- There are various evolutionary social science theories that arrogate issues like culture, social structure and stratification, ideological perspectives on development and social transformation etc.
- Many of these theories have been modified and tailored to understand certain organizational issues like organizational life cycle, structure, culture, conflict resolution etc.
- The basic purpose of this course is to acquaint students with these social science theories as applicable to organizations with a special reference to Human Resource Management.
- Secondly, in recent years, several changes have taken place in the arena of HRM owing to changes in the external environment due to Globalisation, Technological advancement, De-regulations, and Consequently in the internal environment of organizations due to organization restructuring, business process re-engineering, re-engineering of work processes, increasing work force diversity etc.
- It is therefore imperative for students to understand and internalize the core issues, problems and techniques of HRM, and develop professional knowledge for effective management of human resources in the organizations.
- Concurrently, employee relations play a pivotal role in the perpetuation of organizational competitiveness.
- It is therefore indispensable for students to be familiar with major components of employee relations, and the role-played by copious political, economic and social institutions in employee relations from both organizational and broader perspectives.
- Keeping this in view, the present course is designed to look at HRM and ER issues from a unified perspective.
Course learning objectives:
- Provide students a fundamental understanding of social science theories applicable to organizations.
- Present a basic theoretical understanding and general framework for HRM functions in organizations.
- Describe the historical and holistic perspectives to employee relations.
- Orient students to the dynamics of employee relations; and Build up the student’s hands-on propensity to deal with HRM and employee relations issues through case presentation and simulating exercises.
Course Curriculum topics:
- Session 1 - Introduction Human Resource Management
- Session 2 - Employee Resourcing
- Session 3 - Job Design
- Session 4 - Employee Development
- Session 5 - Employees Compensation
- Session 6 - Introduction to Employee Relations