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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
Online Quizzes (10% each)  24% 1, 3, 4, 5
Discussions  40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Online Final Exam 36% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Total 100%  



Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the following:

  • Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. 

Please view the Technical Considerations.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Human Resources Management
January 08, 2024 to April 08, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
Domestic Tuition Fee - Non-Ontario (0.5 units) $745.75 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,304.57 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Reading List / Textbook
Important note: No standalone printed textbook will be available for this course. Instead, you are required to purchase Revel for Human Resources Management in Canada to complete the course activities and/or assessments.
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
  • e-book (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Human Resources Management in Canada (eText with Revel Access Card) by Gary Dessler and Nita Chhinzer © 2022 Pearson Education 15th edition ISBN 9780137291915
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