Human Resources provide support services to the faculty and staff of JHU. HR services include administration of payroll and compensation, recruitment/hiring, benefits, training and education, career management, organizational development, employment issues, performance management, and policy development/implementation/interpretation.
Find out all you need to know about the HR function, its role within organizations and the impact of latest legislation.
This practical and intensive course provides a broad overview of HR issues and is designed for people embarking on a career in HR, or those taking on new HR responsibilities.
Is it right for me?
Suitable for anyone considering or moving into a role in HR, those with responsibility for providing advice on HR as part of their role or those who may be taking on more HR responsibilities.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the current and future responsibilities for HR specialists.
- Plan for people needs in the workplace.
- Recruit and select the right people.
- Handle sensitive issues – ethical issues, termination, redundancy, sickness, TUPE.
- Use HR best practice in your role.
- Put equality into practice in the workplace.
- Participate in performance management and appraisals.
What will it cover?
HR – The Role and Responsibilities
- How the function can assist business aims and goals
- The current and changing role – internal consultant and adviser
- Objectives for HR specialists
HR Best Practice – An Overview
- Planning to meet the people needs of your organization
- Managing successful recruitment and selection
- Finding the right people
- Offers of employment and employment contracts
- Performance management and appraisals
- An outline of key employment law issues
- Equal Opportunities – an overview of the current sex, race and disability acts
Legal Responsibilities of the Employer
- Contracts – employment contracts, references, medicals
- Termination of employment
- Discrimination and harassment – positive, direct and indirect
Discipline, Redundancy, Dismissal and Absence Management
- Discipline at work – dealing with poor performance
- The five reasons for terminating employment
- Dismissals – wrongful or unfair dismissal
- Employment tribunals – what is involved?
- Sickness and absence management
- Formulating an action plan