of nurses and care staff who are responsible for caring for people with intellectual disabilities, who are employed in a specific care unit run by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research paper was undertaken to evaluate the performance management of nurses and care staff who are responsible for caring for people with intellectual disabilities, while working in a specific care unit run by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland. All data was obtained from staff working at the care unit. The researcher did background research, examining books, academic journals and articles in order to get his foundation for his research paper. In order to evaluate the performance system, sub research objectives were designed based on academic literature in the field of human resource management and in performance management. CIPD (2014) identified six components of performance management, they are, performance appraisal, feedback, goals and standards of performance, learning and development, measurement and pay. The research questionnaire was constructed around these six components. The quantitative methods approach was adopted and the author used a web based survey to acquire the data required to fulfil the research objectives. The results showed that the performance management system in place is effective in managing individual and organisational performance through the effective use of feedback, goals and standards and learning and development however, in terms of measurement and performance appraisal and to a lesser extent pay, there are changes that could be made to in order to create a collectively effective performance management system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 14:11
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 14:11
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2074

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