Recruitment

Probation

Time’s up – when probation doesn’t work out

It’s just not working out. Unfortunately, not every new hire works out, even if you have been diligent in your recruitment and have robust onboarding. There could be many reasons …

What are the pros and cons of apprenticeships?

What are the pros and cons of apprenticeships?

Apprenticeship schemes are a great way for businesses to ‘grow their own’ talent and workforce. They combine ‘on the job’ training in a business with ‘off the job’ academic learning. …

Employee benefits

How can your employee benefits offering help you in the current ‘war for talent’?

The following article was written by Ryan Oates, Corporate Services Director at SG Corporate Services. Attracting and retaining employees is very hard at present.  When meeting with our clients, we …

Why your applicants are ghosting you

Why your applicants are ghosting you and how you can prevent it

Over the years, we’ve had the ‘Great Recession’, the ‘Great Depression’ and now we are living through what has been dubbed the ‘Great Resignation’, where employees are re-evaluating their working …

Right to work checks

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 …

How to onboard successfully

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 …

First Month at MAD-HR

My first month at MAD-HR

Well, what a month! People say time flies when you are having fun and oh how true that is! I have recently joined the MAD-HR team as an HR Consultant …

Harnessing online recruitment opportunities

How to harness online recruitment opportunities

The job market has changed significantly over the last two years, from a time when employers had the pick of the bunch when it came to hiring top talent, to …

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

As we are all aware, recruitment and receiving applications from candidates who meet the “essential criteria” at the moment is harder than ever.  The latest official figures show vacancies have …

Fire and rehire

Minimise risk when it comes to fire and rehire

The issue of ‘fire and rehire’ makes its way to parliament this week, with Labour MP Barry Gardiner proposing a bill to outlaw such tactics. But what exactly is the …

Tactical Hiring in a recruitment crisis

Recruitment crisis? Solutions for tactical hiring even when it’s urgent

If there’s one area which often sees businesses seeking the support of HR consultancy, it’s when they’re set on a recruitment drive. Whether the intention is to recruit one, six …

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 …

Online candidate interview tips

Online candidate interviews: Top tips to get it right

More and more employers are using virtual interviews as part of their recruitment process. Driven originally by the need to continue resourcing safely during the height of COVID-19, it’s now …

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 …

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 …

Boost profits with HR

Little-known ways to boost your profits with HR

Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 22 February, many businesses are now gearing up for re-opening. This is the perfect time to take a moment and think …

Positive discrimination

What is positive discrimination?

Positive discrimination We all recognise the importance of having a diverse workforce and how embracing a culture of diversity and inclusion makes good business sense in today’s climate.  The subject …

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Brexit – What is the impact on employers?

Employers need to understand the impact changes in employment law will have on their obligations to employees who hold citizenship outside the United Kingdom. Immigration laws are changing; this has …

A Little More Conversation…. Where to start with a tricky ‘chat with the boss’ about your mental health

Gearing yourself up for a difficult conversation is never easy. Whether it’s with a parent, a partner, or your confrontational child, we can all find ourselves tongue-tied and out-played by …

Wellbeing and engagement – Getting more bang for your buck

We all know the mantra: look after your people and they will look after you. Makes sense doesn’t it? Engagement (the level of enthusiasm and dedication a worker feels towards …

Being More Sarina – Leadership and People Management Tips

If you didn’t know the name Sarina Wiegman this time last week, we’d forgive you that knowledge void. From today, however, the name of the manager of the England women’s …

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