Course description

Explore how to integrate the total compensation package — including remuneration, benefits and pension — with the organization's overall goals. Gain a broad understanding of the employment environment and the statutory framework within which the organization operates.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the role of total rewards strategy and its link to desired employee behaviours and organizational goals and objectives;
  • Describe the various motivational theories that relate to pay;
  • Discuss how wages are established and how compensation programs are structured;
  • Provide an overview of the key provincial and federal legislation affecting compensation;
  • Describe what an incentive plan is, the various forms it takes and what is included in successful individual and group incentive programs;
  • Discuss the key components of a successful benefits program and how benefit programs contribute to the desired outcomes of the organization; 

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ON - Online
Nov 18, 2024 to Dec 16, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
TXHR non-credit $459.00
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Section Notes

•   This is an online, asynchronous course; it is not an independent study course. There are set due dates for graded and non-graded assessments and students are required to actively participate throughout the course via discussion and other activities. 

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date.

•  Review our Student Information site for additional information about forms and policies, campus maps, parking information, technical support, and more.

•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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