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Spotlight on The Woolpack

The Woolpack – Spotlight

3rd Jul 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Spotlight

The Woolpack The British Beer and Pub Association surveyed its members in May and found that 19,000 of 47,000 pubs believe they will go bankrupt without further Government help. With social distancing at 2m, it...

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Spotlight on The Hudson Group

Hudson Group LLP – Spotlight

2nd Jul 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Spotlight

Hudson Group The Hudson Group has been supporting organisations to promote their brand since 1966. From promotional merchandise and clothing to vehicle graphics, printed materials and signage. A local company, employing 38 people, based on...

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On-boarding Guide - How to successfully induct new employees in the new normal

On-boarding New Employees

30th Jun 2020
Business, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Onboarding Employees, Online HR, Recruitment

On-boarding New Employees Right now, employers are facing an unprecedented time of not only managing their work force as they adapt to working from home but also recruiting and on-boarding new employees into the company...

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Easing of Lockdown - Step Three

Easing of Lockdown – Step Three

24th Jun 2020
Business, Coronavirus

Easing Lockdown as at 23.06.20 Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced further easing of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions as part of Step 3 of the Government’s plan to return life to as near normal as we...

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HR Online Masterclass with Charlotte Bate

HR Masterclass with Charlotte Bate

23rd Jun 2020
Business, Human Resources, Online HR

HR Online Masterclass Charlotte Bate - Director of MAD-HR talks with the team from Addicted to Business (Nathan Lomax from Quickfire Digital and and Stokely Howard from Trendy Grandad) about rewarding the right behaviours and...

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Lockdown Learning - Get to know the MAD-HR Team

Get to Know the Team

19th Jun 2020
Human Resources

Lockdown Learning with the MAD-HR Team Here at MAD-HR we are passionate about our people and in the spirit of Making A Difference we thought we would share some Lockdown Learning with you all. At...

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HR Services - Considerations when working with HR firms

HR Services – Considerations when working with HR firms

14th Jun 2020
Human Resources

HR Services With employment law changes taking place regularly, and with the current challenges facing the business community, it is an ideal time to look at strengthening your HR input.  Using an outsourced HR provider...

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Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

13th Jun 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law

Flexible Furlough Scheme Update A Coronavirus Job Retention scheme update was announced on 29th May and we have been eagerly awaiting the detail of the new Flexible Furlough Scheme which was posted on the Government...

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Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

Parents eligible for furlough after extended leave

9th Jun 2020
Absence Management, Coronavirus, Employment Law

Parents eligible for furlough People on statutory paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the Government’s furlough scheme, HM Treasury announced today (9 June). parents on...

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Managing Annual Leave e-Learning Course MAD-HR

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave

1st Jun 2020
e-learning, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave Course updated 2020 to include Good Work Plan We have put together this easy to follow, legally accurate FREE email course to support you as an employer so...

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Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Announced

29th May 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Leadership

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Today (29‌‌ May) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced further details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and its impact on the furloughing arrangements. The key...

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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

28th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, Leadership, Payroll

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal from 26 May to reclaim SSP paid to...

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Returning to work webinar

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

26th May 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Leadership

Returning to Work Webinar As the Government begins to ease lock-down measures for businesses, we need to prepare for the time when all business can fully return to work. Along with Birketts Solicitors we have...

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Covid-19 Preparing for a Return to the Workplace Flowchart

Coronavirus: Return to Work Flowchart & Checklist

21st May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

On 10 May 2020 the Government began to outline its plans to enable certain sectors in England to return to work, while the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have continued the period of lockdown....

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Returning to Work after Lockdown

Returning to Work – In the New Norm’

21st May 2020
Change Management, Coronavirus, Human Resources, Leadership

Returning to Work Right now, the focus for many businesses is to keep their organisation afloat, exhausting new sales opportunities and fighting other impacts and challenges being presented by the Coronavirus pandemic - like returning...

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Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance

Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

14th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, Leadership, Payroll

The Government has clarified issues relating to furlough and holiday pay in guidance published yesterday (13 May) by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. While it was confirmed last month that furloughed workers could...

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Coronavirus New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

Coronavirus: New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

13th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Leadership

New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures As a result of the ongoing pandemic, ACAS have updated their guidance to employers so that there is clarity on the effect of social distancing on Disciplinary...

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ob Retention Scheme - extended to October 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

12th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Job Retention Scheme Extended The Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for all regions and sectors across the UK economy and will; continue until the...

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Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End

12th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End As the Government begins to share its plans to ease the lockdown and reopen workplaces, it is clear that leadership, trust and careful planning will play a vital role...

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Top-up to local business grant funds scheme

Local Business Grant Funds Scheme

2nd May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Top-up to Local Business Grant Funds Scheme Announced 1 May 2020: If you were outside of the scope of the Covid-19 Business Grant funds scheme then the extra funding announced yesterday “could” be good news...

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