RCM704 - HR and Labour Relations in Retirement Communities

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-07-04 15:12:42.566
Last review date 2018-07-16 00:15:00.619

Subject Title
HR and Labour Relations in Retirement Communities

Subject Description
The human resources framework involves obtaining and retaining competent employees.  Managers require knowledge of competitive wage scales, pay equity and benefit packages.  Positive employee relations can be achieved through job satisfaction, conflict resolution and compliance with collective agreements and appropriate legislation.  Administrators / General Managers must meet the challenge of the increasing number and complexity of government regulations and the diversity of the workforce.

Credit Status
One full credit.

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of compliance with human resources procedures for the management of recruitment, retention, selection, hiring, evaluation, promotion and dismissal of employees.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of compliance with current employment and human rights legislation.
  3. Describe the efficient use of an operation's human resources practices.
  4. Demonstrate effective planning and staff deployment necessary to provide a healthy, safe, and well-maintained environment.
  5. Demonstrate skills required to solve problems and improve products and service.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of compliance with laws regarding labour relations, union activity, contract negotiations, grievances, and WSIB claims management.
  7. Develop strategies to address complex issues related to the effective management of issues in a diverse workforce.
  8. Describe the importance of leadership in human resource management and the objectives of a strong training and professional development program.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

RCM 700

Topic Outline

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management and Labour Relations.
  • Collective Agreements and Personnel Policies.
  • Recruitment and Retention.
  • Orientation.
  • Staff Deployment.
  • Compensation and Benefits.
  • How to Conduct and Investigation.
  • WSIB and Employee Incidents.
  • Grievance / Complaints Process.
  • Disciplinary Process.

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online.  This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts


Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  http:/senecacollege.ca/library

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignment 1  05%
Assignment 2  05%
Assignment 3  05%
Assignment 4  05%
Mid-Term Exam 40%
Final Case Study 40%

All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso