Dibrugarh University Question Paper (HRM Major 4th Sem): Human Resource Management, 2013

2013 (May)
Course: 403
(Human Resources Management)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. State whether the following statements are True or False:                 1x8=8
a)         Of all the resources, the ‘human resource’ is the most significant and the only active factor of production.
b)         ‘Human Resource Planning’ and ‘Man Power Planning’ are not synonymous.
c)          Training refers to philosophical and theoretical educational concepts.
d)         A good recruitment policy should be rigid enough to meet the changing needs of an organisation.
e)         One of the most important features of recruitment in India is a great disproportion between the number of positions available and the number of aspirants.
f)          Career planning is an integral part of human resource planning which in turn is integrated with the corporate planning.
g)         Demotion involves an increase in rank and promotion is a decrease in rank.
h)         Seniority means length of service.
2. Write short notes on the following (any four):                              4x4=16

a)         Trainable employee.
b)         Employee stress.
c)          Personality tests.
d)         Delphi technique of human resource forecasting.
e)         Job enlargement.
f)          Job description.
3. (a) Define human resource management. How does it differ from personnel management?   4+8=12
(b) Give a brief account of managerial and operational functions of the personnel management.   6+6=12
4. (a) What do you mean by Job Analysis? Explain its importance in the management of human resources.           4+7=11
(b) Explain the concept and significance of human resource planning.                            4+7=11
5. (a) Discuss the various sources of recruitment with their relative merits and demerits.      11
(b) What do you understand by selection? Explain the steps involve in selection procedure.   4+7=11
6. (a) What is career development? Explain the steps involved in career development.     4+7=11
(b) What do you mean by training? Explain the significance of training.                4+7=11
7. (a) Discuss the various ways and means to protect the employees’ health in industries.      11
(b) What do you mean by occupational hazards? How are these classified?                      4+7=11

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