Managing People

The subject provides an insight into the key functions relating to management of employees performed by line supervisors. Aspects of managing people including employee recruitment and selection, motivation, people development, performance management, employee counselling, conflict management, employee discipline & grievance handling and team building will be covered.


The subject aims to equip students with knowledge and skills to:

  • Produce a Job Description & Job Specification for a job position.
  • Conduct an employee interview for recruitment & performance appraisal for a job position.
  • Prepare On-Job-Training (OJT) for a job position.
  • Conduct employee counselling.

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Course Outline

  • Describe the roles and key challenges as supervisors.
  • Apply effective recruitment, selection and orientation.
  • Analyse the major theories of motivation, compensation and benefits
  • Apply the performance appraisal process
  • Apply training and development to enhance employee performance
  • Explain the appropriate strategies to manage conflicts effectively.
  • Describe disciplinary actions and employee grievance procedures effectively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct employee counselling with the use of effective counselling skills.
  • Describe the characteristics of effective teams to enhance team effectiveness.
  • Describe the requirements for effective management within the legal and industrial relations framework of Singapore.

Modes of Assessment

  • Online quiz
  • Individual assignments
  • Final Examination


Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded the Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the following courses:


Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.

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Application Procedures

Submit on-line application via:

Steps to follow in your application:

Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No

Step 2 - Select UBM – Modular - Police & Security Studies and course commencement date.

Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).

Step 4 - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.

Step 5: Make declaration and submit online application


Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
6788 1212

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 04 May 2018