Human Resource Management Essentials

Registration Deadline: 26 April 2018

Training Dates: 03, 15, 24 May 2018

Training Hours: 08:30 - 17:00

Location: CIIM Nicosia ( View Map )

Language of Instruction: English


The HR profession and its centralised responsibilities in Cyprus is now in the most popular areas for professional development. Companies face high turnovers because their employees’ dynamics are mismatched. Due to this, the performance and productivity results of the companies are dropping and managers face significant challenges for aligning their employees with their strategies.

As a result, employers expect that their managers will be able to demonstrate in-depth and thorough knowledge of Human Resource practices, as well as possess the essential behavioural skills and competencies required to effectively apply that knowledge in the modern workplace in support of organizational strategic goals.

Managers and executives can assist their companies to meet their goals and targets in enabling wise recruitment, interview and selection process which is based on the employment law of Cyprus as defined by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance. Managers and executives will also need to appreciate these laws and learn how they can apply them into their company for the greater good of their employer and their employees’ well-being.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Develop recruitment and selection strategies for their organisations
  • Align recruitment and selection strategies with organisational goals and demonstrate their effectiveness as managers and executives
  • Be confident in the analysis and evaluation of recruitment and selection issues
  • Reflect critically on their past practices and understand “good practice” in recruitment and selection
  • Recognise the need for ethical managerial behaviour, non-discrimination, and equal opportunities in recruitment and selection
  • Understand the importance of effective hiring in the organization
  • Know the effective recruitment and selection process
  • Be aware of the role of the interviewer
  • Know the various types of interviews
  • Know the steps needed for conducting interviews effectively
  • Understand and practice the skills necessary for effective interviews
  • Recognize the classic mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Establish a grounding of Legal Labour Law History and the Legal Institutions
  • Examine the general role of the Law, the social partners, the Law making process and the role of the collective agreements in modern businesses
  • Provide an understanding of the most important Principles, Rules of Court, Procedure and Evidence
  • Develop Familiarity with the impact of Labour Law in everyday business matters through case studies and analysis
  • Solving problems of everyday employee relations and Labour Issues
  • Define the scope of the employee relations discipline
  • Discuss how employee attitudes and engagement affect organizational culture and employee relations

Designed for

The programme is ideal for managers, executives and other professionals who undertake HR functions on behalf of their organisation.

Topics to be covered

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Recruitment concepts. Why we recruit and whom – do we want to recruit?
  • Planning for recruitment
  • External recruitment – sources and methods.
  • Internal recruitment – promotions, internal transfers and opportunities for advancement.
  • Selection and decision-making – does the best candidate always get the job?

Day 2

  • The importance of hiring the right people. The interview as an important part of the hiring process.
  • The interview process
  • Tools & techniques for conducting effective interviews
  • Effective interviewing skills
  • Dos and Don’ts during an interview – Exercises and Role Plays

Day 3

  • What is Law? Nature of the Law, Areas of the Law? Legal obligations of business owners and managers.
  • Social Partners.
  • Employment law in Cyprus and Employment law updates.
  • Maternity and Parental Leave
  • The importance of employment relationship, duties, rights and obligations.
  • Case Discussion
  • Retaining schemes for high performers, how to retain them, and the impact thereof.
  • Impact of employee safety and security on employee relations.
  • Discrimination in Employment. Termination of Employment. Dealing with redundancy. How to avoid employment legal issues
  • Closing Remarks & Q&A


All CIIM Executive Education programmes are developed and taught by CIIM resident and visiting faculty who are widely recognised as skilled professional trainers with local and international business experience. Through many years of business consulting and teaching experience, CIIM faculty develop innovative long-lasting practical concepts that shape the practice of your daily professional responsibilities. The result is a practical educational experience which is designed to have an immediate effect in your business environment.

Ms. Chris Mathas


Stylianos Christoforou
Mr. Stylianos Christoforou


Ms. Chris Mathas

Mrs. Mathas is a sought-after organisational development consultant, change facilitator and performance coach. She combines business judgement with strong experience in all areas of Human Resources, Organizational Development & Management, in a wide variety of industries and an even wider selection of countries such as Oman, Greece, UK, Canada, South Africa, Serbia, Russia and many more.

Mrs. Mathas has managed and executed more than 150 HR, Organisational Development and Education projects and has facilitated/delivered over 900 workshops with 20,000+ participants. In addition, she has coached over 800 individuals and have mentored over 700 HR professionals.

Mr. Stylianos Christoforou

Mr. Christoforou is the Managing Partner of Stylianos Christoforou & Co Law Firm and is also the exclusive legal consultant of a great number of large companies, organisations and institutions in Cyprus.

He possesses outstanding legal expertise in a spectrum of practices including but not limited to employment and labour law, commercial law, company law, tax law, family law, property law and strategic business consulting.

Furthermore, he has handled a number of local and international arbitrations as well as numerous high-profile negotiations between employers and trade union representatives.

Programme Fee

The programme has been approved by the HRDA (ΑνΑΔ). Organisations registered in Cyprus, who satisfy the HRDA criteria, are entitled to apply for the subsidy and therefore their emolument will be the net fee, as described below:

Gross Fee (before subsidy): €825

HRDA Subsidy: €357*

Net Fee (after subsidy): €468*

No VAT is charged due to CIIM’s non-profit status. Fees include tuition, educational materials, lunch, coffee-breaks and refreshments.


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