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Overview of Human Resources Management - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Human resources management is a silent guardian of the business world, always keeping a close eye on the actions of its employees without always directly participating in daily activities. In this chapter, you will learn about the origins of human resources management (HRM) and its role in the workplace. Both video and text lessons, along with quizzes, will teach you about concepts such as the impact that the outside world and the actions of employees have on HRM. Other lessons will cover:
- What human capital is
- Responsibilities of a HR manager
- The structure of an HR department
- How HRM departments and roles have evolved
- The tole of HRM in a small business
|What Is Human Capital? - Importance to An Organization||Define human capital and how it plays a role in HR.|
|Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & Responsibilities||Explain the idea of HR management.|
|History of HRM: Craft System & Human Relations Movement||Explore the history of HRM.|
|The Internal Structure of an HR Department||Study the structure of a typical HR department.|
|External Factors Impacting HRM||Explain what outside forces affect an HR department.|
|Human Resource Management vs. Personnel Management||Compare and contrast the two management styles.|
|Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy||List different concepts utilized by HR departments to support their organization's goals.|
|Managing Human Resources in Small & Entrepreneurial Firms||Describe how HR functions in a small businesses.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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. 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.
8. Managing Human Resources in Small & Entrepreneurial Firms
Do small and medium enterprises need a human resources function? And if so, what form will it take? This lesson looks at the various ways in which human resources can be managed in SMEs.
9. Determining Pay & Payroll Options in Small & Entrepreneurial Firms
There are many different options for pay and payroll, especially for small businesses. This lesson will briefly review a payroll process, and discuss the options and legal considerations for payroll in small and entrepreneurial companies.
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