Human Resource Management (HRMT) 301

Recruitment and Selection (Revision 4)

HRMT 301

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online with eTextbook

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

  • Lesson 1: The Employment Relationship
  • Lesson 2: The Economic and Social Environment
  • Lesson 3: The Legal Environment

Unit 2: Recruitment and Selection

  • Lesson 4: Recruitment and Selection Preparation
  • Lesson 5: The Impact of Unions on HR Planning

Unit 3: Recruitment Practices

  • Lesson 6: Human Rights in Recruitment and Selection
  • Lesson 7: Job Analysis and Performance
  • Lesson 8: Recruitment

Unit 4: Employee Selection Methods

  • Lesson 9: Screening and Testing
  • Lesson 10: Interviewing
  • Lesson 11: Legal Issues in Selection
  • Lesson 12: Making the Selection Decision

Unit 5: Ongoing Recruitment and Selection Issues

  • Lesson 13: Evaluating the Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Lesson 14: The Future of Recruitment and Selection


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 that are not submitted will receive a zero.

The following chart summarizes each credit activity and the credit weight associated with it.

Activity Weighting
Assignment 1: Essay 15%
Assignment 2: Case Study 20%
Assignment 3: Project 35%
Final Examination 30%
Total 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


Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.

Catano, V. M., Wiesner, W. H., & Hackett. (2016). Recruitment and selection in Canada (6th ed.). Toronto: Nelson. ISBN 978-0-17-657031-6

A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.

Other resources

All other materials are available online from the course Website.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about 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.

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Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

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 4, August 4, 2015.

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