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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 …

Top 10 benefits of a retained HR service

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 …

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace – What’s your role?

More than ever, the term ‘mental health’ is one we’re used to hearing referenced among friends, family – and yes, co-workers. Indeed, the consequence of the pandemic on our mental …

The effort of appraisals

The effort of appraisals – Why are they so important?

An effective performance management process and appraisals can have a significant impact on a company’s productivity and profitability, as well as its culture, values, and morale – all of which …

Hospitality restart

Hospitality restart

For many, we’re entering a long-awaited period, where hospitality businesses can finally throw open their doors and deliver a more ‘normal’ customer service. But the idea of those pubs, bars, …

Employee mental health

HR and employee mental health. What are my obligations?

Mental health has become one of the biggest challenges employees and employers have had to manage in the continuously changing work dynamic. In 2020/21, people were forced to shift into …

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 …

How to avoid discrimination in the workplace

How to avoid discrimination in the workplace

While progress has been made on dealing with discrimination in the workplace, it unfortunately lives on, albeit in less obvious forms. At a time of unparalleled focus on the goals …

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Employee Engagement – Why Bother?

The success of your business in the 21st Century depends on how engaged your employees are – this is even more acute in the current pandemic. Business owners need to …

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Outsourced HR

Considering outsourcing your HR? Take a look at this before you decide. We all know that issues with staff can be incredibly time consuming and these non-income-generating activities, although important, can …

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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. …

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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 …

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Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

Mental Health and Well-Being at Work Mental health problems are common, experienced by up to one in four of the population. Problems are often hidden, stigma is still widespread and …

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Is the MAD-HR Toolkit right for your business?

We like to let our customers speak for us when it comes to our services so when John Jackaman from Infusions Ltd gave us feedback about our HR Toolkit we …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Are Your Line Managers Holding Your Business Back?

Line Managers and Supervisors are those responsible for motivating the workforce, maintaining morale and developing the culture you desire for your organisation. Once you have established your targets, formulated your …

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 …

The role of an HR Consultant at MAD-HR

You may have often heard the name HR Consultant, but what does that actually mean in reality? What does an HR Consultant do? How do they support a business? One …

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 …

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