Ch 1: Overview of HRM Field: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Overview of HRM Field chapter of this Human Resource Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master human resource management. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of HRM.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering human resource management material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about human resources. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding human capital, internal factors, organizational strategy or any other HRM topics
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about human resources (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the HRM field
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra human resource learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Overview of HRM Field chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Overview of HRM Field chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any HRM question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a general HRM unit of a standard human resource management course. Topics covered include:

  • History of HRM
  • External and internal HRM factors
  • Personnel management
  • Job attitudes
  • Ethical HR issues

23 Lessons in Chapter 1: Overview of HRM Field: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Human Resources: Definition & Responsibilities

9. Human Resources: Definition & Responsibilities

What comes to mind when you hear the term human resources (HR)? Many people only have a vague idea of what goes on behind the scenes in HR. This lesson will define human resources and explore the various responsibilities that fall under that umbrella.

Human Resource Development: Definition & Importance

10. Human Resource Development: Definition & Importance

In this lesson, you'll learn about human resources development, which is the process of developing the knowledge, skills, education, and abilities of an organization's employees. You'll learn about the purpose, types, and benefits involved.

Human Resource Development: Function & Role

11. Human Resource Development: Function & Role

An organization's focus on improving the knowledge, ability, skills, and other talents of their employees is referred to as human resources (HR) development. Read on to learn about the function and role of HR development within an organization.

Human Resource Planning: Definition & Process

12. Human Resource Planning: Definition & Process

In this lesson, we'll define human resource planning and explore the many responsibilities of the human resource department. We'll then learn about the process of human resource planning.

HR Department: Definition, Function & Responsibilities

13. HR Department: Definition, Function & Responsibilities

In this lesson, we'll learn about the human resources department. We'll define the term and explore the many roles and responsibilities the human resources department fulfills including benefits and compensation, training and safety.

HR Forecasting: Techniques & Methods

14. HR Forecasting: Techniques & Methods

In this lesson, we'll learn about one of the functions of the human resource department: forecasting. We'll look at some of the more common techniques as well as a step-by-step method companies use for forecasting.

The Relationship Between HR & Business Strategy

15. The Relationship Between HR & Business Strategy

An organization must have a strong human resource strategy to achieve its mission. As you will see in this lesson, an effective human resource strategy focuses on recruiting, training, and retaining quality employees.

Human Resources Recruitment: Process & Strategies

16. Human Resources Recruitment: Process & Strategies

Hiring employees is a crucial job duty of the human resource department. Come along and learn the process and strategies to finding an ideal employee that matches up with the goals of the company.

What is Talent Management? - Definition & Process

17. What is Talent Management? - Definition & Process

Have you ever wondered how an employer finds the right employee? In this lesson, we'll learn about talent management, a process by which businesses find and retain their best employees.

What is Knowledge Management? - Definition, Process & Examples

18. What is Knowledge Management? - Definition, Process & Examples

Knowledge is an important asset to any company, and what a company does with this knowledge can be a critical component in their success. In this lesson, we'll learn all about knowledge management and the process it entails.

HRM Case Study: Tech Companies' Cutthroat Recruitment

19. HRM Case Study: Tech Companies' Cutthroat Recruitment

Tech companies want to get the latest and greatest gadget out ahead of the competition. One way to do so is to make sure they have the very best candidates to work on that technology. Let's take a look at how they recruit.

HRM Case Study: General Motors & United Auto Workers

20. HRM Case Study: General Motors & United Auto Workers

In 2007, tens of thousands of GM workers went on strike at multiple factories around the US. Learn the background to this dispute, the outcome, and its impact on workers and the company.

Strategic Human Resource Metrics: Employee Benefits

21. Strategic Human Resource Metrics: Employee Benefits

Employees get a lot from organizations: benefits, paid overtime, and even a paid education in some cases. HR metrics are a way for organizations to check that the investment is worth it and performance is improving. This lesson looks at the main types of HR metrics that companies use for employee benefits.

Strategic Human Resource Metrics: Training Programs

22. Strategic Human Resource Metrics: Training Programs

Even if an organization invests a lot in training, improved performance is never guaranteed. This lesson looks at how the effectiveness of training programs is assessed with the use of HR metrics.

Strategic Human Resource Metrics: Safety & Workers' Compensation

23. Strategic Human Resource Metrics: Safety & Workers' Compensation

Making sure your employees are safe and healthy can be an expensive business. This lesson looks at the ways in which HR employees can check on health and safety as a means of improving the care of their employees and at the same time keep an eye on costs.

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