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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Human Resource Management: Help and Review course
- Organizational Theories & Human Resources: Help and Review
- Job Analysis and Design: Help and Review
- Staffing in Organizations: Help and Review
- Training and Development in Organizations: Help and Review
- Performance Appraisals: Help and Review
- Employee Compensation Issues: Help and Review
- Employment Law & Employee Rights: Help and Review
- Labor Relations: Help and Review
- International Human Resource Management: Help and Review
- Current Issues and Trends in HRM: Help and Review
- Human Resource Management & Employee Recruitment