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Ch 1: Overview of Human Resources Management

About This Chapter

Human resources management encompasses a range of management and employee organization functions. Use the videos in this chapter to review the general concepts of human resources management, and learn how it helps to keep a business stable and functioning.

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

VideoObjective
What Is Human Capital? - Importance to An OrganizationDefine human capital and how it plays a role in HR.
Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & ResponsibilitiesExplain the idea of HR management.
History of HRM: Craft System & Human Relations MovementExplore the history of HRM.
The Internal Structure of an HR DepartmentStudy the structure of a typical HR department.
External Factors Impacting HRMExplain what outside forces affect an HR department.
Human Resource Management vs. Personnel ManagementCompare and contrast the two management styles.
Aligning HRM and Organizational StrategyList different concepts utilized by HR departments to support their organization's goals.
Managing Human Resources in Small & Entrepreneurial FirmsDescribe how HR functions in a small businesses.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Overview of Human Resources Management
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Human Capital? - Importance to An Organization

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.

Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & Responsibilities

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.

History of HRM: Craft System & Human Relations Movement

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.

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.

Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy

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.

Managing Human Resources in Small & Entrepreneurial Firms

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.

Determining Pay & Payroll Options in Small & Entrepreneurial Firms

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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