HST620 - Human Resources Research and Information Systems

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Subject Title
Human Resources Research and Information Systems

Subject Description
This course provides students with a sound framework for human resources research and information systems (HRIS) project planning, management and implementation. Application skills will be developed through experiential work on actual HRIS and spreadsheet software. The synthesis of ideas related to the future of human resources information management and compliance with privacy laws will add perspective to an effective information strategy.

Information analysis for human resources (HR) research (measurement, interpretation and conditioning of workforce behaviour) is a focus throughout the course and will incorporate knowledge from other courses. Students will gain a sound understanding of what HR research is and how it can be used to further the strategic activities of the organization.

Credit Status
One credit.

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

  1. Understand the techniques involved in researching, analysing and interpreting data relating to human resource activities.
  2. Identify elements of HRIS project management including Return on Investment (ROI) and implementaiton.
  3. Demonstrate effective use of spreadsheet software by creating and editing documents for analysis purposes.
  4. Identify the components of and understand the effective use of database (HRIS) software for HR information.
  5. Understand the relationship between information management and strategic processes.
  6. Apply basic statistical techniques to manage workforce data and integrate findings within the context of HR research.

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.

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

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

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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.

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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.