Delivered digitally via Zoom  
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09:30 - 16:00
£200.00 per person
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HR for beginners

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An introduction to the basics of employing people, from recruitment to the end of employment

Getting it right at each stage of the employment journey is vital, not only for a good working relationship with employees, but also to avoid unnecessary pitfalls, that could lead to employment tribunal claims.

This event is essential for those who are new to HR. It covers the basics of employing people, from recruitment through to the end of the employment relationship, including relevant legislation and good practice.

Who is this best suited to?

Delegates from all sectors of work, including: 

  • those new to the HR role
  • newly appointed line managers, supervisors, and team leaders
  • business owners
  • Trade Union/employee representatives
  • individuals who wish to further their professional development

What will I learn from this training?


  • Drafting a job description and a person specification
  • Preparing, structuring, and running effective interviews
  • Assessing evidence and make decisions 
Contracts of employment
  • What is a contract of employment? 
  • Written statement of main terms and conditions of employment
  • Rules on pay, hours of work and holidays 
  • How to make changes to terms and conditions

Equality, diversity and inclusion 

  • The types of discrimination and protected characteristics

Managing discipline

  • Dealing effectively with problems -following the Acas code of practice  
  • Taking informal action, holding formal disciplinary meetings and dealing with employee grievances

 Managing absence

  • Dealing fairly and effectively with unauthorised absence, 
    short term illness and long-term sickness, through an absence policy

Ending the employment relationship

  • When is a dismissal fair and when might it be unfair? 
  • Ending a contract and rules on notice and notice pay

Key course information

  • Delivered digitally via Zoom
  • Full-day session
  • Assumes no prior learning 
  • Discussions based around practical case studies to encourage active delegate participation
  • Includes a step-by-step guide to help you implement the key basic requirements back in your workplace
  • Delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance

Run this training for your organisation

This course can also be provided in-house. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your requirements call 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form.

Does your organisation need more than training?

Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form.

We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh knowledge, providing an opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.