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Course Description

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Human resources are the most important assets in organizations today.  This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of the human resources management function in an organization. Human resources management and issues are examined from the perspective of the organization (employer) as well as from the viewpoint of human resources professionals, managers, supervisors and employees of the organization. Human Resources Administration is the introductory course in this diploma program and is recommended to be completed early in the course of study.

Designed For

Those interested in obtaining their Diploma in Human Resources Management and/or Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, and others interested in human resources management.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Explain the theories and concepts of human resources management in a wide variety of organizations and sectors;
  2. Describe organizational processes and structures that comprise human resources functions, such as strategic planning, job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, performance management, orientation and training, health and safety, labour relations, compensation and benefits, legal compliance, diversity, and the strategic role of Human Resources in the organization;
  3. Evaluate the role of Human Resources professionals in developing organizational strategy and policies, leadership development, organizational learning, creativity and innovation;
  4. Examine and evaluate the values required for ethical decision-making relating to human resources practices; and
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply human resources theory in resolving typical organizational problems.

Course Topics

  • Designing and Analyzing Jobs
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  •  Orientation and Training
  • Career Development
  • Performance Management and Strategic Pay Plans
  • Employee Benefits and Services
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Labour Relations
  • Managing Human Resources in a Global Business

Sample Careers

Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Consultant, Human Resources Generalist


Assessment Item Weight
Class Participation 20%
Research Project 30%
Midterm 25%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Human Resources Administration
6:30PM to 9:30PM
September 17, 2019 to November 26, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Guelph
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Course manual provided.

You are responsible for purchasing the required textbook(s) for this course. Textbooks can be purchased from the University Bookstore, the Co-op Bookstore, or a bookseller of your choice.

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Human Resources Management in Canada, Thirteenth Canadian Edition by Dessler & Chhinzer
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