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HR Essentials

The HR Essentials training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

HR is a vital function in any organization as it is responsible for recruitment, remuneration, staff training and development, employee relations, Industrial relations and organisational development to name just a few.

Working within the HR department is a fulfilling role and it is essential that those working in this area are knowledgeable, skilled and trained correctly. You will be dealing with delicate and confidential matters daily and everything has to be handled correctly, and lawfully, as there could be costly repercussions if it goes wrong.

Course Duration: 12 hours

CPD Points: 12


Lesson One: looks at the role of HR, the recruitment and selection process which includes looking at reasons for recruitment, job descriptions, recruitment methods, interview preparation and handling and more.

Lesson Two: a key HR lesson which looks at the different types of employment contract, how to prepare for a new employee. How to plan induction sessions, how to keep proper personnel files and data protection.

Lesson Three: this lesson looks at employee salaries, the National Minimum Wage, how pay is made up, employee benefits, Working Time Regulations, flexible working and the staff handbook.

Lesson Four: you’ll look into maternity rights, maternity leave and returning to work, paternity and adoption rights, managing and reducing absence, sickness policy, disciplinary rules and procedures, terminating employment and associated tasks.

Lesson Five: here you’ll look at managing employee performance, appraisals, identifying training needs, planning, implementing and evaluating training, health and safety responsibilities of an employer, careers in HR.

This course is designed as an ideal beginner’s level HR training course if you are looking to work in an organisation as an HR Assistant or within an HR Department. It would also suit those who have been given responsibility for staff management.

The aim of this course is to teach you about the procedures and processes involved in running an HR department.

There are no prerequisites for this course

ITA (Individual Training Account) funding may be available for this course subject to eligibility. Please contact us for more information.

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