Human Resource Management
Overview
  • Certificate program
  • Available by classroom delivery, distance delivery, and at Regional Campuses 

Description

Prepare for a career in the fast-growing and key business field of human resource management (HRM). You will learn the fundamental components of an HR program, including staffing, recruitment, selection, compensation, training and development.

You’ll also examine current issues and industry trends, labour relations, plus workplace safety and health.

This program is now accredited by the provincial certifying body, the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba).

Graduates of Red River College’s HR Management Certificate program now have five years from graduation to apply to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE).

The NKE is a required step to pursue the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, which is the national industry standard of excellence. For more information on the Post-Secondary Institution Accreditation Program (CPHR) please contact Lorie Brule.  lori@cphrmb.ca


Red River College’s HR Management program graduates need to complete four of the following five electives and have a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher in order to qualify for the waiver to write the NKE:

Graduates of the Human Resource Management program from 2012 to 2016 are eligible to apply for the waiver for the NKE and to apply for the CPHR designation.

Please check Course Dates & Fees for current course offerings.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Successful completion of: 
  • The courses listed in Regular Admission Requirement 1 

or

  • RRC’s Introduction to Business program

Who Should Enrol?
Our students have voiced many reasons for taking courses in the Human Resource Management certificate program. Here are a few:
  • Seeking a formal certificate in HRM with an accredited post-secondary educational institution
  • Working towards a professional designation in HRM: Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and International Personnel Management Association of Canada
  • Adding expert learning to an existing personal toolbox of HR capabilities in the workplace
  • Transitioning to a new career path in HRM
  • Sharing HR experiences with other students and instructors and gaining insight into dealing with challenges
  • Moving into a supervisory or management role in HRM
  • Expanding knowledge and skills of general managers in HR specific areas
  • Developing organizational effectiveness with new knowledge and skills
  • Building strategic links between HR and business areas of the workplace


Program Outline

You must successfully complete nine courses and three workshops to earn a certificate.

First Course of Study:

  • MGMT-1080  Human Resource Management - C/D

Core Courses:

  • HUMR-1017  Compensation - C/D
  • HUMR-1019  Human Behaviour in Organizations - C/D
  • HUMR-1002  Labor Relations- C/D
  • HUMR-1184  Recruitment and Selection - C/D
  • HUMR-1063  Training and Development - C/D

Elective Courses (choose three):

  • MGMT-1003 Assertiveness Training - C
  • HUMR-1007  Payroll and Taxable Benefits - C/D
  • HUMR-1160  Computerized HRM - C
  • HUMR-1000  Collective Bargaining - C
  • HUMR-1022  Employment and Labour Law - C/D
  • HUMR-1839 *Ethical Issues in HRM - D
  • HUMR-1021  *Global HR Issues - D
  • HUMR-1028  *HR Metrics and Analytics - D
  • HUMR-1103  Issues and Trends in HRM - C/D
  • MGMT-1161  Management Principles 1 - C/D
  • SAFE-1000   Occupational Safety and Health - C/ D
  • HUMR-1003  Organization Development - C/D
  • PLAR-1200    RPL Foundation - D
  • HUMR-1058 *Strategic HR Planning - C/D
    *Each 20-hour course qualifies as half an elective course.

    Seminars/Workshops (choose three):

    • SEMR-9130  Aboriginal Staffing Strategies - C
    • SEMR-9158  Building Workplace Loyalty - C
    • SEMR-9123  Competency Profiling - C
    • SEMR-9124  Employment Diversity - C
    • SEMR-9120  Employment Equity - D
    • SEMR-9059  Grievance Handling - C/D
    • SEMR-9188  Making Tough Decisions - C
    • SEMR-9003  Managing Young Workers - C/D
    • SEMR-9115  Managing Change - C/D
    • SEMR-9106  Negotiating Skills - C/D

    Legend:

    • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
    • C - Classroom Delivery
    • D - Distance Delivery

    Program Content
      COURSE NAME COURSE HOURS
    HUMR-1017 Compensation 40
    HUMR-1019 Human Behaviour in Organizations 40
    MGMT-1080 Human Resource Management (40 hrs) 40
    HUMR-1002 Labour Relations 40
    HUMR-1184 Recruitment and Selection 40
    HUMR-1063 Training and Development 40
    Electives  
    MGMT-1003 Assertiveness Training 40
    SEMR-9158 Building Workplace Loyalty 8
    HUMR-1000 Collective Bargaining 40
    SEMR-9123 Competency Profiling 8
    HUMR-1160 Computerized HRM 40
    SEMR-9124 Employment Diversity 8
    SEMR-9120 Employment Equity 8
    HUMR-1022 Employment and Labour Law 40
    HUMR-1839 Ethical Issues in HRM 20
    HUMR-1021 Global HR Issues 20
    SEMR-9059 Grievance Handling 8
    HUMR-1028 HR Metrics and Analytics 20
    SEMR-9130 Indigenous Staffing Strategies 8
    HUMR-1103 Issues and Trends in HRM 40
    SEMR-9188 Making Tough Decisions 8
    MGMT-1161 Management Principles 1 40
    SEMR-9115 Managing Change 8
    SEMR-9003 Managing Young Workers 8
    SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills 8
    SAFE-1000 Occupational Safety and Health 40
    HUMR-1003 Organizational Development 40
    HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits 40
    PLAR-1200 RPL Foundation 40
    HUMR-1058 Strategic HR Planning 20
     
    Course Descriptions
    MGMT-1003 Assertiveness Training
    Learn the value of assertiveness as a direct, honest and concise method of communication. Employers, managers, supervisors, employees, co-workers and the self-employed can benefit from using assertiveness to promote the protection of personal rights. Identify, discuss and practice methods of expressing your point of view while listening effectively. Discover your ability to assert yourself in difficult daily encounters.
     
    SEMR-9158 Building Workplace Loyalty

    Pressure is being placed on managers to build progressive working environments that encourage and support employee growth and job satisfaction. Participants will be introduced to a simple tool to assess their ability to foster a working environment that ensures high levels of employee engagement. We will also discuss practical techniques to identify and nurture employee ability and to build higher levels of employee commitment and contribution.

     
    HUMR-1000 Collective Bargaining  
    Participate in a "hands-on" approach to learning collective bargaining. Take part in all aspects of bargaining through case studies and collective bargaining simulations. Learn to prepare for negotiation-analysis, draft contract language, post proposals, develop and implement bargaining strategies and perform at the bargaining table. Upon completion of this course participants will have a good understanding of the collective bargaining process.
     
    HUMR-1017 Compensation  
    Compensation is a vital component in the field of Human Resource Management. This course helps you become familiar with the principles of effective wage and salary administration, benefits administration, the fundamentals of job analysis and job evaluation, and issues surrounding wage and salary surveys. You will learn how to conduct a job analysis, how analyze job factors and evaluate their worth in relation to salary administration, analyze a benefits program and make recommendations to prospective clients on benefits selection and prepare a report for executive compensation.
     
    SEMR-9123 Competency Profiling

    This workshop will examine the role of competency profiling as a strategic business tool within modern organizational frameworks and will explore what it is and how to use it. You will learn what competencies are and competency profiling is, what role competency profiling has as a HRM practice and the ROI of competency profiling.

     
    HUMR-1160 Computerized HRM

    Look at how HR is changing through the application of computerized systems.  Review the history of Human Resource Information/Management Systems and how HRM technology is impacting every function within HR.  Examine a current software application with hands-on practice and learn how to plan a project for the definition, search, selection and implementation of an HRMS.

     

    Prerequisites:
    MGMT-1080 or HUMR-3003
     
    SEMR-9124 Employment Diversity
    Discover the importance of employment equity in business planning in order for business to succeed in an increasingly diverse local and global marketplace. Explore the demographic trends in Manitoba and the global economy, which suggest a workforce and consumer group that is increasing in diversity.  Realize how equity is enhanced when focus is directed on the human resources of an organization.  Develop an understanding of the inherent relationship of human resource management and employment equity.
     
    SEMR-9120 Employment Equity

    Discover the importance of employment equity in business planning in order for business to succeed in an increasingly diverse local and global marketplace. Explore the demographic trends in Manitoba and the global economy, which suggest a workforce and consumer group that is increasing in diversity. Realize how equity is enhanced when focus is directed on the human resources of an organization. Develop an understanding of the inherent relationship of human resource management and employment equity.

     
    HUMR-1022 Employment and Labour Law
    Examine the laws which regulate the employment relationship in Canada today.  Explore the fundamental principles and practices of the Canadian system of employment and labour law.  Interpret employment and labour laws and their impact on HRM.  Gain insight on emerging legal trends and their potential effect on the workplace.
     
    HUMR-1839 Ethical Issues in HRM
    Human resource professionals are often called upon to initiate investigations on issues relating to business ethics within a complex business and social environment. We are asked to recommend action about what is right, and what is legal and moral. Through examining contemporary issues in HRM through a rigorous critical framework, we can prepare ourselves to answer the ‘big questions’ and enhance our role as value added strategic partners in business.
     
    HUMR-1021 Global HR Issues
    Explore the issues which impact business when the Human Resource department operates globally. Examine cultural differences, recruitment and section practices, performance management and compensation practices.
     
    SEMR-9059 Grievance Handling
    Designed to give participants an overview of the grievance process including grievance hearings, grievance replies, types of grievances and the role of unions and managers in the grievance process.
     
    HUMR-1028 HR Metrics and Analytics
    Organizations today operate in an environment of rapid change and uncertainty. You will be able to support your organization’s strategic decision-making processes in human resources through learning the metrics and analytics covered in this course.
     
    HUMR-1019 Human Behaviour in Organizations  
    Address psychological principles and sociological concepts of human behaviour in formal and informal organized groups. Learn the main aspects of individual and group behaviour in purposeful group settings. Explore topics including group relationships, types of groups, task orientation, group structure, communication, leadership, group performance, psychological climate, human needs in organizations, status, and social roles.
     
    MGMT-1080 Human Resource Management (40 hrs)  
    Discover the importance of Human Resources Management (HRM) to individuals, organizations, and society. Learn more about this integrated, goal orientated set of management functions, which are carried out in the context of multiple environments (competitive, social, legal and organizational).
     
    SEMR-9130 Indigenous Staffing Strategies
    This is a one day interactive workshop designed for all levels of management and staff interested in learning about and developing Aboriginal Employment Strategies.  Throughout the day you will discuss building a business case for Aboriginal employment strategies while learning from the experience of others.  Discover the tips, resources and tools available which will help you to develop your Aboriginal workforce as well as best practice models you may wish to utilize in your own workplace.
     
    HUMR-1103 Issues and Trends in HRM

    Expand on your current knowledge of the overall HR function and develop your interest in finding out what strategic forces affect the delivery of HR in this global economy.  Examine key issues in-depth and begin to see the relevance of such economic and societal forces as the global labour and capital markets, deregulation, special interest groups and the labour market, and the reduction of trade barriers. Study the impact these issues have on the HR function as it is delivered in Manitoba with a number of case studies.

     
    HUMR-1002 Labour Relations
    Acquire a thorough knowledge of the principles of a collective agreement. Topics include the employer-employee relationship; establishment of bargaining rights; negotiations; content of a collective agreement; union security; management rights; complaints; grievances; and arbitration.
     
    SEMR-9188 Making Tough Decisions
    Understanding the behavioral components of our decision making style is often a key factor in developing effective working relationships and career choices. Tough decisions often involve ambiguity, conflict and uncertainty. Address the need to understand these confounding attributes and to deal with them effectively in decision making situations.
     
    MGMT-1161 Management Principles 1  
    Acquire the knowledge necessary to identify management functions and set out major principles, problems and objectives. Know the meaning of decision-making and learn how to stress the use of creative thinking in management. Discuss the fundamentals of organization and departmentalization, and learn the value of motivating people in management positions through communications, leadership and supervision. Study the methods used to control budgets, costs, quality, production and sales.
     
    SEMR-9115 Managing Change

    Begin to understand the change management process, how to assess an organization’s readiness to implement change, and build the commitment to change. In this workshop, work through strategies to “make change stick”, cover create and implement change strategies, and learn to assess and evaluate the success of change strategies through lessons from the field.

     
    SEMR-9003 Managing Young Workers
    Learn as managers and supervisors the facts about the new generations of workers. Explore innovative techniques to ensure effective skills transfer and how to maintain a productive workplace.
     
    SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills
    Explore the principles and practice of skilled negotiations. Learn to assess various negotiation situations and apply principles to arrive at an acceptable solution. Note: you will learn through a combination of lectures, discussion and group exercises.
     
    SAFE-1000 Occupational Safety and Health

    Explore a basic introduction into the field of Occupational Safety & Health. The responsibilities of employers, employees and government in regards to occupational health and safety are addressed. Topics include job safety analysis, effective safety equipment and practices, occupational health and hygiene, safety programs, and safety instruction. Discover how to apply these standards in the work environment.

     
    HUMR-1003 Organizational Development
    Examine the forces or dynamics that result in the need for organizational changes. Analyze organizational climate, values, attitudes, and communication patterns that influence the operation of an organization. Discuss strategies for planned change, using case studies.
     
    HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits

    Acquire knowledge of payrolls, earnings and deductions, methods of payment, employment standards and termination of employees. Learn about government remittances, allowances, taxable benefits, employer levies and government reporting.

     
    PLAR-1200 RPL Foundation  
    Acquire the fundamental knowledge and skill to effectively implement RPL/PLAR. Learn about basic principles of RPL/PLAR; how to develop learning outcomes, sound assessment practices, the portfolio and other methods of assessment; the role of the Advisor, Assessor and Facilitator and how to put RPL into context for development of a credible system. This course was formerly PLAR-1000 PLAR Foundation
     
    HUMR-1184 Recruitment and Selection
    Discover how to hire and keep the best employees. Determine which methods are most effective, how to create a job application form and how to conduct interviews.
     
    HUMR-1058 Strategic HR Planning
    Human Resource Planning provides a strategic and integrative framework for the application of Human Resource programming to create business solutions. Students will learn the basics of HR Planning, and how other HR activities can be enhanced through application of this integrated framework. (Formerly titled Strategic and Tactical Approaches to HR Planning)
     
    HUMR-1063 Training and Development

    This course is designed to develop your ability to design and implement a training program. You will examine adult learning theories and instructional design models. As you develop your training plan, you will integrate training methods and instructional strategies for optimizing learning.The Distance offer for Training and Development is offered through LEARN.

     

    Objectives/Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this program, you should be able to:
    • Effectively manage and plan key human resource functions within organizations
    • Examine current issues, trends, practices, and processes in HRM
    • Contribute to employee performance management and organizational effectiveness
    • Problem-solve human resource challenges
    • Develop employability skills for the Canadian workplace
    • Develop effective written and oral communication skills
    Transfer Credit Opportunities
    The Human Resource Management Certificate Program provides an educational foundation for professional HRM designations, such as the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and International Personnel Management Association of Canada (IPMA) certifications.
    Other Information

    Human Resource Management schedule of course offers:


    FALL

    MGMT-1080 HR Management

    HUMR-1019 HR Behaviour in Organizations

    HUMR-1017 Compensation

    HUMR-1002 Labour Relations

    HUMR-1184 Recruitment and Selection

    HUMR-1063 Training and Development


    Electives

    HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits

    HUMR-1003 Organizational Development

    HUMR-1103 Issues and Trends (D)

    HUMR-1058 Strategic HR Planning (D)


    Seminars  

    SEMR-9115 Managing Change

    SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills


    WINTER

    MGMT-1080 HR Management

    HUMR-1019 HR Behaviour in Organizations

    HUMR-1017 Compensation

    HUMR-1002 Labour Relations 

    HUMR-1063 Training and Development


    Electives

    HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits

    HUMR-1000 Collective Bargaining

    HUMR-1103 Issues and Trends

    HUMR-1058 Strategic HR Planning (D)

    HUMR-1022 Employment and Labour Law


    Seminars

    SEMR-9115 Managing Change

    SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills

    SEMR-9059 Grievance Handling


    SPRING

    MGMT-1080 HR Management

    HUMR-1019 HR Behaviour in Organizations

    HUMR-1017 Compensation

    HUMR-1002 Labour Relations

    HUMR-1184 Recruitment and Selection

    HUMR-1063 Training and Development


    Electives

    HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits

    HUMR-1103 Issues and Trends (D)

    HUMR-1058 Strategic HR Planning (D)


    Seminars

    SEMR-9115 Managing Change

    SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills

    SEMR-9123 Competency Profiling

    SEMR-9120 Employment Equity

    Partnerships

    For information about accreditation, contact the following:

    • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba) at www.cphrmb.ca. This program is accredited by the CPHR Manitoba for credits toward the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. 
    • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada (CPHR/CRHA) at www.cphr.ca
    • International Personnel  Management Association at www.ipma-aigp.com
    Graduation Requirements

    You must complete your part-time program within eight years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

    You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

    When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details and forms, see rrc.ca/convocation

    Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

    Graduation with Honours
    If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

    Employment Potential

    Graduates have the following career options:

    • Human resources manager
    • Employment advisor
    • Human resources representative
    • Human resources assistant

    Recent Human Resource Management certificate graduates have obtained employment in the following roles:

    • Human resource managers
    • HR administrators
    • Health and safety administrators
    • Recruitment and staffing coordinators
    • HR systems analysts
    • HR compensation and benefits administrators
    • HR assistants
    • Trainers
    • Career and employment advisors

    For more information on job futures in HRM, visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

    Contact Information

    For more information, contact:

    School of Continuing Education
    C116 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
    Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
    Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 
    Fax: 204-633-6489
    Email: cde@rrc.ca

    Interlake Campus
    Box 304
    825 Manitoba Avenue
    Selkirk, MB   R1A 1T0
    Toll-free: 1-866-946-3241
    Phone: 204-785-5328
    Fax: 204-482-7082
    Email: interlake@rrc.ca

    Peguis-Fisher River Campus
    Box 598
    Peguis, MB   R0C 3J0
    Phone: 204-645-4179
    Email: peguisfisherrivercampus@rrc.ca

    Portage Campus
    32 - 5th Street SE
    Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 1J2
    Phone: 204-856-1914
    Fax: 204-856-1915
    Email: portage@rrc.ca

    Steinbach Campus
    Unit 2 - 385 Loewen Blvd.
    Steinbach, MB   R5G 0B3
    Phone: 204-320-2500
    Fax: 204-346-0178
    Email: steinbach@rrc.ca

    Winkler Campus
    100 - 561 Main Street
    Winkler, MB   R6W 1E8
    Phone: 204-325-9672
    Fax: 204-325-4947
    Email: winkler@rrc.ca