We believe we all play a part in ‘Making A Difference’ within our local and global communities. We seek to improve and reduce our environmental impact as a business and as individuals.
MAD-HR is proud to be actively involved in the business community, supporting initiatives with the: IOD, Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. By contributing to the improvement of the economic environment in the East of England and the nation as a whole, our local communities will inevitably reap the benefits of our corporate social responsibility programme, through improved employment opportunities with great businesses, as well as allowing the business to reinvest time and money back into the community, through voluntary contributions: A win-win for everyone!
As a business, MAD-HR proudly enjoys some exceptional ‘affiliate relationships’ – a term coined to reflect the wide army of expertise which the management can bring into play to help with the specific needs of clients in whatever scenario. We are passionate collaborators and are always looking to ensure that additional service skills required by our clients – from well-being specialists to niche online recruiters – should be sourced from within the East of England’s exceptional pool of talent.
This ethos has also led us to launch VIP lunches, which have in turn created numerous successful commercial relationships, charitable partnerships, and education-focused projects within the community.
As a business, we are continually looking for ways to minimise our impact on the environment, such as using technology to communicate internally and externally through video conferencing, therefore removing the need for travel, reducing our carbon emissions and reducing costs for our clients.
Recycling is taken very seriously by all team members. We create eco-bricks from non-recyclable plastics, these are used as building materials by a local school. We recycle all printer cartridges and other waste. Whenever possible we create online systems in order to keep paper use to a minimum. If paper is shredded it gets re-used as chicken bedding!
Our corporate social responsibility programme supports our passion for people and working with our clients We ensure that all stakeholders in a business receive fair treatment, from employees to customers. We encourage businesses to consider how stakeholders will be affected by their activity and work to have the most positive impact for all. This can include fairer treatment for all employees, with common examples including paying higher wages, offering jobs to those who might otherwise struggle to find work, ensuring that decent standards are maintained in less attractive work environments, skills are developed and maintained to add value to the business, the team, its customers and the wider community.
We practice what we preach and ensure that we look after our team and their families through social events, flexible working and support to be present at those priceless milestones of children, grandchildren and other family events.
Even as a small business, we donate regularly to local charities, we undertake sponsored activities and attend charity events to raise much needed funds to a variety of worthy causes i.e. firewalking for Suffolk Mind, Geewizz Midsummer Party and fashion show, St Elizabeth Hospice Quiz Nights, AGE UK Suffolk and many more.
We as Directors of MAD-HR are active in the community and wholeheartedly encourage our team to do the same. Carole and Charlotte serve as Trustees for local Charities (Suffolk Family Carers and ActivLives) and the whole team supports and volunteers at charities of their choice. We believe in using our skills to benefit others and great examples of this are our team volunteering on the HR committee for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, using their expertise to support young people entering the world of work with interviewing skills and employability advice and supporting young carers with respite.
With our work and strong relationships in the business community, we have been instrumental in creating positive collaborations where charitable causes are the beneficiary. An example would be the introduction of the Geewizz Charitable Trust to Prettys, resulting in GeeWizz becoming Prettys’ ‘charity of the year’ for 2019.
We have most recently become members of Suffolk Pro Help who provide professional advice and support to the VCSE sector.