Basic Excel for HR Professionals

Duration: 60 minutes Speaker: Mike Thomas

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The aim of this course is to provide basic-level Excel training to those who work in HR. The course focuses on the key requirements and is ideal for those working in the industry but need to improve their Excel skills.

Why you should attend

As an "Excel newbie" or basic-level user of Excel you'd love to reduce the number of "hair-tearing-out" moments. You'd love to be able to do things faster so you can go home on time. You'd love to be seen as an "Excel Hero" in your organisation. As an added bonus, because Excel is so widely used across the globe, having good-to-excellent Excel skills means you'll be more marketable in today’s highly competitive job market!

Topics Covered

  • Data entry shortcuts including AutoFill and Flash Fill
  • Creating basic formulas to add up and count lists of numbers
  • Using cell formatting to make your data inviting to look at
  • Using data across worksheets
  • How to create a simple chart in order to present data in a visual way
  • How to create a simple Pivot Table to summarise list-based data
  • Using protection to "bullet-proof" your spreadsheets

Who should attend / Level

This session is aimed users who have little or no knowledge of Excel. The training will be delivered using the latest version for Windows although much of the functionality covered is available in earlier versions of Excel too.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies including Microsoft Office and Apple Mac.

In 2012 Mike founded where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials.

He has recorded several Excel training courses for and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a wide variety of technology-related topics.

Mike is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organizations across a diverse range of sectors.

In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.

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