HST300 - Introduction to Human Resources

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Subject Title
Introduction to Human Resources

Subject Description
This course introduces the diverse components of the human resources (HR) function and its role in the current business environment. Topics to be covered include human resources planning, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, employee rights, safety, industrial relations, training and development, and strategic issues and challenges in human resources management, in both domestic and global environments.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the historical development and conceptual foundation of human resource management.
  2. Discuss the role of human resources in the organization.
  3. Apply existing human resources legislation to typical human resources issues.
  4. Discuss the basic human resources planning concepts and apply them to typical planning issues.
  5. Discuss the basic staffing concepts and apply them to typical staffing issues.
  6. Discuss the basic training and development concepts and apply them to typical training and development issues.
  7. Complete a performance appraisal using a variety of performance appraisal techniques.
  8. Discuss the basic compensation concepts and apply them to typical compensation management issues.
  9. Demonstrate how employee benefits and incentive plans can be used to meet the organization's compensation strategy.
  10. Apply the principles underlying employee rights and management rights to disciplinary actions.
  11. Discuss basic health and safety concepts and apply them to typical health and safety issues.
  12. Examine the role of labour relations and collective bargaining, and explain the impact on the organization’s ability to manage the workplace.
  13. Identify trends influencing employment and discuss the impact on today's workplace.
  14. Identify, evaluate and effectively utilize information resources applicable to the field of Human Resources Management.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.