Online Course on Management of Human Resources at Swayam : Start 01/08/20

MS 2: Management of Human Resources

By Dr. Nayantara Padhi   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University

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:

  1. Appreciate the importance of HRM as a field of study and as a central management function;
  2. Explain the meaning and concept of HRM;
  3. Describe all the HR functions; and
  4. Apply the principles and methods of HRM gained through this course for managing human resources at the workplaces.


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Aug 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Management Studies
Level : Postgraduate


Week Topic
Week 1 Unit-1 The Changing Social Context and Emerging Issues
Week 2 Unit-2 The Concept and Functions of Human Resource Management
Week 3 Unit-3 Structuring Human Resource Management
Week 4 Unit-4 Job Analysis and Job Design (Part 1)
Week 5 Unit-4 Job Analysis and Job Design (Part 2)
Week 6 Unit-5 Human Resource Planning
Week 7 Unit-6 Attracting the Talent: Recruitment, Selection ,Outsourcing
Week 8 Unit-6 Attracting the Talent: Recruitment, Selection ,Outsourcing (Part 1)
Unit-7 Socialisation, Mobility and Separation (Part 1)
Week 9 Unit-7 Socialisation, Mobility and Separation (Part 2)
Unit-8 Competency Mapping
Week 10 Unit-9 Performance Planning and Review
Unit-10 Potential Appraisal, Assessment Centres and Career and Succession Planning
Week 11 Unit-11 HR Measurement and Audit
Unit-12 Human Resource Development System
Unit-13 Training
Week 12 Unit-14 Mentoring and Performance Coaching
Unit-15 Building Roles and Teams
Unit-16 Laws Covering Wages, Welfare and Benefits
Week 13 Unit-17 Compensation Strategy, Structure, Composition
Unit-18 Reward Management (Part 1)
Week 14 Unit-18 Reward Management (Part 2)
Unit-19 Regulatory Mechanisms in Industrial Relations
Unit-20 Dealing with Unions and Associations ( Part 1)
Week 15 Unit-20 Dealing with Unions and Associations (Part 2)
Unit-21 Industrial Democracy (Part 1)
Week 16 Unit-21 Industrial Democracy (Part 2)
Unit-22 Grievance Handling and Discipline

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