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HR Fundamentals

The course will provide you with practical, step by step guidance on how to manage people issues effectively while remaining within the law.  You will be provided with comprehensive checklists that you can refer back to for guidance when dealing with specific people issues, and templates that you can use to create and maintain legally-compliant HR documentation.

By the end of the training you will:

  • Be aware of the key issues to be aware of in relation to recruiting, developing and managing people;
  • Understand the practical implications of recent developments in employment law;
  • Have the knowledge to implement relevant systems and procedures to enable you to tackle problems at an early stage and to prevent them occurring in the future;
  • Have a set of tools and templates to enable you to establish the key HR processes in your organisation;
  • Have more confidence in dealing with difficult situations;
  • Know where to seek help and further advice.

If you are not an HR expert but want to develop your knowledge of effective HR practice and ensure that you are legally compliant, this course is for you.

  • Lyn McBriar
    Lyn McBriar

    Lyn is an experienced HR & Training Consultant. She specialises in Organisational Change and Leadership Development, including Executive Coaching. In addition she carries out detailed reviews and investigations into complex and/or sensitive Employee Relations issues. She has worked with a range of private, public and third sector clients during periods of corporate realignment and culture change. 

    Prior to the formation of her own limited company in 2008, Lyn’s career has included working as a senior HR & Leadership Development professional with multi-site organisations in the retail and service sectors. From 2001 – 2008 she was Regional Head of HR (N Ireland) with Marks & Spencer, leading the HR function during a period of significant organisational growth and culture change. Her role included local HR leadership and she worked at UK corporate level on a range of strategic and policy issues.  She held a dual role as Head of Training for the Ireland Division in 2005. She provided coaching and development to senior leaders and regional management, including working with the Division’s High Potential group.      

    Lyn has a broad HR & Development background in a variety of organisations and sectors, including the service industry, finance and manufacturing/distribution.  She has significant experience of delivering strategic HR guidance and leadership development projects in fast-moving and flexible environments, particularly in the context of organisational and/or cultural change.      

    Lyn is a Fellow of the CIPD and a Member of the Association for Coaching.  She is an approved Assessor and Internal Moderator (to Level 7) of the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Please email contact@aku.training for upcoming dates.

Please note that the cancellation policy for our public training courses is as follows:


More than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.


More than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.

Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time at no cost.

Full joining instructions for the course will be emailed to you at least five working days prior to the course. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact a member of our team on 028 9016 0587 or via email kate@akutraining.com.

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