MGT 721: Human Resource Management and Delelopment
Course description: The long course description The course provides students with a comprehensive review of the concepts and principles of human resource planning (HRP) and development. HRP is a formal process of linking business strategy with human resource practices. Approaches to HRP can be arrayed along a continuum ranging from an "add-on" to business strategy to a separate planning process. In this course, issues and processes necessary for doing integrated HRP will be covered. This course discusses strategic plans as having a strong external orientation that covers major portions of the organization. The plans especially focus on how the organization will position itself relative to its competitors, to ensure its long-term survival, create value, and grow. HRP, by comparison, is the process of anticipating and providing for the movement of people into, within, and out of an organization. Overall, its purpose is to help managers deploy their human resources as effectively as possible, where and when they are needed, to accomplish the organization’s goals. This course examines recent trends and developments in HRP and HR development in the changing context of work and employment. It aims to provide a pragmatic and critical treatment of the specific HRP topics and examine them within a wider theoretical framework. It is designed to provide the students with an understanding of the key theoretical constructs and core elements of HRP so as to foster critical judgments of practical issues involved.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
1. define the purpose and the range of activities associated with the area of human resource planning (HRP) and development;
2. develop an understanding of HRP and development in the context of environment including the national and international legal obligations and globalization;
3. examine the issues related to HRP and development;
4. An ability to learn effective methods and techniques of Recruitment and Selection;
5. A deeper understanding of your own values, beliefs, and interests as they relate to alternative roles, career options and environmental in the dynamic work world.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who successfully complete this course should be able to understand:
1. Human Resource Planning and Development (HRP & D) - functions, its role, concepts, principles and challenges;
2. the key areas in human resource Planning and Development. It includes human resource planning, HRD Instruments and intervention- Job Analysis and Design, Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Performance Management, Compensation, Key issues in HRD.
Prescribed text(s) and readings:
1. Caruth, D.L. & Caruth, G.D. & Pane, S.S. (2009), Staffing the contemporary organization, 3rd edition, Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT.
2. Belcourt. M. & McBey, K.J. (2010), Strategic human resource planning, 4th edition, Nelson education limited, Torento.
3. Alam, Q. & Majumdar, N.A. (2011), Cases in Business and Management, 2nd edition, Tilde University Press, Victoria, Australia.
Prerequisites: Please consult with EMBA office.
Course Teacher: Dr.M. Nazmul Amin Majumdar
Biography of instructor: To be posted;
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