HR Managers Toolkit
All managers should have a copy of the HR Managers Toolkit which is an essential support tool that has been developed to provide practical guidance for managers at LJMU to assist them carry out their day to day people management responsibilities, as well as signposting to managers the relevant University policies and procedures. This toolkit is available in hard copy or electronically but is not accessible on the HR website; please contact your HR Adviser for a copy if you do not have one.
Although this handbook has been designed to assist managers in carrying out their people management responsibilities, reference should be made to the relevant HR Adviser for advice and guidance when necessary.
A-Z of HR Policies, Procedures & Guidelines
The A-Z as well as listing all HR and HR related policies and procedures also lists guidelines (often specifically for managers) on what to do in certain situations, for example what to do when a member of staff becomes pregnant to support the maternity policy; help on calculating annual leave or various guides relating to recruitment and selection. This can be found in the left-hand menu.
Management Toolkit Training
The accompanying training programme to the HR Managers Toolkit is available to both academic and support managers and aims to equip you with the practical HR skills and knowledge to support you in your role.
The programme was developed collaboratively by the HR Team, Staff Development and Professional Standards and is designed to bring the Managers Toolkit to life with a range of practical and informal briefing sessions. Each session has been designed to allow participants to discuss real and current issues and to gain practical skills and improve/update your knowledge of LJMU HR policy. By attending the sessions you will be able to draw upon the expertise of the University’s HR staff who will be facilitating the sessions. The programme will also provide an opportunity for you to broaden your knowledge and experience through internal networking.
What Does the Programme Cover?
• Effective Absence Management
• Managers Guide to the Disciplinary Procedure
• Conducting PDPR’s
• Effective Performance Management
• Managers Guide to Dealing with the Grievance Procedure
• Managers Guide to Hearings
• Essential HR for Managers – Best Practice and Employment Law
• Recruitment and Selection
Is it for me?
All staff with Management responsibility will be expected to attend as many of the sessions as possible.
How do I Attend?
You will be contacted over the next few months if you have not already been invited to do so with the dates of available sessions. For further information, please contact Gaynor Holmes, HR on mailto:E.Mitchell@ljmu.ac.uk ext 6114.
Staff Development (SD) offer a wide range of flexible training/ qualifications for managers and you are encouraged to discuss your development needs with your own line manager and to contact your staff development adviser to discuss the appropriate training/ course for you. Development opportunities can be tailored to suit individual manager’s needs.
SD are currently delivering Institute for Leadership & Management (ILM) validated programmes which can take the route of training/ development or lead to leadership management qualifications.
There are 3 different qualifications/ training that are available:
ILM Level Three Award in First Line Management (Suitable for First Line Managers, Team and Programme Leaders).
ILM Level Four
ILM Level Five Award and/or Certificate in Leadership (Suitable for Middle Managers across the University)
This comprises of a suite of modules leading to the completion of either an Award or Certificate in Leadership. Both Development and Qualification routes are available. ILM candidates must attend a minimum 80% of the sessions.
SD also offers 1:1 coaching support available for new managers.
For full details, please contact Staff Development on ext 5550 or refer to their web pages