Human Resource Management

Introduction

This is a dedicated web page for the standard course on Human Resource Management. The course is designed for BBA/MBA students with a focus on managerial models, implications and issues. A 3 credit hours course designed for 45 lectures in 15 weeks, it takes the audience through a systematic journey in the field of HRM.

Objectives

This unit aims to ensure that students acquire a managerial perspective on how to manage people in the organizations. Students will develop the ability to integrate the use of human resource management into day-to-day operations and to participate in the creation of long-term impact of HR decision aligned with business strategy. All managers require a working knowledge of managing people through systematic activities to ensure that investments and business decisions revolving around people are soundly based and of benefit to the organization. In addition, an understanding of the use of human resource management techniques can be a major factor in improving organizational and personal productivity.  This course provides the participants with an understanding of HRM concepts, frameworks, and models for defining business models,  managing complex HR activities, and describing technical and conceptual compositions of human resource management. Learning will be accomplished through lectures, case studies, group presentation, and research.

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:

Have a general understanding of the current state of HRM
Beware of the desired approaches and Business challenges
Be familiar with the state of the art research in the field of HRM

Curriculum

Introduction to HRM: HRM overview, Importance and Scope, HRM Model, Challenges and Issues, Trends and Future Directions

Power Point Slides

Video on Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) advocates importance of HRM

EEO and Legal Environment: EEO overview, Importance and Scope, Cases on EEO Issues, Discrimination and Anti discrimination Laws, Enforcing the Law, Affirmative Action Plans

Power Point Slides

EEO and Legal Environment: EEO crises in Pakistan, Pakistan Labor Law, Summary and Suggestions

Power Point Slides

Acquiring HR: Job Analysis & Design, Key building blocks of Job, Job Analysis Methods from PAQ to FJA, Job Description and Specification, Job Design Techniques, Flexi-Timings to Teleworkers

Power Point Slides

Acquiring HR: Human Resource Planning & SHRM, Introduction to HRP, Link between HRP and Organizational Planning, SHRM, Human Resource Planning Process, Techniques of HR Demand and Supply, Role of HRIS in HRP

Power Point Slides

Acquiring HR: Human Resource Recruitment & Selection, Introduction to Recruitment, Link between Recruitment and Other HR Functions, Recruitment Methods, Realistic Job Preview, Recruitment Websites, Introduction to Selection, Challenges faced during Selection Phase, Selection Methods, Reliability and Validity, Cases For Discussion

Power Point Slides

Developing HR: Human Resource Training and Development, Introduction to Orientation, Diversity Training, Orientation Resource Pack and Requirements, Instructional Design Framework, Training Need Assessment, Training Methods, Cases in Training and Development: LG and DuoPont

Power Point Slides

Maintaining HR: Human Resource Performance Appraisal Systems, Introduction to Performance Appraisal, Influences on Performance Appraisal, Methods and Techniques, Sources of Performance Appraisal, Biases and Errors.

Power Point Slides

Rewarding HR: Compensation and Benefits Management, Difference between direct Vs indirect incentives, Influences on compensation systems, success factors for compensation and benefit systems, methods of compensation in modern organizations

Power Point Slides

Featured Instructor

Farhan Mir

Course Features

Systematic progression through the concepts of HRM
Case study approach using scenarios and examples from top international firms
Local case studies and examples to contextualize the themes based on local situations
Practical assignments and activities to invoke learning
In class and online discussions to bring on surface key issues, controversies and hot debates

Assignments & Projects

This section is dedicated to the major assignments and projects in this course. The assignments and projects build up the important percentage of the assessment as the students are required to translate the learning from the course contents to practical scenarios and develop understanding on the managerial implications.

Major Projects

Case Study Presentations

A Group task using the standard case study approach, students need to demonstrate understanding on the evolutionary developments in a selected organization

Requirements

Students need to develop a proper case study using the case study development guidelines

Case Study Presentation Guidelines

Eventually will present their findings in the shape of a Presentation in front of the class or classes on Multimedia
Assignment Details

Students in groups of 8-10 will be assigned an organization (Preferably local organization)
Case should be developed on one of the topics of Human Resource Management in the Selected Organization
Students need to submit both Hard (Printed) and Soft copies (Computer files) of the Case itself and that of the PowerPoint Presentation
This is day 1 so you can start working now!
I will myself present at least one Case Study well before the presentation schedule so that you people have an idea

Listed Topics and Example Case Studies

1 – “Impact of Technological Solutions on HR Management – Using technology to manage the 21st Century Workforce”

  • Example: Orange Company using virtual reality for training on Safety

(https://hros.co/case-study-upload/how-orange-silicon-valley-uses-virtual-reality-to-improve-employee-safety)

2 – Employee Training and Development for Increased Productivity – Adjusting Training approaches according to Business Needs

  • Example: Motorola Training and Development Initiatives since 1920 – A story of training evolution to meet business objectives

(http://themirs.org/wp- content/uploads/2017/09/Motorola-Case-Study-For-Discussion.pdf)

3 – “Revitalizing Performance Appraisal Programs: Incorporating modern performance aspects for better workforce”

  • Example: Agilent Technologies using high performance work systems to include measures for individual performance based on creativity with rewards for improved performance

https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/trends-and-forecasting/research-and-surveys/Documents/SHRMIndiaBestworkplaces.pdf

4 – “Compensation and Benefits Management as one of the key motivators in a highly diversified workforce: Implementing a successful Compensation and Benefit Management Program”

  • Example: Coca Cola Compensation Management Program: Linking Compensation with Innovation

https://notesmatic.com/2017/02/hr-management-at-coca-cola-performance-management-and-innovation/

 

Due Date:

Submission of proposals in the first week right after the Mid term exams
Presentation will start in the 4th week after Mid term exams

Past Case Studies

Career Development at Mobilink 

Recruitment and Selection at CCPBL

HRIS at Shell Pakistan