Course Description

Many business professionals struggle with identifying the similarities and differences between human resource management in unionized and non-unionized environments. While a unionized environment has unique opportunities and challenges that are different from a non-unionized organization, there are some core fundamental practices they both share.

This course will help participants develop effective practices and create strategies and tools that enable them to work collaboratively with stakeholders in both unionized and non-unionized environments.

Course Details

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in human resource management in unionized and non-unionized environments
  • Recognize strategies and best-case practices that HR deploys to ensure a healthy working relationship between employers and union officials
  • Identify different types of union relationships across different industries and organizations
  • Explain the terms and concepts related to labour relations in Canada, such as collective bargaining, certification, and grievance handling
  • Describe the value and importance of the collective agreements for employees, employers, and organizations as a whole
  • Summarize the role of HR in unionized workplaces and the implications this relationship has for the employer and employee in improving and protecting working conditions in the organizational environment
  • Use different toolkits that provide a broad overview of unionized workplaces and HR implications
  • Create a stakeholder engagement plan to identify strategies to engage, negotiate, and mediate conflicts between labour and management
  • Examine management rights such as staffing levels, work scheduling, performance appraisal, discipline (etc.) that are not subject to negotiation between the parties of a collective bargaining agreement
  • Assess labour relations issues and the impact of labour laws to identify labour relations problems and propose solutions within legal and ethical boundaries

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