Leadership

question mark in chalk

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. …

memorable presentations

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, 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 …

happy employee

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 …

football pitch

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 …

gcse exam

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

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 …

talent on magnifying glass

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 …

happy woman

How To Create a Great Culture and How Can You Measure It

If you can create a great culture in your organisation, everything else will fall into place. Great culture results in a happy and stable workforce, reliable teamwork, high productivity, increased …

happy people

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 …

attendance event

Growing Your Business with a Winning Team

Your business will only be as successful as your team. A simple fact and possibly the biggest challenge facing entrepreneurs. The market can be open, your product or service optimally …

Training Workshop

Training and Development – How to Maximise Delegate Buy-in?

As a manager, or the lead for training and development in your organisation, you may have identified a skill gap, and feel you have a bonafide case for investing in …

Desk with computer and paper ready for HR meeting.

Do You Have The HR Professional Support You Need To Take Your Business Forward?

The past 24 months have certainly seen a dramatic change in the economy. Brexit, the unexpected General Election, indeed the unexpected General Election result, and shifts in earnings, employment and …

shaking hands

MAD-HR New Anglia Growth Hub Webinar

Our very own Charlotte Bate took part in a webinar for the New Anglia Growth Hub, entitled ‘An Introduction to Employing People’. The webinar runs through various elements that businesses …

hiring people

Hiring Someone – What You Need to Know

You may have set up your business from your kitchen table last year, or jumped straight into premises with the intention of going global. Whatever your business plan, growth and …

boss mug

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. Click here …

improve value you get from your meetings

5 ways to improve value you get from your meetings

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, meetings form a major part of work communication and management strategies.  Google currently reports results from recent surveys citing that on average 16 hours a …

Leadership

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 …

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 …

Regular HR news, straight to you