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HR in practice

Get an overview of HR and boost your knowledge so you can work effectively with people professionals in your organisation.

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Perfect for:

People Managers
HR aspirants

You’ll learn how to:

  • explain the scope of HR and its changing role
  • identify the core areas of HR practice
  • recognise examples of HR in practice within organisations
  • identify a variety of HR models.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: Those who want to learn more about HR and best practices in HR management.

This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What to expect from this ‘HR in practice’ course

This short course has been developed with Carrie Stockton, the CIPD’s associate for HR in Practice. It assumes no prior knowledge of HR and will give you a high-level overview of the critical factors to consider when practising HR.

This evidence-based, outcomes-driven course shares the scope and core areas of HR, including examples of best practices in HR management.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This bite-sized training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

‚ÄčTaking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • explain what HR is
  • recognise how HR adds value to your organisation’s day-to-day operations
  • describe the breadth of work undertaken by HR.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.