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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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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’.


Essential HR Duties for People Managers
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
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
Constructive dismissal
Making a clamin for unfair dismissal
Main points for line managers

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