Introduction To Human Resources Course

Master the fundamentals of HR

Are you new to the HR role, responsible for managing HR as a line manager, or a small business owner who wants to build a solid foundation for effective HR practices?

If so, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the complexity and diverse nature of HR management. That’s where our Introduction To Human Resources Course comes in. This highly effective and interactive course provides a practical introduction to HR, enabling you to confidently manage HR practices in any workplace. 

Whether you’re looking to enhance your HR knowledge or build your HR skills from scratch, this 2-day course is designed to equip you with a comprehensive range of topics and learning that will ensure both competency and developed expertise post-completion.

At A Glance:

  • 2 Days
  • Max 12 delegates
  • In-person course
  • Public open course or bespoke in-house booking options
  • £400 + VAT per delegate

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Day 1

Explore your HR role

Understand your responsibilities throughout the employee lifecycle, and how human resources can support employees throughout their time with the company.

Know what to include in personnel files and how to retain them for legal compliance

This includes understanding which documents should be kept on file, how to store them securely, and for how long.

Appreciate the role of HR systems and their importance in effective HR management

Explore how HR systems can help to automate tasks, improve data accuracy, and reduce the administrative burden on HR staff.

Learn how to structure a comprehensive staff handbook

Understand its value as a communication tool, and importance for setting expectations, communicating policies and procedures, and providing guidance on company culture.

Understand the benefits of induction programmes and what to include in them

Unpick the purpose of induction programmes and learn how they can be used to help new employees feel welcome, informed, and prepared for their role.

Understand the different types of employment contracts

Gain insight into the different types of employment contracts, when to use them, and what legal requirements must be met. 

Acquire knowledge of Principal Statements

Learn what should be included in principal statements and why they are necessary. This includes understanding the legal requirements for principal statements, what information they must include, and why they are necessary for effective HR management.

Learn how to verify the right to work in the UK

Ensure compliance with legal requirements, understand the different types of visas and immigration statuses, what documents must be checked, and how to avoid discrimination in the verification process.

Review and consolidate learning from Day 1

This includes reviewing the key concepts and skills covered on Day 1 and consolidating your understanding.

Day 2

Review and build on learning from Day 1 of the course

Understand the principles of equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion

Review their importance in the workplace and understand the principles of equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion, and how they can be promoted in the workplace to create a more welcoming and supportive environment.

Clearly identify and deal with bullying and harassment

Understanding what constitutes bullying and harassment, the HR role in addressing these issues, how to deal with complaints, and the importance of taking a proactive approach to prevent these issues from arising.

Learn how to manage probationary periods

Understand the importance they have in shaping effective employment relationships, purpose, and what should be included in probationary reviews, and how to manage underperforming employees.

Understand the HR role in GDPR and its impact on HR practices

This includes understanding the key principles of GDPR, how they apply to HR practices, and how to ensure compliance.

Review and consolidate learning from Day 2

This includes reviewing the key concepts and skills covered on Day 2 and consolidating your understanding.

Benefits of choosing the Introduction To Human Resources Course

Practical & Comprehensive Course Content

Our course content is designed to provide you with a practical approach to managing employee absence, including the discussion of case studies and scenarios, and plenty of opportunity for questions throughout. 

CPD Certified Courses

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a CPD accredited certificate that recognises your professional development and ongoing commitment to improving your HR skills and knowledge.

Experienced HR Professionals

Our trainers are experienced HR professionals who are committed to providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

Affordable & Convenient

Our courses are affordable and convenient, offering open in-person training options at various venues or a bespoke in-house training for your workplace. When a bespoke course is booked, training can be designed around an existing employee absence management procedure.


We offer a 20% discount to all EST HR Retainer clients and a 50% discount to exclusive courses with a minimum of 8 delegates or totalling £900 + VAT or more.

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If you are ready to take the first step towards a successful career in HR management, then this course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field of HR.

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