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Course Description

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This course examines the essential human resource function of planning, staffing, employee training and development, employee assistance programs, the legal environment and employee maintenance in a variety of organizational settings.

Note: This course may be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand emerging challenges in managing human resources;
  2. Understand the contexts in which human resources management takes place, including the legislative framework;
  3. Analyze staff issues and consider how organizations recruit, train, develop, maintain and phase out employees;
  4. Understand performance, training, and career developments appraisal and management; and
  5. Understand the governance of the employer-employee relationship, from internal and external perspectives.

Course Topics

  • Strategy, Human Resources and Legal Issues
  • Job Analysis and Design
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Orientation and Training
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation
  • Incentives
  • Benefits
  • Health and Safety
  • Global HR Management
  • Managing Employee Separations

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): 1 of BUS*2090, BUS*2220, HROB*2090

Restriction(s): BUS*3000, HROB*2100, HROB*3000, PSYC*3070. This is a Priority Access Course. Some restrictions may apply during some time periods. Please contact the department for more information.


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Quiz 1 (Chapters 1, 2, 4) 10% 1, 2
Quiz 2 (Chapters 5, 6, 7) 10% 3, 4
Quiz 3 (Chapters 8, 9, 10) 10% 1, 3, 4, 5
Quiz 4 (Chapters 11 12,13) 10% 1, 3, 4, 5
Discussions (3% each) 15% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Individual or Paired Paper 20% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
On Campus Final Exam 25% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Total 100%  


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Human Resources Management
January 06, 2020 to April 03, 2020
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,504.99 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.

Section Materials
  • Inclusive Access Course (Mandatory) Electronic textbook with online access: Revel for Human Resources Management in Canada, Fourteenth Canadian Edition -- Access Card, 14/e by Gary Dessler and Nita Chhinzer © 2020 Pearson Education 14th edition ISBN 9780134882758
  • e-book (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Students will purchase the soft copy (eText) of the book in 2 ways - Option 1: Bookstore: Materials can be purchased directly from the Bookstore either online or in person. Note: when you purchase from the Bookstore, the “verification code” on the bottom of your receipt is the access code for the eText on the Pearson platform.
  • e-book (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Students will purchase the soft copy (eText) of the book in 2 ways - Option 2. Pearson Materials can be purchased directly from Pearson. http://www.mypearsonstore.ca/bookstore/revel-for-human-resources-management-in-canada-fourteenth-9780134882758
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