Course Title: 
Human Resource Management
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Doctoral Programs
School of Arts and Sciences

'Human Resource Management' is an elective course offered in the second semester of M. Phil. Commerce and Management (Part - Time) offered by School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi.

Unit 1: 

Evolution, role and status of Human resource management in India – Structure and functions of HRM – Systems view of HRM.

Unit 2: 

Manpower Planning – Concept, organization and practices, manpower planning techniques – short term and long term planning.

Unit 3: 

Recruitment and Selection Skill – Job analysis – Description – Job Specification – Selection Process – Tests and interviews – Placement and induction. Performance appraisal – purpose – Factors affecting performance appraisal – Counseling.

Unit 4: 

Training and development – Need and Importance – Assessment of training needs – Training and development and various categories of personnel – Career planning and development – Career counseling, promotions and transfers – Retirement and other separation processes.

Unit 5: 

Wages and Salary administration – Developing a sound compensation structure – Regularity provisions – Incentives – Grievance handling and discipline – Developing grievance handling and discipline – Development grievance handling systems – collective bargaining – Managing conflicts.

  1. C.B. Memoria, 2000, Personnel Management, New Delhi, Himalaya Publications.
  2. Edwin Flipp, 1999, Personnel Management, New Delhi, McGraw Hill Publications.
  3. Davis &Newstrom, 2000, Human Behaviour at Work, New Delhi, McGraw Hill Publications.
  4. Fred Luthans, 2000 OrganisationalBehaviour, New Delhi, McGraw Hill Publications.
  5. Stephen P. Robins, 2001 OrganisationalBehaviour, New Delhi, Prentice Hall of India Ltd.