Human Resource Management Important Questions
Gauhati University B.Com 4th Sem CBCS Pattern
Unit-I: Nature and Scope of HRM
Q. Define HRM? Explain the nature and Scope of Human Resource Management. 2011
Q. Explain briefly various objectives of Human Resource Management.
Q. Explain various functions of HRM including managerial and operational functions. Also State its limitations. 2012, 2013, 2016
Q. “HRM is an important part in the proper functioning of an organisation.” Considering this statement, explain the significance of Human Resource Management in modern business enterprises. 2011, 2012, 2014
Q. Distinguish between Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development.
Q. Write a brief note on evaluation and development of Human Resource Management. 2015, 2017
Q. Explain the Role and Competencies of HR Manager. 2012, 2015
Q. Describe the status of a Human Resource Management is an organisation and the qualities he should possess. 2011
Q. What are the challenges faced by HR Manger in Present business environment. 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017
Q. Give the meaning of Human Resource Information System. State the type of information generated by HRIS. 2014
Q. Write Short Notes on:
a) Workforce diversity
d) VRS 2014
e) Human resource accounting
f) Human Resource Information System
Unit 2: Acquisition of Human Resource (Human Resource Planning, Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection)
Q. What is Human Resource Planning? What are its Features? Mention its objectives.
Q. Explain the importance of Human Resource planning in a modern business organisation? What are the factors affecting Human Resource Planning?
Q. What are the benefits and limitations of Human Resource Planning? How Human resource planning is made effective?
Q. What are the quantitative Consideration and Qualitative Consideration (Dimension) in Human Resource Planning?
Q. What do you understand by job analysis? What are its objectives? Explain the process of Job analysis is a large business organisation.
Q. What do you mean by recruitment? Write a brief note on Internal and External Sources of Recruitment with their respective merits and demerits. 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017
Q. What are the stages though which recruitment process passes? What are the essential elements of a Good Recruitment Policy? Mention the factors affecting recruitment policy. 2011, 2012, 2014
Q. What do you mean by Selection Process? Discuss various steps involved in the selection of personnel. What are various factors affecting selection process? 2016
Q. What purposes does Selection Served? Explain the importance of scientific selection in the management of an organisation.
Q. Describe the various types of tests and interviews held in the selection process. What common problems crop up during the interview process? Describe. 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017
Q. What do you mean by Placement and Induction? State various objectives of induction. 2013
Q. Write short notes on:
Ø Recruitment vs. Selection
Ø Distinguish between Internal and external source of recruitment 2013
Ø Placement and Induction
Ø Job description and job specification
Ø Inductive Training in India
Unit 3: Training and Development
1. What is training? Discuss various methods of training. 2016, 2017, 2018
2. What is training programme? Briefly discuss the steps involved in training programme to be organized for large organization. 2018, 2021
3. ‘Training programmes are helpful to avoid personnel obsolescence.” Discuss various needs and importance of training in an industrial organization. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
4. Briefly discuss the methods of determining the training needs in an organisation. 2015
5. How does training differ from development? Discuss the criteria which can be used for evaluation the effectiveness of training and development. 2014
6. Explain executive development and Organisation development. Explain the need and importance of executive development. Also explain various methods of organisational development. 2013, 2016, 2019
7. What is career planning? What are the various stages involved in career planning? Distinguish between career counselling and career management. 2021
8. What is Career development? Explain the purpose and objectives of career planning and career development,
9. Distinguish between:
Ø Career development and Career management
Ø Training and Development
Ø Induction and Training
Ø Training Process Outsourcing
Ø Training Vs Development Vs Education
Unit 4: Performance and Potential Appraisal
Q. What is performance appraisal? What are its nature? Explain its objectives and importance.
Q. What are various techniques of performance appraisal? Explain them briefly.
Q. What is potential appraisal? Distinguish between performance appraisal and potential appraisal.
Q. Explain the objectives and importance of potential appraisal.
Q. What is Job evaluation? Discuss various merits and demerits of job evaluation. How does it contribute to effective manpower planning in an organisation? 2012, 2013
Q. Discuss the different methods of job evaluation and how can they be made successful in an organisation. 2011
Q. What is incentive schemes? What are its essentials. Why should it consist of both monetary and non-monetary incentives? 2011, 2012, 2016
Q. What are various methods of wages payments and incentive schemes? Explain them briefly with their respective merits and demerits. 2015
Q. Describe the factors that affect the wage and salary structure in an organisation. Discuss the principles of wages and salary administration. 2014, 2017
Q. Discuss the concept of “Compensation”. What are the factors which affect compensation of employees in an industrial organisation?
Q. What do you mean by “compensation management”? Explain its importance.
Q. Write short notes on:
b) Promotion and demotion
c) Fringe benefits
d) Performance linked compensation
e) Various methods of Job evaluation 2014,2015, 2017
f) Employees Counselling
Unit 5 – Maintenance: Employees health and safety, industrial disputes, Grievance
Q. What are the objectives of providing health and safety measures to employees of an organisation? Explain its importance.
Q. What do you mean by occupational hazards? How are these classified? What are the measures to prevent occupational hazards?
Q. How to working conditions affect employee health? What measures should be taken to protect employee health in industries?
Q. What is Employee’s Safety? Explain its importance.
Q. What are various causes of Industrial Accidents? Suggest some measures to ensure Industrial Safety.
Q. What is VRS (Voluntarily retirement scheme)? Explain various issues in VRS.
Q. Write short notes on: Social Justice, Employees welfare, Downsizing, Ethics in HRM
Q. What is downsizing strategy? Suggest some measures to manage work force diversity effectively in modern organisation. 2014
Q. Write a brief note on employer-employee relationship.
Q. What is lay-off and retrenchment? Also distinguish between them. Explain the provisions of Industrial Disputes Act relating to lay-off and retrenchment.
Q. Write Short Notes on: