Employee Engagement

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 …

Appraisal process

How will your appraisal process reflect the challenges of the last 12 months?

Over the last 12 months the employer and employee relationship has moved into a different sphere. Openness, sharing of vulnerabilities and care for wellbeing has become the norm in many …

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Communication is key to employee engagement

The benefits that an engaged workforce brings to the business are noticeable in a very tangible way. Engaged employees feel a sense of attachment towards their employer investing themselves not …

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 …

HR Strategy

Why Now Is The Time to Review Your HR Strategy

HR Strategy An HR Strategy is critical to ensure the success of your business plan.  It ensures that you have your most important asset – your people – in place …

Employee Handbooks

Employee Handbook – why have one? To some the employee handbook seems like an unwieldy document that gets dusted off and referred to when things go wrong like insurance policy …

And the Winners are….

On 28th September and 14th October, we attended the Milsoms Business Showcase and the Norfolk B2B Exhibition (Norfolk’s largest business-to-business exhibition). It was a great opportunity to meet and talk …

Q&A with Liz Owers, Head of Client Services

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

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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