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Air University School of Management
Course Title : Human Resource Management Lab (Not Required)
Class : BBA 5
Credit Hrs : 03
Prerequisites For this Course: Nil
This course is prerequisite for completion of degree
Instructor: Ifrah Munir
E-mail: ifra.munir@mail.au.edu.pk Office Hours: 0830 to 1630 Hrs.
Text Book: Human Resource Management by R. Wayne Mondy, Judy Bandy Mondy

Reference Book: Human Resource Management by Stephen p Robbins,David a decenzo

Course Description:

Human Resource Management (HRM), one of the major business functions of organizations
involves all management decisions and practices that directly affect or influence the people,
or human resources, who work for the organization. An organization’s employees enable an organization to
achieve its goals and the management of these human resources is important to an organizations
success. HR being the key business partner, in today’s contemporary organizations, the role of HRM has
gained great importance due to a shift in the business environment.

The course provides an overview of the fundamentals of human resource management and the
importance and impact of human resource function in an organization. Drawing from
operational and strategic perspective, this course 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 will focus primarily
on seven major areas: 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

Course Objectives:

1. Develop understanding of various HRM functional capabilities required to plan,

select, develop, and motivate workers.
2. Develop an understanding of the impact of changing social, economic,
technological and organizational environment on HR processes and practice.
3. Prepare students to evaluate and apply theories of social science disciplines to
workplace issues with the help of case study method.
4. Develop students’ ability to analyze and critically evaluate HR policies and
practices and problems with the help of recent cases written by top institutes of
the world.
Course Outcomes:

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

 Develop the knowledge, skills and concepts needed to resolve actual human resource
management problems or issues.
 Manage the employment relationship, which is a shared responsibility between
employers, management, human resources specialists, and employees. Investigate how
HRM is responding to current business trends, opportunities, and challenges.
 Identify the human resources needs of an organization or department.
 Conduct a job analysis and produce a job description from the job analysis.
 Evaluate the procedures and practices used for recruiting and selecting suitable
 Assess training requirements and design a successful orientation and training program.
 Discuss workplace health and safety programs and the roles of the employer and the
employee in enforcing health and safety policies and procedures.
 Explain the responsibilities of management, HRM specialists, managers, and employees
in managing the employment relationship in a unionized or a non-unionized

Lecture Plan:

Session Content Readings/Case Studies/Activities Chapters

1. Class Introduction and CR decision

2. HRM Overview Chap 01

3. Behavioral side of

4. HRM strategy and Chap 2

Analysis (book 2)

5. Job Analysis 1 Chap 4

6. Job Analysis 2 Wayne Eisner Career Choice

7. Personnel Planning
Chap 5
and Recruiting 1

8. Personnel Planning People Management, the mantra for success:

and Recruiting 2 The case of Singhania and Partners
9. Employee Testing and
Chap 6

10. Employee Testing and

Ions Consulting Inc.
Selection 2

11. Interviewing
Candidate 1

12. Interviewing
The Perfect CEO
Candidate 2

13. Training and

Developing Chap 8
Employees 1

14. Training and

Employees 2

15. Performance
Management 1

16. Performance
Management & Training and Development at RVA Chap 7

17. Performance
Management 2

18. Performance
Mary Griffin at Derby Foods
Management 3

19. Employee Motivation Chap 15

1 (book 2

20. Employee Motivation


21. Employee Motivation


22. Direct Financial

Chap 09
23. Indirect Financial
Chap 10
Benefits, Nonfinancial
Rewards 1

24. Indirect Financial

Arck Systems
Benefits, Nonfinancial
Rewards 2

25. Labor Unions and

Collective Bargaining Chap 11

26. Labor Unions and

Collective Bargaining Astra Precision – Labor Negotiations (A&B)

27. Safe and Healthy

Chap 13
Work Environment

28. Employee
Treadway Tire company: Job Dissatisfaction Chap 14
Engagement &
and High Turnover at Lima Plant (book 2)

Project Presentations

30. Revision

Grading and General Course Policies:

Quizzes/Assignments: 10%
Midterm Exam: 25%
Case Participation: 10%
Course Project: 10%
Final Examination: 45%
Short announced quizzes will be taken. The number of quizzes/assignments will be 4-6. After every two
chapters are covered, a quiz will be taken. No make‐up quizzes will be given.
Case Studies:
Case studies are main source of learning for this class. According to given schedule students will read the
cases thoroughly and will actively participate in case discussion. A major portion of the student’s internal
marks is Case Participation (CP) that solely depends on participation of student in case discussion.
Prepared by:

Ifrah Munir
Lecturer, AUSOM

Approved by:

Dr. Ghulam Dastageer
Assistant Professor, AUSOM

Dr. Idrees Khawaja
Dated: 24.01.2018