Human Resource Management

Course ID
MC 402
Level
Undergraduate
Program
BMS
Semester
Fourth
Credits
6.0
Paper Type
Core Course
Method
Lecture & Tutorial

Unique Paper Code: 61011405

The objective of this course is to help the students to develop an understanding of the concept & and essential functions of human resource management. The course will use and focus on Indian experiences, approaches and cases.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Enhance the understanding of the role of Human Resource Management and explore the recent trends of HRM.
  • Introduce the basic concepts, functions and processes of human resource management.
  • Develop an understanding of HRM systems and their implementation through exploring the practice of Staffing, Training and Development, Performance Management and Compensation.
  • To build awareness of certain important issues in Industrial Relations.

Course Contents

Unit I
Unit II
Unit III
Unit IV

Unit I (2 Weeks)

Human Resource Management: Concept and Functions; HRD-definition, goals and challenges; The changing environment of HRM – globalization, cultural environment, technological advances, workforce diversity, corporate downsizing, changing skill requirement, HRM support for improvement programs, Work life balance.

References:

Dessler Gary, Warkkey Biju- Human Resource Management,Pearson,Chapter 1,3
Decenzo and Robbins- Fundamentals of Human Resource Management,John Wiley and sons, Chapter 1,2

Unit II (3 Weeks)

Human Resource Planning: Process, Forecasting demand & supply, Skill inventories, Succession planning; Human Resource Information System (HRIS); Job analysis – Uses, methods, Job description & Job specifications; Recruitment: internal & external sources,Selection process, Tests in selection, concept of reliability and validity in selection; Orientation: Concept and process.

References:
Dessler Gary, Warkkey Biju- Human Resource Management,Pearson,Chapter 4,5,6,7 Decenzo and Robbins- Fundamentals of Human Resource Management,John Wiley and sons,Chapter 8

Unit III (4 Weeks)
Training: Concept, Training Process, Methods of training; Management development: Concept & Methods; Performance Management System: concept, uses of performance appraisal, performance management methods, factors that distort appraisal; Career planning: career life stages, career anchors,Compensation: Steps in determining compensation, job evaluation, components of pay structure, factors influencing compensation levels, Trends in Compensation; Incentives: Importance and types; Benefits-Types, Brief introduction to social security, health, retirement & other benefits.

References:
Dessler Gary, Warkkey Biju- Human Resource Management,Pearson,Chapter 8,9,10,11,12,13
Decenzo and Robbins- Fundamentals of Human Resource Management,John Wiley and sons, Chapter 10,11

Unit IV (4 Weeks)
Industrial Relations: Introduction to Industrial Relations; Trade unions role, types, functions, problems; Industrial disputes- concept, causes & machinery for settlement of disputes; Employee Grievances concept, causes & grievance redressal procedure; Discipline-concept, aspects of discipline & disciplinary procedure; Collective bargaining- concept, types, process, problems, essentials of effective collective bargaining.

References:
Dessler Gary, Warkkey Biju- Human Resource Management,Pearson, Chapter 15

Additional Information

Text Books


Dessler Gary, Warkkey Biju- Human Resource Management,Pearson
Decenzo and Robbins- Fundamentals of Human Resource Management,John Wiley and sons.
Chhabra T.N-Human Resource Management Concept & Issues,Dhanpat Rai and company.

Additional Reading


Aswathapa K. Human Resource and Personal Management: Text and Cases. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited., New Delhi.
R. Wayne Mondy&Rober M. Noe. Human Resource Management, Pearson
Rao V.S.P.Human Resource Management,Pearson

Teaching Learning Process

Lectures, Presentations Case studies, Term Paper on a given topic.

Assessment Methods

Internal assessment 25 marks
Written exam 75 marks

Keywords

Human resource planning, Training and development, Performance management, Job analysis, Benefits and incentives, Collective bargaining, Trade unions.

Disclaimer: Details on this page are subject to change as per University of Delhi guidelines. For latest update in this regard please refer to the University of Delhi website here.

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