Staffing for HR Specialists – Part 1: Understanding

Product code: COR129

Upcoming sessions

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29 November 2022


09:00 to 11:30 EST

02 December 2022


13:30 to 16:00 EST

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Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual classroom



5 hours



Functional specialists

Human Resources professionals


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To meet the evolving needs of hiring managers, human resources (HR) specialists must navigate through complex staffing actions, work closely with clients, and understand the distinction between requirements and considerations when making recommendations. This course (part 1 of 3) introduces the foundational elements of the legislative and policy frameworks underpinning staffing in the public service. Participants will receive practical advice from experts to develop a greater understanding of their role as an HR specialist, as well as opportunities to reflect on how to work collaboratively with clients and partners.

Topics include:

  • defining the staffing context in the public service, including the legislative and policy frameworks
  • analyzing the nature and context of staffing needs
  • evaluating and recommending staffing options based on impact and business value
  • identifying equity, diversity and inclusion considerations as they relate to staffing actions
  • differentiating among the roles of partners within an organization and within the broader public service


This course is delivered through a combination of self-paced and virtual classroom instruction over a 2-week period. Participants begin by meeting virtually with their peers for a 2.5-hour, instructor-led discussion, followed by 3 online self-paced modules. Participants will then meet again virtually for a second 2.5-hour, instructor-led discussion.

This course is part 1 of a 3-part suite. COR130 and COR131 must also be completed to receive a certification of completion.

  • Staffing for HR Specialists – Part 2: Planning (COR130) (launching in 2023)
  • Staffing for HR Specialists – Part 3: Doing (COR131) (launching in 2023)

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Status
29 November 2022 09:00 to 11:30 EST COR129-S-00484-EN Virtual English Full More Info
02 December 2022 13:30 to 16:00 EST COR129-S-00487-FR Virtual French Available More Info
05 December 2022 13:30 to 16:00 EST COR129-S-00537-EN Virtual English Full More Info
Date modified: 2022-11-04

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