Unit I: Human Resources Management: Concept and Context 5 hours
The concept of HRM; Functions of HRM; Changing dimensions of HRM; Changing role and challenges of HRM managers; Essential skills for HR managers; Purpose and structure of HR department; HRM as a shared function; External and internal context of HRM; HRM in the Nepalese context.
Unit II: Human Resources Planning and Recruitment 8 hours
Job requirements - the role and importance of jobs; Relationship of job requirements to HRM functions; Job analysis and Job design – concepts, methods and outcomes; Human resources planning – importance, purpose and major elements of HR planning; HR inventory; Replacement and succession planning; Recruiting from within and outside the organization; Recruitment of protected classes; Electronic recruitment; Selection process; Matching people and jobs; Sources of information about job candidates; Employment interview; Employment tests; Reaching a selection decision; Issues of gender in recruitment and selection; Induction and placement.
Unit III: Training and Career Development 8 hours
Training as a system; Training as a tool for developing work culture; Designing training programs; Training needs assessment – concept and methods; Training non-managerial employees; Training managers and supervisors; Training methods; Psychological principles of learning; Evaluation of training programs; Career development - phases and objectives of career development; Management development techniques; Emerging concepts of HRD – leadership development, talent management, empowerment, mentoring; HRD practices in Nepalese organizations - career management and employee retention issues.
Unit IV: Performance Appraisal 4 hours
Concept, process and benefits of performance appraisal; Performance appraisal methods; Appraisal interviews; Factors affecting performance appraisal; PA practices in Nepalese organizations; Improving employee performance; Counseling employees with problems.
Unit V: Compensation Management 6 hours
Concept, process, methods of employee compensation; Job evaluation systems – concept and methods; Compensation structure and components; Employee benefits – incentive system, gain sharing, employee benefits and services, types of employee benefit; Incentives for management employees; Governmental regulations of compensation in Nepal – minimum wages, welfare and incentive provisions, retirement benefits; Issues in compensation management in Nepal.
Unit VI: Safety and Health at Work 3 hours
Legal requirements for safety and health; Accidents; Occupational diseases and other health issues; Sexual harassment at work; Drug and alcohol related problems; Creating a safe and healthy work environment; Emerging concepts and issues in OHS.
Unit VII: Industrial Relations and Disciplinary System 9 hours
Disciplinary policies and procedures; Types of disciplinary actions; Grievance handling methods and mechanisms; Methods of reducing complaints; Industrial relations system – concept, process and issues; Trade unions - structures, functions, and leadership; Trade union issues in Nepal; Industrial disputes – nature and types; Government regulations of labor relations; Collective bargaining process and contract administration; Trends and issues in collective bargaining in Nepal.