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HR for the Non-HR Manager (1)

Date: 29th June 2022
Location: Zoom
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Theme: People, Skills & Talent, Leadership & Mentoring

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HR is an important function in all companies, no matter the size of the organisation the legal obligations and risks are generally the same. In fact, the smaller your business, the harder you may fall if you get it wrong! However, for many people fulfilling the role of HR, this isn’t their only role and is often thrust upon them without any formal training.

This program will help you explore and tackle your obligations – including planning, employment law, retention, recruitment, and supporting mental health in your organisation.

Fully-funded via the GC Business Growth Hub Executive Development Programme


This is a 2-day programme, held on the 28th and 29th of June 2022, from 10:00 - 16:00 both days.

Programme Content

Day 1
Recruitment and inclusion
Interview preparation
Avoiding discrimination
Pre-employment checks
Company inductions
Managing difficult conversations
Preparing for difficult conversations
Avoiding conflict
Managing challenging and confrontational conduct
Performance management
Setting objectives
The appraisal process
Managing performance improvement
Managing capability issues
Restructuring and redundancy
Employers’ legal obligations
Avoiding discrimination
The consultation process
Fair selection

Day 2
Mental health and wellbeing
Building a healthy workforce
Mental health first aid
Work related stress
Navigating the Government and HSE guidelines
Equality, diversity & dignity at work
The Equality Act
Protected characteristics
Discrimination claims
The cost of getting it wrong – case studies
Retention and engagement
The benefits
Improving employee engagement strategies
Measuring success
Managing grievances and conflict
Resolving disputes
Managing the risks
Dealing with the curve balls


Who is the Programme for?

If you’re a senior manager, a business owner or a director, there are plenty of issues you’ll have to deal with that you might consider to be HR’s responsibility: poor performance and performance reviews, absenteeism, recruitment and discipline, to name but a few.

While HR will handle employee relations, non-HR managers are the front line for these types of issue, knowing how to deal with them effectively will keep your employees motivated and productive.

During the workshops you’ll receive:

  • A powerful two-day training experience delivered online.
  • A confidential space with other welcoming first-time attendees.
  • Guidance from our highly supportive professional HR consultants who have supported hundreds of companies with their HR needs.
  • Top tips, quick wins and tools to take away and use in your own setting

Investing in your managers to equip them with the skills they need, and ensuring they are competent and innovative in their approach, can reap huge benefits and drive the future growth for your organisation.



The two-day programme is available fully-funded to organisations who meet the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for funding the organisation must be classed as an SME and located in Greater Manchester. Funding is limited to one person per organisation.

Delegates must be in a senior management position. This is an executive development programme built around HR.

For information on funding support and eligibility visit:


Where is it?

This event will take place on Zoom.

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