We’re not your average HR recruiter!

We specialise in recruiting HR staff, and have particular expertise in helping SMEs that don’t already have an existing in-house HR team.

In contrast to many generalist recruitment agencies, we’re not a jack-of-all-trades. And neither are we a ‘niche’ recruitment agency that just happens to have picked up some knowledge about the HR industry somewhere along the way.

We’re a highly experienced 5-star rated team of friendly and down-to-earth CIPD-accredited HR consultants.

We run a multi-ward winning HR consultancy that provides outsourced HR support, strategy, and training for small and medium sized businesses across the East Midlands.

So, HR is what we’re all about. It’s not just an afterthought. And we know all about effective HR recruitment because we don’t just recruit HR professionals for our clients, but also for our very own business.

Other agencies attempted to compete on this hire but they missed the mark

We were extremely pleased working with Loates HR Recruitment. They are responsive and thorough so we felt confident that they understood our requirements and provided us with a stellar candidate. Other agencies attempted to compete on this hire but they missed the mark.

Lisa Rosario

Finding the person and not a person

Thank you. The recruitment process that we went through worked really well, especially linking our values to finding the person and not a person. This really helped us with an important role that we have spent many years trying to recruit the right individual. Look forward to the next find!

Steve Watt
Midland Lead

We are HR experts!

We've spent more than 25 years providing HR support and advising on employment law issues, so have a wealth of practical experience in this area. And as you'd expect, we’re also extremely well qualified, both professionally and academically.

We’ve dealt with businesses with a single employee, as well as those with tens of thousands. We’ve helped work-from-home startups, and also major global corporations with numerous sites across multiple countries. We’ve worked with companies across a wide range of sectors, including service, manufacturing, charity, and academic. We've seen offices full of paper, and factories full of molten metal. We've faced corporate cultures ranging from the highly structured to the laissez-faire. We've negotiated with unions, and resolved conflicts within family-run businesses. We've trained numerous company owners and managers, as well as the next generation of HR professionals.

So, we know what we're doing HR-wise.

Recruiting HR staff for a fast growing business?

Many of our HR consultancy clients are fast growing small businesses, and these often expand to the point where they would like to move from using an outsourced HR support provider to forming their own in-house HR team.

But herein lies the dilemma. How do you recruit your first in-house HR staff when you don't yet have the in-house HR experience necessary to do that? A classic catch-22 situation.

Which is where we step in. We can use our extensive HR knowledge, experience, and contacts to help you to recruit the right people for the job.

Since we run our own SME providing outsourced HR services for other SMEs, we are fully aware of the types of issues that HR staff are likely to face within such an environment. Which means that we know exactly what good HR staff need to be capable of doing in order to succeed within your business.

We're also very well connected within the HR industry. Not only have we built up a large network of experienced HR professionals, suitable for mid or senior level vacancies, but we also have extensive connections with up-and-coming HR professionals currently studying CIPD or degree level HR courses, should you be looking to fill an entry level position.

We can manage all aspects of your recruitment campaign, including role specs, advertising, screening, testing, shortlisting, interviewing, offers, and contracts. We're very flexible, so we can just handle part of the process, work alongside you throughout it, or take the whole thing off your hands entirely. We can also provide follow-up support, mentoring, and training for your new HR staff.

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HR staff recruitment not working?

Are you tired of...

  • quantity over quality?
  • having to make the least-worse choice, rather than the best?
  • a scattergun, throw-enough-candidates-at-the-wall-and-see-if-one-sticks approach?
  • trying to make the round peg you've just employed fit into the square hole of your vacancy?
  • endlessly repeating the process every 6 months?
  • paying recruitment agency fees of 20% or more, for a service that's providing little, if any, added value?
  • wasting your time and money?

Since we're HR experts and know exactly what we're looking for, we're able to quickly assemble a shortlist of high quality candidates for your position. And as we have a great deal of experience in dealing with both HR professionals and SMEs, we can help you to select one of these that is not only technically competent, but a good long-term fit for your company.

Our results speak for themselves. We have a 100% track record of successfully placing HR staff with our clients, with their average subsequent retention period being measured in years not months.

No fancy mission statements or complicated value propositions here.

We simply aim for 'right first time' recruitment of HR staff.

We can help you!

01332 460 520