Ch 28: Human Resource Management Basics

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Improve your understanding of human resource management basics by exploring this chapter's fun video lessons. Mini quizzes and a practice test can gauge your comprehension and ensure you're ready to excel on an upcoming exam.

Human Resource Management Basics - Chapter Summary

Our instructors make it easy to get reacquainted with the basics of human resource management. By exploring bite-sized video lessons, you can brush up on your knowledge of the history of HRM, external factors that impact HRM and types of organizational structure. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Discuss the importance of human capital to an organization
  • Define human resource management and discuss its objectives
  • Describe the internal structure of an HR department
  • Differentiate between human resource management and personnel management
  • Explain how to align HRM and organizational strategy
  • Detail out to manage human resources in small and entrepreneurial firms

Each lesson in this chapter is available to review two ways: engaging videos and text transcripts. Videos are entertaining to review and average about 8 minutes each, and the text transcripts provide for quick reads and can be printed to study at a later time. Paired with each lesson is a short multiple-choice quiz designed to assess your knowledge of main concepts. Our practice test at the end of the chapter ensures you have a comprehensive understanding of the entire chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 28: Human Resource Management Basics
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What Is Human Capital? - Importance to An Organization

1. 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.

Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & Responsibilities

2. 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.

History of HRM: Craft System & Human Relations Movement

3. History of HRM: Craft System & Human Relations Movement

Human resource management can trace its historical roots back to pre-industrial society. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of human resource management from before the Industrial Revolution up to the human relations movement.

The Internal Structure of an HR Department

4. 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

5. 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.

Human Resource Management vs. Personnel Management

6. Human Resource Management vs. Personnel Management

Is there a difference between human resource management and personnel management? Some say there is, and some say there's not. In this lesson, we'll explore what these terms mean and present the case that there is a difference.

Organizational Structure: Definition, Types & Examples

7. Organizational Structure: Definition, Types & Examples

Organizational structure influences how a business operates from the inside out. In this lesson, we'll explore the three most common forms of organizational structure relevant to today's business.

Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy

8. 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

9. 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.

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