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Is your employee’s vehicle shameful?

6th Jun 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources

Many employees drive their own vehicle on work related-business, to visit a client’s premises, attend courses or conferences, or attend meetings. However, not everyone keeps their vehicle in showroom condition - some are a disgrace. As...

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What Does The Abolition Of the Paper Driving Licence Mean?

1st May 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photo-card driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could...

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Probationary Period – What Happens If You Do Nothing

1st May 2015
Employee Engagement, Employment Law, Human Resources, Recruitment

Probationary Period - What Happens If You Do Nothing Many employers prefer to subject new employees to a period of probation - indeed, there are many advantages to this approach. But what’s the legal position...

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Do you have to manage diabetes as a disability?

1st May 2015
Absence Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employment Law, Human Resources

Diabetes, medically classified as a disease, affects around 3.5 million people in the UK. Often referred to as a 'condition' as it can be managed but not cured.  As an employee, the question you need...

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2015 General Election

The 2015 General Election – The Possible Changes For Employment Law

23rd Apr 2015
Employment Law, Human Resources

2015 General Election In this blog post, we will take a brief look at the 2015 general election manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats & UKIP, in respect of their proposed changes to the...

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How To Conduct a Performance Appraisal

19th Apr 2015
Human Resources

You’ve invested your time, your money, and all your energy into building your company. But no company can function for very long without a team of productive employees supporting it. It’s important not only that...

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new compensation limits to statutory redundancy payments - effective April 2015

New Compensation Limits – Effective April 2015

2nd Apr 2015
Business, Employment Law, Human Resources, Payroll

New Compensation Limits 2015 The Government has published details of the new compensation limits - annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment tribunals can award for unfair dismissal, which...

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performance communication

How to have an effective performance conversation

19th Mar 2015
Employee Engagement, Employment Law, Human Resources, Leadership

You’ve got an employee who isn’t contributing their fair share. You know you need to address it. The rest of the team can tell this employee is a poor performer.  If you don’t do something,...

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Staff Grievance

Is an employee’s email complaint a grievance?

5th Mar 2015
Employment Law, Human Resources

Staff grievance An employee has sent you an e-mail, as their line manager, in which they have listed a number of issues they are “unhappy about” but it’s difficult to tell whether they are simply...

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Government’s Fit For Work service

Useful info on the Government’s Fit For Work service

5th Mar 2015
Absence Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Human Resources

The Fit for Work service, previously known as the Health and Work Service, was launched at the end of 2014 and has been welcomed by the private sector. It is designed to help employers deal...

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What the EAT thinks about Twitter

5th Mar 2015
Employment Law, Human Resources

The explosion of social media has resulted in numerous examples where someone posts something on social media and then immediately regrets, it but can do little to delete it as it is already out there...

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Getting Employees to Add Value to Your Business ASAP…

19th Feb 2015
Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Recruitment

Getting Employees to Add Value The successful Induction of a new employee is of vital importance. It is your opportunity to positively influence the new employee from day one, by making clear the required standards,...

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parental leave

What employers need to know about Shared Parental leave changes from April 2015

5th Feb 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, Payroll

Shared Parental Leave will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed for adoption. This could involve returning to work for...

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How To Recruit The Right Person For Your Business

19th Jan 2015
Employment Law, Human Resources, Payroll, Recruitment

There are a number of things to remember as getting it wrong can be expensive both in terms of management time and cost but don’t worry there is help on hand.  Essentially there are two...

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What you need to know about deductions on payslips

5th Jan 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, Payroll

Did you know that the Employment Rights Act 1996 (commonly referred to as ERA) states that an employee must receive an itemised payslip (statement of pay) on, or before, the date that the payment of...

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What Holiday Pay and Overtime Rulings Means For Employers

11th Dec 2014
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, Payroll

New employers will have missed the publicity surrounding November’s Holiday Pay and Overtime Rulings by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).  It was the latest instalment in a line of cases that have looked at what...

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So why do you need help with HR ?

4th Nov 2014
Absence Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employment Law, Human Resources, Leadership, Recruitment

If you own a business then the chances are you will have heard of human resources. If you were working for another company then it is likely to be the department that everyone dreaded having...

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Brilliant service and advice from MAD-HR.   Thank you so much, you’ve made the process of taking on our first employee an absolute breeze! Highly recommended.