Business Growth

Recruiting in a Tight Labour Market


12/09/2024 9:30 am

12/09/2024 11:00 am


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For further information on this event, please contact: Hannah Kerridge on 07741 163242 or email


The Quarterly Economic Survey for the East Midlands Chamber shows that recruitment remains challenging for many SMEs.


For those employers relying on a passive approach such as job boards or word of mouth, this webinar will help to explore alternative ways to find and attract new employees and widen your recruitment pipeline, so you have the best talent to select from.

Sarah Loates MSc MCIPD

Sarah Loates MSc MCIPD
Our guest speaker is Sarah Loates a Chartered HR professional who established Loates HR and Training Consultancy in 2011. She has grown the business to a team of 9 supporting over 350 SMEs. Sarah has an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM), a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM, and is a qualified mediator.
Sarah advises at board level and acted as HR trustee for several not for-profit organisations. She is regularly invited to speak on HR and employment law topics for local and national media, including BBC Radio Derby, BBC East Midlands Today, Daily Telegraph, People Management, SKY News and The Independent.
Sarah is passionate about social mobility and empowering young people not to be pigeonholed by where they start. In 2021, Loates HR Consultancy won the Derbyshire Contribution to the Community Award, recognising the CSR work that Sarah and the team have delivered in the local community.

Additional Information

Workshops are open to start-up and established small to medium sized enterprises located in the following local authority areas taking part in the East Midlands Chamber’s Accelerator project:
Amber Valley; Ashfield; Bassetlaw; Broxtowe; Chesterfield; Derby; Derbyshire Dales; Erewash; Gedling; High Peak; Leicester City; Mansfield; Newark & Sherwood; North East Derbyshire; Nottingham; Rushcliffe; South Derbyshire.
(Please note: Businesses based in districts not participating in the Accelerator project (i.e. Bolsover; Leicestershire) may attend providing they are members of East Midlands Chamber. In such instances, please contact Hannah Kerridge on 07741 163242 who will approve your booking.)
The Accelerator project delivers online webinars and full-day workshops. The webinars are designed as one-hour taster sessions and the workshops as full-day training sessions which are designed to provide delegates with an actionable plan and strategy.
This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and is delivered by East Midlands Chamber.

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