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MB0043 —Human Resource Management

MB0043 —Human Resource Management





SUBJECT CODE & NAME MB0043 —Human Resource Management
BK ID B1626
Credit and Max. Marks 4 credits; 60 marks


Note — Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should be approximately of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.



1 What do you mean by Human Resource Management? Describe the functions of Human Resource Management.

Answer : A typical Human Resource Department is carries out the following functions:

Manpower Planning

It involves the planning for the future and finding out how many employees will be needed in the future by the business and what types of skills  should they possess.

It depends on the following factors

  • The number of people leaving the job
  • The projected growth in sales of the business
  • Technological changes
  • Productivity level of the workers



2 Give an overview of the Human Resource Management (HRM) in India. Explain the HRM challenges faced by HR Managers.

Answer : HRM in India


As it stands today the Indian organization could not have hoped for more. In addition to being strategically positioned on the corporate world map as a low-cost, highly skilled destination, the Indian corporate is emerging as a base for committed, intelligent and a knowledgeable workforce. This has been achieved by the help of a strong foundation provided by the Indian education system at the primary, secondary, technical and at professional level. It is a undisputed fact that the Indian Institute of Technology, the National






3 What do you mean by HRIS? Explain the components of HRIS. Describe the different applications of HRIS in Human Resource Management.

Answer : The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a software or online solution for the data entry, data tracking, and data information needs of the Human Resources, payroll, management ,and accounting functions within a business. Normally packaged as a data base, hundreds of companies sell some form of HRIS and every HRIS has different capabilities. Pick your HRIS carefully based on the capabilities you need in your company.


Components of HRIS :




4 “Discipline in the broad sense means orderliness-the opposite of confusion.” What do you mean by Discipline? Explain the basic guidelines of a Disciplinary policy.

Answer : Principles for Maintenance of Discipline


Since, disciplinary measures have serious implications for employees; they often are based on the principles of being fair, just and acceptable to employees and, where applicable, the union as well. It cannot be enforced or imposed on employees, as history has proved, it never benefits anyone. So one of the most significant transformations that has impacted the workplace in the past few years is the ‘reinstatement’ of discipline in a positive and employee-supported environment. The way it is practiced in today’s organizations is extremely well communicated and adopts a discretionary approach. The most important principles to be observed in the




5 Suppose you have joined as an HR and you have been assigned a task to carry out the grievance handling procedure in your organization. What according to you are the causes of Grievance? Describe in detail the Grievance handling procedure

Answer : What might happen if an organization does not provide some method by which a employee can voice his complaints and obtain a explanation? The employee will be unhappy, his productivity is impacted, he openly begins to share his discontent with not just his colleagues but also outsider‟s, friends, relatives, maybe even customers and vendors. Just as the employee has all the right to voice a grievance, as employer (or the management) owes it to the employee to respond suitably to the grievance. It is but commonsense that the resolution of a problem rests on management. The earliest and clearest opportunity for issue resolution is found




6 Write short notes on the following :


a)Competency Mapping

Answer : Competency Mapping is a process of identify key competencies for an organization and/or a job and incorporating those competencies throughout the various processes (i.e. job evaluation, training, recruitment) of the organization. To ensure we are both on the same page, we would define a competency as a behavior (i.e. communication,




b)Flexi Time

Answer : What is Flexitime?

Flexitime is a scheme where an organisation gives its employees the opportunity of a flexible working hours arrangement.


Under flexi time, there is normally a core period of the day when employees must  be at work (egg between 10 am and 4pm), whilst the rest of the working



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