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Lahore University of Management Sciences ORSC 341 Human Resource Management

Spring Semester 2014

Instructor Room No. Office Hours Email Telephone Secretary/TA TA Office Hours Course URL (if any) Dr. Samina Quratulain Room no. 4-11, Fourth Floor, New SDSB Building 1100-1300 Hours Monday, Wednesday samina.quratulain@lums.edu.pk 8029

Course Basics Credit Hours Lecture(s) Recitation/Lab (per week) Tutorial (per week) Course Distribution Core Elective Open for Student Category Close for Student Category COURSE DESCRIPTION

4 Nbr of Lec(s) Per Week Nbr of Lec(s) Per Week Nbr of Lec(s) Per Week

Duration Duration Duration

100 minutes

Yes All Nil

This course explores the operational and strategic issues of managing staff in the workplace. It examines the challenges facing human resource managers in contemporary business environment and seeks to develop an understanding of human resource management practices in the continually changing social, economic, industrial relations and organizational environments.



The course provides an overview of the fundamentals of human resource management and the importance and impact of human resource management on an organization. The course will focus primarily on seven major areas: strategic human resource management, planning human resources, attracting and selecting human resources, placing, developing and evaluating human resources, rewarding human resources, maintaining high performance and evaluating human resources strategies.

Learning Outcomes

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After taking this course you will: Learn the basic tools and techniques of major HR functions Understand the trends and challenges facing managers Improve your understanding of how HRM is related to the success of the business

Grading Breakup and Policy Assignment(s): 10% Quiz(s) (n-1 policy): 10% Class Participation: 10% Attendance: 5% 4 absences (including petitions) are allowed, from 5th absence, you will lose 1 point per absence. Max. Absences allowed are 9, after that you will be dropped from the course. If you come late by 5 minutes or leave early you will be marked absent. Midterm Examination: 25% Project: 10% Final Examination: 30%

Examination Detail Yes/No: Yes Combine Separate: Combine Duration: 90 minutes Preferred Date: TBA Exam Specifications: TBA Yes/No: Yes Combine Separate: Combine Duration: 90 minutes Exam Specifications: TBA

Midterm Exam

Final Exam

COURSE OVERVIEW Week/ Session/ Topics Module Introduction to HRM Module 1 1 2 Module 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Module 3 9 10 11 12 Module 4 13
Introduction to Human Resource Management The Managers Role in Strategic Human Resource Management RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT Job Analysis Job Analysis Exercise / Case study Personnel Planning and Recruiting Employee Testing and Selection Interviewing Candidates Recruitment & Selection: Exercise / Case study TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Training and Developing Employees Performance Management and Appraisal Performance Management and Appraisal case study / Exercise Coaching, Careers, and Talent Management COMPENSATION Establishing Strategic Pay Plans

Recommended Readings

Objectives/ Application

Ch 1 Ch 3 Ch 4 Ch5 Ch 6 Ch 7

Ch 8 Ch 9 Ch 10 Ch 11

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14 15 16 Module 5 17 18 Module 6 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Pay for Performance and Financial Incentives Benefits and Services Compensation: Exercise / Case study Employee Retention Individual Performance and Retention Employee Retention Exercise / Case study Employee Relations Ethics, Justice, and Fair Treatment in HR Management Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Collective Bargaining: case study Employee Safety and Health Managing Global Human Resources Managing human resources in Entrepreneurial firms Project Presentation Project Presentation Project Presentation Final Synthesis

Ch 12 Ch 13

Ch 4 (Mathis)

Ch 14 Ch 15 Ch 16 Ch 17 Ch 18

Textbook(s)/Supplementary Readings 1. 2. Human Resource Management by Gary Dessler (12 Edition) Students to Purchase th Human Resource Management by Robert Mathis & John Jackson- 10 Edition Copy of chapter 4