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  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology

    Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology

Program Code: HST

Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Illustrate sound knowledge of Canadian businesses, their underlying organizational structure and how these functions are integrated, including:
    • Marketing
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Operations Management
    • Specialized Understanding of Human Resources
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills:
    • As a team member
    • In communication with management and employees
    • In an employment setting
  • Demonstrate effective research skills to:
    • Investigate legislation
    • Gather planning information
    • Conduct benchmarking
    • Conduct “what if” analysis
  • Plan and act within applicable laws and regulations, including:
    • Employment law
    • Basic contract law
    • Privacy laws
  • Employ mathematical skills and concepts to accurately:
    • Perform cost/benefit analysis
    • Evaluate the effectiveness and return on investment of proposals and/or projects
    • Prepare budgets
    • Project staffing requirements
    • Conduct competitive analysis of direct and indirect compensation plans
    • Project the cost of amendments to a collective agreement
  • Understand how human resources influences Canadian businesses to:
    • Build and environment that fosters effective working relationships
    • Improve decision making by gathering, analyzing, and incorporating relevant business and industry information
    • Incorporate ethical and legal issues into decision making
    • Develop a departmental or project budget
  • Apply and evaluate knowledge of organizational effectiveness to:
    • Evaluate employee feedback systems that support the organizational direction and culture
    • Develop programs designed to increase employee involvement
    • Maintain an inventory of Human Resources talent
    • Design programs designed to recognize and reward employees
  • Apply knowledge of employee and labour relations to effectively:
    • Evaluate Human Resources policies
    • Advise on the establishment, continuation, and termination of bargaining rights
    • Interpret collective agreements
    • Process grievances
    • Collect and analyze information required in collective bargaining and rights arbitration
  • Apply training and development concepts to:
    • Conduct needs assessments
    • Select an appropriate delivery format for training
    • Design training based on the principles of adult learning
    • Facilitate the delivery of training
    • Evaluate the impact of training on organizational performance
    • Develop training budgets
  • Employ effective staffing techniques and concepts to:
    • Develop a corporate identity
    • Build a talent pool
    • Use appropriate selection tools in the assessment of candidates
    • Improve the effectiveness and efficiently of staffing activities
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of total compensation by:
    • Recommending direct and indirect compensation plans that support organizational objectives
    • Evaluating the competitiveness of the total compensation program
    • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements
    • Developing employee communication tools about direct and indirect compensation plans
    • Ensuring payroll guidelines meet relevant legislation, tax laws, company policies, and contractual pay requirements
  • Assess workplace health and safety practices to:
    • Ensure practices meet legislative requirements
    • Analyze risk to the health and safety of employees
    • Determine appropriate preventative measures
  • Select and apply current workplace technology, including:
    • HRIS software
    • Microsoft Office
    • Communication software
    • internet
    • Web design software
    • Course management systems
    • Project management systems
  • Apply knowledge of human resource information management to:
    • Ensure compliance with legislated and contractual requirements for information management
    • Prepare reports
    • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Human Resources functions
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and team skills, including:
    • Listening and questioning skills
    • Demonstrating respect for views and perspectives of others
    • Contributing creative and innovative ideas to a team project
    • Using appropriate verbal and non-verbal communications
    • Conflict resolution
    • Decision making
    • Fulfillment of commitments
  • Demonstrate professional level written communications abilities through:
    • Preparation of appropriate reports, proposals and case studies
    • Development of contract language
    • Accurate use of grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence mechanics
  • Demonstrate effective communications skills, including:
    • Organizing information for a variety of purposes and audiences
    • Making presentations to groups
    • Facilitating learning with groups
    • Interviewing
  • Practice lifelong learning skillos through:
    • Self-directed learning
    • Team learning
    • Web-based learning
    • Career planning
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the society and culture in the world, genre of a traditional liberal arts education.