Director

Charlotte has worked as an HR Professional, Trainer and Coach for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in delivering transformational HR support to businesses of all shapes and sizes, whilst always working with honesty and integrity.

What is a CHRO

Is it time you found your CHRO?

People matter. This means the way people are managed, matters too. MAD-HR takes a look at whether one of your key appointments could be that of a Chief HR Officer. …

Harnessing online recruitment opportunities

How to harness online recruitment opportunities

The job market has changed significantly over the last two years, from a time when employers had the pick of the bunch when it came to hiring top talent, to …

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There’s no ‘I’ in Team… And definitely not in High Performing Teams

A team is a team, right? Not necessarily. How do you build and sustain high performing teams as part of a strategy for success? MAD-HR explores…. Think of any business …

global events

Global Events & Employee Impact – What Do Good Leaders Need to Know?

It’s become the latest inescapable news story. Within a matter of days, the word every colleague and companion is discussing is no longer ‘Covid’, but Ukraine. How does a business …

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Custom and Practice – is your business at risk?

Many employers may have heard of implied terms or ‘custom and practice’, however, understanding what these terms really mean and their impact on your business is crucial in ensuring you …

Annual leave and the COVID implication

Annual leave and the COVID implication

In any normal year, it’s something of a national pastime to ask where friends and colleagues have been on holiday, or where they plan to go. And yet, as we …

Dismissal for personal conduct

Dismissal on the grounds of personal conduct

When newspapers around the world recently captured the moment that Professor Chris Whitty was accosted by a group of jeering males, the world and his wife were quick to pass …

Grief in the workplace

Grief in the workplace – How does an employer best support staff?

In a year which has seen so many of us experience loss and grief, it’s no wonder why employers might be minded to think about how they would most appropriately …

Fire and rehire

Minimise risk when it comes to fire and rehire

The issue of ‘fire and rehire’ makes its way to parliament this week, with Labour MP Barry Gardiner proposing a bill to outlaw such tactics. But what exactly is the …

One bad apple in the workplace

One bad apple in the workplace

We all know the analogy about one bad apple among a crop of healthy ones. You put that rotten fruit among your untainted haul, and sooner or later, there’s an …

Hospitality restart

Hospitality restart

For many, we’re entering a long-awaited period, where hospitality businesses can finally throw open their doors and deliver a more ‘normal’ customer service. But the idea of those pubs, bars, …

Onboarding remotely - strategies for success

Onboarding remotely – strategies for success

Onboarding new employees can be a challenge at the best of times. Most of us remember the first-day nerves of starting for a new company – getting used to unfamiliar …

Online candidate interview tips

Online candidate interviews: Top tips to get it right

More and more employers are using virtual interviews as part of their recruitment process. Driven originally by the need to continue resourcing safely during the height of COVID-19, it’s now …

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Moodbeam and employee wellbeing

The Moodbeam device is a silicone wristband, similar to the fitness tracking ‘watches’ that have become increasingly popular in recent years. The idea is quite simple; the Moodbeam has just …

Work From Home

Work from home, hybrid or office – how do you manage staff in different settings

The last year has seen changes in businesses around the world in ways which we could not have foreseen. As we come closer to the end of the pandemic, businesses …

HR Strategy and how it will affect the next 12 months of your business

HR Strategy and how it will affect the next 12 months of your business

Now that we are beginning to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, businesses are turning their attention toward recovery, to ensure their businesses are prepared to …

5 Things We Wish All Employers Knew About HR

5 things we wish all employers knew about HR

As an owner or leader of a business, you have to wear many hats. Whilst HR is most certainly one of them, it can be tricky trying to navigate complicated …

HR consultancy

Are HR Consultants a dying breed?

Is HR as a profession dying? …Clearly, the future of HR is not dying, but HR is changing. Seismic changes are rippling through the way businesses operate, and for HR …

Top 10 scary HR facts

Top 10 scary facts about HR

From the looming retirement crisis to the fastest ever fall in the number of EU workers, we look at the top 10 scariest facts and statistics about HR that are …

Top 10 HR myths

10 popular myths about HR

There are many persistent and common myths about HR, which have somehow become so ingrained in HR folklore that they could almost be considered urban myths. In general, most HR …

Right to work checks – what are the current UK regulations?

All employers in the UK have a responsibility to ensure that the people they employ have a legal right to work. In order to do this, there are some right …

HR Compliance and what it means for your business

With regulations and legislation changing constantly, ensuring that your business remains compliant has its challenges. The ever-changing world means that sometimes it is hard to keep up to date with …

How to onboard successfully

Victoria Smith writes about the onboarding process and how to get it right. Onboarding is the term that is more recently used for welcoming new employees into a company and …

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