HR for Non HR Managers

HR for Non HR Managers

This 16 hrs workshop will help participants:

  • The latest trends in the human resource field and the changing role of the human resource professional
  • How to write job specifications and identify core competencies
  • Methods of finding, selecting, and keeping the best people using behavioral description interviewing techniques
  • How to get employees off to a good start
  • How to deal with compensation and benefits
  • How to maintain healthy employee relations
  • How to make performance appraisals a cooperative process


Defining Human Resources

To begin the workshop, we will discuss just what “human resources” means. We might  also complete a case study that highlights some of the challenges that an HR professional faces.

Skills Inventory

During this session, we will look at what a skills inventory is and what its benefits are.


Human resource forecasts are attempts to predict an organization’s future demand for employees. We will look at two main types of forecasting: indexing and extrapolation.

Job Analysis

A job analysis will ensure that the job description accurately reflects the tasks that the job entails. We will discuss what a job analysis is and what formats can be used. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a basic job analysis.

Job Competencies

This session will discuss how to identify technical and performance skills needed to do a job.

Position Profiles and Job Descriptions

During this session, we will explore what a job description is through a lecture and an exercise.

Do You Really Need to Hire?

If you need to fill a position, there may be other ways of filling it rather than hiring externally. This session will examine some of those possibilities. Participants will also complete an exercise to demonstrate how much hiring a new employee really costs.

Finding Candidates

We will look at eight ways to recruit candidates during this session.

Screening Resumes

A resume screening guide can be a valuable tool when hiring. This session will discuss how to develop and use such a guide.

Preparing for the Interview

Preparation is key to a successful interview. We will look at a preparation checklist and then participants will role play an interview.

Conducting the Interview

This session will look at some key interviewing ideas, including the history of interviewing, criteria for objective interviews, behavioral interviewing techniques, and critical incidents.

After the Interview

During this session, we will look at what participants should do after the interview. Special attention will be paid to methods of rating candidates.

Employee Orientation

A good orientation is key to an employee’s success. Participants will rate their company’s organization. We will also discuss common problems and some possible solutions.

Planning Training

At some point in the life of almost every human resource professional, they will need to develop a training program. During this session, we will look at the training cycle. Participants will also explore the advantages and disadvantages of internal and external training.

Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are a crucial part of helping an employee grow. During this session, we will explore the performance review process through individual exercises, a case study, and two lectures.


Absenteeism costs companies more money every year. Through a lecture and a case study, we will look at common causes and solutions.

Compensation and Benefits

During this session, we will discuss the role of compensation and benefits in retaining employees. We will also review the pre-assignment.


This session will look at a four step disciplinary system that can be applied to any situation.


Firing an employee is hard to do. Through discussion and a case study, we will look at some things to consider and some ways to make the process a bit easier.

Exit Interviews

Exit interviews can be a great tool to help your company grow. We will discuss types of exit interviews and we will look at a sample.


2 Full Days

Stress Management & Work Life Balance


In spite of the chosen career path, stress management is extremely crucial to the wellbeing of an organization. Being able to maintain your stress level, not only will improve the quality of your work, but also will improve the quality of your life. Balancing the demands of a busy lifestyle is not an easy thing to do, but it could be best managed by regularly reviewing and assessing the priorities of day to day activities.

This training will provide a comprehensive, interactive training system of modules that the employees could use for stress management and for personal renewal in high demand work environments.

Overall, this training could facilitate the productivity of both the employer and the employee thus contributing towards work life balance and effectiveness.

Key Aspects Covered

This workshop will cover the following:

  • What is stress?
    • Introduction to stress
  • How do we react to stress?
    • Explanation on fight or flight response
  • Exploring the sources of stress (stressors)
    • will be discussed through a group activity
  • Physical , Psychological and Temporal factors that affect the work environment
  • How to achieve work life balance
  • An introduction to PTSD and clinical psychology
  • Discussion of case studies
  • Five minute stress busters
  • Ergonomics and work place design
  • An introduction to ergonomics and how it affects the stress
  • Stress reduction and Relaxation techniques
    • practical oriented activities will be done
  • Alternative approaches to managing stress at work
  • Anger management tips

For Whom

The course is designed for junior managers, executives and anybody who wishes to learn about managing the routine work related stress in order to thrive in a healthy work environment thus contributing towards organizational as well as employees productivity and well being.


The program will be based on simplified style of presentations and case studies followed by an interactive session of discussion and group activities.


1 Full Day ( 8 Hours)


USD 185/- per participant

FACILITATOR: Dr. Kalharie Pitigala

Dr. Kalharie is a PhD. holder from the University of Colombo. She has completed Diploma in Psychology, Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology (ACHE), Certificate in Child Psychology (Mental Institute of Health), and M.Sc. from Madurai Kamraj University and BSc. Psychology from the Cosmopolitan University in the USA.

She is a lecturer, a corporate trainer and a consultant psychologist.

She has helped many people in overcoming their psychological issues, stress, phobias, anxieties, OCDs, learning disorders, etc. She also conducts psychology related workshops, internal training programs and trainings for universities and colleges all around Sri Lanka.

At present, she is working as a child and adolescent psychologist at the Lyceum International School, Wattala. She also undertakes counseling sessions at the Institute of Mental Health, Bambalapitiya. She is also a member of the psychological body “Samuththana”.

She is a lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the ICBT and KIU University, Sri Lanka.