Course Title: Human Resources Management (HRM)

Course No.: MRD 582

Nature of the Course: Theory                                                          Period per Week: 3

Year: Second                                                                                   Time per Period: 1 hour

Semester: Fourth                                                                              Total Period: 48

Level: MA



Course Objective

The objective of the course is to teach the basic concept of human resource management, its practices, development and management. The course will introduce the students to practices and techniques for evaluating performance, structuring teams, coaching and mentoring staffs, and performing the wide range of other people related duties of a manager in today’s increasingly complex workplace.

Course Contents                                                                                                                 LH

Unit I: Conceptual Understanding of HRM                                                                       10

1.1 The philosophy of HRM (with international perspective)

1.2 Purpose of HRM

1.3 HRM as system/model

1.4 Context of HRM

1.5 Characteristics of HRM

1.6 Function of HRM

1.7 Difference between HRM and personnel management

1.8 Impact of HR practice on performance

1.9 Roles and responsibilities of HR practitioners

1.10 Critical evaluation of the concept of HRM

Unit II: Human Resources Planning and Development                                                    15

2.1 Human Resources Planning: Importance, Approaches and Process.

2.2 Job Design: Steps, benefits and methods.

2.3 Job Analysis: Components, purposes, techniques

2.4 Job Analysis: Information and data collection methods

2.5 Recruitment: Sources, policies, steps and methods

2.6 Selection: Steps and methods

2.7 Differences between Recruitment and Selection

2.8 Socialization: Purpose and process

2.9 Training and career development: Purpose, need assessment, and method.

2.10 Factors affecting human resource development


Unit III: Human Resource Management                                                                            15

3.1 Motivation: Objectives and types

3.2 Performance appraisal: Importance and process

3.3 Compensation Management: Types of compensation, incentive and its purpose

3.4 Employee Discipline: Disciplinary problems and actions

3.5 Employee Relations: Purpose and process, Employee Disputes: types, causes, prevention and settlement

3.6 Employee Welfare: Objectives and types

Unit IV: Human Resource Management Practices in Nepal                                             8

4.1 Training and development practices in Nepal

4.2 Existing problems related to training in Civil Service in Nepal

4.3 Career planning and development practices in Nepalese Civil Service

4.4 Bases/Criteria of career development in Nepal as per Public Service Act 1992, 1998, 2005

4.5 Performance appraisal system in the Nepalese Civil Service


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