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Ch 13: Basics of Human Resources: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Basics of Human Resources chapter of this College-Level Introduction to Business Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the basics of human resources. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the basics of human resources.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college-level business material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college-level business. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding human resource management or working with the hiring process
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business topics (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the basics of human resources
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Basics of Human Resources chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Basics of Human Resources chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any basic human resources question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Basics of Human Resources unit of a standard college-level introduction to business course. Topics covered include:

  • The hiring process
  • Assessing training needs
  • Methods for training employees
  • Human resource management
  • Understanding employee compensation

19 Lessons in Chapter 13: Basics of Human Resources: Help and Review
Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

1. Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

In this lesson, we will explore the role a manager plays in human resource management, including hiring and staffing. We will also look at the circumstances affecting employment decisions such as promotion, turnover, downsizing, job redesign and termination.

Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

2. Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

Learn about several laws, regulations, policies and governing entities that human resource management (HRM) must comply with, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment and affirmative action.

Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback

3. Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback

Employee evaluations are a way managers can assess job performance and provide feedback to employees. An employee's performance is measured using various types of evaluation systems, including top-down appraisal, management by objectives (MBO), self-assessment and 360 degree feedback.

Understanding Employee Compensation

4. Understanding Employee Compensation

Compensation is pay for services during the course of employment. This can be direct (or monetary) compensation and indirect (or non-monetary) compensation in the form of benefits provided to the employee.

What Is Continual Improvement? - Definition & Process

5. What Is Continual Improvement? - Definition & Process

Quality management is all about making things better through identifying improvement opportunities and striving towards a stated goal. Learn the definition of continual improvement, how it can be applied, and why it is so important to use.

HR Metrics: Formulas & Examples

6. HR Metrics: Formulas & Examples

One of the major challenges of the Human Resources department is to measure how well they are doing their job. In this lesson, we will cover the formulas that are used by Human Resources in order to measure their effectiveness and efficiency.

Human Resource Management: Functions & Process

7. Human Resource Management: Functions & Process

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.

Outsourcing Human Resources: Pros & Cons

8. Outsourcing Human Resources: Pros & Cons

In this lesson we will learn about the human resource department's responsibilities. We will explore the pros and cons to outsourcing those responsibilities and learn when an in-house department may be more beneficial.

What is Human Resources Strategy? - Definition & Example

9. What is Human Resources Strategy? - Definition & Example

In this lesson we will learn about human resource strategy. More specifically, we will learn the definition, when its used and the process. At the end you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Reward Management? - Definition & Examples

10. What is Reward Management? - Definition & Examples

This lesson examines strategic reward management, and how an organization can utilize a reward management plan to attract top talent and reduce employee turnover.

What is Compensation Management? - Definition & Components

11. What is Compensation Management? - Definition & Components

In this lesson, we'll learn about compensation management. We'll define the term and walk through the various components. When the lesson concludes, there will be a quiz to test your knowledge.

The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

12. The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

When a company is hiring, they need to ensure that they hire the right employees. There are several different steps involved in the hiring process. This lesson explains these steps that include application forms, testing, interviewing, reference checks and health exams.

New Employee Orientation: Function & Characteristics

13. New Employee Orientation: Function & Characteristics

The function of new employee orientation introduces a new employee to the company, its policies, the coworkers and the job itself. Its characteristics include introducing the employee to the company's culture, roles and responsibilities, job description and other important things an employee will need to know.

Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

14. Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

This lesson discusses the process of assessing the training needs of an organization, which begins with looking at what is presently being done there and comparing that to what needs to be done. New training plans can then be put into place, making it possible for managers to solve problems.

Types of Employee Training Programs

15. Types of Employee Training Programs

There are several types of employee training programs. Employees may receive basic literacy training, interpersonal skills training, technical training, problem-solving training and diversity or sensitivity training. Each type of training targets a different facet of an organization's overall culture and performance.

Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation

16. Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation

There are several different types of training methods used to acclimate an employee to a new job or even to a new position within his current organization. In this lesson, we'll discuss several different methods, including on-the-job training, job rotation and job mentoring.

Terminating an Employee: Process & Best Practices

17. Terminating an Employee: Process & Best Practices

Learn about the several steps involved in the process of terminating an employee, as well as the best practices a manager can use to ensure a fair and legal separation of employment.

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

18. Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Cultural diversity is a form of appreciating the differences in individuals. The differences can be based on gender, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social status. Companies have realized the value in acquiring a diverse workforce.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

19. Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Gender diversity deals with equal representation of men and women in the workplace. In this lesson, we will explore trends and issues with gender diversity in the modern workforce.

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