REC422 - Human Resources Management

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Subject Title
Human Resources Management

Subject Description
Effective development of human resources helps people and organizations in the recreation and leisure industries to reach their goals. The objective of any human resource department is to contribute to organizational effectiveness, and to prepare the organization to meet a range of varied demands and challenges related to staffing, employee and union relations, and the environment. Other challenges arise from requirements to comply with legislation, such as employment standards, minimum wage, health & safety and employment equity.  This subject prepares students to deal with the technical aspects of human resource management in the recreation sector.  Students consider the typical issues faced by human resource managers in this area, along with assessing the factors that lead to effective human resource management.  By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and evaluate the role of human resource management in contributing to organizational success in the recreation and leisure industries.

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


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the position of a “human resource manager”.
  2. Evaluate different types of orientation and training methods used for all levels of employees.
  3. Describe (verbally and in writing) an effective “hiring process program”.
  4. Understand the principles of employee selection planning involved with assessing potential candidates for employment.
  5. Understand laws, standards and best practices governing human resource management.
  6. Recognize the importance of effective employee supervision.
  7. Identify the role of record keeping and evaluation procedures in human resources management.
  8. Evaluate various methods of compensation used in the recreation and leisure services industries.
  9. Identify the progressive discipline process and performance management.
  10. Assess solutions and measures for disciplining employees, enhancing labour relations and handling grievances.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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