Course Description


HR stands for Human Resources and is basically all about what you should and shouldn't do when taking on staff.  When you start employing staff it is vitally important that you are legally covered and that you have the correct documentation in place.


This course is basically all about what you should be doing when you decide to take on your first member of staff.  Firstly we look at whether employing a member of staff is the correct decision for your business.  This is really important because there are other options that might mean that it's not necessary to employ someone.


Our HR Expert is Denise Waite and in this course she covers everything you need to know when taking on your first member of staff. Developing an organisational structure for your company, the key documentation you require and even how to recruit your staff from a HR point of view.

HR Expert

Denise Waite

Denise Waite - HR ExpertDenise has over 20 years’ HR experience in a range of sectors including FMCG, Professional Services and Hotels & Leisure in national and international, single and multi-site roles. Having worked at a senior level in multi-cultural environments she has worked all over the world including the UK, Moscow, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.Whilst having worked within large corporate companies and also SMEs, it is in the SME sector where there is a sense of making a really big difference and, for Denise, it satisfies her need to be hands-on and have a real connection at all levels in the business.Having launched her own HR Consultancy business in 2013, Denise works with business owners to improve employee performance providing practical employment law advice and support to small and medium sized businesses. Running a small business of her own, gives Denise a real understanding of the demands and intensity of being a business owner and this informs her work with a clear appreciation that HR advice always needs to be personal to the business, practical and pragmatic.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

  • 2

    Sole Trader To Employer

    • Sole Trader To Employer

  • 3


    • Outsourcing

  • 4

    Freelancers or Employees

    • Freelancers Or Employees

  • 5

    Key Documents

    • Key Documents

  • 6


    • Recruitment

  • 7

    Ongoing Considerations

    • Ongoing Considerations

  • 8


    • Conclusion