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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Performance And Reward Management

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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In the present highly competitive environment, what organizations strive to uncover is, what is it that can take them ahead of their competitors? Or in other words, what can be their competitive advantage? The answer lies in what we have been considering for ages as human resources but indeed is the key organization resource; we refer to as, “human capital” today. Any organization that succeeds in retaining motivated employees can pull off successfully in turbulent times by maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage through its motivated and talented human capital. But the question is; how to retain and make sure that an organization moves hand in hand with its human capital. Performance and Reward management is the key which offers a basis to an organization to turn and transform its human capital as its strategic business advantage. Performance management and reward management offers tool to an organization to not just retain its skilled workforce but to keep them motivated to perform to their best of ability. Many organizations have reported managing performances and designing an effective reward system as their key concern owing to diversified backgrounds and needs of the employees. The present course will offer a sound basis to the individuals who later will join as HR managers or practioners or HR learners in developing an understanding towards performance and management of human resources which indeed will always be relevant for an organization. The course contents have been designed specifically to not just build a base but to foster a holistic understanding towards the concepts.
The course will help the students to learn various facets of performance and reward management ranging from its meaning and strategic importance to its implementation and implications for an organization.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any interested student
PREREQUISITES: Basic understanding of business managementINDUSTRY SUPPORT: Performance and Reward management are two important pillar of people management in organization. So this course will have strong industry support.



Week 1: Understanding meaning of Performance management and reward systems management with an performance management processWeek 2: Developing an understanding as to why performance management and reward management are of strategic importance and their role in strategic planningWeek 3: Implementation of a performance management system; defining performance and choosing a measurement approach and understanding meaning of resultsWeek 4: Implementing a performance management system in your organizationWeek 5: Role of performance management in employee development, addressing performance management skills and teamrewardManagementWeek 6: Overview, reward system, understanding total, strategic and international reward Week 7: Understanding linkage between performance management and reward, an overview of various types of reward; financial reward, non-financial reward; contingent pay scheme bonus scheme; team pay; rewarding for business performance;recognition schemeWeek 8: Valuing and grading jobs, understanding pay levels, job evaluation schemes, equal pay, market rate analysis, designing of grade and pay structureWeek 9 :Rewarding special groups, rewarding directors and senior executives, sales and customer service staff, knowledge workers,manual workersWeek 10:Understanding relevance of employee benefits and pension schemes, employee benefits, flexible benefits, pension schemeWeek 11: Developing and managing reward systems, evaluating reward management, responsibility for rewardWeek 12: Understanding the implications for Performance and Reward Management in the present organizational dynamics with case studies

Taught by

Prof.Susmita Mukhopadhyay



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