Personnel Research Techniques and HRIS
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  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 2014
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): N/A
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: Multiple Course Leaders
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is delivered through OntarioLearn and is hosted by Seneca College. Access to this course is from the OntarioLearn website.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This subject involves the study of research techniques as they pertain to the measurement and conditioning of workforce behaviour. The subject provides knowledge related to the introduction of electronic HR information systems (HRIS) into an organization by discovering project management, planning and implementation models. The value of HRIS to effective HR research activities will be explored by looking at actual practices of HR professionals.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify the techniques involved in researching, analyzing, and
interpreting data relating to human resource activities.

2. Demonstrate a command of the fundamentals of word processing,
spreadsheet, presentation graphics and database management software by
independently creating and editing documents.

3. Describe fundamental applications of HRIS to the management of
human resources.

4. Apply knowledge of HRIS system development, acquisition and
software to assigned human resources management tasks.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

2 Assignments 	30%
Mid-Term	20%
Participation	15%
FINAL EXAM (In-person)	35%

The Final Exam for this course is to be written in person.
Note: Students must pass the final exam or final assignment (if the
final assignment is in lieu of the final exam) with a grade of 55% in
order to pass the subject.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication X Critical Thinking & Problem Solving   Interpersonal
  Numeracy   Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

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 Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR

Notes:  N/A

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.
Effective term: Fall 2014
Professor: Multiple Professors
HR Manager's Guide to Managing Information Systems. 
Author: Turnbull
Publisher: Thomson Carswell
ISBN: 9780779856817

Research Measurement & Evaluation of Human Resources.  Saks, Belcourt.
1st Custom Edition. Thomson Nelson Canada. ISBN13:  978-0-17-646249-9.

Applicable student group(s): All
Course Details:
-The role of research in Human Resource Management 
-Basic Methods I: Measurement of workforce behaviour 
-Basic Methods II: Conditioning of workforce behaviour 
-Basic Methods III: Statistical interpretation of HR information 
-Introduction to HRIS 
-Planning HRIS projects 
-Needs analysis issues 
-Design/purchase issues 
-Implementation issues 
-HRIS application to various HR functions such as:
   -Planning & staffing  
   -Training & development  
   -Compensation, benefits, payroll & pensions  
   -Health & safety  
   -Future trends & directions

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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