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Students acquire the knowledge and skills required to effectively design and manage a human
resource management system. Human resource management systems that are aligned with strategic
objectives and capable of attracting, deploying, developing, and retaining human capital are key
contributors to organizational competitiveness and success. Topics include the strategic role of
human resource management; the legal environment; designing and analyzing jobs; planning and
recruitment; selection; orientation and training; performance appraisal; compensation; employee
benefits and services; occupational health and safety; effective employee relations; and labour
relations, collective bargaining, and contract administration.
- Explain the role and importance of human resource management and its contribution to
achieving strategic and financial objectives.
- Describe the impact of Canadian employment related legislation on human resource
- Outline the purpose and process for conducting job analysis and description.
- Explain the various approaches to human resource planning and recruitment.
- Compare and contrast the various approaches to making a hiring decision.
- Explain the processes of employee orientation and development.
- Outline the performance management process.
- Assess the various forms of direct compensation.
- Assess the various forms of indirect compensation (benefits).
- Explain the management of employee health and safety in the workplace.
- Select the appropriate methods for managing dismissals, layoffs and retirements.
- Evaluate the impact of labor-management relations in Canada on the practice of human resource
- Unit 1: The Business Context for Strategic People Management
- Unit 2: Skills and Abilities
- Unit 3: Alignment and Motivation
- Unit 4: Worker Health and Welfare
- Unit 5: The Legal and Social Context for People Management in Canada
Required text and materials
Online students are responsible for sourcing and ordering their own textbooks. Please see the
list of required textbooks here: https://www.tru.ca/distance/courses/MBA_Textbook_List.pdf.
Please note that publishers may offer several package options that include additional resource
material not required in your course. You may purchase a package of your choice as long as it
includes the correct author, title and edition listed for your course.
If you have any questions about obtaining the correct textbook, please contact OLMaterials@tru.ca. They will be happy to assist you.
Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact email@example.com with any questions about this.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory examination.
This course utilizes ProctorU for virtual invigilation of the final examination. There will be
detailed instructions in your course under the “Final Exam” tab that we recommend you review as
soon as possible.
|Assignment 1: WestJet’s Development
|Assignment 2: Linked-In and Modern Recruiting
|Assignment 3: Martha Rinaldi – Should She Stay or Should She Go?
|Assignment 4: Gap Inc. – Refashioning Performance Management
|Assignment 5: Amazon’s Performance – The Costs of Employee Motivation (Group)
|Assignment 6: The Gig Economy
|Assignment 7: Civility in the Workplace or Magna Labour Relations
|Discussion Forum Reflections
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.