Human Resource Management ( Credits 3 )
Course Title: Human Resource Management
Code No: CO 525
Area of Study: Core Area
The objective of this course is to develop understanding, abilities and skills to enable the students to
meet the challenges of managing human resources in the ever-changing perspective of organizational
Unit I: Fundamentals of human resource management (HRM) LH 4 hrs
Concept, nature, importance, scope and objectives of HRM. HRM system. Process and models of
HRM.. Environmental influences. Roles and responsibilities of HR managers. Ethics in HRM.
Strategic aspects of HRM (concept, elements, and theoretical perspectives).
Unit II: Planning for job and human resource LH 10 hrs
Job analysis and design: An overview of job analysis and design. Uses, process and techniques
(methods) of job analysis. Approaches to job design. Impact of job design on motivation,
satisfaction, productivity and quality of work life.
Human Resource planning and strategy: Concept, objectives and process of HRP. Human resource
information system and inventories. Relationship of HRP to strategic planning and job analysis.
Methods of forecasting HR demands and supply. Action decisions of planning for a new start-up
and shortage and surplus of HR) Succession planning. HRP practices in Nepal.
Unit III: Acquiring human resource LH 8 hrs
Recruitment: Concept and process of recruitment. Strategic issues in recruiting (goals, philosophy,
sources, countercyclical hiring. Alternative to recruitment. Cost-benefit analysis of recruitment.
Sources and methods of recruitment. Selection: Meaning, process, methods of selection. Selection
tests and interviews. . Cost-benefit analysis for the selection decision. Environmental circumstances
and recruitment and selection practices in Nepal. Socialization: Concept, purposes and process.
Unit IV: Developing and motivating human resource LH 12 hrs
Human resource development system. Training needs assessment: Purposes, methods and levels.
Design, development and administration of training programs. Training methods. Management
development program. Evaluation of training and development programs. Career planning and
development for different groups of employees.
Developing performance appraisal system. Deciding and using the methods of performance
appraisal. .MBO approach to appraisal. Problems in performance appraisal.
Factors influencing pay and compensation policies. Establishing pay structure and incentives plans.
Techniques of determining pay (job worth, skill, knowledge, competency, feedback). Job evaluation
and pay structure. Criteria for effective compensation plan. Impact of compensation on motivation,
satisfaction, productivity. Issues in compensation administration in Nepal, Overview of motivation
Unit V: Maintaining human resource LH 7 hrs
Designing and administering benefits and services, Managing effective benefits programs, Concept
of protecting HR, health and safety programs, Issues of safety, health and violence in Nepalese
organizations, Disciplinary problems. Process and approaches of handling discipline. Challenges to
disciplinary action, Process and approaches of handling grievances, Concept of labor management
relations, Labor disputes. Prevention and settlement of disputes, Collective bargaining: Concept,
process and effectiveness.
Unit VI: Global aspects of HRM LH 3 hrs
Concept, Environmental influences and ethics, HR and labor issues in international corporations,
Challenges for Global human resource management (GHRM)
Unit VII: Challenges and issues of HRM LH 4 hrs
Challenges: Technology Workforce Diversity, Organizational restructuring and downsizing.
Contingent workforce and Employee Empowerment
Issues: Creating High Performing HR Systems: Wellness Programs and Work Life Balance and
Green HRM Human Resource Audit, and Human Resource Accounting, HR in knowledge industry,
HR in virtual organizations, HR in mergers and acquisitions, outplacement, outsourcing, employee
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