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HR in a Scaling Business | Online Course

Design an agile HR operating model to help your business overcome challenges at every stage of the scaling-up process. In this online HR in a Scaling Business course, you will learn how to organize HR service delivery to best support a scaling organization. Build a fast, flexible, and functional HR department that enables your organization to achieve sustainable growth.


Online Self-paced

4 hours


Single course

only available as part of a certificate program


2 modules

5 video lessons + reading materials

What you will do

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Build an HR operating model fit for scale

Learn how HR can best support a growing business. This course helps you gain an in-depth understanding of every stage of the scaling-up process and how HR can respond to challenges such as downsizing and reorganization. You will learn how to build an HR operating model fit for scale — one that can help the business attract, train, and retain employees for the long term.

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What Does it Mean to Scale?


The Scale-Up HR Operating Model

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

+ meet your instructor

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Gemma Baldock

HR Coach & Mentor


Gemma has spent more than 29 years coaching, leading, and managing teams and programs in corporates and scale-ups. She now uses her experience and background in Organizational Psychology to help individuals and scale-ups build a foundation that will carry them through any transitions and reach their goals. She also advises fast-growing or down-scaling companies on people strategy, organization, and building a culture that fits the business and its people.

Scale-up Cycle

Understand the key stages of growth a scale-up goes through and how to address HR problems arising at each stage.

Culture-based Strategy

Utilize the Competing Values Framework to help your business transition into a more structured and stable scale-up organizational culture.

Founder Dynamic

Explore how you can identify the leadership competencies founders need to find a longer-term place in the business.

Scalable HR Operating Model

Build an HR operating model that can diversify and evolve with the changing needs of the business.

Download syllabus

Download the syllabus for the HR Generalist Certificate Program (includes the HR in a Scaling Business course).

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The HR in a Scaling Business course is available as part of our HR Generalist Certificate Program.
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3 modules
HR in a Scaling Business
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HR Communications Toolkit
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3 modules
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Why should I enroll in this online HR in a Scaling Business course?

A scaling organization has different and more dynamic needs than more stable and established businesses. This means that during scaling-up process, HR’s priorities and focuses can shift quickly and unexpectedly. In order to help your business sustainable growth, you need the knowledge and skills to build an agile and flexible HR operating model. This online HR in a Scaling Business course is designed to help you do just that. By enrolling in this course, you will be well-equipped to anticipate what comes next for your organization and address challenges you will encounter during scaling.

Why is this course not sold individually?

To optimize the quality of your learning experience, the HR in a Scaling Business course is not available for standalone enrollment. The course is part of our HR Generalist Certificate Program and also included with the Full Academy Access License.

Do I need prior HR knowledge and/or experience to enroll in this course?

Prior HR knowledge and/or experience is not required to enroll in this course. The HR in a Scaling Business course is designed for those taking their first steps in Human Resources. This course is especially a good fit if you have just joined a growing organization as their first HR hire, or are transitioning into an HR role.


+   Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This training is 100% online and self-paced! When you learn and how much time you spend each day, week, or month is up to.

In total, you will need to invest approximately 4 hours to finish the course.

+   How long do I have access to the course?

In total, you will have 12 months of access to the member portal, all lessons, and learning materials.

+   Are there subtitles available?

Yes. All our online trainings come with English subtitles.

+   Is this online course the right fit for me?

If you’re not sure if this course is the right fit, we are here to help you determine which training best fits your goals and needs! Simply talk to one of our admissions advisors or send them an email at [email protected]

Support your business through every stage of scale

Build an agile HR operating model