Business Growth

Your Guide to Performance Management

HR, Leadership & Management

14/08/2024 9:30 am

14/08/2024 4:00 pm

Cromford Mills, Matlock, DE4 3RQ

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For further information on this event, please contact: Emily Gascoyne on 07741 904395 or email


This workshop was previously named ‘Performance Management in a Day’

UK labour productivity growth has remained low, and the productivity puzzle perplexes many business owners. This action planning workshop aims to unlock one aspect of the productivity puzzle and help you manage your team’s performance to ensure they achieve their best. However, many managers shy away from performance conversations that need to be had. This in turn can impact the morale of the team. This action planning workshop will show you how to set clear objectives, hold regular review meetings and manage performance that falls below par, so you can be assured you are working towards a happier workforce and better business results.


Who should attend?
SME business owners, or anyone who manages employees or has responsibility for HR in their workplace.

What’s covered:
• Managing risk: key legal principles for performance management
• From job descriptions to performance profiles
• Setting expectations: managing probationary periods and setting objectives
• Reviewing performance
• Dealing with underperformance and the capability process

What outcomes can you expect from joining us

What outcomes will be achieved
• Understand how to effectively and fairly manage performance in the workplace.
• Effectively manage the capability process within the business.
• Sharing best practice HR and HR experiences from within your industry/ workplace.
• You will leave with practical actions that you can implement in your business straight away.

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 Emily Gascoyne on 07741 904395 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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