Human Resources

It's important to understand HR policies and practices even if your company has an HR department. This unit covers HR legislation, hiring, training, disciplining, and termination.

Your Human Resources representative or department is there to help you. HR people can help keep your employees happier and protect you from possible lawsuits. If they say things that occasionally get in the way of what you were planning to do, it’s because you don’t really know the skills or the legislation that they know.

That’s why it makes sense to get to know some HR information. Then you’ll understand why they’re giving the advice they are giving you. If you don’t have an HR department, then you definitely need this course. You’ll be learning more than legislation, you’ll be learning how to interview job applicants, train new hires, handle attendance issues, develop a work-life balance in your team, address substance abuse, deal with harassment complaints, do progressive discipline and terminate staff appropriately.

After you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the leader in the implementation of HR policies and company processes
  • Explain ways to build collaborative relationships between the leader and the HR department
  • Describe the government legislation that applies to leaders in the trucking industry and how the leader applies these to practice
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the employee selection process
  • Develop elements for a new employee training program
  • Apply HR policies to address attendance, work-life balance, employee contributions, substance abuse, harassment and discrimination, progressive discipline and termination issues.