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Course Description

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This course introduces the strategic planning role that Human Resources Professionals contribute to organizations with an emphasis on Human Resources Planning (HRP).  Students will examine the challenges and demands of organizational and technological change, corporate positioning, cost containment, benchmarking, productivity improvements, forecasting, and other considerations of Human Resources Management.  An understanding of the fundamentals and essential elements of HRP process in organizations will be provided.  Students will acquire knowledge about analysis, assessment, and programming related to Human Resources in organizational development, business, and strategic planning.  The theory about quantitative methods as well as qualitative concepts, approaches and techniques will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the economy and legislation that affect the direction of Human Resources Planning strategies that require appropriate and outcome-oriented Human Resources management practices and policies;
  2. Know and apply a strategic Human Resource plan and make decisions about the allocation of resources for the effective management of people in organizations; and
  3. Identify and understand the role of a Human Resource professional as a business partner in organizational and functional strategy formulation and implementation.

Course Topics

  • Nature, scope, and evolution of human resource planning
  • Introducing and implementing a human resource planning process
  • Job analysis
  • Assessing and forecasting human resource needs
  • Performance management
  • Succession planning and employee development  
  • Human resource information systems

Sample Careers

Human Resources Planning Specialist, Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Generalist, Talent Management.


Assessment Item Weight
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%
Group Presentation(s) 30%
Class Presentation 20%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Human Resources Planning
In-Class Instruction
6:30PM to 9:30PM
January 13, 2020 to March 30, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Guelph
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

You are responsible for purchasing the required textbook(s) for this course. Textbooks can be purchased from most online book retailers.

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Strategic Human Resources Planning by Monica Belcourt, Kenneth J. McBey © 2019 Nelson 7th edition ISBN 9780176798086
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