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Essential HR Duties for People Managers

Protect yourself and your organisation by ensuring you understand the rights of your employees and your employer in this legal minefield where misunderstanding can easily lead to expensive litigation. Gain the key skills needed to fulfil this demanding role with this 8 module on-line course allowing 3 to 4 hours per module to be completed in your own time.

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  • 8 Modules

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This course is part of our HR Strategy training courses series that aims to equip HR professionals with the skills and expertise to thrive within their industry.

Course overview

As a manager you would be amazed at how much you do not know – but need to know – about your staff’s employment rights, and your own!

You may think that all this is covered by your HR Department, you should think again. Dealing with an increasingly ethnically, culturally and more rights-conscious workforce you really need to have at the very least the basics covered.

Falconbury’s 8 module Essential HR Duties for People Managers online course will equip you with the necessary skills to ensure that you fully understand the required HR duties within your organisation. The course covers aspects of recruitment, contracts of employment, staff’s statutory rights, dismissal and your specific HR obligations which can, and will, affect how you manage your staff.

How does this online programme work and what do you get?

  • Course access from anywhere through your own personal login and administration suite
  • Keep track of your progress as you go
  • Easy to use note taking and bookmarking facility to return to areas of interest and re-study
  • Individual modules or the full course can be downloaded as PDF files to print or file as you decided
  • At your convenience: at your desk, from your tablet or from your home computer
  • An optional on-line multiple choice assessment at the end of the course for you to ensure you are satisfied with the completion of your training
  • Certificate of completion awarded for your training records

Course benefits include:

  • Take you through the steps of successful recruitment and making job offers
  • Detail what ‘must’ be included in a contract of employment
  • Examine what ‘fair’ dismissal is and how employers are expected to be ‘reasonable’
  • Deliver top techniques to manage absence and sickness effectively
  • Advance your understanding of pay and benefits to effectively motivate your team

Who should take this course?

Managers and executives at all levels will find this course sharpens their HR knowledge and improves their decision-making as a result. This includes:

  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Technical specialists
  • Office managers
  • Department heads
  • CEOs of SMEs

Certificate of excellence

Participants are invited to undertake a final assessment in the form of an online multiple-choice paper. A pass rate of 80% and above is required to ensure that a high level of competency has been achieved within the subject area, where upon you will receive a ‘Certificate of Excellence’.

Take a guided tour

To find out how our unique Learning Management System delivers our on-line training programmes, and how easy to use and interactive they are, click HERE

Certificate of excellence

Participants are invited to undertake a final assessment in the form of an online multiple-choice paper. A pass rate of 80% and above is required to ensure that a high level of competency has been achieved within the subject area, where upon you will receive a ‘Certificate of Excellence’.

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The Essential HR Duties for People Managers course will cover:

  • MODULE 1 - The Recruitment and Selection Process
    • An effective recruitment process
    • Other procedures
    • Useful Recruitment documentation
    • Appendix 1: The right to work in the UK
    • Appendix 2
    • Appendix 3: Use of temporary staff from an agency
  • MODULE 2 - Examining Terms and Conditions of Employment
    • Different types of contract
    • The right of an employee to written terms and conditions
    • Other terms and conditions
    • Statutory Rights
    • Express and Implied terms of employment
    • Common law rights and duties
    • Issuing the Contract
    • Varying the terms of the contract
    • Agency Staff
    • Appendix 1: Special situations
    • Appendix 2: Sample contract of employment
  • MODULE 3 - Understanding 'Family Friendly' and other time-off rights
    • Maternity Rights
    • Paternity leave and pay
    • Adoptive parents
    • Parental Leave
    • Flexible working
    • Other time off rights
    • Considerations for line managers
  • MODULE 4 - Discrimination Law
    • Common provisions in descrimination legislation
    • Sex and Marital status
    • Race discrimination
    • Disability discrimination
    • Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation
    • Discrimination on grounds of religion or belief
    • Age discrimination
    • Discrimination on the grounds of trade union membership
    • What the legislation means for line managers
    • Remedies for unfair discrimination
    • Appendix 1: The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
  • MODULE 5 - Discipline Procedures
    • Disciplinary procedures
    • Carrying out disciplinary interviews
    • The legal background
    • Introductuon to grievance procedures
    • Appendix 1: Sample disciplinary procedures
    • Appendix 2: Sample grievane procedure
  • MODULE 6 - Understanding Pay and Benefits
    • The starting point
    • Pay and Legislation
    • Determining pay levels
    • Performance related pay
    • Benefits
  • MODULE 7 - Managing Sickness and Absence Effectively
    • The legal framework
    • Managing sickness absence
    • External statistics
    • A sickness absence policy
    • The procedure for managing short-term sickness absence
    • Long-term sickness
    • Return to work
    • The return to work interview
    • Appendix 1: Employee medical records
  • MODULE 8 - Ending the Employment Relationship
    • ‘Fair’ reasons for dismissal
    • ‘Reasonableness’
    • Constructive dismissal
    • Making a clamin for unfair dismissal
    • Main points for line managers

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Anne Knell
Newways 90

Anne Knell, MA, CFCIPD, is an independent HR consultant trading as Newways 90. She provides a broad range of HR advice and support to clients in all sectors of business. Before that she spent over 20 years in human capital services for Binder Hamlyn Fry/Arthur Andersen. She has wide experience in advising companies on organisation design, HR policies and procedures, employment law, remuneration planning including job evaluation, the introduction of appraisal systems and training of appraisers, identifying relevant performance indicators and employee attitude surveys. Author and editor of several publications on employment law and HR practice, she also lectures extensively on these topics.

Much of her present client work involves advising directors and managers of the implications of actions they may be considering in relation to staff, e.g. recruitment, contracts of employment, appraisal, discipline and dismissal.

Anne has produced a number of publications including The Personnel Manager’s Factbook. Her latest publication is The Compact Employment Law Reference Book 2012. She is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CFCIPD), and is qualified to use a range of psychometric tests for recruitment and assessment purposes.

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