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TOPIC: Strategic HRM in employee separations


  • Contrast the Canadian and US approaches to the functional areas of strategic HRM.
  • Compare the Canadian and US strategic HRM responses to changes in the external business environment.
  • Differentiate between Human Resource Planning options available in both the US and Canada to balance employee deficits or surpluses.
  • Compare reliability and validity issues in performance appraisal in the Canadian and US organizational context.


  • Slide deck (PDF)
  • Slide deck on flashdrive
  • Printed copies of Information Package for Final Exam
  • Timer



  • Read Ch. 15
  • Read Information Package that has been handed out and prepare questions, if applicable


  • Focusing Activity = Attendance & Distribution of 16-page Information Package for Final Exam


  • Lecture - Ch. 15 = Managing Employee Separation: Turnover, Communication, & Employee Engagement


  • Learning Consolidation & Check-in
    Activity - Final Exam Preparation
    Round 1
    A. First, the Instructor will read out one question.
    B. Next, the classroom remains silent for for 5 minutes to give each student time to think, reflect, and write their initial thoughts down on the space provided in the Information Package for the Final Exam.  The 5 minutes will be timed using the Timer.
    C. Then, the Instructor will proceed to the next question.
    D. This process will repeat itself for all 12 questions. If any students have questions for the Instructor, they are to write it down on their paper and wait until then end.
    Round 2
    A.  Once all 12 questions have been covered, the Instructor will return to each
    question to invite questions from the students.  Questions may be given verbally or submitted through the Remind app.  The maximum of 10 minutes allowed for each question session (the timer will be used).  If all the questions are not addressed, students need to wait until all 12 questions have been covered.
    Note - While we all know debates are useful for learning, in this case it is important to stay on task.
    Round 3
    A. Once the first round of students questions have been addressed, maximum 10 minutes per question, the second round of questioning may begin. 
    B.  If all questions cannot be addressed during classtime, students are to send their questions by email after class.
    Round 4
    A.  If all questions have been addressed, the rest of class time will be spent as students see fit to continue prepping for Final Exams



  • Scenario
    Your supervisor has been asked to give a presentation to the company Board about the business practices of the HR department.  Some members on the Board have asked that the presentation include a theories to explain the HR department's approach to various business practices.  Your supervisor has delegated to you to prepare three slides to explain the process of employee separation.
  • Refer back to the reading materials in Week 4.  Choose one (1) theory.  Create three (3) slides to do the following and upload it to the Forum.  The slide deck must be in .pdf or .pptx format for others to access.
  • Introduce the theory and give its definition
    A direct quotation from a resource not provided by the instructor is fine as long as you cite it
  • Describe why the theory applies to HR practices
  • Explain how the theory applies specifically to employee separations
  • After you have posted, I strongly suggest you review your classmates' presentations because it will help you study for your Final Exam!