Commercial Awareness for HR Training

Commercial Awareness for HR Training

This module is designed for HR Team Leaders/Project Officers, Advisors and Workforce Development professionals.

Awarding body Leicester City Council

Est. Start Date: 01/04/2013
Est. End Date: 31/03/2016


Leicester City Council are currently looking for trainers or training providers for:

Event Title: Commercial Awareness for HR

Target audience:
This module is designed for HR Team Leaders/Project Officers, Advisors and Workforce Development professionals

No of participants per event: A maximum of 16 delegates per event

Course Duration: A one day programme – up to 4 events this year

Venue: Leicester City Council premises

By the end of the programme our expectations are that participants will :

• Have an appreciation of the increasing commercial environment in which HR professionals operate

• Be able to identify what HR tools add value in that commercial environment

• Place greater emphasis on Pace, Empathy, Flexibility and outcome based thinking

• Work beyond procedural boundaries, focus on outcomes rather than process whilst keeping within the Law

• Support managers by widening the way problems are diagnosed and implemented to include workforce issues

• Empower managers to take measured risks and assess wider workforce impact

• Know how to use benchmarking and research to improve performance

• Network to capitalise on opportunities and promote best practice

Course content should include:

• Maximise the value HR can contribute in a commercial environment

• Role of HR within the wider organisational context (greater emphasis on behaviours and skills)

• Tools for understanding the business (environment scanning, knowing how business cycle works, what it means to work in a commercial environment)

• How HR can assist the organisation to respond to internal/external pressures and opportunities (i.e. issues concerning flexible working, service redesign, doing more for even less, partnership working)

• How to capitalise on networking opportunities to generate income

• How to assess risks affecting the organisation and the role of HR

• Use HR metrics and knowledge to understand what’s going on in the organisation

The brief document attached below provides further information.

There will also be a one-hour briefing session on Friday, 8th February 2013, at 2 pm for all interested providers to attend and ask questions. Please contact Aveni Patel by email to confirm your attendance for this event.

If you are unable to attend this event and have any queries please contact: Paul McChrystal (Head of Corporate Workforce Development) by email, or ring 0116 252 8620.

Please complete the quotation form (link to the document is below) and return to in order to be considered for this work.

Only quotations on the form below will be accepted. However, any supporting documents will be considered.

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 15th February 2013, 1700 hours
Interview Date(s): Week commencing 11th – 15th March 2013.

The Successful provider will be asked to sign up to a Training Providers Agreement (attached) Please ensure you are able to meet the requirements. This document is for information only at this stage of the process.

Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight 14th February 2013. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.

Associated Documents

These documents are for information only. Please follow instructions for registration and receipt of full tender/quotation documentation.


Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Training & Conferences, Human Resources,
CPV codes
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

15 February 2013

10 days

Submission Return By

15 February 2013

10 days

Contact Details

Leicester City Council
Lisa Brownbridge – 0116 252 8923
New Walk Centre,
Welford Place,

This contract is being managed by Leicester City Council . To request documentation contact