Recruitment and Selection

    EXMGT 5602 is offered this spring:

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.


Apr 6, 2021Jun 22, 2021


6:15 pm – 9:30 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

Your Instructor

Greg HusseyID: greg-hussey

Greg Hussey is a Human Resources professional with over ten years of diverse experience across various industries. Greg works closely with organizations to build a culture of high performance and accountability through the successful deployment of HR programs, policies, and services. He has experience and expertise in strategic planning, change management, organizational design, hiring, orientation and onboarding, employee engagement, employee relations, compensation and benefits, competency development, succession planning, training and development, coaching, and health and safety.




Recruitment And Selection In Canada

7th edition

ISBN 9780176764661

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • 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 April 6, 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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EXMGT 5602 is offered this spring: