The Human Resource Management course introduces students to the key concepts and processes of effective human resource management, and exposes them to this dynamic and diverse field. This course provides a foundation in theory and practice of techniques and activities that organizations utilize in acquiring, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce. Topics include human resources planning, recruitment and selection of staff, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, and employee safety, security, and health. Current events, relevant legislation, and future trends are also explored. Learning objectives for each lesson are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. Students are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their human resource skills through review questions and practical exercises. Multimedia content is incorporated in this course to introduce, discuss, and enhance the learning experience.
Course manual is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.
Lesson 1: What Is Human Resource Management?; Legislation Affecting Human Resource Management; Designing Jobs
Lesson 2: Effective Recruitment Practices; External Recruitment Sources; Components of a Job Advertisement
Lesson 3: The Selection Process; Steps in the Selection Process
Lesson 4: Orientation; Training; Development
Lesson 5: Performance Management Systems; Steps in an Effective Performance Management System; Retention and Motivation
Lesson 6: Compensation and Benefits
Lesson 7: Occupational Health & Safety; Building a Health & Safety Culture
Lesson 8: History of Unions and Canada’s Labor Laws; Labor Relations Process; Functions of the International, National and Local Unions
Lesson 9: Employment Law and the Employment Contract; Dismissal; Disciplinary Policies & Procedures Lab Exercise