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Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues throughout all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals including:
- Developing and implementing company policies and procedures
- Delivering HR-related programs and services
- Giving advice and counsel to corporate executives, line managers and employees
You will experience growth in your skills, knowledge and abilities in the following areas:
- Compensation management
- Employee and labour relations
- HR planning
- Managerial accounting
- Occupational health and safety
- Organizational behaviour
- Performance management
- Recruitment and selection
- Training and development
- Employment law
The Human Resources Management (HRM) graduate certificate program is designed for individuals with previous post-secondary education (a three-year college diploma or a university degree is required) or related work experience (at least three years of relevant work experience in a human resources-related role).
This program includes all nine courses required to meet the academic component of either the Certified Human Resources Professional Designation (CHRP) or the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation. Students who receive an average grade of 70 per cent in these courses and maintain a minimum grade of 65 per cent in each course, meet the coursework requirements to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2) – a significant step towards achieving the CHRP or CHRL designation in Ontario.
For further information regarding designations granted by the Human Resources Professionals Association, please visit www.hrpa.ca.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention plans and processes.
- Administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management program.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs.
- Facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both non-union and union environments.
- Research and support the development and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan.
- Collaborate with others, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices.
- Research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
- Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
- Manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
- Facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan.
- Conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices.