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TERM:2021-22 Winter
COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 344
COURSE TITLE: Human Resource Management
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Gord Preston
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: As organizations move rapidly into a knowledge-based economy, the strategic importance of effective human resource management becomes increasingly evident. This course aims to familiarize students with the key functions, concepts, and practices, which characterize modern HRM. Issues examined include staffing, work design, reward systems, training and development, performance evaluation, union-management relationships, workplace health and safety, and legal concerns.

Prerequisites: BUSI 200
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Schwind, H., et al.; Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach (12th Edition); Toronto; McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2019. Hardcopy is available in the bookstore ($140). The link to purchase the 180 day access electronic version ($69) is: https://www.campusebookstore.com/integration/AccessCodes/default.aspx?bookseller_id=352&Course=BUSI344+W22&frame=YES&t=permalink
  • assigned case studies
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Midterm Exam30%
Final Exam35%
Team Project35%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:
  • choose appropriate job analysis tools and conduct a job analysis for an entry level position
  • identify an appropriate strategic HR approach for a position’s recruitment, selection, compensation, training and management.
  • articulate the relationship between their perspectival position and the HR function
  • apply HR decision making processes to sample situations
COURSE OUTLINE:For a detailed outline of dates please see the course Moodle site. Most units are covered in approximately
one week.
Unit 1: Introduction/Overview and HR Strategy
Unit 2: Worldview and People Management
Unit 3: Job Analysis
Unit 4: HR Planning
Unit 5: Legal Considerations in HRM
Unit 6: Recruitment & Selection
Unit 7: Orientation & Training
Unit 8: Performance Management
Unit 9: Compensation Systems
Unit 10: Employee Relations
Unit 11: Health & Safety
Unit 12: Union Relations


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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