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English for Human Resources Course

Unique's English for Human Resources language course will give you the English language skills to perform a variety of HR tasks at your workplace. You will focus on areas such as job interviews, providing performance appraisals, discussing employees and training plans. The course is available in London, Online and at your office.

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HR English

Business English for HR Staff

In today’s global marketplace, organisations are looking to improve the efficiency of their Human Resources Departments. From recruitment and retention of talent to training and development processes, these areas are becoming more essential to the smooth running of an organisation than ever before. HR Professionals need to understand how to communicate specific HR terminology and methodology in effective business English.


Key in our series of English as a Specific Language Programmes, this tailor-made course encourages participants to share ideas and experiences in order to develop one's communication skills in relevant Human Resources situations and contexts. The programme will be based around the needs of the participant, developing language skills through discussion, role-plays, presentations, vocabulary development, language analysis and negotiating within the context of the core functions of an HR Professional.


Executive English Course in London


Practical language skills will be developed in the following contexts:


Understanding the Role of HR

  • The concept of the company organigram in English
  • Facilitated discussion about place and role of HR in your company/country
  • Staff planning
  • Succession planning


Corporate Language Training Programmes


How to Recruit in the UK

  • Advertising for the best recruits accurately in English
  • Establishing objectives
  • Identifying the best candidates through impactful CV reading
  • Interviewing approaches and techniques: how to recruit, entry and exit interviews and critical incidents
  • Establishing terms and conditions of service
  • Introducing successful Induction processes

Achieving an Empowered and Motivated Workforce

  • Improving staff motivation through strong use of appraisals
  • Conducting effective appraisal interviews
  • Constructing staff development plans
  • Negotiating salaries
  • Providing feedback for maximum effect
  • Conflict Management
  • Conducting employee questionnaires


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Hiring Great Employees

  • Analysing the cultural aspects of employment
  • Determining conditions of service
  • Drafting employment contracts in Legal English
  • Monitoring employees

Implementing Corporate Wide Training Strategies

  • Conducting corporate needs analysis for relevant employees
  • Developing a corporate wide training plan in English
  • Learning how sell the strategy in the organisation
  • Implementation of the strategy
  • Applying project management tools for planning

The Language of Downsizing

  • Managing change and dealing successfully with resistance to change
  • Developing consultation processes and collaborative relationships
  • Handling the redundancy process

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Identifying the corporate culture of a new organisation
  • What to do when cultures clash
  • Successfully integrating HR processes and systems

Language Development

  • Grammar review
  • Tense review
  • Vocabulary development
  • Business English for meetings and negotiations
  • Persuading, presenting, negotiating, interview techniques, influencing skills, expressing opinions
  • Social English – hosting visits, socialising, meeting and greeting


The Advantages of learning English for HR

  • Improving your understanding of all HR processes
  • Developing your ability to communicate technical HR terminology in English
  • Benchmarking your processes with other HR professionals
  • Advancing your English oral and writing skills in expressing business arguments in an HR context
  • Fast tracking the development in your overall language ability
  • Be able to communicate more confidently about Human Resources in the workplace
  • Be able to speak more accurately and fluently
  • Be able to participate more successfully in meetings and negotiations
  • Have improved your written English including emais and letter writing
  • Have expanded your range of HR vocabulary
  • Be able to socialise and network cross-culturally with greater confidence


Unique Language Training provides a variety of world-class Business English Courses. For further information, fill in the form below.

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