Training

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 …

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 …

HR Heroes Training Courses are here to save you

MAD-HR are delighted to announce the launch of the HR HEROES workshop series to be delivered in Essex and Suffolk in 2020. With constantly evolving employment laws, and successfully growing …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lessons In Management From Southgate

One of our clients recently invited us to a celebration for an employee who’d been with them 20 years. Perhaps not a long time, when compared with the 35-plus years …

What do the new GCSE grades mean?

If you employ school leavers or apprentices, you’ll begin notice a difference on CV’s coming across your desk soon. If you’re not already aware, the GCSE grading system had an …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

attract millennials to your business

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. …

HR software systems

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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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 …

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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 …

What is Compassionate Leave?

We all have situations in our lives whereby something unexpected happens and we need to drop everything in order to deal with that particular personal challenge.  Whether it be a …

What is Garden Leave?

Paying someone whilst they do their gardening?  Surely that can’t be right!  Why would organisations consider putting someone on gardening leave when budgets are already tight?  Does this concept still …

Learn crucial HR procedures with our HR Heroes course

Do you require HR training? Whether you have had HR responsibilities thrust upon you at work, your position requires you to engage in people management, or you have taken on …

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