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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.

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Dr Bill Peacock
Director
Derby

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

Jackie Fancourt
Director
Linton, Derbyshire

“…we all found the training valuable…”
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“…interesting and not boring…”

Reece James
Director
Worcester

“…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

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

Nicola Stanbridge
HR Officer
Denby, Derbyshire

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

Jane Keighron
Rectruitment Manager
Derby

“…incredibly well planned…”
“…delivered in a comprehensive and engaging manner…”
“…knowledgeable and prepared…”

Craig Barker
Director
Derby

“…clear, concise, interactive, step by step…”
“…all and more that you could ask for…”
“…I can thoroughly recommend this training and trainer…”

Maria Hanson MBE
Founder
Derby

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

Emma Cook
Practice Manager
Derby

“…such a great delivery…”
“…so knowledgeable…”
“…everyone should come on your courses!…”

Rachel Hayward
Director
Derby

Upcoming HR & employment law courses

Thursday 26th July
Disciplinaries, dismissals, tribunals training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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.

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Friday 27th July
GDPR training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

GDPR – Making it Actually Happen

Already been to loads of GDPR seminars, but still don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing? Fear not! Sarah Loates from LoatesHR has distilled all that scary legislation into a comprehensive document template pack and a clear set of straightforward practical actions that you can take right now.

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Thursday 16th August
Common HR problems training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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.

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Friday 17th August
GDPR training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

GDPR – Making it Actually Happen

Already been to loads of GDPR seminars, but still don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing? Fear not! Sarah Loates from LoatesHR has distilled all that scary legislation into a comprehensive document template pack and a clear set of straightforward practical actions that you can take right now.

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Thursday 6th September
HR essentials for managers training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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 as an owner/manager and avoids the legal pitfalls which lead to Employment Tribunal claims.

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Tuesday 9th October
Disciplinaries, dismissals, tribunals training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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.

Read more
Tuesday 6th November
HR essentials for managers training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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 as an owner/manager and avoids the legal pitfalls which lead to Employment Tribunal claims.

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Tuesday 4th December
HR essentials for managers training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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 as an owner/manager and avoids the legal pitfalls which lead to Employment Tribunal claims.

Read more
Thursday 20th December
Disciplinaries, dismissals, tribunals training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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.

Read more
Thursday 17th January 2019
HR essentials for managers training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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 as an owner/manager and avoids the legal pitfalls which lead to Employment Tribunal claims.

Read more
Thursday 17th January 2019
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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.

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Thursday 24th January 2019
Disciplinaries, dismissals, tribunals training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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.

Read more
Tuesday 5th February 2019
HR essentials for managers training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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 as an owner/manager and avoids the legal pitfalls which lead to Employment Tribunal claims.

Read more
Thursday 21st February 2019
Conducting investigations training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

Conducting Investigations

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.

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Thursday 28th February 2019
Common HR problems training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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.

Read more
Tuesday 5th March 2019
HR essentials for managers training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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 as an owner/manager and avoids the legal pitfalls which lead to Employment Tribunal claims.

Read more
Thursday 21st March 2019
Disciplinaries, dismissals, tribunals training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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.

Read more
Thursday 28th March 2019
Conducting investigations training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

Conducting Investigations

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.

Read more
Wednesday 17th April 2019
Disciplinaries, dismissals, tribunals training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

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.

Read more
Thursday 25th April 2019
Conducting investigations training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

Conducting Investigations

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.

Read more