Recruitment

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to attract millennials to your business

After the Baby Boomers came Generation X, and now it’s the Millennials who will soon be making up at least half the workforce and are inevitably the future of employment. …

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How can HR software systems help your business?

Historically Human Resources has been seen as an administrative function,  often an add-on to the office manager or even secretary’s role, frequently neglected in start-ups until either growth or an …

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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. …

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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 …

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What triggers the need for HR support?

Often businesses start without expert HR support but even the most adept entrepreneur will need qualified support to effectively manage people issues before long. The frustration of spending time on …

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The Apprenticeship Levy – are you ‘in the know’?

“The Government’s vision is to create a world class sustainable apprenticeships system that is of high quality and employer led.” April 2017 is an auspicious month for Apprenticeships with the …

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7 Top Tips for recruiting successfully

Here they are…our 7 top tips for recruiting successfully. Make the most of our free HR advice and elevate your business. 1 – Know what you want If you are …

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Training: How to hire and manage people

This one-day course ‘How to hire and manage people’ will tell you everything you need to know about making your first (or first hundred) hires. The course will set you …

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Advice for SMEs employing family & friends

Employing Family and Friends It’s common for SME’s to find themselves employing family and friends when they expand their business and their teams. Carole Burman, MD of MAD-HR talks to …

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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 …

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What you need to know about dogs in the workplace

Assistance Dogs in the workplace When people hear the phrase “assistance dog” their initial thought is usually of a guide dog, however, there are an increasing number of dogs being …

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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 …

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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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Why a great HR Strategy is crucial for an SME

HR Strategy You will know when you have a great HR strategy when your HR practices and responsibilities are aligned to the organisation’s goals and mission statement, resulting in growth …

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FREE Webinar “An intro to employing people”

We wanted to share the opportunity for you to join in with this FREE  webinar “An intro to employing people – Hit the ground running”, delivered by Charlotte Bate recently. …

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Jewish woman who can’t work Saturdays wins £16,000

A Jewish woman won £16,000 damages from a travel firm after it rejected her job application because her religion prevented her from working Saturdays. So, what happened? Ms Fhima sent …

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Flexible Working – any right of appeal?

All employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to request a flexible working arrangement. If you reject such a request do they have any statutory right of appeal? …

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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