HR for beginners (England & Wales) – digital event – 15 and 16 June 2021

This digital event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, absence and disciplinary matters, through to ending the employment relationship.

You will also receive a helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters to use in your workplace.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:
Day 1 – 15 June 2021, 10.00am-1.00pm
Day 2 – 16 June 2021, 10.00am-1.00pm

Business need
You’ve been successful in running your business so far, but maybe now you need help hiring and managing people. Or perhaps your manager has given you the job of dealing with all things HR in your company, you are new to it and don’t know where to start.

To help, we have put together all the essentials of HR and employment relations into a convenient, digital training event.

Delivered via Zoom, the event focuses on the key elements a HR role and assumes no prior knowledge. There will be informal discussion opportunities and practical exercises throughout to encourage active delegate participation.

Day one will cover equality, recruitment and contracts of employment.

Day two will cover discipline matters, absence and ending an employment relationship.

You will also receive a digital toolkit of sample policies and letters to use in your workplace.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable for delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.


Day one
Equal opportunities
Types of discrimination and the areas which are covered by discrimination law
How to draft a job description and a person specification
How to prepare, structure and run effective interviews
How to assess evidence and make decisions
Contracts of employment
How to put the main terms and conditions in writing
Rules on pay, hours of work and holidays
How to make changes to terms and conditions

Day two
Managing discipline
Dealing effectively with problems areas by following the Acas code of practice on discipline and grievance
Taking informal action, holding formal disciplinary meetings and dealing with employee grievances
Managing absence
How to deal fairly and effectively with unauthorised absence, short term illness and long-term sickness through an absence policy
Ending the employment relationship
When is a dismissal fair and when might it be unfair
Different ways to end a contract and rules on notice and notice pay.

Have a large group of staff to train?
To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150.

We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It’s a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?
We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150.

Price £175.00 per person. Please note our training events are VAT exempt.

How to book

Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email



Event information


15/06/2021 - 16/06/2021