Singapore University of Social Sciences

Performance Management (Practice)

Performance Management (Practice) (GSP187)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $696.9 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: SUSS Academy


An organisation’s success and sustainability are very much determined by the performance of its people. This course establishes the guidelines for evaluating and continuously monitoring the performance of individuals and teams based on agreed performance objectives that are aligned to an organisation’s strategy. A well-constructed and implemented performance management system establishes a strong link between an employee’s performance and rewards through objective measurement of their performance and achievements, and to provide relevant feedback to engage employees for developing their capability and to perform better. As part of the organisation’s performance management system, employees’ developmental needs and career aspirations are also considered. This course is intended to be practice-oriented and is targeted at practicing HR personnel. Practice-oriented learning is reflected in the pedagogic approach and assessment method. The pedagogic approach will be problem-based where students address real workplace HR problems. The assessment method focuses on demonstrated abilities to reflect on identified HR problems, and will integrate theory with practice to deal with the problem. (This course was suggested by Workforce Development Agency [WDA] to address the need for short practice-oriented Human Resource modules which would give Human Resource personnel relevant skills to improve Human Resource Management practices in targeted areas. The reference materials can be downloaded from - HR Capability Toolkit, Performance Management)

Level: 1
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Purpose of Performance Management
  • Performance Management Framework
  • Identify and Measuring performance
  • Performance appraisal
  • Performance management in action

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the components of performance management systems.
  • Describe the performance management planning and performance appraisal.
  • Discuss the importance of the performance management system in relation to business and organizational outcomes.
  • Use the Human Resource ToolKit to evaluate competencies.
  • Apply competencies development and action plans(s).
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