- B.Com in Human Resources
Human Resources is about helping organizations succeed by managing employees and helping them reach their full potential. It serves a strategic function linking talented people with organizational success.
The major prepares students to handle human resource concerns in a timely and professional manner relating to all HR competencies including strategy, professional practice, engagement, total rewards, labour and employee relations, health, wellness and safe workplace, learning and development, workforce planning and talent management, HR metrics, reporting and financial management.
What you will learn
The human resource major prepares you for all aspects of the employment relationship. You will learn to how to recruit, select and engage employees, how to set up a compensation system, and how to deal with the intricacies of employment law including union-management relations. As part of managing people, you will also learn about specific areas such as workforce planning, retention, training and development, and health and safety.
The field of human resources includes areas such as recruitment, training and development, salaries and benefits, health and safety, industrial relations, and performance management.
Many students who major in human resources choose to pursue a professional designation after completing a B.Comm. degree like a Chartered Professional in Human Resources which is regulated by each province.
With a major in human resources you may continue your professional development with careers like:
- Compensation Specialist
- Human Resources Generalist
- Human Resource Information System Specialist
- Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Specialist