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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 training whether for an individual or a group of employees. Our blog will tell you more.

Delegates need to agree that they need the training. Whilst many welcome the opportunity for development and upskilling, there will be delegates who disagree that they need the development. This negativity could be due to fear, time pressure or simply a lack of self-awareness. You need delegates to be willing to attend, be attentive and to be keen to implement the learning once back in the workplace.

You can read MAD-HR’s seven tips to maximise delegate buy-in in our latest blog >> Training and Development – How to Maximise Delegate Buy-in?

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Did someone mention the C-word? Oops that was us! Everyone has a tale to tell about a Christmas party and an embarrassing antic a “friend” got up to. It can feel like a minefield for an employer who needs to decide how to celebrate Christmas with their team. Our blogs guides you through the minefield.

What should an employer consider when deciding how to celebrate? Firstly not everyone celebrates Christmas, maybe due to religion or other influencing factors, so being considerate of employee’s preferences can ensure the celebration is inclusive. There seems to be an unlimited number of options on how to celebrate Christmas – a meal, an entertainer, a themed party, shared party, Go-Karting, fancy dress, or drinks in the office after work.

Before you decide how you are going to celebrate think about the following factors: Alcohol, Dietary Needs, Timing, Accessibility, Work Needs and Interests. We want to help you get it right, visit our website to read the full version of our blog >> The Christmas Party How to Keep it Professional

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