Human Resource Management Syllabus MBA Pune university for Academic year 2013-14

Subject Name: Human Resource Management

Subject Type: Generic Core ( External Subject for Sem II)

Subject Code: 203

Marks: 100

Distribution of Marks: 50 (External Written) 20 (External Online Exam) 30 (Internal Marks by College)

Unit 1 Framework of Human Resource Management:

Introduction to HRM and framework – Nature of HRM, Scope of HRM, HRM: Functions and Objectives, HRM: Policies and practices

HRM and SHRM – Nature of SHRM, The strategic functions of HRM understood and implemented in the company, Global competitiveness and Strategic HR, Linkage of organizational and HR strategies

Models of SHRM – The Integrated system model, Devanna et. al – strategic human resource management “matching model” (2+2)

Unit 2 HR Procurement:

Job Analysis and Design – Job Analysis: introduction, Importance of job analysis, purpose of job analysis, benefits of job analysis, competency based job analysis, Job Design: Writing job description, introduction, and factors affecting job design. Job characteristics model (Hackman and Oldham, 1976) of effective job and job satisfaction.

Human Resource Planning – The need of man power planning , What is Human Resource Planning, Definition, objectives, importance, benefits, the process of Human resource planning, Preparing manpower inventory.( supply Forecasting)

Recruitment – Strategic approach to recruitment, Labour markets and recruitment, Geographic labour markets, Global labour markets, Industry and occupational labour markets, Educational and technical labour markets, Unemployment rate and labour markets, Recruiting and diversity considerations, Employment advertising, Recruiting Diverse workers, Recruiting Source choices: internal vs. external – Internal: Organizational Database, Job postings, Promotions and Transfers, Current Employee Reference and Rerecruiting of former employees and applicants, External: College and University

recruiting, school recruiting, Labour Unions, Employment agencies and head hunters, competitive sources, media sources, E-Recruiting methods – Internet job boards, Professional / career websites, Employer websites Selection – Introduction to selection process, Selection procedure (7+2 )

Unit 3 Training and Development –

Employee Training and Development Nature of training, Training process, Training needs assessment, Training evaluation, Training design, Implementing Training programs(Training methods), Implementing management development programs (7+2)

Unit 4 Employee Appraisal & Compensation –

Performance- Definition, Why to measure Performance, Use of performance data, measurement Process, Performance feedback, compensation- concept, Traditional approach, current trends in compensation, Linking compensation with performance- Advantages & Problems, Team based Incentives (11+2)

Unit 5 Managing Employee Relations –

Concept, Importance, Organizational Entry, employee Status, Flexible Work arrangement, Employee Surveys, Handbooks, Violations of Policy/ Discipline, Organizational Exit, Termination, Resignation,

downsizing, Lay off Retirement (8+2)

Text Books

• Personnel/ Human Resource Management by David DeCenzo, Stephen Robbins, Prentice Hall of India,2008, 3rd Edition

• Human Resource Management by J. John Bernardin, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing, 4thEdition

Reference Books

• Human Resource Management, A case study approach, Muller Camen, Croucher Leigh, Jaico Publishing House

• HRM Ethics &Employment Ashly Pinnnington, Rob Macklin, Tom Campbell, 2nd Edition

• Human Resources Management by Gary Dessler

• Managing Human Resources by R.S. Dwiwedi

• Human Resources Management by V.P.Michael

• Human Resources Management by Mirza& Zaiyadin

• Human Resources Management by L.M.Prasad

• Human Resources Management by Ashwathappa

• Managing Human Resources by Arun Monappa

• Human Resource Management by Sharma

• Personnel Management by Mamoria

Supplementary Reading Material

• Case studies in Human Asset Management, Vol. I by Doris John, ICFAI Books, 1st Edition

• HRM in Organizations by Izabela Robinson, Jaico Publishing House, 1st Edition

• Armstrong’s Essential Human Resource Management Practice- A guide to people management by Michael Armstrong, Koganpage, 1st Edition

• Applied Psychology in HRM by Cascio & Aguins, PHI, 6th Edition.






• International Journal of Human Resource Management

• Human Resource Management Journal

• Human Resource Management

• Journal of Human Values

• Journal of Human Resources