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
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- 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.
Module 1: Need for Human Resources Management
- Topic 1: Human Resources Management-Roles and Responsibilities
- Topic 2: The Changing Role of HRM and Growing Professionalism within the HR Function
- Topic 3: HRM Challenges in the Twenty-First Century
- Topic 4: Legal issues in HRM
Module 2: Matching HR Needs and People
- Topic 1: Job Design
- Topic 2: Job Analysis
- Topic 3: Human Resources Planning
- Topic 4: Understanding a Shifting Labour Market
Module 3: Developing People
- Topic 1: Employee Orientation and Socialization
- Topic 2: Training and Development
- Topic 3: Performance Management
- Topic 4: HR's Role in Setting a Climate for People Development
Module 4: Compensation and Recognition
- Topic 1: Employee Compensation
- Topic 2: Incentives and Rewards
- Topic 3: Employee Benefits and Services
- Topic 4: Trends in Compensation and Benefits
Module 5: Recruitment and Selection
- Topic 1: Recruitment Strategies
- Topic 2: Processes for Selecting the Best Candidate
- Topic 3: Legal Issues Related to Recruitment and Selection
- Topic 4: Online and Social Media Recruitment Tools
Module 6: Developing a Healthy Work Environment and Effective Employee Relations
- Topic 1: Occupational Health and Safety Legislation - Creating a Safe Work Environment
- Topic 2: The Human Rights Code - Establishing a Positive Work Environment
- Topic 3: Managing Employee Separations
- Topic 4: Labour-Management Relations
- Topic 5: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
Required text and materials
Note: The required text for this course is an eText. Students registering for the course
will receive a Standalone Access card with access to the eText
Dessler, G., Chhinzer, N., & Gannon, G. (2019). Management of human resources: The
essentials, (5th Cdn ed.) plus MyManagementLab w/ Pearson eText. Toronto, ON: Pearson
Type: E-book: ISBN:9780134882963.
A computer with Internet access is required.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% of higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Assignment 1: Need for Human Resources Management
|Assignment 2: Matching HR Needs and People
|Assignment 3: Developing People
|Assignment 4: Compensation and Recognition
|Assignment 5: Recruitment and Selection
|Assignment 6: Developing a Safe Work Environment and Effective Employee Relations
Open learning faculty member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment’s “Mail” tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary
contact information when starting the course.