Employee Engagement

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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 …

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Menopause in the Workplace

With women’s presence in the workplace significantly increasing in recent years, figures are currently reporting that there are 15.49 million women aged over 16 in employment. 3.5 million women in …

International Women's Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias

With International Women’s Day celebrations imminent once again, the MAD-HR team has been reassessing the legal and ethical landscape in respect of workplace equality. Do you know your obligations as …

Extra UK bank holiday 2022

The extra bank holiday in the UK for 2022

The Government announced some time ago that it was granting an additional bank holiday in 2022, which will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. …

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

If you’ve been a manager or team leader for a year or two, you’ll know only too well, that there’s an inevitable gear-change post Christmas, and what better time to …

Should you celebrate Christmas at work?

Is or should Christmas really be a festivity for greater employee engagement?

Right about now, you’re possibly making the ever stressful trips to toy stores or gift shops, determined to give children, friends or family the kind of Christmas we’ve all spent …

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace – What’s your role?

More than ever, the term ‘mental health’ is one we’re used to hearing referenced among friends, family – and yes, co-workers. Indeed, the consequence of the pandemic on our mental …

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Being a boss is all about persistent learning…Even when uncomfortable

What a water-cooler type conversation-starter the latest series of Undercover Boss turned out to be. If you’ve not had the pleasure of immersing yourself in this fly-on-the-wall content, you really …

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 …

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 …

The effort of appraisals

The effort of appraisals – Why are they so important?

An effective performance management process and appraisals can have a significant impact on a company’s productivity and profitability, as well as its culture, values, and morale – all of which …

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, …

Employee mental health

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 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 …

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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 …

Signs you are getting the best from your HR consultancy

Signs you’re getting the best from your HR consultancy

Without a doubt, outsourcing your HR services to an experienced, trusted Human Resources consultancy can save both time and money. HR consultants can have a significant impact on your business …

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 …

The Future of HR

The future of HR

We all recognise this: we live in an era of constant innovation and change, and this is no different for HR. What is the future of HR and how can …

International Women's Day

A pledge in the name of equality

This week, as we acknowledge International Women’s Day, we’re pleased to share the news that MAD-HR has signed Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Gender Equality Business Pledge. A new initiative this …

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 …

The role of an HR Consultant at MAD-HR

You may have often heard the name HR Consultant, but what does that actually mean in reality? What does an HR Consultant do? How do they support a business? One …

My first month at MAD-HR

Well, what a month! People say time flies when you are having fun and oh how true that is! I have recently joined the MAD-HR team as an HR Consultant …

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