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HRMN 2821: Human Resources Management

Students are introduced to the management of an organization's workforce through the design and implementation of effective human resources policies and procedures. Current Canadian issues and practices are examined. Topics include the need for human resources management and its growing professionalism; human resource planning including job design and analysis; recruitment and selection; compensation; employee development; workplace health and safety; and employee relations.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop the knowledge, skills and concepts needed to resolve actual human resource management problems or issues.
  • Manage the employment relationship, which is a shared responsibility between employers, management, human resources specialists, and employees.
  • Identify the human resources needs of an organization or department.
  • Conduct a job analysis and produce a job description from the job analysis.
  • Evaluate the procedures and practices used for recruiting and selecting suitable employees.
  • Assess training requirements and design a successful orientation and training program.
  • Discuss workplace health and safety programs and the roles of the employer and the employee in enforcing health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Explain the responsibilities of management, HRM specialists, managers, and employees in managing the employment relationship in a unionized or a non-unionized environment.

Course topics

Module 1: Need for Human Resources Management

Module 2: Matching HR Needs and People

Module 3: Developing People

Module 4: Compensation and Recognition

Module 5: Recruitment and Selection

Module 6: Developing a Healthy Work Environment and Effective Employee Relations

Required text and materials

Students require the following e-textbook. An access card/code for this e-text can be purchased directly from the TRU bookstore site at Instructions on how to use the access code are provided in the course after registration.

Dessler, G., Chhinzer, N., & Gannon, G. (2019). Management of human resources: The essentials, [Access code for MyLab Management & e-textbook] (5th Canadian ed.) Toronto, ON: Pearson Education Canada.
Type: E-Textbook. ISBN: 9780134882963.


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 with any questions about this.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

Assignment 1: Need for Human Resources Management 10%
Assignment 2: Matching HR Needs and People 10%
Assignment 3: Developing People 10%
Assignment 4: Compensation and Recognition 10%
Assignment 5: Recruitment and Selection 10%
Assignment 6: Effective Employee and Labour Relations 10%
Final Exam * 40%
Total 100%


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.

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