Human Resource Management or HRM or HR is a subject in TYBMS Semester 5 (Mumbai University). HRM means management of people within organizations by undertaking various activities like recruitment, training, performance appraisal and so on.


Here we present the detailed syllabus of Human Resource Management:

Unit 1 – 15 lectures

Topics covered in Introduction to HRM are as follows:

  1. Definition, features, scope / functions of HRM, definition of personnel management
  2. Evolution of HRM / trends in HRM
  3. Difference between HRM and PM
  4. Challenges before the HR manager
  5. Role of HR manager
  6. Traits / characteristics of the workforce
  7. Personnel philosophy
  8. Personnel Manual.


Topics covered in Human Resource Planning are as follows:

  1. Definition of HRP
  2. Process of HRP alongwith brief coverage of personnel demand and supply forecasting techniques
  3. Factors affecting HRP
  4. Human Resource Information System – HRIS
  5. VRS, Outsourcing, pink slip/termination / retrenchment / downsizing / separation
  6. Contracting and sub-contracting
  7. Promotions and transfers.


Unit 2 – 15 lectures

Topics covered in Job analysis, Job design and job evaluation are as follows:

  1. Job analysis – definition, methods of collecting job data, merits and demerits / limitations
  2. Job design – definition, factors affecting job design, approaches to job design
  3. Job evaluation – definition, methods of job evaluation, process of job evaluation.


Topics covered in Recruitment, Selection and Induction are as follows:

  1. Recruitment – definition, sources of recruitment, merit and demerits
  2. Selection – definition, process of selection, types of selection tests, types of interviews
  3. Induction / orientation – definition, methods, process
  4. Placement


Topics covered in Training and Development are as follows:

  1. Definition of training and development
  2. Methods of training managers
  3. Process / procedure of conducting training programme
  4. How to evaluate effectiveness of training programmes
  5. Advantages of T and D


Unit 3 – 15 lectures

Topics covered in Performance Appraisal are as follows:

  1. Definition of performance appraisal
  2. Methods of appraisal for managers – traditional and modern
  3. Process / procedure of conducting performance appraisal
  4. Advantages of performance appraisal
  5. Limitations of appraisal


Topics covered in Compensation Management are as follows:

  1. Definition of compensation
  2. Components of salary / salary slip
  3. Fringe benefits – definition and types
  4. Performance linked incentives / incentives – definition, advantages and disadvantages


Topics covered in Career Planning and Development are as follows:

  1. Definition of career planning and career development
  2. Process / procedure of career planning
  3. Career stages / career life cycle and how to handle personnel at each stage
  4. Essentials to make career planning successful
  5. Career counseling
  6. Employee retention techniques
  7. Succession planning


Unit 4 – 15 lectures

Topics covered in Participative Management are as follows:

  1. Definition of Participative Management
  2. Levels of participation
  3. Trends in Participative Management
  4. Factors essential for successful participative management
  5. Forms of participation
  6. Participation through Quality circles
  7. Empowered Teams


Topics covered in Industrial Relations are as follows:

  1. Definition of industrial relations
  2. Features of industrial relations
  3. Importance of industrial relations
  4. Approaches to industrial relations
  5. Parties to industrial relations


Topics covered in Trade Unions are as follows:

  1. Definition of trade union
  2. Features of trade unions
  3. Trade union movement in India
  4. Trends in the trade union.


Books recommended for Human Resource Management:

  1. Human Resources and Personnel management – text and cases – 4th edition – K. Aswathappa
  2. A strategic approach to Human Resources Management – Jayashree Sadri, Sorabh Sadri
  3. Personnel management – Mamoria
  4. Principles of Personnel Management – Edwin B. Flippo
  5. Excellence through HRD – M. Nair and T.V. Rao
  6. Handbook of Human Resource management Practice – Michael Armstrong
  7. Human Resource management – Gary Dessler
  8. Human resource management – Saiyadain
  9. Planning and Managing Human Resources- William J Rothwell and H.C. Kazanas



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