Human Resource Fundamentals

All organizations, large and small, rely on the performance of their people to succeed. As companies grow, it becomes necessary to develop systems and processes that support the human capital of the business. Human Resources Management is no longer just an administrative role; it has become professionally recognized and strategically necessary for high performing organizations. Often, the HR leaders of the organization are the ones that can have the most impact on the lives of the employees and in the success of the organization.

Human Resource Fundamentals examines the many aspects of an HR Practitioner's role and provides best practice and up to date approaches to effective implementation. Hands-on, practical application takes place in class using tools and templates that can be immediately incorporated in your own organizations.

Human Resource Fundamentals is a required seminar for the Certificate in Managing Human Resources


(Online: 3 partial days, 9 am - 1 pm, Atlantic Time)

  • October 3 - 5, 2022
  • February 21 - 23, 2023


Facilitator: Brenda Fair, BA, CPHR
Location: Online

Program Content

Human Resources

  • The Evolution of Human Resources
  • Strategic HR Management
  • Building the HR Plan
  • Supporting Front line leaders- The Role of HR

HR Legislation: What you Need to Know

  • Labour Standards, Human Rights, Workers Compensation Board (WCB) and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
  • Collective Agreements
  • When to Seek Labour and Employment Legal Support

The Employee Policy Manual

  • Content Development and the Table of Contents
  • Policy Format
  • Document Control
  • Common Policy Concerns

Role Definition and Accountability

  • Job Description Development
  • Competency Based Role Definition
  • Tie in to Performance Management

Workforce and Succession Planning

  • Challenges in Workforce Management
  • Linking Workforce to Strategies
  • Succession Matrices
  • Career Path and Professional Development Planning

HR Case Studies

  • Team based Case Study Review
  • Developing Solutions for HR Challenges

What You Will Learn

  • Tools and templates to help set up your systems
  • How to work with your organization's strategic plan
  • How to develop effective employee relations
  • How to create effective and legal policies and programs

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • are currently a new HR practitioner and want to accelerate your career in this field
  • are an operational manager with some HR responsibilities
  • are an HR manager wanting to refresh your skills and remain current with the latest practices and theories in the field
  • are a business owner without HR support on your team