Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Understand the complexities of the employee cycle, from finding and recruiting talent to transition planning.

In this course, you'll learn the most effective techniques for sourcing, onboarding and retaining employees. You'll learn how to find the right candidate for your organization, and ensure they have a positive onboarding experience and become successful and engaged at both the employee and organizational levels.

Core topics include: recruitment, talent acquisition, employee management and transitioning processes.

Note: If you're new to the field of human resources, you should take Human Resources Management in Canada (CHRM200) before taking this course.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 8 weeks
Tuition: $749
Can be applied to:
Human Resources Management Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

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Start DateMon, May 27, 2024
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InstructorSu-Yan Gay
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InstructorDebra Finlayson
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What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Apply workforce planning to identify talent needs to support the organizational goals and objectives
  • Build a pre-assessment recruitment process to meet hiring needs
  • Develop a recruitment process to source and select new potential candidates 
  • Develop a talent management process that aligns to organizational goals
  • Examine the transitioning process for employees

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 7–10 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect readings and other assignments on a weekly basis
  • Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and class discussions
  • Connect with the instructor via email, online posts, and optional live Q&A Zoom sessions scheduled by the instructor (summaries/recordings available)

You will be evaluated on:

  • Assignments
  • Participation in online discussions

To earn the certificate, complete all courses with a minimum average grade of C.

Learning Materials

Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.

Required textbook:

Catano, V.M.; Hackett, R.D.; Wiesner, W.H.; Roulin, N.; Belcourt, M. Recruitment and Selection in Canada, 8th Edition. Top Hat / Nelson, 2021. Available as an e-book from the publisher (enter textbook title in search bar). 

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.