Human Resource Management / Industrial Relations Major
What is the most important resource within an organization? People! Human resource professionals seek to provide the right quantity of qualified people who fit with the organization to meet the ongoing business plans and future strategy for the organization. Taking into account labour laws, regulations, and ethical business practices, they seek to maximize employee motivation, commitment, and productivity.

Students who major in Human Resource Management / Industrial Relations at the Asper School of Business will learn how to help companies recruit and select qualified people, effectively train and develop a workforce, generate effective total compensation systems, manage employee performance and employee relations, foster and maintain an engaged workforce, and promote talented people through the organization.

When these activities are done well, organizations are suitably prepared to accomplish their strategic directives, and are staffed with the right people in the right positions at the right time – a motivated and committed workforce who work together to build the organization’s success.

Interesting courses

  • Labour and Employment Relations
  • Staffing and Management Development
  • Compensation
  • Collective Bargaining and Administration

Typical Careers

  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Relations
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Total Compensation
  • Personnel Services
  • Training and Development
  • Recruiting
  • Labour Negotiations
  • Career Counselor
  • Staff Relations

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