We are LoatesTraining

We're pleased to announce the release of our latest public open course schedules for training in HR and employment law, designed for business owners, line managers, and HR professionals.

We're highly qualified & experienced

Our HR & employment law courses are designed and delivered by Sarah Loates, founder of 5-star rated HR consultancy LoatesHR, and a practising senior HR consultant with over 20 years of experience across a wide range of company types and industry sectors.

Sarah's considerable personal hands-on HR expertise allows her to adopt a practical and business-focussed approach within her training. As a result, she is able to bring theory to life with numerous interesting real-world examples, and show you the best ways to effectively deal with the types of tricky HR and employment law issues that you're actually likely to face in practice.

And since Sarah is a current CIPD trainer, and has also taught at several local universities, she knows how to deliver engaging courses that fully involve participants through practical exercises, case studies, and Q&A sessions. No ‘death by PowerPoint’ here.

We can meet your training needs

In addition to the public open courses that we regularly run covering popular HR and employment law topics, we can also design and deliver private bespoke courses tailored to the specific needs of your business. We can deliver these either at your site or ours, schedule them out of hours to minimise workplace disruption, and offer discounts based on number of delegates and sessions required. In addition to our own expertise, we also have a wide network of expert training associates that we can call on to provide advanced training in particular technical topics (eg GDPR). So, whether you have a single person who needs to develop specialist expertise in a particular area, or a whole team that needs to gain more general skills, we're confident that we can provide what you need.

We can support you practically

And to help give you the confidence to put what you've learned into practice, all of our courses include a free HR document template pack, and optional access to a post-training HR support hotline provided by LoatesHR.

We provide both quality & value

We're so confident about the quality of our courses, and the business value they provide, that we offer a no-quibble money-back guarantee. If you don't think the training was worth it, we'll give you your money back. No fuss, no debates, no arguments. Just ask. Simple as that.

We make business sense

So, stop wasting your effort continuously firefighting people problems, and free up your time and energy so it can be put to better use developing your business. Equip your managers to effectively deal with staff issues before they become a major incident. Become confident that they can keep your workforce operating smoothly on a day-to-day basis, without requiring your constant personal involvement. Move to a people strategy based on planning what you want to achieve in the future, rather than just reacting to what has already occurred.

We can help you with HR & employment law training

We've already helped many other businesses, and we can help you too. To find out more about our public open HR courses, or discuss how we can design bespoke HR & employment training tailored to the specific needs of your business, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Learn how to...

  • deal with current workforce issues
  • prevent problems (re-)occurring
  • improve workforce efficiency
  • empower managers
  • ensure employment law compliance
  • deal with 'grey' areas
  • avoid financial penalties
  • avoid damage to brand, morale, and productivity

“…all the staff involved gave glowing accounts…”
“…even the HR training doubters were won around…”
“…we will not hesitate to use Sarah’s services again…”

Dr Bill Peacock
Director
Burton-on-Trent

“…informative, fun and engaging…”
“…very accommodating and flexible…”
“…I couldn’t recommend her highly enough…”

Jane Keighron
Rectruitment Manager
Derby

“…very well received…”
“…wouldn’t hesitate to recommend…”
“…professional…effective, fun training…”

Nicola Stanbridge
HR Officer
Denby, Derbyshire

“…skilled trainer and dedicated professional…”
“…feedback…from employers is exceptional…”
“…highly recommended…”

Jackie Fancourt
Director
Linton, Derbyshire

“…pitched the training perfectly…”
“…demonstrated her knowledge with aplomb…”
“….all feedback…was very positive…”

Emma Cook
Practice Manager
Derby

“…we all found the training valuable…”
“…delivered in a cheerful / professional way…”
“…interesting and not boring…”

Reece James
Director
Worcester

Public Open HR & Employment Law Courses

Thursday 1st March

HR Essentials for Front Line Managers

HR essentials in one day. Perfect for the time poor manager, this practical course provides the HR knowledge you need to avoid the legal pitfalls that lead to Employment Tribunal claims.

Friday 9th March

Conducting Investigations

Many situations in the workplace can give rise to an investigation. In an area where managers often feel underprepared and inexperienced, this workshop will leave you feeling confident for when the time comes to undertake a comprehensive, legal and fair investigation.

Tuesday 27th March

Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This course will show you the practical steps that can be taken to ensure a business culture that rejects sexual harassment and victimisation, and so lays the groundwork to tackle behavioural issues which may underpin discrimination.

Tuesday 17th April

Disciplinaries, Dismissals, and Tribunals

Dismissing an employee strikes dread into most employer’s hearts. Easy to get wrong, with unpleasant consequences and lengthy litigation if the employee makes a claim for unfair dismissal.

Thursday 26th April

Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This course will show you the practical steps that can be taken to ensure a business culture that rejects sexual harassment and victimisation, and so lays the groundwork to tackle behavioural issues which may underpin discrimination.

Tuesday 1st May

HR Headaches: Prison, Drugs, Office Romances, and Facebook

Running your own business can be the easy part; it’s often dealing with people which presents stressful HR challenges which distracts you from running your business. We’ll show you how to deal with the top five tricky HR headaches that employers and HR professionals can face.

Friday 18th May

HR Essentials for Front Line Managers

HR essentials in one day. Perfect for the time poor manager, this practical course provides the HR knowledge you need to avoid the legal pitfalls that lead to Employment Tribunal claims.

Friday 8th June

AWOL, Absence, and Capability Dismissals

This highly practical course covers many aspects of absence, including some of the more complex scenarios, and shows how to manage dismissals fairly on the grounds of capability.

Tuesday 19th June

Bullying, Harassment, and Grievances

Bullying and harassment is an increasingly common workplace grievance. This course will guide you on how to deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace, and the role of grievance procedures in resolving workplace disputes.