Ch 12: Basics of Human Resources

About This Chapter

Watch online human resources video lessons and learn about the basic managerial processes of recruiting, training and terminating employees. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these business topics.

Basics of Human Resources - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Human resources refers to the portion of an organization that deals with the hiring, training, evaluating, and terminating of employees. The human resources department of an organization also deals with employee compensation, employee benefits, and the laws and regulations associated with fair treatment in the workplace. In this chapter, you will learn the basics of human resources, including managerial practices and policies, employment strategies, training and evaluation practices, and legal considerations. Our instructor will also provide specific examples of the different aspects of human resources management. Our lessons will also introduce a number of important vocabulary words and their definitions. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the role of a human resources manager
  • Describe basic employee recruiting, hiring, retention, and termination strategies
  • Describe different types of employee training programs and methods
  • Understand the specific laws and regulations associated with human resources
  • Define and describe human resources management, employee compensation, and more

Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing Explain the role a manager plays in human resources management, including hiring, staffing, promoting, downsizing and terminating employees.
Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws and Regulations Know the various laws and regulations affecting HRM, including equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, and affirmative action.
Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback Understand the purpose of employee performance evaluation. Explain the various types of evaluation systems.
Understanding Employee Compensation Define and explain employee compensation and benefits.

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