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Human Resource Management: Functions & Process

Instructor: Brianna Whiting

Brianna has a masters of education in educational leadership, a DBA business management, and a BS in animal science.

In this lesson, we'll learn about the functions associated with human resource management and the processes involved in building employer-employee relationships. A brief quiz follows the end of the lesson.

Human Resource Management

Let's imagine that you own your own jewelry-making business. You currently have 15 shops scattered around the state and use one centrally located human resource (HR) department to handle all employee-employer needs. While the current HR team has always done a great job, you just found out that Harold, your HR manager, will be retiring soon, and you'll need to find a replacement.

Before you can begin the hiring process, you'll first need to place an ad that explains exactly what the roles and functions will be for the new hire. In this lesson, we'll learn about the functions, or purposes, involved in human resources management, or the means by which companies and organizations hire and train employees. We'll also look at the processes, or steps, that go along with those functions.

Functions and Processes

Many companies, like your jewelry-making business, have a human resources department responsible for all employee-employer needs and relationships. As such, the management of this department is responsible for making sure that employees involved in hiring and training understand how to place an ad, schedule interviews and train new recruits. HR management must also make sure that staff members involved in benefits are familiar with employee benefits packages, as well as the laws and rules used to put them in place. Employee roles and responsibilities are often referred to as the functions of human resources, such as the main ones outlined below:

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