Course description

Gain a fundamental overview of human resources management. Acquire an appreciation and basic comprehension of legislation affecting employees, knowledge regarding the recruitment/selection process, training and development, and managing day-to-day performance.

Learner outcomes

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

  • define and understand the importance of the human resources function in relation to the roles and responsibilities of a manager.
  • develop a basic understanding of the provincial legislation affecting the human resources area and ultimately the impact on managers; i.e. Employment Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Alberta Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act, Workers Compensation Act, Labour Relations Code, and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA);
  • develop knowledge and skills regarding recruitment and selection, and in particular, the preparation, interview and follow-up stages of the interviewing process;
  • examine the skills in managing the training and development of team members including orientation of new staff, and the manager's role in the context of the team member's career development process;
  • analyze the skills needed in managing day-to-day performance, ongoing coaching and annual/interim reviews of team members. 
Select a section to register
Section title
Human Resource Basics
ON - Online
Sep 09, 2024 to Oct 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery options
Course Fee(s)
TXPK non-credit $459.00
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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