Leadership

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 …

4 Time Management Tips for Senior Managers

As a Senior Manager how you spend your time is ever more important as often your team will be relying on you to give them direction and be on hand …

What can an Interim HR Director do for you?

Many of our clients don’t need a full-time HR Director, it’s that simple and to have somebody that they can call on as and when they need HR support works …

4 things to know about strategic HR

A Strategic HR consultancy service can come on board on an ad-hoc basis to completely take the leg work out of taking an in-depth look at your business. They can …

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Why MAD-HR was the right business to extend our HR team

“It’s an exciting time for us here at Montage, being on the Growth Accelerator Programme, which helps ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth, means that our need for solid …

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How to treat your employees and get them to thrive

“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers” Stephen Covey (Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) Successful organisations are clear on …

How to achieve your workplace New Year resolutions

The chocolates have gone, that lurking brandy butter is binned, the turkey is finally finished, the children are back at school and New Year resolutions have been made – and …

5 Tips that will improve team productivity

Does your organisation recognise that team productivity is a management responsibility, not employee responsibility?  These top 5 tips from MAD-HR will help you introduce a culture of maximising productivity: 1. …

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Case Study: How MAD-HR is making a difference

Daniel Evans of www.smeweb.com took time out to speak to Carole Burman, MD about how MAD-HR is making a difference to businesses. Q: Carole, businesses can only succeed in today’s …

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“I’m fine, honest” – How to support employees in denial

Supporting employees in denial of health issues Like any good employer, there may be times when you firmly believe that an employee may have a health issue due to certain …

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The staff Christmas Party – Don’t be a Grinch

The Staff Christmas Party For many, plans are being made to celebrate the festive season with their family and friends and for business owners they see the staff Christmas party …

Why Employer Brand is so important to your business

When we think about the importance of branding as a marketing tool, it is all about creating a connection with your customers on an emotional level so that they would …

Flippancy over mental health issues can be costly

Have you heard the joke about the woman who went to the Doctors and said she felt like a pair of curtains?… The Doctor replied “Pull yourself together!”. Well this …

7 must dos to create a great company culture

Companies with impressive employee retention rates and high employee satisfaction levels all have one thing in common – they understand the importance of a strong workplace culture. They also know …

5 Top Tips on avoiding constructive dismissal claims

When an employee is left feeling that they have no other choice than to leave their job due to their employer’s behaviour, you’re on course for a constructive dismissal claim.  …

How can a probationary period help your business?

Apparently, 88% of employers regret at least one recruitment decision they’ve made in the past twelve months. The main problems are because they: (1) aren’t up to the job; (2) …

How to manage and lead organisational change

Whether you’re introducing a new initiative or about to launch a new product or perhaps you’ve identified that there are mistakes happening with the processing of orders or duplication of …

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How to manage your employee who wants to leave

An employee has told you that they are unhappy in their role and wish to leave your employment as soon as possible. As their heart clearly isn’t in the job …

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. …

Q&A with Jo Lewry, Office Manager

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 …

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 …

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