HST530 - Organizational Staffing

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Subject Title
Organizational Staffing

Subject Description
The purpose of this course is to explore the principles, issues and legislative requirements that impact employee acquisition and to investigate methods that lead to effective and cost effective hiring decisions. In this course, participants analyze how recruitment and selection is integrated with other functions in human resources management as well as how it impacts organizational goals. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to successfully identify human resource requirements and attract and retain an effective workforce for an organization. Special attention will be given to trends in talent acquisition, such as branding, partnerships and E-cruiting, including their impact on the effective and efficient provision of staffing support.

Credit Status
One credit.

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

  1. Explain the impact of legislation on recruitment and selection activities and discuss the impact of equal opportunity initiatives on the staffing function.
  2. Create a human resources (HR) plan that takes into consideration the internal and external factors that influence human resource needs.
  3. Analyze how recruitment and selection is integrated with other functions in HR as well as the impacts on organizational goals.
  4. Critique application forms and ensure legal and professional compliance.
  5. Evaluate existing corporate web sites based on "best practice" criteria such as organizational branding, ease of use, creative messaging, and ability to process applications efficiently.
  6. Prepare a recruiting plan that reflects the legal and ethical practices that must be considered for effective recruitment.
  7. Compare and contrast internal and external recruitment methods and develop a recruitment plan that best meets the organization's objectives.
  8. Assess an E-cruiting campaign.
  9. Develop candidate-screening criteria.
  10. Plan and conduct an effective employment interview using a variety of questioning techniques.
  11. Analyze employment tests that could be used to assist in accurate candidate skill level assessment and the resultant selection of an appropriate candidate.
  12. Develop candidate evaluation criteria that will aid in the selection of the best candidate.
  13. Describe ways of streamlining the talent acquisition process and increasing the return on investment for this function.

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.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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

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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.