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Ch 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management

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Access the lessons in this chapter to expand your knowledge of human capital, ethical issues in HR, major job attitudes, and more. These lessons on human resource management can help you prepare for an exam or a lively class discussion.

Introduction to Human Resource Management - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter provide an introduction to human resource management. Instructors go over details about the history of human resource management and the human relations movement. You'll strengthen your knowledge of commitment, engagement, and other job attitudes. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Discuss the objectives of human resource management
  • Explain why human capital is important to an organization
  • Outline the internal structure of an HR department
  • Describe external factors that impact human resource management
  • Relate workplace generational values
  • Differentiate between HR and personnel management
  • Provide a definition for major job attitudes
  • Express the importance of ethics in HR

Working through these lessons won't feel like your typical study session because our professional instructors facilitate a fun learning experience that helps you quickly grasp key human resource management topics. You can even customize your studies by reviewing all of the lessons or just a select few based on your needs. A short quiz is available for each lesson to make sure you know and can recall important concepts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management
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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.

History of HRM: Craft System & Human Relations Movement

2. 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.

What Is Human Capital? - Importance to An Organization

3. 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

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.

Generational Values in the Workplace: Differences and Dominant Values

7. Generational Values in the Workplace: Differences and Dominant Values

Every generation makes its mark on the world, and every generation is influenced by the world they grow up in. In this lesson, we will look at the different generations and compare and contrast worldviews and values in the workplace.

Major Job Attitudes: Satisfaction, Commitment, Engagement & More

8. Major Job Attitudes: Satisfaction, Commitment, Engagement & More

Each person has a different level of attitude about their job and that attitude can be rated, if you will, by how involved the individual is in his or her job. In this lesson, we will look at job attitudes as they relate to job satisfaction, commitment, engagement, and more.

Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance

9. 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.

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