In this course we discuss everything that a line manager needs to know about the Human Resource (HR) function and its role within organizations. 

The course begins with a broad overview of HR issues, the responsibilities of HR specialists and the role of the line manager in working with the HR function.  This leads to a conversation about how the function can assist business aims and goals, and the employee life-cycle.  Finally, we work through key line manager HR activities including recruitment and selection; performance management and appraisals and their role in developing employee engagement and commitment. 

This course is suitable for anyone considering or moving into a role in HR, those with responsibility for providing advice on HR as part of their role or those who may be taking on more HR responsibilities.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the responsibilities for Human Resources (HR) specialists and recognize the role of the line manager in working with the HR function.
  • Identify how to plan for HR needs in the workplace
  • Discover how to use HR best practice in your role
Last updated/reviewed: August 20, 2023
8 Reviews (28 ratings)


Anonymous Author
I found the psychological contract to be very interesting as I have not heard of this before. The old and new ways mentioned in the contract are very important in the workforce today, and for me personally as well.

Anonymous Author
I found this course to be very boring. The instructor just read right out of a textbook. There were no real-world examples. Too much theory and buzzwords for me. Had a hard time staying engaged.

Anonymous Author
Very educational; material/slides followed along well with the presentation. Gained insights into line Manager responsibility as opposed to HRM handling all aspects of HR.

Anonymous Author
Good information for a non-HR professional. The analysis of psychological contract was interesting.

Anonymous Author
Excellent facilititor. Good pace and information shared. Transferable for any industry

Anonymous Author
A thorough explanation of the state of HR and expectations of line managers.

Anonymous Author
objectives were clear; information was relevant. great class!

Anonymous Author
The section on the psychological contract was interesting.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Human Resources (HR) for Non-HR Managers1:15
  Introduction to Human Resources (HR)6:27
HR for Non-HR Managers
  The HR Function 13:33
  Devolution of HR9:52
  The Line Manager 9:31
  Onboarding - Termination 11:46
  Employee Relations 13:34
  Psychological Contract9:47
  Course Conclusion 2:38
Continuous Play
  HR for Non-HR Managers full video1:18:23
  Slides: HR for Non-HR ManagersPDF
  HR for Non-HR Managers Glossary/IndexPDF