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Everything an SME Needs to Know about HR

Date: Tuesday 13 August 2024

Time: 09:00 - 14:00

Location: To be confirmed

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This course is designed to provide SME business owners and non-HR managers with a comprehensive introduction to Human Resources (HR) fundamentals, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively navigate HR-related challenges in the workplace. Participants will gain a practical understanding of key HR concepts, policies, and best practices, enabling them to foster a positive work environment, enhance team performance, and mitigate potential HR issues.

Who Should Attend:

Small and medium-sized enterprise(SME) owners in the West Midlands
Entrepreneurs and start-up founders
This course is ideal for SME business owners and non-HR managers looking to gain a solid foundation in HR fundamentals.

Things we’ll cover

Introduction to HR Management

Ethical Considerations

Legal Compliance 

Recruitment and Selection

Employee Onboarding and Development

Managing Employee Relations

Tips to become an ‘Employer of Choice’

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  • Gain Essential HR Knowledge: Equip yourself with the fundamental HR knowledge necessary to manage your team effectively and ensure legal compliance.
  • Improve Recruitment and Retention: Learn strategies to attract top talent and retain your best employees, reducing turnover and fostering a productive work environment.
  • Enhance Employee Performance: Discover performance management techniques that can help you maximize your team's potential and achieve business goals.
  • Ensure Compliance: Understand the critical legal requirements for SMEs, helping you avoid costly legal issues and ensure your business operates within the law.
  • Build a Positive Workplace Culture: Learn how to create an engaging and positive work environment that boosts employee satisfaction and productivity.
  • Utilise and Understand the Benefits of HR Technology: Explore tools and technologies that can streamline HR processes and make your operations more efficient.
  • Prepare for Growth: Develop an HR strategy that supports your business’s current needs and future expansion plans.

We're excited to have you join us. Please claim your free ticket here.

This event is FREE to attend. It is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and hosted by Business Growth West Midlands