Workforce Planning

Dif­fer­ent orga­ni­za­tion­al strate­gies require dif­fer­ent human resource man­age­ment poli­cies and prac­tices. This course is designed to help human resources plan and make deci­sions about the allo­ca­tion of resources for the effec­tive man­age­ment of peo­ple. Top­ics include: envi­ron­men­tal scan­ning, fore­cast­ing sup­ply and demand for human resources, suc­ces­sions plan­ning, career plan­ning, and busi­ness strategies.
What you will learn

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

  • Understand the role and purpose of human resources and workforce planning, via strategic planning and HR service delivery
  • Understand the importance of HR policy development
  • Understand the external and internal business drivers impacting HR planning and HR service delivery
  • Gain an understanding of contemporary HR issues and programs as they relate to downsizing, international HR, mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing, and HR IT/metrics
  • Understand the concept of human resources as a “strategic business partner”
  • Understand performance evaluation and explore some new concepts of performance management
  • Explore the importance of succession planning and mentoring, and develop succession and mentoring plans
  • Understand and develop effective training and development plans
This course has no prerequisites

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

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.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.

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