Concept, characteristics, objectives, and components of HRM. Emerging HR challenges. Human resource planning: assessing current HR, HRM inventory, HR information system, and succession planning. Job analysis: meaning, purpose, methods, and techniques. Job design: concept and approaches. HR training and development. Career development. HR motivation. Performance appraisal. Rewards management. Employee grievances and disciplines. Labor relations and Labour Act of Nepal.
Unit 1: Introduction LH 5
Concept, characteristics, objectives, and components of HRM. HRM environment (globalization, technological advances, nature of work, workforce diversity, and legal trends). Contemporary HR issues, challenges and responsibilities of HR manager,.
Unit 2: Human Resource Planning LH 6
Concept, characteristics, and importance. HRP process. Major HRP activities: assessment of current HR (HR inventory – management inventory and skills inventory, HR information system, and succession planning), HR demand and supply forecasting. Techniques of HR demand and supply forecasting.
Unit 3: Job Analysis and Design LH 6
Job analysis: concept and terminology (task, job, position and occupation). Purpose and methods of collecting job analysis information. Job description and job specification. Job design: concept, approaches and techniques (scientific management, Hertzberg's model, job characteristics, socio-technical, and team).
Unit 4: Recruitment and Selection LH 4
Recruitment: concept and sources. Selection: concept, and importance. Selection Process. Selection tests and interviews: concept and types.
Unit 5: HR Training and Development LH 5
Concept and needs of HR training and development. Training needs assessment. HR training: objectives and methods (on-the-job and off-the-job). Evaluation of training program. Management development: concept, objectives, and methods (on-the-job and off-the-job). Career planning and development.
Unit 7: Performance Appraisal LH 5
Concept, uses and methods (simple ranking, alternative ranking, paired comparison, forced distribution, critical incident, behaviorally anchored rating scale). Appraisal interview. MBO approach to appraisal. Problems in performance rating.
Unit 8: Rewards Management LH 2
Concept and types (intrinsic and extrinsic, financial and non-financial). Qualities of effective rewards, Types of employee benefits.
Unit 9: Employee Grievances and Disciplines LH 2
Employee grievances: concept and handling grievances. Employee discipline: concept, causes, and process of managing discipline.
Unit 10: Labor Relations and Labour Regulations in Nepal LH 6 Labor relations: concept, objectives, and actors of labor relations. Reasons for joining trade unions. Trade unionism: concept, functions and types. Collective bargaining: concept and process, Labor disputes: causes and settlement provisions. Features and provisions of Labour Act.
Addendum: At least one case will be administered at the end of each chapter. The students will also complete a project work and a few other assignments as specified by the faculty member.