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Introduction to Human Resources

This five-day course aims to provide an update on legislation for experienced HR Professionals, and an introduction to HR to new practitioners.

It will inform delegates of the knowledge and skills they need to provide support and guidance to managers at all levels within their organisation.

  • Course content
  • Day 1

    • Introduction to HR and its role within the organisation
    • General employment law considerations
    • An update on recent employment legislation
    • Dealing with harassment and bullying
    • Employment Tribunal considerations

    Day 2

    • Discrimination in the workplace
    • Ensuring standards of conduct are met
    • Managing performance
    • Managing sickness absence issues
    • Holding disciplinary and grievance hearings

    Day 3

    • Recruitment and selection
    • References, induction and probationary issues
    • Contracts of employment and written statement of terms
    • Maternity and family-friendly policies
    • Health, safety and the environment

    Day 4

    • Appraisal
    • Training and career development
    • Succession planning
    • Job analysis and evaluation
    • Compensation and benefits

    Day 5

    • The role of the Trade Union
    • Individual and collective bargaining
    • Redundancy
    • Pensions and retirement
    • Data protection
  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.

  • Assessment
  • There is no assessment but delegates receive a certificate of attendance.

  • More details
  • By completing this course, delegates will:

    • Get a comprehensive overview of what HR needs to cover
    • Obtain a basic awareness of employment legislation
    • Have greater confidence in ability to deal with employment issues