We're highly qualified & experienced HR trainers

We provide practical HR training for business owners, line managers, and HR professionals. Our HR & employment law courses are designed and delivered by Sarah Loates, founder of 5-star rated Derby business Loates HR Consultancy, 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.
Loates HR Training
5.0
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Loates HR Consultancy
4.9
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Putting the Fun in Fundamentals

Brilliant workshop learning about various Human Resources policies and the importance of having them, even in small businesses. It was very interesting from start to finish and educational without being boring. Would highly recommend this workshop.

Elise Larkin
General Administrator
Derby

Comprehensive and engaging

We recently had the privilege of attending one of their training workshops on the subject preparing for GDPR. The workshop was incredibly well planned and delivered in a comprehensive and engaging manner, the workshop included the supply of valuable assets and documents for attendees to take away and use within their business. I have come away from this workshop feeling far more knowledgeable and prepared for the new GDPR legislation.

Craig Barker
Director
Derby

A Good Day’s Training!

Loates HR Training were approached to provide 2 in-house half day training courses on ‘Recruitment & Selection’ to staff and trustees involved in this practice. Throughout all correspondence, Sarah has been very professional, helpful and took time to understand what we as an organisation required and what we are about.

The training itself, was relevant to us as an organisation, highlighted best practice and current law and used a mixture of presentation and interactive sessions to assist our learning. It was very well received by all involved, was informative and challenged all to think about the practices we use. It was also a lot of fun!

Overall, we are extremely pleased with the training provided which we also feel was good value for money. The Liversage Trust would have no hesitation in using Loates HR Training again for any further needs.

Andrew Mellors
General Manager
Derby

Comprehensive and enjoyable

Sarah provided us with two very comprehensive and enjoyable HR training days, designed to further develop the skills of our Line Managers.
The course content and learning styles needed were varied and interactive, encouraging us to work independently and in small groups.
Everyone enjoyed the days and we would definitely use Loates HR Training again for future training needs. Thank you!

Helen Brown
Business Manager
West Bridgford, Nottingham

Excellent training

Having worked with Sarah previously, I didn’t hesitate in contacting her when a requirement arose for some HR training. From our initial contact, Sarah picked up very quickly on what was required and went on to provide excellent training to the whole of our staff. She pitched the training perfectly and demonstrated her knowledge with aplomb when answering questions during the sessions. All feedback on Sarah’s training was very positive. Thank you Sarah!

Emma Cook
Practice Manager
Derby

Informative and interesting course

Sarah provided training to a group of line managers in our business with the aim of giving them more confidence in dealing with everyday situations which they come up against. Sarah delivered the training in an informative and interesting way and engaged the managers which made the day go by in a flash. Sarah was also very flexible with timings in order to accommodate the different shifts. I would recommend Loates HR Training to any business.

Charlotte Wood
HR Manager
Staffordshire

Mental Health First Aid Training

A highly informative and interesting course, delivered sensitively yet entertainingly by Amanda Jackson. I now feel way more equipped to deal with mental health issues both in my personal and professional life. A hugely beneficial two days – thank you.

Helen Brown
Business Manager
West Bridgford, Nottingham

Thanks Sarah!

Enscite asked Sarah to run a workshop on important HR policies required for Small Businesses so that our clients are better equipped to understand some of the HR requirements in relation to this. The session was really well run and both engaging and informative so that our clients went away with better knowledge and having enjoyed their learning experience.
Great job Sarah!

Dave Lees
Business Development Manager
ihub, Infinity Park, Derby

Great delivery style and so knowledgeable

You’ve got such a great delivery style Sarah and so knowledgeable that I think everyone should come on your courses! I am your number 1 fan 😊

Rachel Hayward
Director
Derby

Upcoming HR training

Tuesday 21st January

Oven Ready Your Business at the Shed

★★★ FREE ★★★

How ‘oven ready’ is your business for your exit or sale? Squarely targeting business owners and shareholders, this unique event explores from Law, Accountancy and HR perspectives what you need in place to prepare your business for sale, or for you to step away from its day to day running....

Friday 24th January

*FREE* Dealing with Difficult Conversations

★★★ FREE ★★★

Dealing with people or situations can be the most challenging aspect owners and managers have to handle. Often these are put in the ‘too hard to do pile’ and managers may put off the conversations they know they need to have....

Wednesday 5th February

HR Essentials for Front Line Managers

HR essentials for managers training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

HR essentials in one day. Perfect for the time poor manager, this practical course provides the HR knowledge you need as an owner/manager and avoids the legal pitfalls which lead to employment tribunal claims....

Wednesday 12th February

Dealing With Difficult Conversations

Conducting investigations training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

Many situations in the workplace can give rise to an investigation. The investigating manager’s role is vital not only to decide if formal action may be appropriate but also a poor investigation can leave employers vulnerable to a claim for unfair dismissal....

Monday 17th February

Disciplinaries, Dismissals, and Tribunals

Disciplinaries, dismissals, tribunals training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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....

Tuesday 3rd March

Mental Health First Aider

Reducing stress and mental ill health in the workplace improves organisational health, the health of individual employees and the financial bottom line....

Wednesday 18th March

*FREE* Dealing with Difficult Conversations

★★★ FREE ★★★

Dealing with people or situations can be the most challenging aspect owners and managers have to handle. Often these are put in the ‘too hard to do pile’ and managers may put off the conversations they know they need to have....

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01332 460 890

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