An Introduction to Human Resources

Hemsley Fraser
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Price: 969 GBP excl. VAT
Location: London
Course type: Open / Scheduled

An Introduction to Human Resources

An Introduction to Human Resources

An Introduction to Human Resources - 2-day training course

On this 2-day course you will find out all you need to know about the HR function, its role within organisations and the impact of relevant legislation, including the Equality Act 2010.The course is both practical and intensive and is designed to provide a broad overview of HR issues. Designed for people embarking on a career in HR, or those taking on new HR responsibilities, the course enables delegates to prepare for a successful career in HR.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand your current and future responsibilities
  • Plan for people needs in the workplace
  • Recruit and select the right people
  • Handle sensitive issues - ethical issues, termination, redundancy, sickness, TUPE
  • Use HR best practice in your role
  • Put equality into practice in the workplace
  • Participate in performance management and appraisals

Suitability - Who should attend?

This An Introduction to Human Resources course is designed for anyone considering or moving into a role in HR, those with responsibility for providing advice on HR as part of their role or those who may be taking on more HR responsibilities.

Training Course Content

Course content includes:

HR - The Role and Responsibilities

  • How the function can assist business aims and goals
  • The current and changing role - internal consultant and adviser
  • Objectives for HR specialists

HR Best Practice - An Overview

  • Planning to meet the people needs of your organisation
  • Managing successful recruitment and selection
  • Finding the right people
  • Offers of employment and employment contracts
  • Performance management and appraisals

Employment Law

  • An outline of key employment law issues
  • Equality and diversity - an overview of the Equality Act 2010 and the protected characteristics of sex, age, race, religion or belief, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation and gender reassignment 

Legal Responsibilities of the Employer

  • Contracts - employment contracts, references
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination and harassment - positive, direct and indirect, associative, perceptive 

Discipline, Redundancy, Dismissal and Absence Management

  • Redundancy
  • Discipline at work - dealing with poor performance
  • The five reasons for terminating employment
  • Dismissals - wrongful or unfair dismissal
  • Employment tribunals - what is involved?
  • Sickness and absence management

Personal Development

  • Formulating an action plan


The cost of this course is £969 + VAT per delegate.

Multiple booking discounts are available.

In-company Training
Hemsley Fraser can also deliver this course in-house, tailoring the content to meet your organisation's needs.

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Workplace Coordinator   |   11/12/2013
I came with an open mind and through the combination of a really good trainer, good mix of delegates and good course content we managed to cover lots of areas. It was really useful to be able to ask questions and share experiences in a safe forum. The trainer was very knowledgeable and brought good, useful anecdotal experience as well. Also quic...
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