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

Thursday 22nd February, 09:00 - 16:00


From only £149 + VAT : Full day of training, including lunch, template document pack, and optional post-course HR support.

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 have selected the top five tricky HR headaches which employers and HR professionals can face:

  • Dealing with an employee who is on bail, remanded in custody or has received a custodial sentence
  • Manage an employee who has attended for work impaired by alcohol and/or drugs
  • Dealing with an employee who is on long term sick/has gone AWOL and does not respond to letters or calls
  • Rectify broken relationships within the workplace and handle bullying claims
  • Manage employees who post inappropriate content on personal social media which is damaging to the Company

We will work through case studies based on real-life examples to help you make the right decisions in these difficult situations.

FREE document template pack included

Slash the time taken by your everyday HR tasks and guard against the risk of poorly drafted documents by using our bang-up-to-date template pack. Prepared by our HR experts and guaranteed to be compliant with current employment law. Provided free to all course delegates as fully editable Word document files, which will save you hours of research and typing pain.

  • Substance misuse policy
  • Social media policy
  • Capability and absence policy
  • Letters to deal with an employee who is absent without leave

Optional post-course HR support

The ‘course+support’ fee also includes up to 2 hours of email or phone support, valid for up to 6 months after your training.

On your return to the workplace, we’ll help you become confident in using your training to solve real world problems by providing you with a support hotline so that you have a sounding board to check your thinking until you’re fully up to speed. A team of 5 experienced and qualified HR consultants will be on-hand to help you.

FREE lunch & refreshments

We’ve got some great local catering establishments nearby, so lunch from one of these is included in your course fee. And there will be tea, coffee, and cold drinks available on tap throughout the day.

We’re happy to do everything we can to accommodate any particular dietary or other requirements, so please let us know of these in advance.

No-quibble money-back guarantee

We’re so confident about the quality of our courses, and the business value that 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.


Your trainer Sarah Loates is a highly qualified HR practitioner, with over 20 years of experience dealing with HR and employment law issues, within both owner managed SMEs and large multinational corporations. As well as delivering our own training, Sarah delivers CIPD courses, and has taught at degree and masters level at local universities. She also continues to provide client advice on more complex HR cases.

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.


To ensure you receive maximum attention from our knowledgeable facilitators, this open course is limited to 6 delegates. And since you will be taught in small friendly groups in a relaxed environment, it also gives you the opportunity to network with like-minded business professionals from a variety of other industry backgrounds.


This course will take place in our in-house training room, at our Derby city centre offices.


Thursday 22nd February
09:00 - 16:00
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LoatesTraining, 32 Friar Gate
Derby,DE1 1BXUnited Kingdom
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01332 460 890


01332 460 890