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MB0043—Human Resource Management


Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0043—Human Resource Management-4 Credits

(Book ID: B1626)

Assignment (60 Marks)

Note: Answer all questions (with 300 to 400 words each) must be written within 6-8 pages. Each Question carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60

Q1. Define Human resource planning (HRP). Explain the objectives and process of HRP.

Answer. Human Resource Planning:

Human resource or manpower planning is ‘the process by which a management determines how an organization should move from its current manpower position to its desired manpower position. Through planning, a management strives to have the right number and the right kind of people at the right places, at the right time, to do things which result in both the organization and the individual receiving the maximum long-range benefit”.


Q2. What are the factors affecting recruitment? What are the sources of recruitment?

Answer. The process of finding and hiring the best-qualified candidate (from within or outside of an organization) for a job opening, in a timely and cost effective manner. The recruitment process includes analyzing the requirements of a job, attracting employees to that job, screening and selecting applicants, hiring, and integrating the new employee to the organization.


Q3. What are the main objectives of training? Explain on-the job and off the job training.

Answer. Training is an organized planned effort by a company in order to facilitate employees learning regarding job related competencies. These competencies include knowledge, skills and behaviors important for successful job performance.


Employees will definitely learn best when objectives of the training program were clearly stated to them, objective means the purpose and expected outcome of training activities.

  • To impart basic knowledge and skill to new entrants required for intelligent performance of definite task in order to induct them without much loss of time.


Q4. Define performance management. Write a brief note on 360 degree appraisal.

Answer. Performance management is a continuous process in this unit we will discuss the cycle of performance management. A system is basically a set of interacting components. The components or parts of effective performance management system are:

Performance planning: This is the process of identifying employee objectives and setting job expectations and goals for each position in the company. Each department in the company usually has different expectations for its employees based on the requirements of the positions in the department. Clearly defined expectations and goals give employees the greatest


Q5. What is meant by job analysis? Explain its purpose and methods.

Answer. Job Analysis: Detailed examination of the (1) tasks (performance elements) that make up a job (employee role), (2) conditions under which they are performed, and (3) what the job requires in terms of aptitudes (potential for achievement), attitudes (behavior characteristics), knowledge, skills, and the physical condition of the employee.

Its objectives include (a) determination of the most efficient methods of doing a job, (b) enhancement of the employee’s job satisfaction, (c) improvement in training methods, (d)


Q6. What are the benefits and objectives of employee welfare measures?

Answer. Employee welfare means “the efforts to make life worth living for workmen.” According to Todd “employee welfare means anything done for the comfort and improvement, intellectual or social, of the employees over and above the wages paid which is not a necessity of the industry.”

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