Ch 1: PHRi Certification: Role of the HR Department

About This Chapter

These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will help reinforce your knowledge of the role of the HR department. When you study with us, you will become more prepared for the PHRi Certification exam.

PHRi Certification: Role of the HR Department - Chapter Summary

If you need a review of the roles that the HR department plays in a business, the video lessons in this chapter will thoroughly cover these topics. This chapter will help you get ready to take your PHRi Certification exam. After completing the chapter, you should understand:

  • Human resource management
  • Human capital
  • Structure of the HR department
  • External influences on the HR department
  • Relationship between HR management and organizational strategy
  • Trends in the workplace

We present these lessons to you in both video and text format. The video lessons are short and engaging, lasting five to ten minutes each. The lesson transcripts cover everything in the video, and include bold terms and phrases to stress importance of certain areas of the lesson. Having the choice between watching videos and reading transcripts will allow you to cater to your specific learning style. You will be able to retain a great deal of information, which will help you succeed on your PHRi certification exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: PHRi Certification: Role of the HR Department
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Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & Responsibilities

1. Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & Responsibilities

Human resource management is an essential function of both private and public sector organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn what human resource management is, as well as its objectives and responsibilities in an organization.

What Is Human Capital? - Importance to An Organization

2. What Is Human Capital? - Importance to An Organization

All organizations require human capital to function and accomplish their goals. In this lesson, you'll learn what human capital is, its importance and the role that human resource management plays in it. A short quiz follows.

The Internal Structure of an HR Department

3. The Internal Structure of an HR Department

Human resource management serves a vitally important function in most organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn how an organization may structure its human resource management functions within the organization.

External Factors Impacting HRM

4. External Factors Impacting HRM

Businesses don't operate in a bubble and neither does human resource management. In this lesson, you'll learn about some important external factors that impact human resource management. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy

5. Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy

Successful businesses have a strategic vision and know how to implement it. In this lesson, you'll learn how human resource management (HRM) can align its organizational functions with the overall strategy of its organization.

Importance of HR Knowing Trends in the Workplace

6. Importance of HR Knowing Trends in the Workplace

In this lesson, we'll earn why HR needs to stay informed and aware of trends that impact talent and workers in the marketplace as it relates to hiring/recruiting, training resources, and improving benefits/compensation for employees.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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