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HR Trends You Need To Know About in 2020

13th Jan 2020
Business, Employee Engagement, Human Resources

Workforce management, particularly engagement, is evolving fast, and companies are working harder than ever to attract and retain the best people. As we move full speed into 2020, we’ll see the latest HR trends adopted...

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HR Heroes Training Courses are here to save you

27th Dec 2019
Absence Management, Change Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employment Law, Events, Human Resources, Leadership, Recruitment, Training

MAD-HR are delighted to announce the launch of the HR HEROES workshop series to be delivered in Essex and Suffolk in 2020. With constantly evolving employment laws, and successfully growing businesses with increasing employee numbers,...

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Reflecting on a busy and successful 2019

20th Dec 2019

Before everyone begins enjoying the Christmas and New Year celebrations, it’s a good opportunity for any business to take stock and reflect on how the year has gone. Here at MAD-HR, we’ve been thrilled with...

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Online HR Toolkit

Overcoming HR hurdles and making a difference for new and growing businesses

20th Dec 2019
Business, Human Resources, MAD-HR News

When you start up or grow your business, you must oversee everything. But the need to keep so many plates spinning at once can be overwhelming, particularly as you need to learn from your mistakes...

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MAD-HR reach SME National Business Awards

MAD-HR reaches new heights at National Business Finals for ‘High Growth’.

17th Dec 2019

The team at MAD-HR were delighted to have been recognised at last week’s prestigious National SME Awards at Wembley, in the High Growth category. Whilst we did not take the top spot on this occasion,...

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Why would anyone want to work for you and your business?

29th Oct 2019
Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Leadership, Recruitment, Training

As an employer, it’s inevitable that you might often find yourself wondering whether you risk losing a member of staff to a larger, wealthier, trendier or more conveniently located competitor. But is such paranoia simply...

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Carole Burman of MAD-HR presents the Elmer Parade fund with their cheque

MAD-HR present St Elizabeth’s Hospice with their fundraising towards the Elmer Parade

15th Oct 2019

This summer saw the arrival of an extremely colourful herd of elephants to the town of Ipswich. Referred to as the ‘Elmer Parade’, the display which was made up of 56 large elephants and ran...

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MAD-HR present ActivGardens with money raised at Suffolk Chamber Prestige Dinner

8th Oct 2019

On 3rd October 2019, MAD-HR Director Charlotte Bate attended the ActivLives AGM to present them with a donation of £805 to their ActivGardens project. ActivLives is a charity which operates across Suffolk to help people...

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MAD-HR raise over £1,600 for charity

26th Sep 2019

MAD-HR help to raise over £1,600 for charity at the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Prestige Dinner We had a fabulous evening at the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce ‘Prestige Dinner’ last Thursday at Trinity Park, with...

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We’re up for a national award!

31st Aug 2019
Human Resources

Recognition comes in all sorts of forms for a business. In our case, at MAD-HR, there’s something hugely validating about the calls, letters (yes, we still receive them!) and emails from satisfied clients wanting to...

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MAD-HR takes a closer look at the IR35 legislation

27th Aug 2019
Business, Employment Law, Human Resources

With the introduction of IR35 to the private sector from April 2020, the team at MAD-HR have taken a look at what IR35 is all about and who might be affected by it. IR35 is...

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MAD-HR discusses the impact of the Taylor Review

23rd Aug 2019
Employment Law, Human Resources

Following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the Government commissioned an Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy. The audit, named the 'Taylor Review' was undertaken by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of...

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5 Tips on Giving Memorable Presentations

11th Jul 2019
Business, Leadership, Networking, Training

Want to know how to make memorable presentations? We asked our senior consultants and training experts for their top tips to help you deliver a presentation that will really stand out. Whether it's for training,...

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New HR Consultant Tracey joins the MAD-HR team

4th Jul 2019
Main Website Only

With the announcement of a brand new office in Essex, MAD-HR is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Munro as an HR Consultant, based in Chelmsford. Tracey joins the growing team, which has already...

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The MAD-HR Team grows

2nd Jul 2019
Human Resources, Main Website Only, Uncategorised

MAD-HR, the premier providers of outsourced HR services across East Anglia, are delighted to announce the expansion of their experienced team. This growth will enable the team to work with more clients to continue to...

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Future50 Award

MAD-HR awarded Future50 2019 status

12th Jun 2019

The announcement of the Future50 awards list 2019 has heralded great news to the start of MAD-HR's sixth year in business: June has seen the company inducted into the Future50 Class of 2019 in Norfolk...

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T-Level Qualifications

What are T-Level Qualifications?

22nd Mar 2019
Employment Law, Human Resources

Have you ever wondered what the A in A-Level stood for? With the arrival of the new T-Level qualifications it's time to find out: It transpires that A is for Academic and reflects the focus...

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Meetings, Meetings and More Meetings

9th Mar 2019
Business, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Leadership

Most meetings fail to get going from the start. The group is kept waiting for people to arrive. Others want to keep chatting about "important" but unrelated topics.  The dreaded "since I have you here" move that turns the...

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When is Notice of Dismissal Effective?

9th Nov 2018
Absence Management, Employment Law, Human Resources, Recruitment

An employee was given notice of redundancy but was on holiday when the letter arrived. There was a significant difference in her pension entitlement between leaving at age 49 and age 50 – which everyone...

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Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

9th Nov 2018
Absence Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employment Law, Human Resources, Training

Mental health problems are common, experienced by up to one in four of the population. Problems are often hidden, stigma is still widespread and many people do not receive adequate support from services. Mental health...

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Christopher Durand
Christopher Durand
14:28 23 Aug 18
We have used MAD-HR a number of times and I have been very impressed by their knowledge and expertise, which is invaluable for us a small and growing business. All the work they have done for us, and this includes not just contracts and handbooks etc, but also training to make us a better more thoughtful team, I regard as a sound business and personal investment. We intend to make this an on-going relationship to help us develop as a more
Aisleen Marley
Aisleen Marley
14:48 24 Oct 17
Carole immediately grasped my situation and quickly set about creating the perfect document to help drive my business forward. She has a wealth of experience that she was able to apply to my current and future business goals in order to come up with the goods! The process itself was extremely straightforward with a clear system for booking in a call with Carole, where she then talked me through my options. Thoroughly more
Rachael Martin
Rachael Martin
19:40 03 Jul 17
Carol offers outstanding support and advice to ensure you are meeting legal requirements. Her toolkit is a very worthwhile investment as it ensures your documentation is up to scratch and you have all that you need in place! Highly recommended - outstanding more
ClarkeCare Ltd
ClarkeCare Ltd
14:03 22 Jun 17
I recently attended a Suffolk Brokerage Registered managers meeting and the very lovely Charlotte from MAR HR was there to give a presentation. Charlotte was fantastic and delivered a great presentation. Her knowledge around all things HR where clearly evident and she answered some tricky questions really well, giving clear, helpful advice. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of gaining support for their business to speak to Charlotte. I know we at ClarkeCare will be engaging their services in the near future. Thank you Charlotte :-)read more
Hana Dickinson
Hana Dickinson
10:36 26 Jul 16
I love working with Carole and the team at MAD-HR. They are so knowledgeable and responsive. I feel really confident that my HR (and therefore my business) is in safe hands. We've had a few issues that we've needed help with and Carole has been right there, with great advice and useful resources (via the Online HR Toolkit) that have made my life so much easier and my blood-pressure so much lower. Thanks Carole and team. You rock!read more
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Brilliant service and advice from MAD-HR.   Thank you so much, you’ve made the process of taking on our first employee an absolute breeze! Highly recommended.