EMPR 330: Strategic HR Management - Building High Performance Workplaces

Instructor: Glenda Fisk

Delivery: In-person

Term: Winter 2025

Course Description: High-performance work systems (HPWS) refer to a series of interrelated practices in the management of human resources. In this course, students will learn how to design, implement, and manage a variety of high-performance work practices in accordance with organizational strategy and culture.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss what it means to adopt an evidence-based approach to human resource management;
  2. Explain the factors and strategies that contribute to sound, evidence-based HR practices, and activities;
  3. Identify evidence-based drivers of work-related behaviours and attitudes;
  4. Demonstrate emergent understanding of the technical aspects of organizational staffing and HR management including measurement, decision-making, data collection, and evaluation metrics.

Learning Hours: 120 (36L;84P)

Grading Scheme: 

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

Exams x 2 20%
Podcasts x 3 20%

Prerequisites: EMPR 230