HRMT70002
Compensation and Benefits
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2021
Prerequisites: (HRMT70006 HRMT70015)
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: HRMT70006 or another post-secondary level HR fundamentals course.

Program(s): Certified Payroll Manager, Health & Safety Risk Mgmt, Human Resource - Certified Hum, Human Resource -Certified Hum, Human Resource Management, Occupational Health and Safety
Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210907_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills to effectively design and implement compensation and benefits programs covering employees. Prerequisite(s): A post-secondary level Human Resource Administration and Organizational Behaviour course.

Program Context

 
Certified Payroll Manager Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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Health & Safety Risk Mgmt Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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Human Resource - Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
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Human Resource -Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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Human Resource Management Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
This is a compulsory course in the Continuing Education Human Resources Management Certificate program. HRPA has approved this course as equivalent to the Compensation requirement in the CHRM program.

Occupational Health and Safety Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of the course, students will be able to identify compensation and benefit design strategies and methods and apply them to the design of a total reward system.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Describe the dynamic environment in which compensation systems are developed.
  2. Explain the theories regarding employee behavior and motivation and be able to categorize them.
  3. Prepare a job evaluation system and apply job evaluation to a scenario.
  4. Apply the basics of pay equity and employment equity compliance processes using a scenario.
  5. Design a base pay structure from given data.
  6. Describe the various terms associated with pay policy including regression, r squared, compa-ratio, intergrade differentials, compensating differential, red-circling, green- circling, pay range and pay philosophy.
  7. Define the various categories of incentive-based reward plans including piece work, commissions, group plans, short-term vs. long-term plans.
  8. Define the components of group benefits and describe their prevalence in the marketplace.
  9. Calculate benefits under various retirement arrangements (RRSP, defined benefit pension, etc.).
  10. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of a performance appraisal instrument.
  11. Discuss the various influences on changing compensation.
  12. Distribute compensation using various methodologies.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 6 Online Quizzes30.0%
 Simulation20.0%
 Group Assignment20.0%
 Final Exam*30.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
The final exam will be administered online. TEST AND ASSIGNMENT PROTOCOL The following protocol applies to every course offered by Continuing and Professional Studies. 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Quiz4.0%
 Exercises6.0%
 Group Assignment30.0%
 Mid Term Exam30.0%
 Final test (comprehensive)30.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
TEST AND ASSIGNMENT PROTOCOL The following protocol applies to every course offered by Continuing and Professional Studies. 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:  

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class Multiple Professors In Class - Continuing Education Students
Online Multiple Professors Online Topical for Continuing Education Students

Sheridan Policies

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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