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HR Essentials for Supervisors and Managers


Whether you are new to HR, transitioning into a supervisory or managerial HR role or have had some experience in the field, the SCHSBM’s HR Essentials for Supervisors and Managers programme is designed for professionals whose responsibilities include managing the performance of employees. This programme will develop delegates’ understanding of the HR function and how to effectively perform the fundamental HR functions. Moreover, the programme will equip supervisors and managers with the foundational HR knowledge in effective talent acquisition, training and development and performance management. The HR training provided will equip delegates with the HR tools needed to recruit the right talent, communicate effectively and appropriately manage a range of HR disciplinary and grievance issues in the workplace. Delegates will have the opportunity to apply their HR skills to real-world cases to better equip themselves for situations they are likely to encounter as HR practitioners. Additionally, this programme will enable delegates to fulfil their HR responsibilities and manage talent in their organisation by equipping them with the HR skills and tools pertinent to perform these specialised roles.

Programme Goals

The goals of the programme are to:
  • Introduce delegates to the scope of responsibilities of HR supervisors and managers.
  • Familiarize delegates with HR practices used to enhance an organisation’s ability to attract, develop, motivate, and retain employees.
  • Deepen delegates’ knowledge of select HR areas relevant to their current role.
  • Equip delegates with the HR skills and tools needed to build and manage high-performing teams.
  • Promote delegates’ compliance with employment legislation and HR best practice.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:
  • Assess the roles and responsibilities of supervisors and managers in the recruitment and selection process.
  • Use talent acquisition tools to identify high-potential applicants.
  • Explain how performance evaluation, employee development, and rewards help to motivate employees and achieve business objectives.
  • Implement HR best practice to guide the performance appraisal process in their organisation.
  • Illustrate ways to constructively manage employee performance issues.
  • Recommend constructive approaches to dealing with disciplinary and grievance matters.
  • Apply key legislation to various employee and labour relations considerations.

Programme Schedule 

  • Day One:
    • Talent management
      • Effective recruitment and selection in helping the organisation achieve its objectives
      • Attracting high performers and exploring high potential indicators
      • Planning and conducting fair interviews
      • On-boarding talent
  • Day Two:
    • Training and Development
      • Driving productivity through training and development
      • Identifying training needs for employees
      • Coaching and mentoring
    • Performance Management
      • The performance management cycle
      • The purpose and process for performance evaluation
      • Conducting performance appraisals
    • Motivation and Rewards
      • Determining what motivates your employees
      • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
      • Enhancing and rewarding development
  • Day Three:
    • Labour and employment relations
      • Employment law
      • Managing disciplinary matters/hearings in the organisation

Who Should Attend

  • New and emerging HR leaders
  • New and experienced supervisors
  • Managers and professionals with HR responsibilities
  • Experienced HR managers interested in staying abreast of best practices and current tools


At a Glance


Programme Duration

11th - 13th October 2023

9:00 am - 4:30 pm AST

In-person and Virtual

Programme Fee

  • In-person (regular): USD $1400
  • In- person (early-bird):USD $1300 Deadline 11th August 2023
  • Virtual (regular): USD $1200
  • Contact us for corporate and group rates
Fees inclusive of course material, break and lunch

In-person location
Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management, Barbados

Certificate Awarded
Certificate of Completion

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