Ch 1: Role of HR in Business Management & Strategy

About This Chapter

This chapter's lessons look at the role of HR in business management and strategy. The chapter includes lessons breaking down how human resources aligns with strategies, business practices, and more.

Role of HR in Business Management & Strategy - Chapter Summary

This chapter dissects the various roles HR can play in business management and strategy. You'll study the composition of an HR department as well as how it can interact with other areas of a business. Topics covered include external factors impacting HRM, the role of HR in organizational branding, developing an HR budget, as well as all of the following:

  • The definition, objectives and responsibility of HR
  • Building relationships between HR and other departments
  • Aligning organizational strategy with HRM
  • Considering technical tools and and systems in HR management
  • The part played by HR in social and environmental responsibility
  • Creating organizational HR strategy and practices
  • Objectives of partnering with individuals and organizations
  • Key performance indicators
  • HR managers

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11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Role of HR in Business Management & Strategy
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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.

The Internal Structure of an HR Department

2. 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.

Relationship Building Between HR & Organization Departments

3. Relationship Building Between HR & Organization Departments

Building relationships takes work - at home or on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the importance of building relationships between human resources and other organizational departments.

External Factors Impacting HRM

4. 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

5. 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.

Role of HR in Social & Environmental Responsibility

6. Role of HR in Social & Environmental Responsibility

This lesson will describe the role that human resources (HR) plays in helping an organization to achieve corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability goals.

Establishing Organizational HR Strategy & Best Practices

7. Establishing Organizational HR Strategy & Best Practices

This lesson concentrates on establishing a human resources strategy within an organization. It outlines the link between the human resources strategy and the company's strategy and provides best practices for developing a human resources strategy.

The Role of HR in Organizational Branding

8. The Role of HR in Organizational Branding

This lesson focuses on the role that human resources can play in organization branding. It will walk you through the organizational branding process and demonstrate the relationship between employer brand and the overall company brand.

Developing & Maintaining an HR Budget

9. Developing & Maintaining an HR Budget

The budgeting process for human resources is key to the strategy of the department. Identifying expenses and possible risk scenarios and economic conditions helps the HR department fit into the overall company's budget success.

Goals of Partnerships with Individuals & Organizations

10. Goals of Partnerships with Individuals & Organizations

Developing partnerships in the workplace can seem like a difficult process, and getting started is sometimes the most challenging part. But with a little persistence, sustainable partnerships with individuals and organizations could last a lifetime.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in HR

11. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in HR

This lessons discusses key performance indicators that can be used by human resources (HR). We'll explore how HR key performance indicators can help mold an organization into a successful and cost-efficient business.

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