Training & Development for Human Resources

    Providing your employees access to developmental courses is great for business. It equips them with the skills and knowledge to take your company to the next level. This is especially true when it comes to HR, which deals with the beating heart of any organisation – its people.

    Guardian Support offers many practical, comprehensive courses for human resources. In this post, we will look at what HR training is, why you should offer HR courses to your employees, managers and HR team, and the specific courses that we offer.  

    What is training & development in HR?

    Human resources training refers to improving the skills, knowledge and abilities of HR professionals, teams and managers. Since HR is a broad division that is responsible for most employee-related aspects of an organisation, there is a lot to learn. 

    As the law protects employees, it is crucial that HR professionals are aware of all of the laws and regulations pertaining to their role, as well as the best practices. It is therefore very important that all staff that deal with other employees receive developmental training for multiple different situations.

    HR training courses UK

    Here is a complete list of the on-site HR courses that Guardian Support offers in the UK, with a little information about each:

    Employment Law For Managers

    Employment law dictates what employers are allowed to expect from employees, what their contracts allow them to do, and the work rights of employees. This HR training course educates managers on the foundational principles of employer/employee relationships, equipping them with a thorough understanding of the law, employee rights and how to implement them effectively.


    This HR course educates managers on how to deal with an employee who has acted inappropriately or outside of their contractual obligations. A disciplinary tribunal can be a difficult situation to handle, especially with subjective relationships that develop within companies, so training in this area is crucial. This course examines every aspect of staff discipline in a practical manner.


    Formal complaints made by employees can often result in hard-to-navigate situations within an organisation. This human resources course focuses on how to handle a complaint so that problems do not escalate and you can maintain a positive relationship with your employees.


    Workforces sometimes need to be reduced for a variety of reasons, but it is never a simple job. This HR training is designed to help you understand the appropriate procedures and the rights of the employee so that there are no repercussions further down the line.

    Family Friendly

    Family-friendly rights refer to the laws in place to protect pregnant women, new fathers and parents in the workplace. They include maternity and paternity leave, statutory maternity pay, adoption leave, flexible working requests and time off for dependents. This course ensures that you know what these rights are and how to properly manage employees with families.

    Managing Sickness Absence

    Managing workplace sickness absences can be challenging, but it is crucial to do this wisely and with the relevant rules in mind. This HR course will provide you or your employees with a comprehensive understanding of how to tackle both long-term and short-term absences.


    TUPE, standing for Transfer of Undertakings Regulation, is the process in which employees’ rights and terms and conditions are preserved and protected when a business is transferred to a new employer. While this is not a situation that every business will have to face, it is a complicated procedure, and training is wise. This course focuses on the foundations so that you will be prepared for a TUPE situation, should it arise.

    Mock Employment Tribunal

    An employment tribunal can be a daunting and stressful situation, even if you are a well-trained HR professional. This employment tribunal course focuses on the foundations of the employment tribunal system and process. You will then take part in a mock employment tribunal in a safe training environment, readying you for the real thing.


    Any form of discrimination in the workplace is unlawful and can result in significant compensation. It is crucial for employers, managers and HR staff to know what discrimination is and the laws around it so that you can avoid paying these hefty sums.

    Equal Opportunities

    This HR training course is similar to the discrimination course but differs from it in that this is a course for all employees. Every employer is liable for the discriminatory acts of their employees towards others if such acts are conducted under their employment. If you are taken to court over a discrimination claim, having provided equal opportunities training for your workforce will act as a defence. For that reason, providing equal opportunity training for all employees is encouraged.

    Why offer HR development courses?

    Offering your HR team development courses allows them to learn and grow, providing job satisfaction and a chance to progress in their career, which is very important for the retention of talent in today’s job market. 

    In addition to this, providing opportunities for professional development enables you to capitalise on your staff’s improved skills and knowledge base. You will therefore be able to save on outsourcing costs, as your employees will be able to handle a broader range of issues as they arise.

    If you would like to know more about the course that we offer, as well as our on-site training, get in touch with us today. We look forward to taking your business forward.

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