Human Resource Management (HRMT) 301

Recruitment and Selection (Revision 3)

HRMT 301

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online or grouped study** (check locations)

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: None. ORGB 386 is strongly recommended but not required.

Faculty: Faculty of Business

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HRMT 301 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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**Note: Students registering in grouped study mod are advised that there may be some differences in the evaluation and course materials information indicated below. To obtain the most up-to-date information, contact the Faculty of Business Student Support Centre at 1-800-468-6531.


HRMT 301 is the study of recruitment and selection (R&S) as a key aspect of human resources management (HRM) in an organization. This course is intended to provide you with an understanding of recruitment and selection methods and processes as well as give you an opportunity to develop a critical approach to R&S and HRM. This critical approach is necessary because choosing whom to employ is an important way in which employers pursue their interests in the workplace.


  • Unit 1: The Context of Recruitment and Selection
  • Unit 2: Recruitment and Selection Planning
  • Unit 3: Recruitment Practices
  • Unit 4: Employee Selection Methods
  • Unit 5: Ongoing Recruitment and Selection Issues


To receive credit for HRMT 301, you must pass the final examination and achieve an overall course grade of at least D (50 percent). The passing grade for the final examination is D (50 percent). Any assignments—including the Online Discussion component—that are not submitted will receive a zero. You must participate in at least four of the five end-of-unit class discussions to receive credit for the Online Discussion component.

The following chart summarizes each type of activity, its placement in the course, and the credit weight associated with each assignment.

Assign. 1 Assign. 2 Assign. 3 Online Discussion Final Examination Total
10% 20% 30% 10% 30% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU-approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.

Course Materials


Catano, V. M., Wiesner, W. H., Hackett, R. D., & Methot, L. L. (2010). Recruitment and selection in Canada (4th ed.). Toronto: Nelson. ISBN 978-0-17-650012-2

Das, H. (2007). Recruitment, selection and deployment of human resources: A Canadian perspective. Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780131271784

Other materials

All other materials are available online from the course Website.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the HRMT 301 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on the examination.

Online Exam

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Current Grouped Study Locations

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 3, November 4, 2010.

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