Leadership

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 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 …

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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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 …

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 …

How to effectively manage a team

How to Effectively Manage A Team

Knowing how to effectively manage a team is essential to being an effective leader. The people skills you need to manage a team, drive productivity and maintain motivation and vision are …

Here’s why you’re losing talent from your business

Finding, gaining and retaining talent is key for businesses to succeed, particularly in today’s world. We share our top HR advice and insight into why you might be losing yours. …

Recruiting for Values

Do you appoint a new recruit based on their skills to meet the job criteria alone, or do you look at the bigger picture and take into account the applicant’s …

How to deal with those not pulling their weight

As a busy line manager, just getting the day job done can be a challenge without the added distraction of deal with those not pulling their weight.  Wouldn’t it be …

France empowers employees to switch off the technology

On the 1st January 2017, France took the radical step forward of establishing “the right to disconnect” for organisations of more than 50 employees, and whilst the UK has not …

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 …

How an HR consultancy can drive business growth

When you think of driving sales and focusing on business growth, which area do you think of? Marketing? Sales? Finance? R&D? How about HR? The overarching component affecting all areas within …

How to encourage your employees to be happy

International Day of Happiness, on 20th March, has been recognising the importance of happiness around the world since 2013. To be happy we need to be both physically and emotionally …

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 …

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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