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The Internal Structure of an HR Department

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The HR structure typically consists of a few units. How is the Employee Relations Unit different from the Training and Development Unit?

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1. The _____ unit typically handles tuition reimbursement.

2. Background checks are usually performed by what type of HR unit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will gauge your knowledge of the roles commonly filled by HR departments. It's important to understand the organizational structure of the HR department as well as the unit's housed within the department.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Background checks
  • Outsourcing
  • Benefits
  • Employee complaints
  • Organizational structure

Skills Practiced

The practice quiz tests the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding the structure and functions of human resources departments
  • Critical thinking - apply critical thinking skills to identify what units would handle different human resources issues
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as organizational structure

Additional Learning

To learn more about HR departments, review the accompanying lesson called Internal Structure of Human Resources Departments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Illustrate the importance of structure in a human resources department
  • Explain the roles of the units within an HR department
  • Identify the difference between a generalist and a specialist
  • Discuss how power structure and organization size impact the development of HR units
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