Professional HR for Business Success

Course Overview:

As a follow-up to the ‘Introduction to HR’ course, this two day course is designed to provide an in-depth look at how a professional, business focused approach to Human Resources can add significant value to the bottom line of the company and contribute towards the company’s objectives. You will identify which strategies and tools could be incorporated into your organisation and how to ensure they will meet your business’ needs. The course will be highly interactive and include opportunity for discussion around each essential topic.

Course Objectives: By the end of the course, you will:

  • Have an understanding of how Human Resource Strategies can directly influence the bottom line
  • Have identified how to draft strategies, plans and processes to meet current and future business needs
  • Have an in depth knowledge of how these tools and processes can work in practice
  • Have discussed how to work with line managers for successful implementation
  • Have understood the psychology of motivation and how employee engagement can improve your business
  • Discussed current HR topics and legal updates

Course Content:

Importance of HR Strategies and workable plans

Creation of HR Strategy to meet business needs

  • Business objectives
  • PESTLE and SWOT considerations
  • Internal considerations

Performance Management

  • The all encompassing definition
  • Benefits
  • Identifying which processes should be included
  • Working with competences
  • Making it happen
  • Measuring results
  • Pay and Reward
  • Dealing legally and effectively with under-performance

Talent Management

  • What it is and who should be included
  • Where to start
  • Identifying the gaps

Understanding motivation

  • The theories of motivation
  • Putting these into practice

Employee engagement

  • What is it?
  • The benefits
  • How is it measured?
  • Involving other parties
  • Establishing processes
  • Evaluation and measuring success

Working with Line Managers

  • The role of the Line Manager
  • Importance of ownership
  • Lines of communication
  • Being aware of the issues

Equality and Diversity

  • Current legislation
  • Maximising relationships and potential

Learning and Development in the Workplace

  • Identifying training and development needs
  • The benefits
  • Maximising opportunities
  • Evaluating training and development
  • Making learning and development cost effective

Legal Overview

The importance of self-development for the HR professional

Action Planning


Two Days

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