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HRMG 3105

Human Resource Management Fundamentals

School School of Business + Media
Program Part-time studies
Course Credits 4
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date September 07, 2021
End Date December 04, 2021
Total Hours 52
Total Weeks 13
Hours/Weeks 4
Delivery Type Other
CRN 45870

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).

Instructor Details

Name Cindy Rogers
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location On-line
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

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.

Learning Resources

Human Resources Management in Canada, Canadian 14th Edition, Gary Dessler et al., Pearson Canada, Toronto

Course Goals

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

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Participation10Contributing in a meaningful way to on-line discussion weekly by posting relevant comments and raising pertinent questions:
  • Responses to include personal examples, references from the text and thoughtful analysis of HR issues
  • Builds on others’ ideas and challenges assumptions and ideas.
  • Expresses oneself in respectful, professional manner.
  • Open to new ideas and processes, considers ideas of others when different from own.
Assignments/Quizzes40Weekly assignment or quiz on course content worth 4-6% each
Mid-term Exam25Multiple choice exam
Final Exam 25Multiple 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.

Attendance Requirements

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

Date

Topic

Reference/
Reading

Weekly Assignment or Quiz

1

Sep 7

Introduction to HRM; Strategic Role

Chapter 1

2

Sep 14

Legal Framework for HRM

Chapter 2

Quiz

3     

Sep 21

Job Analysis & Job Design, HR Planning

Chapter 4 & 5

Assignment

4

Sep 28

Recruitment

Chapters 6

Assignment

5

Oct 5

Selection

Chapter 7

Quiz

6

Oct 12

Onboarding & Training and Career & Management Development

Chapters 8 & 9

7

Oct 19

Midterm exam (Sessions 1-6)

8

Oct 26

Performance Management

Chapter 10

Assignment

9

Nov 2

Strategic Pay Plans, Pay for Performance

Chapters 11 & 12

Assignment

10

Nov 9

Employee Benefits and Occupational Health & Safety

Chapters 13 & 14

Quiz

11

Nov 16

Employee Separations & Employee Engagement

Chapter 15

Assignment

12

Nov 23

Labour Relations

Chapter 16

13

Nov 30

Final Exam (Sessions 8-12)

Course topics

    BCIT Policy

    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

    Attempts:
    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.

    Attendance:
    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.

    Approved

    I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
    Cindy Rogers, Instructor
    May 28, 2021

    I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
    Simon Bachrich, Program Head
    May 28, 2021

    I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
    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.