Ch 1: Overview of HRM Field: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Overview of HRM Field chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the origins and functions of human resource management in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Overview of HRM Field chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday HRM overview, its history and human capital Responsibilities, goals, public and private sectors, Industrial Revolution, human relations school, knowledge, skills
Tuesday Internal HR department structure and external factors Training, recruiting, labor relations, compensation and benefits, STEP, technology, economic environment
Wednesday HRM alignment with organizational strategy Strategic planning, human resources planning, strategic human resource management
Thursday Generational values and major job attitudes Generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, traditionalists, work ethic; job-lovers, job-haters, job satisfaction and involvement, employee engagement
Friday Human resource management vs. personnel management and ethical issues Present and future labor needs, human capital, difference in approach; code of ethics, corporate social responsibility, stakeholder
10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Overview of HRM Field: Lesson Plans
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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.

Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy

6. 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.

Human Resource Management vs. Personnel Management

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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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