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Course Description

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Leaders are increasingly required to take on human resources management (HRM) responsibilities in their organizations—such as hiring, training, scheduling, retaining, and performance management. To be effective, leaders need to continually learn and apply current and relevant HRM solutions to make sound decisions that comply with legislation, policy, and best practices.

Focus on building the HRM knowledge and skills needed to manage and lead individuals, teams, and organizations effectively and confidently. Through readings, discussions, activities, and assignments, you will gain a fundamental understanding of the key HRM knowledge and skills needed by non-HR professionals responsible for carrying out HRM responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify current issues in the field of HRM and the implications on leaders
  • Explain key aspects of labour and employment legislation as it relates to employment relations
  • Apply strategies to ensure compliance with applicable collective agreements, legislation, policy, and other binding decisions
  • Write job specifications and identify core competencies
  • Apply methods for recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining a well suited and skilled employee base
  • Comprehend and clearly communicate your organization’s Total Compensation
  • Utilize a cooperative process and apply strategies, techniques, and skills in effective performance coaching and management
  • Maintain healthy employee relations, while building, engaging, and motivating individuals, teams, and groups to desired levels of performance

Course Topics

  • Defining Human Resources Management
  • Legislation and Human Resources Management
  • Skills Inventory
  • Labour Relations, Contract Administration, and Collective Bargaining
  • Job Competencies, Position Profiles, and Job Descriptions
  • Accommodation and Privacy Issues
  • Attendance Management
  • Managing a Diverse Workplace
  • Culpable Behaviour
  • Managing Performance

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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Section Title
Human Resources Management for Non-HR Professionals
Remote Instruction
9:00AM to 4:00PM
March 23, 2023 to April 13, 2023
Final Examination
9:00AM to 11:00AM
April 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Course registration closes March 22, 2023.

This course uses CourseLink, the University of Guelph’s Learning Management System, and the video conferencing tool, Zoom. Please ensure you have the technical requirements to participate in the course.

Students will be given access to CourseLink prior to the start of the course date.

This course requires preparation prior to the first live online class. Details will be provided in the course outline in CourseLink.

You are required to attend all scheduled online synchronous (live online) sessions.

Assignments may be due after the final live online class date. Details will be provided in the course outline.

* If one or more classes need to be rescheduled due to extenuating circumstances, the rescheduled class will be held on April 20, 2023 from 9:00am to 4:00pm and/or April 21, 2023 from 9:00am to 11:00am (or portion thereof).

Please ensure that you are familiar with the Withdrawal, Transfer and Refund policy – Continuing Education Courses prior to registering for the course.

If you are new to online learning, we encourage you to visit our Online Learning at UofG resource page.

Students are responsible for having the required textbook for this course. You may choose to purchase the required textbook from the University Bookstore, the Co-op Bookstore, or a bookseller of your choice.

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