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COURSE TITLE: Human Resource Management
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., Das, H., Wagar, T.; Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach (10th Edition); Toronto; McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2010.
Active Learning Assignments25%
Midterm Exam20%
Final Exam25%
Group Project30%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this course are:
  • To familiarize students with the key functions, concepts, and practices which characterize modern HRM;
  • To develop in students, an understanding of the broader organizational context within which HRM takes place;
  • To share and examine with students, examples of real-life issues and challenges faced by organizations in HRM as well as of the new trends and best-practices in HRM.
  • To explore with students, a biblical and systemic approach to workforce planning and management.
  • To provide students with opportunities to practise and strengthen their skills in strategic thinking, trouble shooting, problem solving, and decision-making.
  • Course Overview
  • Strategic Implications of HRM
  • Biblical Perspectives of HRM
  • Job Analysis & Design
  • HR Planning
  • Meeting Legal Requirements
  • Recruitment
  • Selection
  • Performance Management Model
  • Developing a Performance Management System
  • Orientation, Training, and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits Management
  • Work Options and Employee Motivation
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Managing Employee Relations
  • Managing Diversity
  • Ensuring Safety and Health At The Workplace
  • The Union-Management Framework
  • Group Project Presentation

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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