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Human Resource Management for Beginners


Cost: £170.00

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, dealing with absence, discipline and grievance matters through to ending the employment relationship.

A helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters is provided to delegates for use back in their workplace.


Business need

You've been successful in running the business so far, but maybe now you need help hiring and managing people. Or perhaps your boss has given you the job of dealing with all things HR in your company, you are new to it and don't know where to start.

To help, we have packed together the essentials of HR and employment relations into a convenient training session which distils a lot of what you need to know into a one day event.

HR for Beginners has been designed specifically to meet your needs and is in response to requests from our customers.

This course assumes no prior learning and is very much focussed on the key building blocks needed for the HR function. Discussions based around practical case studies will be a central element of the course content.

There will be informal discussion opportunities and practical exercises throughout the day to encourage active delegate participation.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.


Suitable For

  • Small businesses and those new to HR
  • Business start-ups
  • Those taking on their first employees
  • Expanding businesses
  • Newly appointed front-line managers and supervisors
  • Employee representatives




This event will cover:


  • How to draft a job description and a person specification
  • How to prepare, structure and run effective interviews
  • How to assess evidence and make decisions


Contracts of employment

  • How to put the main terms and conditions in writing
  • Rules on pay, hours of work and holidays
  • How to make changes to terms and conditions


Equal opportunities

  • Types of discrimination and the areas which are covered by

    discrimination law


Managing discipline

  • Dealing effectively with problems areas by following the Acas code of practice on discipline and grievance
  • Taking informal action, holding formal disciplinary

    meetings and dealing with employee grievances


Managing absence

  • How to deal fairly and effectively with unauthorised absence,

    short term illness and long term sickness through an absence



Ending the employment relationship

  • When is a dismissal fair and when might it be unfair?
  • Different ways to end a contract and rules on notice and notice pay


A toolkit of sample policy documents and letters around the main basic requirements is provided to allow for easy implementation back in the workplace.

Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email events@acas.org.uk

Dates and venues

31 January 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
Holiday Inn, Colchester, Colchester, CO6 3QL

Cost: £170.00

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14 February 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
Best Western Claydon Country House Hotel, Ipswich, IP6 0AR

Cost: £170.00

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14 March 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
Dunston Hall, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

Cost: £170.00

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For details visit www.acas.org.uk/gpsterms

Event organiser

Euston Tower
286 Euston Road
United Kingdom

0300 123 1150
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