Human Resource Management Fundamentals
|School||School of Business + Media|
|Minimum Passing Grade||50%|
|Start Date||September 07, 2021|
|End Date||December 04, 2021|
Acknowledgement of Territories
The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).
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|Office Hours||Instructor to provide|
This course covers theory, practice and standard programs employed by human resource management practitioners in today’s private sector business, government and other organizations. The course covers the major human resource management functions with some emphasis on applied knowledge. Recommended for all persons interested in general management, HR management, and/or supervision.
Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the programs and processes associated with acquiring and maintaining an effective and efficient workforce.
- Analyze some of the key human resource management issues facing Canadian organizations.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the terminology and some generally accepted practices within some of the main human resource management functional areas. E.g.: Recruitment and Selection, Training & Development, Performance Management, etc.
- Identify the various bodies of employment laws and regulations that apply to employers operating in British Columbia.
- Create effective written and oral reports.
Human Resources Management in Canada, Canadian 14th Edition, Gary Dessler et al., Pearson Canada, Toronto
Students will learn to:
- Match HR needs and people strategies
- Link HR initiatives with organizational goals
- Use social media to find great candidates
- Ask the right questions in an interview
- Stay on the right side of employment and human rights laws
- Determine if your boss is a bully or just a tough manager
- Have a difficult conversation at work
- Tell if your employee needs training or firing
- Find out if you are paid competitively
- Fire an employee fairly, compassionately and legally
- Create an engaged workforce
|Participation||10||Contributing in a meaningful way to on-line discussion weekly by posting relevant comments and raising pertinent questions:|
|Assignments/Quizzes||40||Weekly assignment or quiz on course content worth 4-6% each|
|Mid-term Exam||25||Multiple choice exam|
|Final Exam||25||Multiple choice exam|
Integrity Advocate will be used for remote exam proctoring to enhance the integrity of online exams.Integrity Advocate requires the use of the Chrome web browser and video capability on your computer.
Regular presence and participation in on-line courses is seen as integral to student success and is, therefore, monitored. Unexcused non-participation via prescribed forms of electronic communication cannot exceed 10% of the time prescribed for the course. In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate. For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation. These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 “Student Regulations”.
Course Schedule and Assignments
Weekly Assignment or Quiz
Introduction to HRM; Strategic Role
Legal Framework for HRM
Job Analysis & Job Design, HR Planning
Chapter 4 & 5
Onboarding & Training and Career & Management Development
Chapters 8 & 9
Midterm exam (Sessions 1-6)
Strategic Pay Plans, Pay for Performance
Chapters 11 & 12
Employee Benefits and Occupational Health & Safety
Chapters 13 & 14
Employee Separations & Employee Engagement
Final Exam (Sessions 8-12)
Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.
Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.
Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.
Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at https://www.bcit.ca/about/administration/policies.shtml
Guidelines for School of Business + Media
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.
Regular attendance in lectures and labs is seen as integral to student success, therefore, attendance in class is monitored. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.
In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate ). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.
A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.
These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available at https://www.bcit.ca/pts/pts_withdrawals.shtml.
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Cindy Rogers, Instructor
May 28, 2021
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Simon Bachrich, Program Head
May 28, 2021
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Richard Miles, Part Times Studies and Program Coordinator
June 14, 2021
I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Caroline Depatie, Associate Dean
June 15, 2021
Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.