Human Resources Management

  • Program Title: Human Resources Management
    Credential: Diploma
    Delivery: Online
    Program Length: 4 Semesters
    Program Availability: Full time or Part time
    Offered: This program is available starting every Monday.

    Description


    This comprehensive Human Resources Management diploma program covers all the key functions in this diverse field, including employment law, labour relations, training and development, pension and benefit plans, occupational health and safety, compensation, recruitment and selection. The expertise, knowledge and management skills you acquire here can be applied to any organization. This program prepares you to work in all areas of human resources. Core concepts are studied in an online setting. In three semesters you will gain the knowledge, skills and experience to become a highly marketable human resources manager.

    Students have four (4) semesters to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention plans and processes.
    2. Administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management program.
    3. Develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs.
    4. Facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both non-union and union environments.
    5. Research and support the development and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan.
    6. Collaborate with others, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices.
    7. Research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
    8. Develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
    9. Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
    10. Manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
    11. Facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan.
    12. Conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices.

    Your Career


    The Human Resource Manager is responsible for providing support in the various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counseling.

    The Human Resource Manager provides advice and assistance to supervisors and staff. This may include information on training needs and opportunities, job descriptions, performance reviews and personnel policies of the Council. The position coordinates the staff recruitment process .The Human Resource Manager provides advice and support to supervisors and staff selection committees and ensures that they have accurate and timely information in order to make effective decisions. Failure to provide adequate advice or assistance may result in lost opportunities for staff development, poor staff morale, financial loss to staffs for residents and a loss of credibility for the Chief and Council.

  • Admission Requirements


    College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
    • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
    • General Educational Development (GED); OR
    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

    Call the Admissions Office at 1 (800) 267-2577 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

    Application Process
    Program intake – Apply to this program by visiting our Registration page. If you are entering into this program as a mature student please attach your resume when submitting your registration information online.

  • Courses


    Semester 1
    Study Skills Strategies
    Communication Strategies
    Orientation Handbook: Getting Employees Off to a Good Start
    Human Resources Training: HR for the Non-HR Manager
    Performance Management: Managing Employee Performance
    Safety in the Workplace

    Semester 2
    Human Resources Management in Perspective
    Meeting Human Resources Requirements
    Developing Effective Human Resources
    Employment Incentives
    Building Effective Employer–Employee Relationships
    Global Issues in Human Resources Management
    Conflict Resolution: Getting Along In The Workplace

    Semester 3
    Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management
    Diversity Training: Workplace Diversity
    Creating a Workplace Wellness Program
    Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics
    Workplace Harassment: What It is and What to Do About It
    Workplace Violence: How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace
    Conducting Effective Performance Reviews

    Semester 4
    The Legal Environment of Business
    Contracts and Employment Law
    Business Torts
    Structuring Business Activity
    Property Law
    Employment and Professional Relationships
    Sales and Marketing
    Business Financing
    Transference of Risk

    Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

  • Course Descriptions


    Semester 1
    Study Skills Strategies
    This course will enable students to assess their current study skills and plan for improvement. Students will practice time-management techniques for successful studying. Students will learn to develop powerful reading skills and practice memory techniques to enhance ability to learn and improve test performance. This course will also help students to develop specific study skills for mathematics and related subjects and implement an action plan to improve them.

    Communication Strategies
    The primary aim of this course is to enable students with an understanding of the impact that their communication skills can have on others, while exploring the different ways in which developing these skills can make it easier for them to succeed in the work force.

    Orientation Handbook: Getting Employees Off to a Good Start
    Students will learn how important the orientation program is to an organization in terms of engagement, retention, and fiscal responsibility; to identify the role of the human resources department in orientation, explore the commitment curve, determine critical elements of effective employee training, help employees settle into their new environment and establish relationships, and to consider the value of an employee handbook (hard copy or online) for new and existing employees.

    Human Resources Training: HR for the Non-HR Manager
    Students will be introduced to the basics of human resources management, including orientation, compensation, and benefits. This course provides an understanding of job analysis, how to plan training and legally defensible terminations.

    Performance Management: Managing Employee Performance
    In this course students will learn to manage human resources for optimum performance, contribute to motivating work environments, understand the role of goal setting in performance management, use ideal tools to help employees set and achieve goals, apply a three-phase model that will help prepare employees for peak performance, activate their inner motivation, and evaluate their skills.

    Workplace Safety
    Workplace accidents, injuries, and the absence of a safety culture cost corporations, healthcare, and communities millions of dollars and contribute to lost work hours every year. These incidents also have a profound impact on workers and their families. In this course students will be introduced to the concept of a safety culture, where safety is valued as an integral part of a business’ operation, and provide the foundation to start building an effective safety culture. In this course students will learn: the difference between a safety program and a safety culture, how to launch a safety committee, to identify hazards and reduce them, hiring measures that can improve safety, to identify groups with an increased risk of injury, and how to protect them, how to write, implement, and review a safety plan, to respond to incidents and near misses and the basics of accident investigation and documentation.

    Semester 2
    Human Resources Management in Perspective
    Students will be introduced to human resources management and analyze the strategic significance of human resource management. This course describes the four phases in the evolution of human resource management, and explains how human resource management has changed over recent years to include a higher-level advisory role. Students will discuss the internal and external environmental factors affecting human resource management policies and practices and explain their impact.

    Meeting Human Resources Requirements
    This course will define how employment-related issues are governed in Canada. Students will discuss at least five prohibited grounds for discrimination under human rights legislation and describe the requirements for reasonable accommodation. This course will describe behaviour that could constitute harassment and explain the employers’ responsibilities regarding harassment. Students will examine the role of minimums established in employment standards legislation and the enforcement process.

    Developing Effective Human Resources
    This course will explain how to develop an orientation program. Students will describe the five-step training process, and discuss two techniques used for assessing training needs and describe how to evaluate the training effort. Students will be introduced to the strategic importance of career planning and development in the context of today’s talent shortage. This course will analyze the factors that affect career choices and explain the evolution of career development and the impact of that on employers and employees.

    Employment Incentives
    This course will describe the strategic importance of employment incentives and explain in detail each of the three stages in establishing pay rates. Students will discuss competency-based pay and examine pay equity and explain its importance today. This course will compare the three types of organization-wide incentive plans and explain under what conditions it is best to use an incentive plan.

    Building Effective Employer–Employee Relationships
    In this course students will examine the responsibilities and rights of employees and employers under occupational health and safety legislation. This course will explain WHMIS legislation and analyze in detail three basic causes of accidents. Students will describe how accidents at work can be prevented and discuss six major employee health issues at work and recommend how they should be handled. Students will also examine why employee wellness programs are becoming increasingly popular.

    Global Issues in Human Resources Management
    This course will explain how global movement of labour has an impact on human resource management in Canada. Students will describe the influence of intercountry differences on the workplace and explain how to improve global assignments through employee selection. This course will examine the major considerations in formulating a compensation plan for international employees. Students will describe the main considerations in repatriating employees from abroad and discuss challenges immigrants to Canada face and identify the role of multiple stakeholders in ensuring successful integration of talent in Canada.

    Conflict Resolution: Getting Along In The Workplace
    In this course students will learn how to recognize how their own attitudes and actions impact others, effective techniques for dealing with difficult people, strategies for dealing with anger, and how to cope with the difficult people and situations that we will inevitably encounter in our everyday lives.

    Semester 3
    Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management
    The course gives students a comprehensive foundation in project management and organizational management that applies to not-for-profit, for-profit and government organizations of all sizes. Students will learn how to identify clear project objectives, build detailed project requirements, develop and monitor performance measures, create valuable project management plans, work well with diverse team members and project stakeholders and manage project constraints including scope, quality, cost and time.

    Diversity Training: Workplace Diversity
    In this course students will enhance their communication, understanding, and ability to educate employees and supervisors to support the wealth of talent, ideas, and skill within their workplaces. Students will learn: what diversity and its related terms mean, to be aware of their own behaviors and how they can improve, to identify their stereotypes, the four cornerstones of diversity, the STOP technique and how to take action if discrimination takes place.

    Creating a Workplace Wellness Program
    In this course students will learn how to establish a workplace wellness committee, conduct a needs analysis, engage leadership and meet employee needs, and select and implement program elements.

    Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics
    An Employer that is committed to their employees’ health and safety understands the value of an effective workplace ergonomics program, which can maintain and even increase productivity. Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics is poised to teach about the susceptibility of the human body when exposed to repetitive strain. Students will learn the basic principles of ergonomics, how to design an ergonomic workstation, outlines ergonomic practices for common postures and movements, and how to identify ergonomic hazards and minimize their effects.

    Workplace Harassment: What It is and What to Do About It
    This important course helps human resources staff to meet their obligations in workplace harassment situations, and includes sessions on defining workplace harassment, establishing workplace policies, the importance of managers’ support in an effective program, how to intervene and documents complaints.

    Workplace Violence: How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace
    Workplace Violence: How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace is a pertinent topic for all organizations today. Organizations strive to create and maintain productive, innovative workplaces for people with competing interests, individual and team challenges, and in remarkable environments. This course will define workplace violence, teach leading communication skills, problem diffusal, issue resolution using a problem-solving model , risk management, and establishing policies and procedures to help people work well together. For those times when violence does occur, students will understand the value of a systematic approach to incident response, and how to proceed with the next steps.

    Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
    This course will examine the importance of having a performance review process for employees. Students will learn how to work with employees to set performance standards and goals. Students will develop skills in observing, giving feedback, listening, and asking questions. This course examines effective interview processes and how to make the performance review legally defensible.

    Semester 4
    The Legal Environment of Business
    This course provides an introduction to the role and purpose of the Canadian legal system within a business context. It endeavours to put forth a corrective or alternative to the view that the legal system is obstructionist in the sense of “getting in the way” of commercial activity. This course advances the perspective that the law facilitates business planning, offers protection mechanisms, provides general rules of commerce, and allows businesspeople to manage their exposure to risk.

    Contracts and Employment Law
    This course introduces students to the general concept of a contract and the legal factors in the contractual relationship. Students will examine the business factors influencing the formation and performance of contracts and how negotiations lead to a contractual relationship. Students will discuss how negotiations can be terminated and be introduced to the legal ingredients of a contract. This course also examines how contracts can be amended or changed.

    Business Torts
    This course provides an introduction to the role and purpose of tort law as it relates to the business environment. This course defines tort law and distinguishes it from criminal law. Students will discuss the nature of liability in tort, and examine the kind of damages that are recoverable in a tort action.

    Structuring Business Activity
    This course introduces and compares the three basic forms of business associations: the sole proprietorship, the partnership, and the corporation. Students will discuss the characteristics of the major forms of business organizations and examine the advantages and disadvantages of the major forms of business organizations. Students will learn the legal consequences of a partnership and methods of arranging business activity.

    Property Law
    This course introduces students to the law of property is intended to introduce some general points that relate to all forms of property (personal, intellectual and real). Students will examine different forms of property and how ownership and possession of property are acquired. This course will learn the obligations and rights associated with property, the nature of the bailment relationship and discuss various types of bailment for reward.

    Employment and Professional Relationships
    This course provides an introduction to the employment relationship. It presents the legal framework governing the employment relationship and explores the legal risks associated with each phase of employment—from recruiting and hiring, through to the terms and conditions of employment. The chapter also examines legal issues arising from the termination of the employment relationship.

    Sales and Marketing
    This course introduces the scope of marketing law and the rights and obligations in a contract of sale Students will examine scope of competition law and the legal obligations associated with the product component of marketing. This course also introduces the the legal obligations associated with the promotion component of marketing.

    Business Financing
    This course explores the relationship between a business and its bank and examines the legal issues involved in electronic banking. In this course students will discuss the legal challenges involved in the various methods of payment and learn the legal framework of negotiable instruments. This course also introduces students to the rights and obligations of those connected with negotiable instruments. Students will examine the legal aspects of business failure and examine the rights and obligations of debtors and creditors when a business fails. Students will also discuss alternatives to bankruptcy and define the stages in the bankruptcy process.

    Transference of Risk
    In this course students are introduced to the role of insurance in risk management the nature of an insurance contract, including the rights and obligations of the insurer and the insured. Students will also examine various kinds of insurance.

  • Fees & Expenses


    Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Application Fee: $100.00
    • Textbooks: $975.00
    • Postal Fee: $49.00
    • Tuition Fee: $3,825.00

    Total Tuition & Fees: $4,949.00 per academic year.