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  • Maidstone

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    • 1st, 2nd Feb 2022
    • First day starts 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • £690.00 (+ VAT)
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  • This training course can be tailor-made and delivered in-house for up to 12 people. Held online via our virtual classroom or where safe to do so, at your premises or a nearby venue.
  • £2390 (+VAT & travel)

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Why book this course?

As a manager, your role will necessarily overlap with that of human resources. Whether you’re looking to better manage performance within the workplace, recruiting new staff or resolving grievances, it’s vital that you have a solid understanding of resource management and the fineries of employment law.

This two-day HR Essentials for Managers course will introduce you to the fundamentals of HR Management, providing you with the relevant information you will need if you have limited HR experience. You’ll learn about the employment life cycle, the processes for recruiting new staff, and how to manage performance in a legal and effective manner. 

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for line managers and HR managers who need to understand the essentials of human resource management and employment law.

The knowledge from this course is also helpful for anyone looking to better understand their rights within the workplace, and how HR functions within a business.

What content will the course cover?

Day 1: Employing Staff 

  • Key stages of the employment life-cycle

  • Employer obligations and employee rights

  • Recruiting talent

  • Using the internet to attract the right candidates

  • The contract of employment

  • Essential policies and procedures and the staff handbook

  • Welcoming new staff and the induction process.

Day 2: Managing Staff Performance

  • Engaging and motivating employees

  • Overview of the appraisal process

  • Introduction to training needs analysis

  • The basics of job evaluation

  • Overview of handling poor performance

  • Managing absence and turnover

  • Handling disciplinary & grievance situations.

What will I get out of the training?

You will learn how to recruit the right staff, and how to support employees with appropriate policies and procedures. Covering key employment issues including recruitment, employment law and performance management, you will look at how to help progress employees’ careers, and how to best manage performance issues.

At Kent Trainers, we’re proud to adapt our courses to the needs of businesses across the region. Our HR Essentials for Managers course uses practical exercises and individual feedback to tailor the course to your needs. By discussing issues with your trainers and peers, you’ll gain an understanding of training that applies to your workplace and bolsters your skill set.

What is the duration of this course?

This is a 2 day course.

The timings and format for our courses are as follows:

  • Scheduled training courses held virtually

Unless specified, courses commence at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4:00pm.  The day is broken up into modules, both online and offline to ensure engagement and interaction.  We also ensure that there are plenty of comfort breaks throughout the day.

  • Scheduled training courses held at one of our venues

Courses commences at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4:30pm. On all our scheduled courses, a hot lunch is included, and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

  • In-house & bespoke courses, held virtually or at a venue of your choice

For all in-house training courses, we will adapt the timings and format for the day around the needs of your team and business. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Who is this accredited by?

Our HR Essentials for Managers training course is accredited by The Institute of Leadership & Management and aligns to their Associate Membership Grade, which is equivalent to the ILM Level 3 qualification. 

On our Scheduled courses, you will now be automatically registered to become Members with The Institute for 1-year, providing access to all their brilliant online resources, and you can also use letters after your name (AMInstLM). 

Who will train me?

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Associate Trainer

Danielle Earley

What is my experience?

My career experience has always been focused on people management and development. I have always prioritised educating myself, and others, in personal and professional development.

I now partner with teams and individuals using a mix of approaches including: coaching, facilitation, training, consultancy and project management.

My strong people resourcing expertise covers: headhunting, recruitment, organisational design and business restructuring. Alongside my people management knowledge; my passion for process-design and integration, drove me to become a PRINCE II practitioner and to go on and lead major HR international projects including: mergers & acquisitions, business separation, and business transformation.

My delivery style is positive and energising and my collaborative style of approach engages and enthuses people around me.

I have a keen interest in Wellbeing and Mental Health,– and bring this knowledge through my experience as a Certified Wellbeing & Life Coach and my training as a Mental Health First Aider, into my work - supporting people’s capacity to build self-awareness to support their mental and emotional resilience.


What is my area of expertise?

This is the area of expertise and experience that you offer as a trainer

As an Accredited PROPHET Practitioner, I work with teams to enable them to build stronger, more cohesive working relationships by providing insight into how they can leverage differences to create value and a collaborative sense of purpose.

Through my 20 years HR business partnering and recruitment experience, I upskill managers to have the confidence to recruit, retain, manage and recognise the achievements of individuals, as well as the collective.

As a career coach I work with individuals to help them recognise and maximise their strengths and identify areas for development so they can confidently succeed in their current role, and make informed choices in their career transitions and progression.


Why I love inspiring others?

I believe we can all achieve great things when we maximise our strengths, natural gifts and passions. Through coaching and training, I support others to achieve their professional and personal aspirations. I bring my passion for work-life synchronicity into all the forums I facilitate because I believe it fuels our ability to grow our resilience, wellbeing and vitality - for work and life.

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