Introduction to Human Resource Management notes – University notes

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This module aims at providing all students undertaking to study Human Resource
Management and all practicing managers with a complete, comprehensive review of
essential Human Resource Management concepts and techniques in a simple, reader
friendly, understandable yet concise manner.
While the module focuses almost entirely on essential Human Resource Management
topics like Job Analysis, Human Resource planning, Compensation, Training
Recruitment and Selection , practical applications such as how to conduct a job analysis
exercise , how to conduct human resource planning exercise or how to establish a pay
plan are used throughout the module to provide students with practical, hands-on human
resource management skills that they will find useful when practicing in the real world.
This is a book about managing people or what is now known as Human Resource
Management (HRM). HRM is a management discipline aimed at improving
organizational effectiveness by utilizing a firm’s human resources. It’s also about
managing in a changing world .In the past managers aimed for success in a relatively
stable and predictable world. Today however in the hyper turbulent environment of the
twenty-first century managers confront accelerating change. They are facing constant
innovation in computer and information technology and a chaotic world of changing
markets and consumer lifestyles. Today’s organization must be able to transform and
renew to meet these changing forces.
The subject of human resource management covers a combination of wide areas. It
borrows from psychology, business organization, training of industrial relations. This
wide range of subject matter causes problems for the student i.e that the core reality for a
human resource management unit is usually scattered over numerous text books. This is a
problem especially in our public universities which are still short of good HRM text
books.

In writing this module it is my belief & hope though that this course / book will provide a
strong foundation in human resource management not only to the students undertaking
HRM or to the HR managers out there but to all those who are in the business of
managing people.

 

Subject content

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Meaning of Human Resource Management
  • Activities surrounding Human Resource Management

THE HISTORY AND GROWTH OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Stages in the History of Human Resource Management
  • Evolution of Human Resource Management
  • Personnel Management and Human Resource Management
  • The Development and Role of Personnel /HRM

HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING

  • Importance of Human Resource Planning
  • Definitions of Human Resource Planning
  • Purpose of Human Resource Planning
  • The Advantages of Human Resource Planning
  • Limiting Factors in human Resource Planning

JOB ANALYSIS

  • Job analysis defined
  • Uses of job analysis information
  • Job analysis methods
  • Steps in conducting job analysis

THE RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS

  • Introduction
  • Definitions of recruitment
  • The recruiting process
  • External sources of candidates
  • Internal recruiting sources
  • Selection

TRAINING AND DEVELOPING HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Introduction
  • Problems in training
  • The training process
  • On – the – job training
  • Apprenticeship training
  • Job rotation
  • The job instruction method
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Vestibule training
  • Mentoring
  • Of- the- job training
  • Continuing education
  • Management development
  • The changing nature of management development
  • HR and the responsive organization

PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS

  • Definitions OF TERMS
  • Reasons FOR performance appraisal
  • The Supervisor’s Role in Appraisal
  • Steps in Appraising Performance
  • The appraisal interview
  • The Appraisal Itself: Appraisal Methods
  • Management by Objectives (MBO ) Method
  • Appraising Performance: Problems and Solutions
  • How to Avoid Appraisal Problems

 

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