Staffing for HR Specialists, Part 1: Understanding (COR129)

Product code: COR129

Upcoming sessions

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April 22, 2024


1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

May 16, 2024


1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

May 30, 2024


1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

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Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual classroom




15 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 that underpin staffing in the public service. Participants will receive practical advice from experts to develop a greater understanding of their role as an HR specialist, and 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
  • gathering information, receiving feedback, and drafting relevant options
  • identifying equity, diversity and inclusion considerations as they relate to staffing actions


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

To complete the course successfully, participants must attend both facilitated sessions. They must also complete all three self-paced modules (approximately 10 hours of work) before attending the second facilitated session.

This course is the first part of a three-part suite of courses for HR specialists:

To be eligible to register for this course, participants must first complete the following courses as a prerequisite:

Legacy course code: P801

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Available seats
April 11, 2024, 9:00 am to 11:30 am (ET) COR129-S-01437-EN Virtual English Full
April 22, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-01438-EN Virtual English Full
April 23, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-01441-FR Virtual French Full
May 16, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-01442-FR Virtual French 18
May 16, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-01439-EN Virtual English Full
May 30, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-01440-EN Virtual English 21
July 08, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-02056-EN Virtual English 30
July 10, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-02060-FR Virtual French 32
July 19, 2024, 9:00 am to 11:30 am (ET) COR129-S-02057-EN Virtual English 31
August 21, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-02058-EN Virtual English 32
September 13, 2024, 9:00 am to 11:30 am (ET) COR129-S-02529-FR Virtual French 32
September 19, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) COR129-S-02059-EN Virtual English 32
Date modified: 2023-04-14