Human Capital

General Requirements

  • Understanding of current strategic human resource issues/trends
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and influence all levels of management, staff, and other stakeholders
  • Strong process and project planning/management skills
  • Prior experience in Human Resources is an asset

Skills required

  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Broad exposure to business issues and functions
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Team and leadership skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of related employment legislation/standards
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (or in process)

Type of Jobs

  • Internal HR Roles (roles within the HR team of an organization)
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Human Resources Planning Organizational/Job Design
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruiting and Talent Management
  • Training and Development
  • Organization Development
  • Management Consulting Roles (consulting roles – within consulting firm – focused on providing Human Capital related consulting services to organizations)

Technical Preparation/Knowledge Building

  • Rotman Curriculum (see Rotman MBA Electives Guide)
  • Major – Leadership & Change Management
  • Area specialization –  Organizational  Behaviour/Human Resources Management
  • Knowledge in change management theory, organizational behavioural, labour relations
  • Excel Skills – particularly for roles involved in Compensation and HR metrics
  • Project Management Skills – consider project management certification/training
  • Knowledge of specific industry/employee populations ( e.g. If seeking an HR role in a hospital, have knowledge of the Healthcare Industry and related employee populations)
  • Recommend becoming a HRPAO Student Member: build your network, find mentors, access HR related events, view job postings:
  • Attend corporate presentations and corporate sponsored workshops

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External Resources