Human Resource Management is one of the courses offered by the OUM Business School at Open University Malaysia (OUM). This is a core subject for students of the Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Business Administration programmes. It is also a fundamental major course for students taking the Bachelor of Hospitality Management programme. For students taking the Bachelor of Human Resource Management programme, this course is a core major subject.
Episode 1 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
Episode 1 is an introduction to human resource management. Discussion starts with the definition of human resource management. Students are then exposed to the importance of human resource management and the environment of human resource management in Malaysia. Aside from that, students are also exposed to the five main functions of human resources, as well as the challenges and issues faced in human resource management.
Episode 2 - Legal Environment
Episode 2 discusses the legal environment in Malaysia which affects human resource management practices in Malaysia. Students are exposed to some major Acts which are closely related to human resource management practices. Among
the Acts discussed are the Employment Act 1955, Industrial Relations Act 1967, Trade Unions Act 1959, Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, Employees' Social Security Act 1969, Human Resource Development Act 1992, Employee Provident Fund Act 1991 and Workmen's Compensation Act 1952.
Episode 3 - Job Analysis and Design
Episode 3 explains job analysis and job design. In job analysis, the aim and methods of analysis will be discussed. The results of the process are job description and specification. The second part of this topic discusses how an organisation designs jobs to cater to its establishment and employees.
Episode 4 - Planning and Employee Recruitment
Episode 4 touches on human resource planning and the activities involved in recruitment. It discusses how an organisation tracks the movement of its employees into, within and outside of its organisation. The second part of this topic discusses how an organisation attracts potential candidates to join its organisation.
Episode 5 - Selection
Episode 5 discusses how an organisation selects qualified candidates to join its organisation. The selection method involves the process of information gathering of candidates, and the process of deciding whether the candidate would be accepted or rejected for the post.
Episode 6 - Performance Evaluation
Episode 6 elaborates on the performance evaluation process, the sources and methods to evaluate employee performance and performance discussion process. Performance evaluation also explains a few errors made by managers or supervisors when evaluating employees.