Human Resource Management notes – KNEC Diploma

Human Resource Management

Topics covered in this unit/subject are as follows:




Topic 1: Introduction to human resource management
Topic 2: Human resource policies
Topic 3: Human resource records
Topic 4: Human resource planning
Topic 5: Job analysis
Topic 6: Recruitment
Topic 7: Employee Selection
Topic 8: Placement and induction
Topic 9: Employee performance appraisal
Topic 10: Employee compensation
Topic 11: Staff development
Topic 12: Employee separation
Topic 13: Emerging issues and trends in human resource management




Introduction
This module unit is intended to equip the trainee with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her carry out human resource management activities in an organisation.




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

  • recognise the role of human resource management in an organisation
  • Apply human resource policies in an organisation
  • Prepare human resource records in a business t
  • Follow the process of procuring employees in an organisation
  • Carry out performance management and staff development in an organisation




Topic 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management

  • Meaning of Human Resource Management
  • Role of Human Resource Management
  • Functions of Human Resource Management
  • Evolution of Human resource Management

Topic 2: Human Resource Policies

  • Meaning of Human Resource policy
  • Importance of Human Resource policies
  • Types of Human Resource policies
  • Emerging issues and trends in Human Resource policies

Topic 3: Human Resource Records

  • Meaning of Human Resource records
  • Importance of Human Resource records
  • Types of Human Resource records
  • Use of computerized Human Resource records
  • Importance of Human Resource Management Information Systems(HRMIS)
  • Emerging issues and trends in human resource records

Topic 4: Human Resource Planning (HRP)

  • Meaning of Human Resource Planning
  • Importance of Human resource Planning
  • Human Resource Planning process
  • Techniques of forecasting Human Resource needs
  • Emerging issues and trends in Human Resource planning




Topic 5: Job Analysis

  • Meaning of job analysis
  • Process of job analysis
  • Importance of job analysis
  • Use of job analysis information
  • Techniques of conducting j ob analysis
  • Job specification and job description

Topic 6: Recruitment

  • Meaning of recruitment
  • Sources of candidates in a recruitment exercise
  • Emerging issues and trends in employee recruitment

Topic 7: Employee Selection

  • Meaning of employee selection
  • Employee selection process
  • Employee selection methods
  • Emerging issues and trends in employee selection

Topic 8: Placement and Induction

  • Meaning of placement
  • Meaning of induction
  • Importance of proper placement
  • Importance of employee induction
  • Employee induction process
  • Methods of employee induction




Topic 9: Employee Performance Appraisal

  • Meaning of performance appraisal
  • Importance of employee performance appraisal
  • Methods of performance appraisal

Topic 10: Employee Compensation

  • Meaning of terms
  • Factors influencing compensation of employees
  • Methods of employee compensation

Topic 11: Staff Development

  • Meaning of staff development
  • Importance of staff development
  • Staff development methods
  • Role of Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) in staff development
  • Role of Directorate of Personnel Management (DPM) in staff development
  • Emerging issues and trends in staff development

Topic 12: Employee Separation

  • Meaning of employee separation
  • Methods of employee separation
  • Reasons for employee separation
  • Procedure to follow in the separation of employees
  • Emerging issues and trends in employee separation




Topic 13: Emerging issues and trends in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

  • Emerging issues and trends in Human Resource Management
  • Emerging issues and trends in Human Resource Management
  • Challenges posed by the emerging issues and trends
  • Coping with the emerging issues and trends in Human Resource Management



 

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