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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 …

Q&A with Sophie Hughes, HR Consultant

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

Suffolk Business Award Finalist 2021

MAD-HR is delighted to have been recognised at last night’s prestigious Suffolk Business Awards, in the Customer Excellence category. The announcements were made at a black tie event at Milsoms, …

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Dear Boss….Can I Take My Holiday Now, Before Christmas?

You’re into the final countdown toward the end of the year, and, tick-tock, tick-tock, it’s time to prepare yourself for the inevitable surge in employees requesting they squeeze in owed …

Should you celebrate Christmas at work?

Is or should Christmas really be a festivity for greater employee engagement?

Right about now, you’re possibly making the ever stressful trips to toy stores or gift shops, determined to give children, friends or family the kind of Christmas we’ve all spent …

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Q&A with Suzy Glennon, HR Consultant

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

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The MAD-HR Toolkit – Why should you become a subscriber?

Being a busy business owner means that there are many demands on your time. Some tasks can get pushed to the bottom of the pile. One of the areas of …

Is It Fireworks In Your Workplace?

Remember remember, 5th November. We might be getting ever closer to the firework festivities, but from our recent client conversations and industry updates, there’s enough fireworks creating drama in the …

Suffolk Business Awards 2021

Recognition comes in all sorts of forms for a business. In our case, at MAD-HR, there’s something hugely validating about the calls, letters (yes, we still receive them!) and emails …

The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 was billed as a Budget for a new age and so here’s everything Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor announced today: Economic forecasts and fiscal rules The OBR …

And the Winners are….

On 28th September and 14th October, we attended the Milsoms Business Showcase and the Norfolk B2B Exhibition (Norfolk’s largest business-to-business exhibition). It was a great opportunity to meet and talk …

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Q&A with Liz Owers, Head of Client Services

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

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 …

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Tribunal rules that underperforming Sales Director was unfairly dismissed after submitting £60k expenses claim

Paolo Porchetti was offered a lucrative settlement package by bosses at Brush Electrical Machines to leave the company after they became ‘immensely frustrated’ by his poor work. However, the Sales …

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Being a boss is all about persistent learning…Even when uncomfortable

What a water-cooler type conversation-starter the latest series of Undercover Boss turned out to be. If you’ve not had the pleasure of immersing yourself in this fly-on-the-wall content, you really …

Final Countdown to Furlough

The final countdown to furlough

September is the final month of the furlough scheme, subject to any last-minute extension. It was introduced in March 2020 as a short-term measure to support employers in paying their …

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When does a failure to furlough as an alternative to redundancy result in a successful claim for unfair dismissal?

The employment tribunals are starting to hear claims relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In two recent first instance decisions (which are not legally binding on other tribunals), …

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COP9: What to do when HMRC come calling

Chris George, Tax Manager at Scrutton Bland explains what happens in a tax investigation. HMRC has extensive powers to open investigations into the tax affairs of an individual or business. …

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What right to you have to check an employee’s COVID vaccine status?

With quarantine – for the most part – no longer required for the double jabbed, and with more and more employees returning to offices, client visits and work-associated trips – …

Full Time HR Consultant Suffolk

Founded in 2014, MAD-HR has built a reputation as a great place to work and we are looking for a Suffolk based HR consultant to join the team on a …

The end of furlough is coming – are you ready?

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – known as furlough – has acted as a lifeline to millions and runs until the end of September. More than 11.4 million …

Annual leave and the COVID implication

Annual leave and the COVID implication

In any normal year, it’s something of a national pastime to ask where friends and colleagues have been on holiday, or where they plan to go. And yet, as we …

Dismissal for personal conduct

Dismissal on the grounds of personal conduct

When newspapers around the world recently captured the moment that Professor Chris Whitty was accosted by a group of jeering males, the world and his wife were quick to pass …

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 …

Q&A with Sophie Hughes, HR Consultant

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

Suffolk Business Award Finalist 2021

MAD-HR is delighted to have been recognised at last night’s prestigious Suffolk Business Awards, in the Customer Excellence category. The announcements were made at a black tie event at Milsoms, …

Regular HR news, straight to you