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Ch 32: HRM: Human Resources Management

About This Chapter

Further develop your understanding of the functions and processes in human resources management by referring to this short chapter. These lessons are great resources you can use to support your business class studies or prepare for academic assessment exams.

HRM: Human Resources Management - Chapter Summary

How are human resources departments structured? How does the function of HR differ in small firms as compared to larger corporations? These are some of the topics you will find explored in this chapter. Video lessons take only minutes to review and thoroughly cover each topic with detailed examples and important definitions.

You will also learn how human resources are an important aspect of an organization's overall business strategy and vision. Once you have completed your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the role of HR in the implementation of a company's vision
  • Discuss the need for HR in small companies and know how they are used in these types of organizations
  • Describe the structure of HR departments with respect to internal operations
  • Name the external factors that have an impact on human resource management
  • Relate the importance of ethical behavior in HR and determine what ethical issues are common regarding this department

You can quickly and easily learn about these topics through the expert instruction of those who have a background in HR management. Lessons are accessible from any device 24/7, making this a convenient self-paced study option. Brief self-assessment quizzes are handy resources you can use to test your knowledge of each topic and determine if you need any further review of this material.

5 Lessons in Chapter 32: HRM: Human Resources Management
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy

1. 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.

Managing Human Resources in Small & Entrepreneurial Firms

2. Managing Human Resources in Small & Entrepreneurial Firms

Do small and medium enterprises need a human resources function? And if so, what form will it take? This lesson looks at the various ways in which human resources can be managed in SMEs.

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.

Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance

5. Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance

Unethical behavior from a business can create problems with regulators and have adverse effects on a company's bottom line. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethical issues relevant to HR and the importance of ethical organizational behavior.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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