Human Resources Management

Successful organizations know that effective human resource management is key to a competitive advantage. Learn the theory of human resource management and how to implement it to achieve organizational objectives. Topics include human resource strategies, legislation, job analysis, occupational health and safety, recruiting methods, orientation and training, performance evaluation methods, job evaluation techniques, employee benefit programs, and labour relations.

Note: This course has been replaced by CHRM200 Human Resources Management in Canada for the Human Resources Management Certificate program.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 11 weeks

What you will learn

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

  • Identify the main component of an HRIS
  • Explain various strategic human resources management processes used to achieve an organization’s strategic objective
  • Articulate the foundational importance of job analysis in HRM
  • Outline the five steps in the labour relations process
  • Apply effective employee relations strategies
  • Examine where the responsibility for employment-related law lies in Canada
  • Analyze factors affecting the utilization of recruitment and selection methods
  • Examine the training process and its relevance to building organizational capacity
  • Delineate past- and future-oriented performance evaluation methods
  • Evaluate the Human Resource Planning process
  • Assess effective employee retention strategies
  • Evaluate the strategic importance of total reward strategies

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 6–10 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

You will be evaluated on:

  • Assignments (individual and group)
  • Participation in online discussions

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:

Dessler, G. & Chhinzer, N. Revel for Human Resources Management in Canada, 14th edition. Pearson Canada, 2019. An e-book is available through Pearson Education.

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.

Professional development credits

This course may meet the requirements for the following designation: