Fundamentals of Human Resource Management notes – KNEC Diploma

Fundamentals of Human resource management


This unit or subject is examined by KNEC on those taking the following courses:

This module unit is intended to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her perform the human resource management functions in an organization.

General Objectives
At the end of the module unit, the trainee should be able to:

  • Interpret human resource policies in an organization
  • Participate in the human resource planning process in an organization
  • Participate in the recruitment of human resource in an organization
  • Organize for the training and development of staff in an organization
  • Assist in staff performance appraisal process in an organization
  • Maintain human resource records
  • Cope with the emerging issues and trends in human resource management

The topics that need to be covered as required by KNEC in this unit/subject are as follows:

Topic 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management

  • Meaning of human resource management
  • Functions of human resource management in an organization
  • Structure of human resource management department
  • Evolution of human resource management

Topic 2: Human Resource Policy

  • Meaning of human resource policy
  • Importance of human resource policies in an organization
  • Process of formulating human resource policy
  • Factors to consider when formulating human resource policy
  • Policy areas in human resource management

Topic 3: Human Resource Records

  • Meaning of terms used in human resource records
  • Importance of human resource records
  • Types of human resource records
  • Meaning of Human Resource Management Information Systems
  • Importance of Human Resource Management Information Systems

Topic 4: Human Resource Planning

  • Meaning of human resource planning
  • Importance of human resource planning
  • Human resource planning process
  • Techniques of forecasting human resource needs
  • Challenges in human resource planning

Topic 5: Job Analysis

  • Meaning of job analysis
  • Importance of job analysis
  • Process of job analysis
  • Methods of conducting job analysis
  • Use of information obtained from job analysis
  • Components of job analysis

Topic 6: Recruitment

  • Meaning of recruitment
  • Purpose of recruitment
  • Sources of candidates for recruitment
  • Methods of employee recruitment
  • Challenges of recruitment

Topic 7: Employee Selection

  • Meaning of employee selection
  • Employee selection process
  • Methods of employee selection

Topic 8: Placement and Induction

  • Meaning of terms used in placement and induction
  • Importance of employee placement
  • Importance of employee induction
  • Employee induction process
  • Methods of employee induction

Topic 9: Employee Performance Appraisal

  • Meaning of employee performance appraisal
  • Importance of employee performance appraisal
  • Tools used in performance appraisal
  • Process of performance appraisal
  • Methods of conducting employee performance appraisal
  • Challenges of performance appraisal

Topic 10: Employee Compensation  

  • Meaning of terms used in employee compensation
  • Importance of employee compensation
  • Factors that determine the levels of employee compensation
  • Methods of employee compensation

Topic 11: Employee Training   

  • Meaning of employee training
  • Importance of employee training
  • Process of employee training
  • Techniques of employee training
  • Methods of training employees

Topic 12: Employee Mobility and Separation

  • Meaning of terms used in employee mobility
  • Types of employee mobility
  • Meaning of terms used in employee separation
  • Employee separation methods

Topic 13: Emerging Issues and Trends

  • Emerging issues and trends
  • Challenges posed by emerging issues and trends
  • Ways of coping with challenges posed by emerging issues and trends

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