Human Resources Development & Personnel Management

Oxford Management Centre

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Who should attend

This Oxford training seminar is designed for:

  • HR practitioners and line-professionals with development or personnel responsibilities
  • People in HR, Personnel or Training and Development role
  • Professionals with an interest in people management and development would also benefit

About the course

To be relevant, HR needs to demonstrate that it makes a contribution at all levels. This involves ensuring that the management team is supported in their attempts to manage. At the same time HR has to ensure that employees are motivated, supported and developed. This can only be done through the management team.

The out of date approach says that HR is visible and controlling, requiring the rest of the organisation to follow policies developed within the HR function. The up to date approach is that HR facilitates and supports assisting the management team in efforts to improve productivity and commitment. HR is at the centre of change but change is handled by and through the management team. In this way change is more effective and longer lasting.

However, this approach requires a new type of HR function with new practices and a series of new skills within the HR team. This Oxford Human Resources Development & Personnel Management training seminar will give you the confidence to develop a new sort of HR function; show you a new approach and help you with learning the new practices and skills.

This Oxford training seminar will highlight:

  • Ideas for developing an HR strategy which relates to socio-economic trends
  • Ways of improving employee motivation
  • Methods for developing employees and improving contribution
  • Ideas for reforming the relationship between HR and the rest of the organisation
  • Getting the best out of the use of competencies


At the end of this Oxford training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Understand the history and development of HR and Personnel Management practices
  • Maximise the benefits from effective human resource management
  • Apply the key HR and HRD strategies for improving organisational success
  • Work effectively with the line management team
  • Develop a response to the key issues surrounding HR eg career development, effective succession planning, making a success of performance management, etc.

Training Methodology

The training methodology used is designed to encourage maximum participation by all delegates. The presenter will suggest ideas and theories to the delegates and then encourage them to test out the ideas by the use of discussion, small group work, exercises and feedback. Each day of the training will end by delegates completing their own record of what has been learned on the day and considering how the ideas might be transferred back to the workplace.

  • The training seminar is a mixture of theory and practice
  • Explanations are provided of the main theories surrounding the development of effective HR
  • The theories are then put into practice by the use of practical exercises

Organisational Impact

The purpose of this Oxford Human Resources Development & Personnel Management training seminar from an organisations point of view is to constructively challenge to the organisation’s approach to Human Resource Development and Personnel Management. As a result, an organisation which applies these ideas will experience:

  • Lower staff turnover
  • More effectiveness in selection and assessment
  • Greater motivation
  • More commitment from the workforce
  • More effective identification and development of poor performers
  • Better value for money from the Human Resource function

Personal Impact

As a result of attending this Oxford training seminar, delegates will be equipped to develop effective people management practices. They will:

  • Know how to critically evaluate current HR practices
  • Be able to introduce an effective recruitment process
  • Understand how to get people to work more effectively
  • Understand how to help individuals and teams learn
  • Be able to identify, plan and evaluate training interventions
  • Know how to create an effective structure within HR

Course Outline

DAY 1 Introduction to HRM, HRD and HRP

  • Seminar Introduction and Objectives
  • The Context for HR
  • Change Management
  • Human Resource Management vs. Personnel Management
  • Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Human Resource Planning (HRP)
  • Strategic HRM – The New HR Strategic Model
  • Outsourcing

DAY 2 Resourcing & Recruitment

  • The Employment Psychological Contract
  • Why do good people leave?
  • The Process Approach to Interviewing
  • Induction, Job Descriptions and References
  • Personality Questionnaires and Forms of Testing
  • Methods of Detecting When Applicants Don’t Tell The Truth
  • The New Recruitment Process to Avoid Litigation
  • Understanding Competencies and Competency based Assessment

DAY 3 Pay & Employee Reward

  • Employee Motivation
  • Salary, Bonuses & Benefits
  • Competency and Performance Based Pay
  • Different Structures – different pay and rewards
  • Total Pay Concept
  • Salary Surveys

DAY 4 Training Learning & Development

  • Career Management
  • Personal Development
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • E-learning
  • How Flat Organisational Structures and Empowered Teams Affect Training and Development
  • Self Development
  • 360° Feedback as a Development Tool

DAY 5 Value for Money from HR

  • The New HR Structure
  • New Roles within HR
  • HR Business Partners
  • Value of Trend Analysis and HRP
  • Internal and External Frameworks
  • Proving ROI on HR Activities
  • Review

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