EMPR 230: Human Resource Management

Instructor: Glenda Fisk

Delivery: Online 

Term: Winter 2024

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the key components of an effective organizational human resource management system, running the spectrum from recruitment and selection practices that ensure that an organization is staffed appropriately, to management approaches aimed at bringing out the best in employees once hired.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be better able to:

  1. Describe the process of job analysis, with an understanding of its foundational importance for all subsequent human resource management activities;
  2. Appraise the effectiveness of recruitment strategies;
  3. Critically evaluate the role of available employment tests in the selection process;
  4. Discuss and critique approaches to orient and train new employees;
  5. Identify the components of an effective performance management system; and
  6. Propose strategies to strengthen employee motivation and morale.

Learning Hours: 120 (72 Online Activity, 48 Private Study) 

Grading Scheme: 

Detailed descriptions of each assignment, including the rubrics used for evaluation, are available on the course onQ website under the assignments tab.

Interrupt HR 30% 
Undercover Boss Case Analysis 30%
Practitioners’ Predicaments x 2 20%
Water Cooler Discussions (bonus) 4%

Prerequisites: Level 2 or above. Note: This course is not open to Commerce students.  

Exclusions: COMM 181