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Course Contents

1. Introduction to Human Resource Management a) HRM history, Definition, essentials, and importance b) Behavioural basis of HRM i) Individual ii) Organizational Behaviour c) HRM functions and activities 2. Equal Employment Opportunity a) What is EEO? Its importance and significance b) Employee rights c) Ethical issues 3. Strategic Human Resource Planning a) Brief introduction of Organizational strategy and Human resource Planning b) Job analysis: Methods and Purpose c) Some current issues: Downsizing & Reduced Staffing levels (Lay Offs. Etc). 4. Recruitment a) Goals of recruitment b) Recruiting source and Alternatives 5. Selection Devices: Brief introduction of all these: a) Introduction b) The application Forms c) Employment Test: Written Performance, and Assessment Centers d) Interviews e) Background Investigation 6. Employee Orientation a) Introduction b) Purpose and Goals of E.O c) HRM Role in Orientation 7. Employee Training and Development a) Training and Learning b) Training Methods

Course Synopsis

Course Description: Human Resource Management (HRM) is a course for Applied Psychology students and it addresses the application of psychology at work. It consists of introduction to HRM, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Strategic Human resource planning, recruitment, selection, employee orientation, training and development. In short, it explains the psychology of people at the main stages of management in organizations. This course is not the mainstream of Human resource management. It focuses on the soft side of management which includes dealing with human beings. Objectives: 1. Understand why human resource management is important to all managers. 2. Describe the human resource functions performed by managers. 3. Describe the activities that comprise human resources management functions. 4. Discuss the difference in the roles of line managers and staff managers. Know how human resource managers assist in accomplishing the company’s strategic goals. 5. Identify the levels of strategic planning performed by managers. 6. Discuss the basic important current strategic trends. 7. Explain human resource’s role as a strategic partner in today’s workplace.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to get basic information about human resource management. They must understand how psychology complements Human Resource Management as well as the role of psychology at workplace. After attending this course they should be able to understand the role of a manager in dealing with prospective, new, current and old employees. They will also be able to understand the processes and functions of the human resource in an organization.

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