Human Resource Management

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSBP2MB1092

Semester and Year Offered: Semester 1: Slot – 2, 1st year

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Course Objectives/Description:

The objective of this course is to illustrate the best practices to acquire, motivate and retain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to achieve organisational goals. The course will examine how to create an environment to enhance performance of people in organisations. During the course students are initiated into developing and gaining knowledge about: The significant aspects of a firms’ human resources and how they can be strategically aligned for achieving maximum performance. What further needs to be done to implement more effective human resource policies to achieve competitive advantage through people? To impart knowledge as well as stimulate discussion about the values and beliefs that stand in the way of implementing this knowledge.

Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. To develop higher awareness of basic aspects of human resource management in an organizational setting and its role in achieving more competitive edge.
  2. To understand perspective on human resource issues and build a foundation for assisting organizations in resolving human resource problems.
  3. Demonstrate how strategic human resource management practices are personally and professionally relevant for a contemporary manager.
  4. Develop broad understanding of the core HR functions ranging from Human Resource Acquisition to Separation and gain insight into current HR issues and elements of the human resource system;
  5. Gain Insights on Human Resource Management in the Global Context and multinational workplaces.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Unit 1: The essence of HRM:

Emerging Business Scenario & HR concerns; HRM- Key Differentiator: Concept and Meaning

Unit 2: Delivering HRM systems and role:

Human Resource Management Strategy and Analysis; Strategic role of Human Resource Management

Unit 3: Job Analysis and Talent Management process:

Contextual Dimensions of HRM: Job Analysis and Design; Job Requirements & HR Planning

Unit 4: Human Resources Acquisition:

Planning, Recruitment and Selection: Planning with people in mind; Personnel planning and recruitment; Employee testing and selection; Interviewing candidates; E- recruitment challenges

Unit 5: Overview of HR Function:

Learning and Development¨ Training and development; Performance Management and Appraisal; Compensation and Reward Management; Employee Relations

Unit 6: Managing Global Human Resources

Managing Global Human Resources; issues related to virtual teams

Assessment Details with weights:




Mid Term Assessment


End Term Assessment


Group Presentation


Quizzes/ case analysis



Reading List:

  • Dessler, G. and Varkkey, B. (2016). Human Resource Management, 14th Edition, New Delhi
  • Armstrong, M. (2009). Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice (11th Edition), Kogan Page India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Decenzo, D.A. and Robbins, S.P. (2015). Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (12th Edition), Wiley India
  • Dessler, G., and Varkkey, B. (2011). Human Resource Management (12th Edition), Pearson
  • Huselid, M.A., Becker, B.E. and Beatty R.W. (2005). The Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital To Execute, Boston: Harvard Business School Press


  • Additional Cases and Readings / Articles are provided to the participants in form of a course manual as the commencement of the session.