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MS 2: Management of Human Resources

IGNOU via Swayam


Be it Human resources or management of Human Resource both are equally important in any organization. HRM encompasses the management of people in organizations from a macro perspective i.e. managing people in the form of a collective relationship between management and employees. It is also a strategic function of the management where in HR policies are formulated in alignment with the strategic goals of the organisation. Human Resource Management links people-related activities to business strategy. The course develops a critical understanding of the role and functions of various human resource activities in an organisation. It provides learners with a comprehensive review of key HRM concepts, techniques and issues. This course shall cover the four major operative functions of HRM: Staffing Management, Compensation Management, Human Resource Development, Employee Relations and Employment Relations. Learning Outcomes On completion of the course you will be able to: Appreciate the importance of HRM as a field of study and as a central management function;Explain the meaning and concept of HRM;Describe all the HR functions; andApply the principles and methods of HRM gained through this course for managing human resources at the workplaces.Course Credit6





Unit-1 The changing social context and emerging issues


Unit-2 The concept and functions of Human Resource Management


Unit-3 Structuring Human Resource Management


Unit-4 Job analysis and Job design (Part 1)


Unit-4 Job analysis and Job design (Part 2)


Unit-5 Human Resource Planning


Unit-6 Attracting the talent: Recruitment, Selection, Outsourcing


Unit-6 Attracting the talent: Recruitment, Selection, Outsourcing

Unit-7 Socialisation, Mobility and Separation (Part 1)


Unit-7 Socialisation, Mobility and Separation (Part 2)

Unit-8 Competency mapping


Unit-9 Performance Planning and Review

Unit-10 Potential Appraisal, Assessment Centres and Career and Succession Planning


Unit-11 HR Measurement and Audit

Unit-12 Human Resource Development System

Unit-13 Training


Unit-14 Mentoring and performance coaching

Unit-15 Building roles and teams

Unit-16 Laws covering wages, welfare and benefits


Unit-17 Compensation strategy, structure, composition

Unit-18 Reward Management (Part 1)


Unit-18 Reward Management (Part 1)

Unit-19 Regulatory mechanisms in Industrial Relations

Unit-20 Dealing with Unions and Associations (Part 1)


Unit-20 Dealing with Unions and Associations (Part 2)

Unit-21 Industrial Democracy (Part 1)


Unit-21 Industrial Democracy (Part 2)

Unit-22 Grievance handling and discipline

Taught by

Dr. Nayantara Padhi



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  • Wellington Opoku Agyeman
    All the topics are necessary for HR professionals. I entreat every interested individuals to register for the course.

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