Change Management

Employee Engagement – Why Bother?

The success of your business in the 21st Century depends on how engaged your employees are – this is even more acute in the current pandemic. Business owners need to …

Outsourced HR

Considering outsourcing your HR? Take a look at this before you decide. We all know that issues with staff can be incredibly time consuming and these non-income-generating activities, although important, can …

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced this morning (30th July 2020) that it is bringing in a new law to …

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Announced

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Today (29‌‌ May) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced further details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and its impact on …

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

Returning to Work Webinar As the Government begins to ease lock-down measures for businesses, we need to prepare for the time when all business can fully return to work. Along …

Returning to Work – In the New Norm

Returning to Work Right now, the focus for many businesses is to keep their organisation afloat, exhausting new sales opportunities and fighting other impacts and challenges being presented by the …

Coming Out of Covid-19 Stronger Than Ever?

Webinar – After Covid-19 How can you use your time now so that after Covid-19 your business comes out stronger than ever before? Many businesses have battened down the hatches, …

HR Heroes Training Courses are here to save you

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 …

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Contractor, Worker, Employee – The Meaning of the Pimlico Case

Every so often, a case hits the media which immediately sets the phone ringing and the emails hitting the MAD inbox. The latest? Pimlico Plumbers. In case you’ve not followed …

What’s the Solution to Finding and Keeping the Best Talent?

If I could name one question which gets asked of me most among new and existing clients, it’s along the lines of ‘how do I find and keep the best …

How To Effectively Manage Probationary Periods

Probationary periods for a new recruit are now commonplace. The use of a Probationary period is at the discretion of the employer in terms of whether to have one and …

Leading by Example – Maintaining Your Edge

A growing, forward-thinking company will have strong leadership to drive the organisation’s strategic programme forward and ensure their team have the skills and abilities to meet their challenges. You can …

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How to attract millennials to your business

After the Baby Boomers came Generation X, and now it’s the Millennials who will soon be making up at least half the workforce and are inevitably the future of employment. …

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How can HR software systems help your business?

Historically Human Resources has been seen as an administrative function,  often an add-on to the office manager or even secretary’s role, frequently neglected in start-ups until either growth or an …

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How to be a trusted and authentic leader

Being a competent manager or having a senior position does not automatically make a leader.  A leader connects with those they seek to lead. They inspire, encourage and empower their …

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What triggers the need for HR support?

Often businesses start without expert HR support but even the most adept entrepreneur will need qualified support to effectively manage people issues before long. The frustration of spending time on …

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How to Run Effective Team Meetings

A leader recognises the importance of an effective team meeting and focuses on the energy and benefits that it can bring.  A team meeting can result in problem resolution, idea …

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What does employee engagement actually mean?

Much more than a catchphrase, the focus on employee engagement is here to stay, and cannot be ignored. Employee engagement is vital to a successful business seeking growth and prosperity …

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Employment Law changes you need to act on now

Whilst business owners are still struggling to understand the impact of Brexit, followed by the shock of Trump, 2017 is also bringing significant changes in employment law which are certainly …

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How to deal with change management effectively

Just the word “change” can result in unease and stress yet, much like death and taxes, change is inevitable and unavoidable. Within business, it is a vital element to allow …

HR and employee mental health. What are my obligations?

Mental health has become one of the biggest challenges employees and employers have had to manage in the continuously changing work dynamic. In 2020/21, people were forced to shift into …

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 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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