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The first program of its kind in Canada, Humber’s Human Resources Management certificate prepares you for all areas of the profession. That’s why it’s in such high demand. You’ll hone transferable skills for managing issues such as: recruitment, compensation, pensions and benefits, employment health and safety, and labour relations. You’ll also get recognition: The program satisfies all course requirements as step one to earning the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation from the Human Resources Professional Association.
Humber’s certificate program helps students obtain the skills necessary to work in employment law, labour relations, training and development, pension and benefit plans, occupational health and safety, compensation, recruitment and selection. All courses are accredited by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). This program also prepares graduates for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
Get first-hand experience with a four-week work placement (minimum 160 hours required). Placements can be completed on a part-time basis throughout the academic year or full-time once classes finish at the end of April.
With a certificate in HR Management, you’ll be in position to help set the strategic direction for organizations, and participate in activities such as managing employee benefits and compensation, attending job fairs looking for new talent, helping resolve interpersonal conflict or advising in the hiring process. You could be called on to advise upper management on employment law, labour relations, health and safety or compensation as you play a role that influences important business decisions.
Whether it’s a multinational corporation, NGO, or a small private firm, HR departments across all industries need trained professionals who understand the business of people and are interested in finding ways to keep employees motivated. Humber facilitates your entry into the HR profession through first-hand experience during a paid work placement. Field placement employers have a strong understanding of the program and students’ capabilities. Many are graduates of the program and possess a keen sense of the right student for the right job. Students can complete placements on a part-time basis throughout the academic year or full-time once classes finish at the end of April.
Students also have the opportunity to staff the Humber College trade show booth at the annual HRPA conference—the largest pure HR conference in Canada.
As the population ages and more Canadians get closer to retirement, HR management becomes more important to employers. It’s a growing field, considering there are about four million working Canadians between the ages of 55 and 64. Employers know that keeping their businesses staffed with talented people will be a challenge, one that can be addressed by proficient HR staff.