Ch 1: Overview of HRM Field

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn what human resource management (HRM) entails and how it functions within organizations. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Overview of HRM Field - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Finding the right person for the job is a process, and HRM is responsible for performing that task. In this chapter, you will gain a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of HR, and you will learn how various factors can influence management. This chapter is designed to teach you:

  • The function of HRM in the workplace
  • How HRM came about
  • Factors that impact HRM
  • Roles of HRM
  • Ethical issues in HRM

Video Objective
Human Resource Management Look at objectives and responsibilities in human resource management.
History of HRM: Craft system, human relations movement Learn how human resources management came about.
Fitting HR into the Organization Understand how human resource management is structurally integrated within organizations.
External Factors Impacting HRM Explore outside influences on human resource management.
Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy Look at how organizations incorporate HRM strategies into the business structure.
HRM vs. Personnel Management Look at the differences between the two types of management.
Generational Values in the Workplace: Differences and Dominant Values Explore how a person's generation affiliation can affect his/her viewpoint.
Major Job Attitudes: Satisfaction, Commitment, Engagement & More Learn how a person's attitude toward his/her job is a dynamic force that impacts the work environment.
Ethical Issues in HR Identify some ethical issues that exist in human resource management and understand how they impact the field.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Overview of HRM Field
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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