Human Resource Administration
  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: Winter 2022
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Business, Canadian Institute of Entrepre, Canadian Institute of Manageme, Human Resource - Certified Hum, Human Resource -Certified Hum, Human Resource Management
Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20220110_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 examine the functions and activities of human resource management and its interdependence within the operational context of an organization. In this course, students learn about human rights, recruitment, staff planning and evaluation, training and development, compensation, and labour relations.

Program Context

Business Program Coordinator(s): N/A

Canadian Institute of Entrepre Program Coordinator(s): N/A

Canadian Institute of Manageme Program Coordinator(s): N/A

Human Resource - Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie

Human Resource -Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): N/A

Human Resource Management Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to describe Human Resources Management functions and their interdependence to an organization's strategic goals.
Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Analyze cultural, economic, demographic and technological factors in Canadian business in order to monitor their influence on Human Resource Management.
  2. Apply Canadian and Ontario employment legislation including recent changes and their implications.
  3. Analyze how organizational diversity campaigns create advantages and advance customer relations.
  4. Explain how job design, compensation and benefits management are used to influence employee behaviour.
  5. Identify tools used in HR planning which aid managers in planning future oriented strategies for staffing needs.
  6. Evaluate internal and external sources for recruitment such as print ads, commercial jobsites and social media to meet an employer's hiring needs and branding.
  7. Describe the training delivery techniques and media used for employee orientation and development in order to maximize socialization and productivity.
  8. Differentiate between effective performance management programs which are legally defensible from systems without quantifiable standards.
  9. Identify conditions in which health and safety problems may occur and implement proactive strategies to encourage employee physical health and mental health.
  10. Distinguish between employee, employer, union and HR roles and responsibilities in mutual gains and cooperative bargaining.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 HRMT Ice-breaker3.0%
 Discussions (2 x 5%)10.0%
 Mid-term Test20.0%
 Assignments (2 x 15%)30.0%
 Final Exam (online)30.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Two (2) real-time online discussions will be held during posted evenings. These are graded at 5% for full participation. An alternate option is available for students unavailable for one or both online discussions. Four (4) discussion topics will be posted throughout the course to which students can reply to earn 2.5% each before the posted deadlines. While students are expected to meet posted deadlines, under extenuating circumstances students may inform the instructor prior to the test or assignment date about their situation and request an extension. All adjustments are at the discretion of the instructor with due consideration given to the individual situation and the student's course performance. The final exam will be administered online.

Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Mid Term Test30.0%
 Assignments - Written/Oral30.0%
 Final Exam (comprehensive)40.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Full participation and attendance is recommended for this course. Students who miss a class are responsible for any information discussed, assigned or distributed in that class period. Test dates and assignment due dates will be assigned by the instructor. Missed tests/exams will receive a grade of "zero" unless arrangements are made with the instructor's approval PRIOR to the testing date. Students may withdraw up to the 3/4 point of the course duration without academic penalty. For example, if your course is 14 sessions, you may withdraw (in writing) up to the 11th session without academic penalty. If you withdraw after this point, you will receive the grade earned. This policy applies only to courses and not seminars or workshops.

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

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

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 N/A In class Students
Online N/A Online Students

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

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.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

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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