off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
Delve into the psychology of the workplace. Master your career and on-the-job mentoring skills. Crack the payscale code to determine who gets paid more and why.
- Business Co-operative Education Program
Co-op education allows you to take what you've learned in the classroom and apply it in real life work situations. The Cameco Business Co-operative Education Program provides students with eight months of relevant work experience and the opportunity to develop relationships with influential business contacts. You will also receive coaching and skill building sessions in the areas of networking, etiquette, and interview success prior to going out on your co-op term.
Third year students from all majors are welcome to apply. The number of participants and companies continues to grow every year, with the ultimate goal of being able to accommodate up to 200 students.
- Career Development
Goodspeed Career Services manages the co-op program and offers many career development services exclusive to Edwards School of Business students.
Human Resources (HR) refers to how people are managed by organizations. The field has moved from a traditionally administrative function to a strategic one that recognizes the link between talented and engaged people and organizational success. Human resources deals with areas including hiring, training, salaries and benefits, health and safety, and termination. No matter the organization you choose, or what your job is, human resource management skills—people skills—will be essential ingredients for success.
- COMM 211: Human Resource Management
Develops a framework for human resource management comprising the context, issues, strategies, and processes of managing people in organizations. The challenges arising from the context include legal and ethical issues as well as global perspectives. Processes include selection and recruitment, performance appraisal, training and development, compensation and benefits, labour relations, and managing employee and employer interests within the employment relationship.
- COMM 343: Recruitment Selection and Engagement
Designed to help students identify and apply appropriate practices (which are valid, reliable, and legally defensible) for recruiting and selecting people who will contribute to the overall success of an organization, and for engaging those employees toward favourable organizational (and individual) outcomes. In so doing, the theoretical and empirical underpinnings for these practices are presented.
- COMM 485: International and Comparative Employment Relations Systems
Examines the triangular relationship between employers, government, and organized labour in the context of developed regions such as North America and Western Europe, as well as in emerging economic regions such as Asia, Africa, and South America. Globalization and firm internationalization is explored as it affects organized labour. The aim is to introduce students to a broad range of unionized work environments to facilitate economic, social and legal comparison.
The human resources major is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary for them to succeed as human resource professionals.
Here are a few of the concerns of the human resource specialist:
- How can a firm attract, engage and retain the right employees?
- On what basis should one employee be paid more than another?
- How should a manager give feedback to employees about their performance?
- How should an employer deal with unions?
- What are the legal constraints in how managers deal with employees?
- How should an organization be structured to maximize its likelihood of success?
These issues are so important that they may determine the fate of the organization, and the human resources major prepares students to handle these decisions wisely and professionally.