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Training & Development

We deliver a full range of training and development products, including coaching and mentoring schemes, formal management training programmes and various short courses that are vital for employee development and enhancing those all important skills and abilities.

Summary

Staff are a company’s most valuable asset and they can make or break a business. It is important to invest in an individual for the long term. It is not just the underperforming staff who need developmental attention, talented staff need to feel supported and valued so that they not only drive your business forward but so that valuable skills and abilities are retained.

Companies who train and develop their staff will not only survive difficult times but will gain a competitive edge, improve staff motivation and increase employee retention. Learning and development ensures that employers have the right skills to support the success of their business and the individuals have the right skills they need to be both employable and personally fulfilled.

HR Elite provide a number of training programmes /courses at their premises, however, for businesses who require a tailored programme to suit their needs we are also able to develop and design these bespoke training programmes and deliver them on site at your premises.

HR Elite provide a full range of training and development programmes for all staff types ranging from your most Senior Managers/Leaders to the more junior level staff within your Company.

Management Training and Development

When managing your staff in line with employment legislation it is essential that your Managers have the necessary skills and knowledge to do this that sometimes written procedures cannot give. Specific HR training packages can be developed in line with your current HR policies and procedures or in the absence of these in line with Employment Law which can either support or enhance your current management skills and abilities or provide them with the necessary skills and abilities to do this.

Employee Development

In addition, employee development programmes can be designed to assist and develop your staff with their everyday skills and abilities. Standard training programmes are available or bespoke training programmes can be created to suit individual business requirements.

HR Elite Managers Training Programme – includes 6 sessions delivered once a month over a 6 month period. Each session is listed below:

  1. General Management
  2. Absence Management
  3. Managing Discipline and Grievances
  4. Recruitment and Selection
  5. Managing Performance and the Appraisal Process
  6. Assertiveness, Communication Skills and Change Management

In addition to the Managers Training Programme, we also run short courses/workshops throughout the year. Please contact us for more information

  • Absence Management - All Types Of Absence From Work
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      Colchester, Essex


      16/06/2016



      Cost

      £99 plus VAT (discounted to £75 per session per person for retained HR Elite clients).

      Duration

      1 day (10am-4pm) including lunch.

      Venue

      North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD.

      Introduction

      This session will give participants a good understanding of the various types of absence from work, how to manage these and the impact these absences may have on your business.

      Course Objectives/Key Benefits

      This practical workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the various types of absence, including planned and unplanned absences.

      The course will consist of a combination of practical workshops and exercises, as well as theory around the subject area.

      Who The Course Is Aimed At

      All managers, supervisors, directors or anybody who would benefit from an understanding of effective absence management.



      Course Content



      Participants will look at the following in detail:

      Sickness Absence – both long term and short term.

      Planned and Unplanned Absences

      Statutory Absences – i.e. parental, maternity, paternity, jury service.

      Lateness

      Skills and Knowledge - required in order to manage the process.

      Statutory and Legislative Responsibilities – how does the law affect absence management.

      Training Method

      The session is presented in a highly interactive format, which will include group work, practical discussion and exercises, theory, demonstration and practice, feedback.

      Course Outcome/Qualification

      HR Elite Certificate of Attendance.

      Prerequisite Knowledge

      None - previous experience/skills will be discussed during the course, but are not essential in order to attend.

      For More Information

      Please call HR Elite on 01206 700690 or email info@hrelite.co.uk.

  • Assertiveness, Communication Skills and Change Management
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      Colchester, Essex


      13/10/2016



      Cost

      £99 plus VAT (discounted to £75 per session per person for retained HR Elite clients).

      Duration

      1 day (10am-4pm) including lunch.

      Venue

      North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD.

      Introduction

      This session will look at the skills for effective communication, assertiveness and handling difficult conversations.

      It will also cover change management, and the impact of change on organisations.

      Course Objectives/Key Benefits

      This practical workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the importance of effective communication, and the importance of delivering clear messages.

      It will also look at the skills required to manage change processes, and the impact of change on both staff and organisations.

      The course will consist of a combination of practical workshops and exercises, as well as theory around the subject.

      Who The Course Is Aimed At

      All managers, supervisors, directors or anybody who is involved in the management of staff.



      Course Content



      Participants will look at the following in detail:

      Assertiveness and Confidence Skills

      Effective Communication – fine line between assertiveness and aggression.

      Managing Difficult Conversations and Delivering Clear Messages

      Change Management – change management cycle.

      Impact of Change on Individuals and the Organisation

      What Changes You Can Instigate – restructures etc.

      What the Law Says – what could go wrong.



      Training Method

      The session is presented in a highly interactive format, which will include group work, practical discussion and exercises, theory, demonstration and practice, feedback.

      Course Outcome/Qualification

      HR Elite Certificate of Attendance.

      Prerequisite Knowledge

      None - previous experience/skills will be discussed during the course, but are not essential in order to attend.

      For More Information

      Please call HR Elite on 01206 700690 or email at info@hrelite.co.uk.

  • Disciplinary and Grievance
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      Colchester, Essex


      14/07/2016



      Cost

      £99 plus VAT (discounted to £75 per session per person for retained HR Elite clients).

      Duration

      1 day (10am-4pm) including lunch.

      Venue

      North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD.

      Introduction

      This session will look at disciplinary and grievance and how to manage conduct and conflict situations.

      Course Objectives/Key Benefits

      This practical workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the differences between disciplinary and grievance situations, and how to manage these.

      The course will consist of a combination of practical workshops and exercises, as well as theory around the subject.

      Who The Course Is Aimed At

      All managers, supervisors, directors or anybody who is involved in the management of disciplinary and grievance situations.



      Course Content



      Participants will look at the following in detail:

      What Constitutes a Grievance

      Disciplinary Situation and Different Levels of Offence and Sanction

      The Statutory Processes for Both

      Skills and Knowledge Required to Undertake Investigations

      Informal and Formal Processes

      Responsibilities of Formal Panel Members

      Legislation and the Statutory Right of Appeal

      What Could Go Wrong?



      Training Method

      The session is presented in a highly interactive format, which will include group work, practical discussion and exercises, theory, demonstration and practice, feedback.

      Course Outcome/Qualification

      HR Elite Certificate of Attendance.

      Prerequisite Knowledge

      None - previous experience/skills will be discussed during the course, but are not essential in order to attend.

      For More Information

      Please call HR Elite on 01206 700690 or email at info@hrelite.co.uk.

  • General Management and Leadership
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      Colchester, Essex


      12/05/2016



      Cost

      £99 plus VAT (discounted to £75 per session per person for retained HR Elite clients).

      Duration

      1 day (10am-4pm) including lunch.

      Venue

      North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD.

      Introduction

      For participants who have booked onto the full programme this will be the first session within the management programme.

      Therefore as well as covering the course content detailed below, the full course programme and what will be covered within it will also be explained.

      This course can be booked as an individual session for participants who wish to learn effective general management skills.

      Course Objectives/Key Benefits

      This practical workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the differences between leadership and management, and the advantages and disadvantages of each of these.

      The course will consist of a combination of practical workshops and exercises, as well as theory around the subject.

      Who The Course Is Aimed At

      All managers, supervisors, directors or anybody who would benefit from an understanding of effective management styles, as well as an understanding of equality, diversity and time management.



      Course Content



      Participants will look at the following in detail:

      Management and Leadership Skills

      Effective Management

      Differences Between Managers and Leaders

      Personal Management Style

      Equality and Diversity

      Time Management



      Training Method

      The session is presented in a highly interactive format, which will include group work, practical discussion and exercises, theory, demonstration and practice, feedback.

      Course Outcome/Qualification

      HR Elite Certificate of Attendance.

      Prerequisite Knowledge

      None - previous experience/skills will be discussed during the course, but are not essential in order to attend.

      For More Information

      Please call HR Elite on 01206 700690 or email at info@hrelite.co.uk.

  • Performance Management and Appraisal
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      Colchester, Essex


      01/09/2016



      Cost

      £99 plus VAT (discounted to £75 per session per person for retained HR Elite clients).

      Duration

      1 day (10am-4pm) including lunch.

      Venue

      North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD.

      Introduction

      This session will look at effective performance management and appraisals, both in terms of organisational and individual performance, the appraisal cycle and the appraisal meeting.

      Course Objectives/Key Benefits

      This practical workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the importance of effective performance management, as well as the skills required in order to carry this out.

      The course will consist of a combination of practical workshops and exercises, as well as theory around the subject.

      Who the Course is aimed at

      All managers, supervisors, directors or anybody who is involved in the management of staff.



      Course Content



      Participants will look at the following in detail:

      Organisational Performance

      Managing Good and Poor Performers

      The Importance of Effective Performance Management

      Informal and Formal Processes

      Coaching Skills

      Performance Management Cycle

      Appraisals and Goal Setting

      Ongoing Support and Development



      Training Method

      The session is presented in a highly interactive format, which will include group work, practical discussion and exercises, theory, demonstration and practice, feedback.

      Course Outcome/Qualification

      HR Elite Certificate of Attendance.

      Prerequisite Knowledge

      None - previous experience/skills will be discussed during the course, but are not essential in order to attend.

      For More Information

      Please call HR Elite on 01206 700690 or email at info@hrelite.co.uk.

  • Recruitment and Selection
    • Book Now

      Colchester, Essex


      18/08/2016



      Cost

      £99 plus VAT (discounted to £75 per session per person for retained HR Elite clients).

      Duration

      1 day (10am-4pm) including lunch.

      Venue

      North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD.

      Introduction

      This session will look at effective recruitment and selection techniques, both in terms of the process and the skills needed to undertake these processes effectively.

      Course Objectives/Key Benefits

      This practical workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the entire recruitment and selection process, from advertising through to induction and probation.

      The course will consist of a combination of practical workshops and exercises, as well as theory around the subject.

      Who The Course Is Aimed At

      All managers, supervisors, directors or anybody who is involved in the management of recruitment and selection.



      Course Content



      Participants will look at the following in detail:

      The Full Recruitment and Selection Process

      Evaluating the Vacant Position, and Advertising

      Job Analysis and Job Descriptions

      Shortlisting Applications

      Interviewing Skills and Responsibilities

      Induction and Probation

      Performance or Conduct Issues During Probation

      Legal Considerations



      Training Method

      The session is presented in a highly interactive format, which will include group work, practical discussion and exercises, theory, demonstration and practice, feedback.

      Course Outcome/Qualification

      HR Elite Certificate of Attendance.

      Prerequisite Knowledge

      None - previous experience/skills will be discussed during the course, but are not essential in order to attend.

      For More Information

      Please call HR Elite on 01206 700690 or email at info@hrelite.co.uk.

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