Recruitment and Selection

The essen­tials of recruit­ment and selec­tion is the focus of this course. The broad cov­er­age of top­ics may include: inter­nal and exter­nal fac­tors that influ­ence recruit­ment and selec­tion prac­tices, leg­isla­tive frame­work, job analy­sis and com­pe­ten­cy mod­els, recruit­ment sources and attract­ing job appli­cants, screen­ing, test­ing, and inter­view­ing and deci­sion making.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Learn through lectures and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
  • Aimed at emerging to mid-career individuals looking to advance in their career in the area of human resources or in supervisory positions. It will be of special interest, among others, to HR practitioners, managers, supervisors, and training coordinators.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and analyze the internal and external factors that affect recruitment and selection.
  • Understand the legislative framework in Canada, key terminology, and how employer requirements have evolved to protect various groups.
  • Identify and utilize the appropriate methods for conducting job analysis ensuring that job requirements are legally defensible; optimize the performance of an organization.
  • Evaluate job performance and establish a feedback loop with the analysis process to ensure a valid and reliable methodology.
  • Identify target applicant pools and utilize appropriate methods to source and attract candidates.
  • Understand the various methods for screening, testing, and interviewing and how to choose the most appropriate method to maximize reliability and validity in the selection process.
  • Select the right candidate based on output from decision-making tools.
  • Engage candidates in a fair and equitable offer and negotiation process.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Scheduled for Fall/Winter:

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