This crucial HR in Practice course provides an excellent overview of human resources in practice. Its participative nature makes this an ideal opportunity for you to explore and exchange ideas and information with other participants.

This course can also be run in-house for a group of people in your organisation. Run as it features here, or tailored to suit your organisational needs.

Who is it for

Particularly beneficial if you're new to HR; or have no formal HR training, or you're contemplating a career move to HR. If time is a pressing factor for you, and you're in need of a good overview of HR, this is the right course for you.


By the end of the HR in Practice course, you'll be able to:

  • review the contribution of good HR practice in achieving company objectives
  • apply key principles and practices involved in recruitment and selection and employment law
  • improve your overall performance and personal effectiveness in handling a range of HR issues.


The changing role and scope of HR

  • how HR can add value
  • organisational objectives to policies, procedures and practice

the UK legal context

  • the contract of employment


  • UK discrimination law
  • how to avoid discrimination in the workplace

Recruitment and selection

  • a systematic approach
  • selection methods

Performance management

  • definitions and purpose
  • managing different types of performance
  • appraisal

Dismissal, varying contracts, redundancy

Managing underperformance

  • discipline
  • capability
  • absence


  • keeping employees loyal and motivated
  • grievance-handling
  • employee commitment.

We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.

We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Through our expertise and research we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we’re the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the know-how to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.

We’re independent and not-for-profit and hold a highly respected Royal Charter. We exist to make work and working lives better. And at a time of unprecedented change we have the vision, agility and strength to make a real difference to our members, to businesses, to the economy and to all working people.

What we do and how we work

For an overview of the work we do and how we do it, download our annual review or find out about:

  • What we do
  • How and where we work
  • Our strategic priorities
  • Who’s who
  • What's new
  • What we stand for

The CIPD acronym stands for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, but today we're known simply as the CIPD. As an organisation, we stand for better work and working lives. Policymakers and opinion formers look to us for a definitive and impartial point of view. Our independence, research and expertise enable us to meet this expectation with a vision of the future that’s grounded in evidence and promotes working practices that drive maximum value for both employees and the businesses they work in.

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