Leadership

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Online Skills Toolkit Launched

Online Skills Toolkit Launched The Department for Education has launched a new online learning platform – the skills toolkit to build skills in the UK during the Coronavirus outbreak and …

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Small Businesses Boosted by Bounce Back Loans

Bounce Back Loans On 27th April 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new Bounce back scheme which should be a quicker and easy solution for those in need of …

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Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture

Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture With the no immediate end to the Pandemic in sight and crops that needs to be harvested, Defra has launched …

Wellness

Coronavirus – Health and Well-being Guide

Health and Well-being Guide Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at or working from home because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You may …

What Financial Support is Available to You?

What Financial Support is Available to You? With the plethora of support available through the Government as a result of the Convid-19 pandemic – you may now be somewhat confused …

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses A UK government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor announced today …

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, …

£1.25 Billion Support Package for Innovative Firms

Support for Innovative Firms UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package, the Chancellor announced today (20th April …

HR Toolkit

Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme to 30 June 2020

The Chancellor has extended the JRS Scheme due to the extension of social distancing restrictions for at least a further 3 weeks.  This means that claims were originally permitted for …

Communicating with Furloughed Staff

In order to access the grant to cover 80% of their reference pay (to a max of £2500) through the Job Retention Scheme, there are a number of rules that …

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

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. …

5 Tips on Giving Memorable Presentations

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 …

Meetings, Meetings and More Meetings

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 …

When The Temperatures Climb, The Responsibilities Soar

We can plan for all kinds of scenarios as HR advisors. We’re often waiting like a coiled spring for the next recruitment wave for one of our clients, or their …

Lessons In Management From Southgate

One of our clients recently invited us to a celebration for an employee who’d been with them for 20 years. Perhaps not a long time, when compared with the 35-plus …

What do the new GCSE grades mean?

If you employ school leavers or apprentices, you’ll begin to notice a difference on CV’s coming across your desk soon. If you’re not already aware, the GCSE grading system had …

Summertime and Retention Protection

What’s more infectious than a common cold in the workplace? What’s likely to set the jungle-drums of workplace gossip on fire more so than when the guy from sales disappeared …

Choosing MAD-HR

Why You Should Choose MAD-HR!

Choosing MAD-HR A (Moving) Picture Speaks Louder Than Words We’re very lucky to have lots of wonderful clients in our MAD-HR crowd. We know HR is not the easiest topic for …

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 …

Board Diversity - Succession planning and talent spotting

Succession Planning & Talent Spotting are Key to Diversity

Succession Planning For our latest blog, MAD-HR founder Carole Burman discusses the key to staff diversity through effective talent-spotting, board diversity, and succession planning. Last week saw reaction travel far …

Top 10 benefits of a retained HR service

Whilst many businesses are continuing down the road to recovery following the Covid-19 outbreak, what the pandemic has provided is an opportunity for their HR provider to shine and to …

Q&A with Sophie Hughes, HR Consultant

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 …

Suffolk Business Award Finalist 2021

MAD-HR is delighted to have been recognised at last night’s prestigious Suffolk Business Awards, in the Customer Excellence category. The announcements were made at a black tie event at Milsoms, …

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