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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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.
Managers and executives at all levels will find this course sharpens their HR knowledge and improves their decision-making as a result. This includes:
|Essential HR Duties for People Managers|
|MODULE 1 - The Recruitment and Selection Process|
|An effective recruitment process|
|Useful Recruitment documentation|
|Appendix 1: The right to work in the UK|
|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|
|Express and Implied terms of employment|
|Common law rights and duties|
|Issuing the Contract|
|Varying the terms of the contract|
|Appendix 1: Special situations|
|Appendix 2: Sample contract of employment|
|MODULE 3 - Understanding 'Family Friendly' and other time-off rights|
|Paternity leave and pay|
|Other time off rights|
|Considerations for line managers|
|MODULE 4 - Discrimination Law|
|Common provisions in descrimination legislation|
|Sex and Marital status|
|Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation|
|Discrimination on grounds of religion or belief|
|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|
|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|
|A sickness absence policy|
|The procedure for managing short-term sickness absence|
|Return to work|
|The return to work interview|
|Appendix 1: Employee medical records|
|MODULE 8 - Ending the Employment Relationship|
|‘Fair’ reasons for dismissal|
|Making a clamin for unfair dismissal|
|Main points for line managers|
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’.
Anne Knell, MA, FCIPD, has been a Partner in Newways 90, an HR consultancy offering a broad range pf personnel 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, personnel 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 and lecture 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 Fact book and The Reward and Recognition Handbook. She is also Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD). She is also qualified to use a range of psychometric tests for recruitment and assessment purposes and Appointed as an ACAS Arbitrator in 2001 and as a mediator for their small firms’ service in 2003.
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