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HR Introductory Basics

Unit Standard: 
NQF Level: 
Course Category: 
Human Resources

Duration: 2 Days
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Employees are a critical component of any business. Successfully managing the human resource aspect of business is important, even for very small businesses. Employees are part of the delivery of the product and service. Their performance, commitment and loyalty to the job are critical and can be boosted through successful HR management. It is equally important for a small business to be compliant with best HR management practice and legislation to avoid incurring unplanned and unnecessary costs in the event of a dispute.


  • Decision makers working within an SMME (Small, Medium, Micro Enterprise) environment
  • Delegates involved in New Venture Ownership and Management
  • Entrepreneurs who are seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills
  • Staff interested in moving or have moved into a HR role within the organisation
  • Identify the human resource needs of a new venture, small business or department
  • Implement human resource needs appropriately and within legal parameters
  • Identify and compile basic employment policies and procedures
  • Comply with relevant human resource legislation


  • Complying with relevant human resources legislation
    • Identifying and compiling basic employment policies and procedures
    • How to compile policies and procedures relating to the management of employees
    • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
    • Recruitment and retrenchment procedures
    • Basic development plans to further develop the skills of employees
    • The roles of employees, trade unions and employers in the workplace
  • Identifying and planning for human resources
    • Undertake a basic skills survey to determine the skills requirements of a new venture
    • Determine the human resources capacity requirements in new venture
    • Determine the cost implications for employing staff
    • Draw up a basic profile of each person to be employed for interviewing purposes
  • Basic recruitment and selection
    • Undertake selection and recruitment of new staff where relevant according to a basic recruitment and selection plan
    • Pre-recruitment meeting, compiling a position description and interviewing candidates
    • Employment contracts
    • Managing employees on an ongoing basis and conduct regular performance reviews to ensure that overall job criteria and development needs are being addressed
    • Performance reviews by doing a performance review interview
Official course name: 
Apply basic HR principles in a new venture