Human Resource Metrics

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

Designed to assist stu­dents to iden­ti­fy rel­e­vant sys­tems and met­rics that are cost effec­tive, mea­sure nec­es­sary vari­ables, and estab­lish bench­marks. Top­ics such as: cost per hire, turnover rates/​costs, train­ing and human cap­i­tal ROI, labor/​productivity rates and costs, ben­e­fit costs per employ­ee, sick leave usage will be covered.

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.
  • Explore topics such as cost per hire, turnover rates/costs, training and human capital ROI, labor/productivity rates and costs, benefit costs per employee, and sick leave usage.
  • 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:

  • Have an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of HR metrics and their potential to impact organizations.
  • Understand how to effectively use and apply HR analytics, including being knowledgeable of their potential and pitfalls.
  • Design and develop HR metric tools, as well as implementation strategies and procedures for managing key organizational issues, challenges, and problems.
  • Understand the organizational issues associated with performing an HR audit.
  • Understand the linkages necessary in HR to lead and manage the development and application of metrics tools, including strategic HR scorecards.
  • Use presentation skills to introduce an analytic tool or framework that will assist an organization to manage its human resources in a strategic way.


Sep 16, 2021Dec 9, 2021




6:00 pm – 9:15 pm MT




Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Kent Rondeau

Your Instructor

Kent RondeauID: kent-rondeau

Class info
  • There is no class on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 11, 2021. This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 16, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
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

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject 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.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this fall: