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Course Description

Recruiting team listening to answer of job candidate while interviewing her at meeting

Selection and recruitment are important business processes for today’s organizations to attract, recruit and retain talent. Many organizations are challenged to recruit and select employees who are the right fit and have the necessary skills and competencies for the job. Developing employees’ knowledge, skills and abilities is critical to the talent management process to ensure that employees have the right skills and competencies to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

This course provides an overview of the principles and practices that must be considered in order to increase organizational effectiveness and retain top talent.

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. Identify how selection and recruitment fit into a human resource management system and its impact on all the functional areas of an organization;
  2. Describe and interpret how legal concerns affect the practice of recruitment and selection;
  3. Explore and demonstrate how job analysis and competencies play a role in recruitment and selection;
  4. Recognize how organizational goals impact job performance, recruitment and selection processes;
  5. Demonstrate the most effective methods for identifying and attracting candidates;
  6. Apply behavioural interviewing techniques; and
  7. Explore various decision-making matrices to ensure the most effective candidate selection.

Course Topics

  • Legal issues affecting recruitment and selection
  • Job analysis and competency models
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • Applicant screening,  and Interviewing techniques
  • Decision making tools
  • Talent Management Strategies

Sample Careers

Human Resources Generalist, Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources Manager


Assessment Item Weight
Group Presentation 25%
Recruitment Assignment 25%
Participation 15%
Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Recruitment and Selection
6:30PM to 9:30PM
September 16, 2019 to December 02, 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.

Please review our new Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

If you require assistance, please contact our main office.

Please note:  There is no class on Monday, October 14th (Thanksgiving).

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Recruitment and Selection in Canada (7th Edition, 2019) by Victor M. Catano, W.H. Wiesner, R.D. Hackett, L.L. Methot Nelson Education Ltd. ISBN 9780176764661
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