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Express Series English for Human Resources

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Express Series English for Human Resources

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English for Human Resources is an ideal short course for those working in human resources and recruitment, who need to use English at work.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-457903-2

English for Human Resources is part of the Express Series. It is an ideal course for students in employment, who want to communicate better in English.

This short, intensive course can be completed in 25-30 hours, so students make progress quickly.

English for Human Resources can be used as a stand-alone course, for self-study using the interactive MultiROM, or alongside a coursebook such as International Express.

This pack includes:

  • Student's Book
  • MultiROM

Key features

  • Engaging topics, motivating role-plays, and a variety of exercises provide a framework for each specialist subject
  • Tip boxes in each unit include key language points, useful phrases, and strategies
  • STARTER section at the beginning of each unit has warm-up and awareness-raising activities
  • OUTPUT sections at the end of each unit encourage discussion and reflection
  • Answers, transcripts, and a glossary of useful phrases at the back of each book
  • Self-study material on the interactive MultiROM includes realistic listening extracts and interactive exercises for extra practice


English for Human Resources is suitable for HR managers, their staff, and also those employed in personnel agencies. The course teaches students the relevant expressions and vocabulary they need to communicate effectively in their field.

Each unit of English for Human Resources addresses different issues relevant to the field of HR, including recruitment, employee relations, and rewards and benefits. The 'Useful Language' boxes offer additional help with the language needed for typical HR tasks, such as appraisals, interviews, and reports.


Unit 1: Recruitment: Job descriptions, person specifications, recruitment sources and advertising

Unit 2: Selection: Job advertisements, a curriculum vitae, the job interview

Unit 3: Employee relations: Employee contracts, disciplinary and grievance procedures, health and safety at work

Unit 4: HR development: HR development practices, dealing with staff problems, appraisal interviews and reports, training courses

Unit 5: Reward and remuneration: Salary and fringe benefits, salary reviews

Unit 6: Industrial relations: The role of trade unions, labour relations, a wage negotiation

Part of... Express Series

Express Series: the fast route to English for work.

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