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Human Resource Management (MGT-340)

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION

Course Code: MGT 340
Credit Hours: Three (3)
Semester: BBA 5th Semester
Prerequisite: MGT 120, MGT 260
Course Facilitator: Essa Khan

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The objective of this subject/course is to teach the basic principles of Human Resource Management (HRM) to diverse audience/students, including those who are studying this as a supporting subject for their bachelor degree program. This course is designed to provide you the foundations of HRM, whether you intend to work in HRM or not, most of these elements will affect you at some point in your career. Either you will be working with some organizations or having people working for you, in both cases you will be dealing with people. LEARNING OUTCOMES

The most important thing students will get out of this course is the basic skills required to succeed in today’s environment which are, they must be able to communicate, think creatively, plan effectively and deal with people. In order achieve something student’s responsibility in this course is not to memorize material to be repeated back on examinations. Rather, it is to be an active participant and observer in the ongoing learning processes inside and outside the classroom. RECOMMENDED TEXT BOOK

• “Human Resource Management”, by David Decenzo and Stephen Robbins. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (10th Edition)

REFERENCES BOOKS

• “Human Resource Management”, by Greg Stewart & Kenneth Brown. (2nd Edition)

• “Human Resource Management”, by Wayne Mondy (Latest Edition)

• “Human Resource Management”, by Raymond A. Noe, John Hollenbeck (Latest Edition)

ASSESSMENT EVALUATION

• Final Exam 40%
• Midterm Exam 25%
• Quizzes 15%
• Project/Assignments/
• Cases / Articles 20%
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Total 100%
WEEK – 1 & 2

HRM IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT/HRM FUNCTIONS AND STRATEGY

• Definition of HRM/Functions of HRM
• Why we are Concerned (importance of) about HRM/SHRM? • Factors affecting HRM/Successful HRM
• Translating HRM functions into practice
• Challenges/Issues of Managing Human Resources
• Understanding cultural environment
• The changing world of technology
• Work force diversity/Labor supply
• Continuous improvement programs
• Employee involvement/A Look at ethics

WEEK - 3

EMPLOYMENT LAWS
• Laws affecting discriminatory practices
• Guarding against discrimination practices
• Enforcing EEO
• Glass ceiling/affirmative action
• Current issues in Employment laws

WEEK - 4

EMPLOYEE AND HRM EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
• Employee rights legislation its HRM implications
• Current issues regarding Employee rights
• Employee Rights Challenges
• Discipline and Employee rights
• Employee communications to enhance employee rights

WEEK – 5

EFFECTIVE JOB ANALYSIS
• What is planning? What is HR Planning?
• HR Forecasting/Forecasting Demand for Labour
• Forecasting of future supply
• Succession planning/Strategic planning and HRIS
• What Is Job Analysis (JA)? Reasons for Conducting Job Analysis • Job Analysis Methods/Outcomes of job analysis
• Problems with job analysis/Flexible scheduling alternatives

WEEK - 6

EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT
• Goals of Recruitment/Constraints of Recruitment Process • Source of Recruitment/External Recruitment/Internal Recruitment • Advantages and Disadvantages of External/internal Recruitment • Alternatives to Recruitment

• Evaluating the Recruitment Process

WEEK – 7

SELECTING EMPLOYEES
• Selection Criteria/Steps in Selection process
• Initial Screening/Pre-employment Testing...
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