We are Team Loates
We're a highly experienced 5-star rated team of friendly and down-to-earth CIPD-qualified HR consultants. We provide outsourced HR support, employment law training, and HR staff recruitment for growing businesses in Derby, Nottingham, the surrounding East Midlands area, and beyond.
We’ve got a wealth of practical experience, with our senior staff each having spent over 20 years providing HR support and advising on employment law issues. We’re also extremely well qualified, both professionally and academically. We’ve worked 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 dealt with many specialised challenges, from unionised industries, to family-run businesses.
We are HR experts!
We're not just a jack-of-all-trades, like many generalist recruitment agencies. And neither are we a 'specialist' recruitment agency that happens to have picked up some knowledge about the HR industry along the way. We primarily run an HR consultancy that provides outsourced HR support and training for small and medium sized businesses. So, HR is what we're all about. It's not just an after thought. And we know about HR recruitment because we've recruited HR professionals for both our clients, and our very own business. Since we're experienced HR consultants ourselves, and have extensive experience of working with SMEs, we know exactly what good HR staff need to be able to do, and understand the types of issues they're likely to face within your particular 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.
Our HR consultants 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.
Need help recruiting HR staff?
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.
Fed up with expensive recruitment agency fees?
Tired of paying recruitment agency fees of 20% or more?
We do things differently. We typically work on a time used rather than commission basis. This means that we can fill positions at a fraction of the cost of traditional recruitment agencies, offering particularly good value for those at mid or senior level.
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 candidates with our clients, and every one of these has paid lower fees than they would have with a traditional HR recruitment agency.
We can help you!
We'd love to have a chat about how we can help with your HR recruitment, so just give us a ring on:
01332 460 520
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