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HRM1360 Applications of Group Benefits

Description: This course examines in-depth, specific applications of life, health and other group benefits programs provided by employers. Among the programs covered are life insurance, income replacement, health, dental, and work/life programs including employee assistance and wellness, financial planning and other financial benefits. This course also provides an introduction to flexible benefits design options.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1179 Benefits Administration

Description: Benefits and their administration in business are examined, including such topics as the Canada Pension Plan, Workers' Compensation, government health plans, and pension programs. Life, accident and health insurance, other than that, which is provided by the government, are studied. This course also covers contractual benefits such as rest periods, vacations and sick leaves and volunteer benefits such as social, recreational, and cultural activities and counselling. Additional topics include costing, program design, E.A.P.'s and special programs such as retirement planning and fitness projects.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HRM2030 Canadian Labour Relations

Description: This overview course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the development of labour unions in Canada, and the practical skills needed to manage effectively in unionized workplaces. Historical, political and legal issues affecting the industrial relations environment will be reviewed in detail. Through primary research, the student will have an opportunity to discuss organized labour from the viewpoints of both labour and management. Through simulations and experiential exercises, students will develop practical skills in collective agreement negotiation, contract administration and preparation for arbitration. Students will also have an opportunity to explore contemporary issues facing unions and to identify future trends which will impact on the industrial relations climate.

Note: This course is accredited by HRPAO towards the CHRP designation. Course Outcomes have also been aligned with Ministry Guideline MCV Code 70223.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: BUS2010 or HRM1090 or OLRN1440
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HRM1050 Compensation

Description: This course teaches the process involved in a compensation system. Students will learn the theoretical and applied aspects of the compensation function and will understand the linkage between the compensation function and organizational management process. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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OLRN1100 Compensation Management

Description: Recommended: Human Resources Management or equivalent.

This course is designed to expose students to all the essential elements of compensation design, implementation, management, and evaluation within the competitive and changing environment of the new economy. Compensation management explores the theoretical and practical approaches and strategies to compensation design and management within an organizational framework, the external and internal environments of an organization, pay structures, incentive systems, benefits programs, and changing employment conditions and trends.

Note: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for exemption from 'Compensation' within the Human Resources Certificate Program. HRPAO will grant a credit for successful completion of this course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1183 Computer Applications in Human Resources

Description: An understanding of spreadsheets is an invaluable tool in today's human resource management profession. Being able to control and manipulate data is a major requirement by all employers. A successful human resource professional must be able to utilize an existing worksheet by charting, sorting, and developing what-if-scenarios in order to remain current with today's industry standard. This course will provide an understanding and the fundamental principles of a Microsoft Excel as applied to human resource management related problems. A series of assignments leads the student through the critical issues of spreadsheet-based database design, and demonstrates the potential needs which computers have in this field.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1375 Dispute Resolution

Description: Recommended: Introductory course in Human Resources Management.

This course surveys the major methods currently in use by organizations for resolving disputes by situating alternative dispute resolution in its historical, social and legal context. Various ADR techniques will be examined and compared, and participants will be provided with an overview of ADR mechanisms, their advantages and disadvantages, and recognize the appropriate situations in which to apply them. Special emphasis is placed on developing mediation skills. Critical issues such as getting parties to the table, ethical issues of the mediation process, power imbalances, the appropriateness of mediation and issues of culture, race and gender are addressed. Technical aspects of the mediation process covered include: stages in the mediation process, how to determine the interests of the parties, how to generate options for settlement, and how to get beyond impasses. Negotiation models and the practical techniques necessary to negotiate effectively are also covered. Participants also examine a range of formal and informal dispute resolution models currently in use by organizations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1182 Employment Law - Human Resources

Description: Employment law affects numerous human resource management activities including planning, recruiting, selection, compensation, retention, and termination of employees. The purpose of this course is to review the legal and managerial implications of employment law for human resource management. It includes the formation, terms, regulation and termination of the employment relationship. The course topics include: sources of employment law; whether individuals are employees or independent contractors; discrimination and human rights; employment standards; the duties employees owe to employers; the duties employers owe to employees; formation of the employment contract; the terms of an employment contract; privacy; termination of employment; wrongful dismissal; health and safety; workplace safety and insurance; equity issues; and how employment related information can be found on the internet.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1321 Human Resource Management Principles

Description: This course introduces students to the management aspects of Human Resources. Specific focus is on the factors that affect the overall atmosphere in the workplace and that which contributes to an environment conducive to maximum productivity. Students will be introduced to effective strategies for hiring, motivating, managing, training, and retaining staff. Students will study the following topics: the strategic importance of Human Resources and the role of the HR Manager; competitive challenges facing Human Resources; job analysis and design; Human Resources planning; recruitment and selection; orientation and training; employee relations; performance management; compensation; employee benefits and services; labour relations; health and safety; equity and diversity; and international human resources management.
NOTE: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for an exemption from 'Human Resources Management' within the Human Resources Certificate Program. Course is HRPAO approved.
Note: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for exemption from 'Human Resources Management' within the Human Resources Certificate Program. HRPAO will grant a credit for successful completion of this course. A minimum final grade of 70% is required for HRPAO or CHRP designation.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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OLRN1430 Human Resource Planning And Development

Description: Recommended: Human Resource Management Principles

The focus is on human resources planning and includes the design of employee evaluation plans. Students learn how to forecast the human resources needs of an organization and to relate the requirements of the organization within ambient socio-political situations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HRM1180 Human Resources Planning

Description: This course explores the ways an HR strategy can be linked to overall business strategy. The important role of HR planning, including job analysis, forecasting supply and demand, and succession planning will be considered. Students will also explore quantitative and qualitative planning techniques. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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OLRN1427 International Human Resources Management

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the concepts and principles related to the worldwide management of people and the role of the human resources function in supporting global operations. Topic areas include: the differences between domestic and international human resources management (IHRM); cultural context of IHRM; standardization and localization of IHRM practices; international approaches to recruitment, selection, compensation, training, development and performance management; re-entry; international industrial relations and international human resources management trends and future challenges.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1470 Introduction To Business Management And Organizational Behaviour

Description: Recommended: Human Resource Management or equivalent.

This course is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment, organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for better and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process. Note: HRPAO will grant a credit for successful completion of this course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1490 Introduction To Financial Management Accounting

Description: Recommended: Human Resources Management or equivalent. It is also recommended that students have a basic knowledge of accounting before taking this course.

Learn financial and management accounting concepts and techniques, focusing on the relationships between management of performance and basic management functions of planning, coordination and control. It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of accounting before taking this subject.

Note: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for exemption from 'Financial and Managerial Accounting' within the Human Resources Certificate Program. HRPAO will grant a credit for successful completion of this course. You must obtain a minimum passing grade of 70% to qualify towards an HRPAO accreditation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1004 Labour Economics

Description: The objective of this course is to introduce a non-economics student to elementary theories concerning the functioning of the labour market. The focus of this course will be the developing of several practical and analytical tools to aid the students' understanding of labour market operations. Students will be introduced to various concepts about an individual's decision to work, the decision to retire or reduce the length of the work week. Then you will review the factors that influence the firm's decision to hire labour and determine the amount of labour to be hired given both a competitive and non-competitive labour market. The concept of non-competitive labour markets will be extended to include the influence of factors that are external to the labour market such as unions and government. The problems of and solutions to unemployment, discrimination and wage differentials will be discussed.

Note: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for exemption from 'Labour Economics' within the Human Resources Certificate Program.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1203 Labour Relations

Description: This course provides students with a working knowledge of the institutions and processes, which govern employee-management relations in a unionized work environment. The course focuses on the strategic and legal considerations, which influence decision-making for employers and employees facing the option of unionization or the impact of unionization. Major topics include: historical development of the Canadian trade union movement, statutory certification procedures, unfair labour practices, the process of collective bargaining, the nature and contents of collective agreements, standard grievance procedures, conciliation and arbitration processes and the impact of strikes and lockouts.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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BUS8560 Organizational Effectiveness

Description: Organizational effectiveness examines the behavior of individuals and teams and spans topics including the design of management systems and structures to enable business strategy through the development of key performance indicators, targets and benchmarks. Theories relating to conflict and motivation in the workplace will guide students in their identification and application of models that address issues and challenges relating to both. In addition, students will address organizational culture, productivity, employee engagement and leadership in the context of the human resources function. Students will explore the dynamics of the relationship between organizational and change management strategies. Students will describe the role the HR professional plays in the planning and managing of organizational change to ensure organizational effectiveness.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1006 Personnel Research Techniques And Human Resources Information Systems

Description: Recommended: Human Resource Management course or equivalent. This course provides a basic study of analytical techniques, research, and design methodology relating to human resource information systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1120 Recruitment and Selection

Description: Recommended: Human Resource Management or equivalent.

A basic study is undertaken of the principles, issues, trends, and legislative requirements affecting recruitment and selection. Human Resources professionals need an understanding of how recruitment and selection fits into the broader organizational structure, processes, and goals of an organization and how this function is related to the other functions of Human Resources management. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to successfully identify human resource requirements and attract and retain an effective workforce for an organization. The changing legal environment and the impact of laws on recruitment and selection are an important component of this course.

NOTE: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for an exemption from 'Recruitment and Selection' within the Human Resources Certificate Program. This course is approved by HRPAO.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HRM1040 Training And Development

Description: Emphasizing ways in which training should be integrated with the overall objectives of the organization, this course studies topics ranging from orientation/basic training and needs analysis to evaluation theory and practice.This course is an approved HRPA credit.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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OLRN1831 Training And Development

Description: Recommended: Human Resource Management Principles or equivalent.

The student will be introduced to the psychology of the learning process on which training and development is based and will gain an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs within organizations. The course will include the four key elements of the training and development function: needs analysis procedures; program design/development; program administration; and measurement and evaluation.
Hours: 56
Credits: 3
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