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Following the migration of the Recruitment functionality to the Portal in February 2020, we are also introducing a new approach to training for new users. Full details can be found in the 16 January 2020 issue of the CoreHR Upgrade Newsletter, here. These training pages will be updated to reflect this shortly. 


Course details 
Overview Will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to enable them to navigate and complete their day to day tasks involving new starters, managing changes during employment and processing leavers using CoreHR.
Duration Two full day training sessions
Upcoming dates
  • Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 January 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
  • Wednesday 12 February and Thursday 13 2020, 09:30 - 16:30 

If you wish to book complete HRIS Training booking form and return to

Course content
  • Introduction to Concepts and Process
  • Prepare for the arrival of a new starter and commence them on CoreHR
  • Appoint standard & non-standard new starters
  • Leavers
  • Changes to personal details
  • Changes to an appointment
  • Changes that do not require a Staff Request to be raised
  • Changes that do require a Staff Request to be raised
  • Transfers (within the same department and across different departments)
Feedback from previous delegates
  • This training made me feel... - confident about navigating and using CoreHR in my role

  • Training was engaging, interactive and very efficient


Course details

In this hands-on workshop, delegates run e-Recruitment and Personnel reports on their own department(s), drawing on the knowledge and experience of the trainers to increase their confidence in using the Discoverer
reporting tool.

Please note: You must already have access to CoreHR before attending.

Duration Half day
Upcoming dates
  • Wednesday 29 January 09:30 - 12:30

To request a place please contact

Course content  
  • General navigation of Discoverer;
  • Running reports;
  • Exporting reports into Excel;
  • Working with multiple tabs;
  • Using parameters, and;
  • Learn what reports are available for e-Recruitment and Personnel.
Feedback from previous delegates
  • This training made me feel... much more confident in how to run reports and which to choose in different situations.
  • I liked... the opportunity to run reports with live data.
  • I'd also like to say... how helpful and approachable all the trainers were - the course struck exactly the right balance between demonstration and independent work. 


Course details  

Provides users of HRIS with an understanding of the key principles of the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation and the University's approach to managing HR data.

Please Note: All CoreHR users must complete this mandatory online course.

Duration  10-15 minutes online course
Course content Data Protection consists of two online components accessed via WebLearn:
  • Read through materials: 'Understanding Data Protection '.
  • Take a short online test: 'Understanding Data Protection - Assessment.'

Before you logout of WebLearn, you are asked to:

  • Read and agree to the rules for use of HRIS as set out in the: Individual User Agreement (IUA), and check a box to confirm this.
How to access How to access WebLearn, the course materials and IUA

WebLearn allows members of the University to create and store materials to support their teaching and learning activities. The system enables users to access materials using their University Single-Sign On.
  1. Go to Weblearn
  2. Login using your Oxford Single-Sign On
  3. Click on Sites - top right of screen
  4. Click the link HRIS - Data Protection

Please note: access to this site in WebLearn will only be made available following submission of your approved User Access Form

Where to find the Data Protection Materials

  1. Go to Resources > Understanding Data Protection
  2. Go to Tests > Understanding Data Protection - Assessment
  3. Go to Tests > Individual User Agreement - Acceptance

Problems accessing the Data Protection training?

If you have any problems accessing the Data Protection online training, please contact

Further Information Understanding Policy on Data Protection 

University guidance on information security


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