Human Resources

Make your human capital a solid foundation of your business.

HR is one of 6 common base courses, which are mandatory to complete before the entry into the specialization module. This course examines the role of the human resource professional as a strategic partner in managing today’s organizations. Key functions such as recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, and labor relations are examined. Implications of legal and global environments are appraised and current issues such as diversity training, sexual harassment policies, and rising benefit costs are analyzed. Best practices of employers of choice are considered.

Course Content

This course provides an introduction to the various functions of human resource management, including compensation and benefits, staffing, recruitment and selection, research, labor relations, training and development, health and safety, planning, mediation and arbitration, the influence of government legislation on industry, and human rights legislation and employment equity.

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What will you study?

Human Resources

Human capital is one of the most important components of every organization and it reflects the quality of the organization’s management. Satisfied, effective and motivated employees represent one of the key factors of a successful HR management of an organization.

The course introduces students to the many areas where human resource management is present. After a brief introduction to the origins and definitions of HRM, the focus is on recruitment and selection methods and procedures. Then the students continue their studies in the area of adaptation and integration stages of HRM including training, education and potential career development of an employee.

The next part of the course deals with appraising and rewarding performance, which is essential for long-term HR planning. The core stages of the HR process are concluded with issues of resignation, retirement and succession planning.

The course deals also with the very current topic of working in teams, the pros and cons and practical case studies for making the teamwork effective. Students learn about different personality types and their interaction in a team, and how this interaction can be beneficial for the outcome of the teamwork.

In the course the students will acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge of HR skills and processes that will allow them to use them in their own personnel and management practice.

Course Content & Curriculum

  • Human Resource Management
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Process of Adaptation and Integration
  • Appraising and Rewarding Performance
  • Employee Planning
  • Teamwork and HRM with respect to a cross-section of personality types
  • Corporate culture and organization's ethics 

Course Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students should be able to

  • Explain the various functions of human resource management and identify their relationship to the workplace from the perspective of both employee and employer.
  • Apply the principles of human resource management to managerial decision-making in the areas of hiring, compensation and benefits, and government legislation.
  • Identify social issues relating to human resource management such as systemic discrimination and develop approaches to resolving these problems in the workplace through various methods learned in class.
  • Identify and predict human resource management trends in managerial decision-making and develop proactive solutions and techniques of adaptation to changing industry demands.
  • Synthesize the depth and breadth of knowledge, knowledge of methodologies, application of knowledge, and communication skills for managerial decision-making.


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