Senior Professional in Human Resources: Business Management

  • 10 videos | 48m 50s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
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Managing a business can seem easy, but managing an effective business requires good structures and skills. In this course, you'll learn what is involved and how to help employees reach their top productivity levels. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) SPHR(r) certification exam.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Define the manager's role in managing a business
    Identify the different organizational units within a business and how they function
    Identify the levels of the business title hierarchy
    Distinguish between the types of organizational structures
  • Define the key elements to structure organizations
    Define the functions of management
    Define the project management process and tools
    Define the change management process and tools
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course


  • 1m 10s
    The role of senior HR professionals is to maximize the productivity of the business by optimizing the effectiveness of its employees. In this course, you’ll learn how organizational units are structured, different ways to organize workers’ tasks, techniques for managing the work, and how to sustain organizational change. FREE ACCESS
  • 4m 29s
    Business Management is a versatile domain that prepares businesses to function effectively and efficiently across a wide variety of industries. In this video, you’ll learn about the definition of Management and the role they have in running a business, as well as the Threefold Management Concept. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Organizational Units
    5m 45s
    It is important to understand how organizational units are structured and learn how to maximize operational efficiencies. In this video, you’ll find out about the different organizational units within a business, such as Research and Development, Sales and marketing, Finance and accounting, and how they function. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Business Hierarchy Titles
    4m 16s
    Corporate titles can vary by industry and by business based on the business's structure. In this video, you'll learn about the hierarchies in business structure, including the executive team, C-level titles, and middle-level management, and how structures vary depending on the size and type of business. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Organizational Structures
    5m 16s
    A business structure or organizational structure defines how activities such as task allocation, coordination and supervision are directed toward the achievement of business goals. In this video, you’ll learn about a variety of traditional and non-traditional business structures, including functional, product-based, geographic, and seamless. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Organizational Structural Elements
    6m 16s
    Businesses can develop in many ways. In this video, you’ll become familiar with various elements that structure organizations. You’ll also learn about centralized and decentralized systems, and concepts such as delegation of authority, span of authority, and division of labor. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Management Functions
    5m 12s
    Successful managers demonstrate a range of skills and a keen awareness of their functions. In this video, you’ll learn about the four domains of people management skills, as well as the five major functions of managers – planning, organizing, communicating, directing, and controlling. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Project Management
    6m 11s
    Projects are specific, timely, multidisciplinary endeavors undertaken to create a unique product or service. In this video, you’ll learn about the project management life cycle, the governance model, and become familiar with some of the essential tools that project managers use to guide projects. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Change Management
    8m 55s
    Change management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented. In this video, you’ll learn about individual and organizational change management. You’ll also become familiar with the elements of Prosci’s ADKAR model, Lewin’s change model, as well as Kotter’s eight-step model. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Course Summary
    1m 20s
    This course summary captures the key concepts covered in this course, such as what management is, the different business hierarchies, the different structural issues, the management skills and functions, and how to effectively manage projects, and adopt change for sustainability. FREE ACCESS


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