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Ryerson University
Human Resources
MHR 523
Kristyn Scott

MHR 523-Human Resources Management in Canada Chapter 1- The Strategic Role of Human Resources Management Human Resources Management (HRM): the management of people in organizations to drive successful organizational performance and achievement of the organizations strategic goals Human Capital: the knowledge, education, training, skills, and expertise of an organizations workforce Operational Responsibilities: skills, administrative tasks, reactive, collecting metrics/measurements, working to achieve goals and objectives, following the laws/policies/ and procedures, employee focus, explaining benefits to employees, setting up training sessions for employees, administering the salary/wage plan, always doing things the same way, works within the organization culture Outsourcing: the practice of contracting with outside vendors to handle specified functions on a permanent basis Strategic Responsibilities: concepts, planning, proactive, analyzing metrics/measurements, setting the goals and objectives, interpreting/establishing/and revising the laws/policies/ and procedures, organizational focus, designing benefit plans that help the organization achieve its missions and goals, assessing training needs for the entire organization, workforce planning and building relationships with external resources, creating a pay plan that maximizes employees productivity/morale/and retention, recognizing that there may be better ways of doing thing; recognizing how changes affect the entire organization, attempts to improve the organizational culture Strategy: the companys plan for how it will balance its internal strengths and weaknesses with external opportunities and threats in order to maintain a competitive advantage Environmental Scanning: identifying and analyzing external opportunities and threats that may be crucial to the organizations success Metrics: statistics used to measure activities and results Balanced Scorecard: a measurement system that translate an organizations strategy into a comprehensive set of performance measures Environmental Influences External Factors Economic o Productivity: the ratio of an organizations output to its inputs o Primary Sector: agriculture, fishing and trapping, forestry, and mining o Secondary Sector: manufacturing and construction o Tertiary or Service Sector: public administration, personal and business services, finance, trade, public utilities, and transportation/communications Workforce: o Increasing workforce diversity Traditionalists/Silent Generation: individuals born before 1946 Baby Boomers: individuals born between 1946 and 1964 Sandwich Generation: individuals with responsibility for rearing young dependents as well as for assisting elderly relatives who are no longer capable of functioning totally independently Generation X: individuals born between 1965 and 1980 Generation Y: individuals born since 1980 Demographic: o Education o Technology: twitter, Facebook, video conferencing, data control, ethics o Government: laws, policies, jurisdictions o Globalization: the emergence of a single market for most products and services Environmental concerns: global warming, pollution, climate change, extinction of wild life, carbon footprint, etc. Internal Factors o Organizational Culture: the core values, beliefs, and assumptions that are widely shared by members of an organization o Organizational Climate: the prevailing atmosphere that exists in an organization and its impact on employees o Empowerment: providing workers with the skills and authority to make decisions that would traditionally be made by managers Brief History of HRM Scientific Management: Concern of Production o Scientific Management: the process of scientifically analyzing manufacturing processes, reducing production costs, and compensating employees based on their performance levels The Human Relations Movement: Concern for People o Human Relations Movement: a management philosophy based on the belief that the attitudes and feelings of workers are important and deserve more attention The Human Resources Movement: Concern for People and Productivity o Human Resources Movement: a management philosophy focusing on concern for people and productivity (4 phases) HR professionals are certified by provincial HR associations that together form the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA), regulates the human resources profession in Canada has a code of ethics for HR professionals MHR 523-Human Resources Management in Canada Chapter 2- The Changing Legal Emphasis Primary responsibilities for employment-related laws resides with the provinces and territories (14 jurisdictions- 10 provinces, 3 territories and Canada as a whole) Provincial/territorial employment laws govern 90% of Canadian workers Federal law governs 10% of workers in federal civil services, crown corporations and agencies, banking and etc. Legal Framework for employment include: constitutional law, legislated acts of Parliament, regulations, common law, contract law Regulations: legally binding rules established by the special regulatory bodies created to enforce compliance with the law and aid in its interpretation HRM related laws include: occupational health and safety, union relations, pensions, compensation Began to promote workplace diversity initiatives as it has proven to make good business sense Employment (labour) standards legislation: laws present in every Canadian jurisdiction that establish minimum employee entitlements and set a limit on the maximum numbers of hours of work permitted per day or week Principle of equal pay for equal work The Charter of Rights and Freedom: federal law enacted in 1982 that guarantees fundamental freedoms to all Canadians Equality Rights: section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedom, which guarantees the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination Human Rights Legislation
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