Course title
8M206100
Human Resource Management

kato kyoko
Class name
Human Resource Management
Keywords
  • employability
  • appraisal
  • compensation
  • benefits
  • career management
Course description
This course focuses on the functional areas and current issues in Human Resource (HR) management in Japan. Topics covered include: planning & managing, recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, compensation & welfare and issues such as workplace diversity and career development. Emphasis is placed on the strategic role of HRM from the MOT standpoint.
Purpose of class
This course is an applied course for students in the Graduate School of Engineering Management (MOT). The course is designed to provide MOT students with exposure of HR and to provide an opportunity to apply some the conceptual frameworks/theories introduced particularly in Organizational Behavior (OB), which is highly recommended before taking this course.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand interactively the primary function of human resource management and how the separate functions relate to each other. The focus will be on contemporary human resource management functions as practices in most moderate and large organizations in Japan.
  2. To understand major human resource management functions through active learning processes (e.g. team exercises, case analysis, presentations, guest speakers).
  3. To demonstrate how to use solve basic human resource management problems in human resource planning and in the evaluation of human resource management functions.
Language
Japanese
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Orientation - To explain the purpose, contents, the grading system, and an introduction of HRM See “the preparation for the 1st day” below
Chapter 1 of the textbook
180minutes
2. Organizational structure and job analysis - Topics covered: organizational structure and job analysis and how they are related to human resource management Chapter 3 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
3. Grading and job classification – Topics covered: person- vs. job-organization fit, competencies Chapter 4 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
4. Human Resource Planning - Topics covered: recruit and selection, placement, separation/retention to explain how companies manage their employment system. Chapter 5 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
5. Performance Management – Topics covered: performance management, measurements, and sources of evaluations to explain how companies assess their employees. Chapter 7 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
6. Compensation – Topics covered: pay structure, contributions with pay, retirements to explain how companies compensate their employees. Chapter 9 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
7. Compensation2 – Topics covered: pay structure, contributions with pay, retirements to explain how companies compensate their employees. Chapter 9 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
8. Employee Benefits – Topics covered: Mandatory/voluntary insurances, leaves, cafeteria plan, etc. to explain how companies strategically design employee benefits for sustainable workforce. Chapter 10 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
9. Special Topics in HRM (1) – Nonstandard workers Chapter 12 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
10. Employee Development – Topics covered: Relationship b/w development, training, and careers, issues of employability, career management. Chapter 6 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
11. Special Topics in HRM (2) – Female workforce Chapter 13 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
12. HRM for Professionals - Topics covered: HR systems (career ladder, evaluation, compensation, job design, etc.) for professionals. Chapter 8 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
13. Special Topics in HRM (3) – Elderly workers Chapter 14 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
14. Industrial Relations (IR) - Topics covered: collective bargaining (Shunto), history and current issues of company-based unionism in Japan, International IR, IR and HRM, etc. Chapter 11 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
15. Summary and Wrap-up Preparation for the final assignment 180minutes
Total. - - 2700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Group presentation and discussion Weekly assignments Pair work and presentation Total.
1. 10% 10% 10% 30%
2. 15% 10% 15% 40%
3. 10% 10% 10% 30%
Total. 35% 30% 35% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Weekly Presentation 30%
Class participation 30%
Pair (group) work and presentation 40%
Textbooks and reference materials
Okubayashi et al. (ed.) (20XX) “Nyumon - Jinteki Shigen Kanriron (Dai 2-han)” Chuo Keizai Sha. [Introductory Human Resource Management (2nd ed.)]
Other articles and papers will be provided during the lectures.
Prerequisites
Prerequisite: None

Preparations for the 1st day: Think about your workplace and the incidents that you had difficulty to overcome, such as project delay, relationships with supervisors/subordinates, and workplace motivation. Remember how you and related others dealt with these issues. This exercise will provide better understanding of the introduction in the 1st day.
Course objectives
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • by appointment
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Last modified : Thu Mar 23 23:13:02 JST 2017