Managing Director

Managing Director and Founder of MAD-HR, Carole has over 30 years of experience working in the world of HR. She prides herself on her ability to help clients grow their business and attract, retain and engage talent by building a positive employer brand.

Bullying Allegations and the burden of proof

Bullying allegations and the burden of proof

Long gone are the days when we might have jumped to the assumption that an incident of bullying was the preserve of the playground. Recent years have seen a huge …

International Women's Day

A pledge in the name of equality

This week, as we acknowledge International Women’s Day, we’re pleased to share the news that MAD-HR has signed Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Gender Equality Business Pledge. A new initiative this …

Furlough Scheme update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Changes Effective 1st July 2021

As announced in the Budget today, from 1 July 2021, the level of the furlough grant will be reduced. From the 1st July 2021 you will be asked to contribute …

2021 spring Budget

Chancellors Budget – 3rd March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak opened by detailing the pandemic’s economic impact and declared that his focus remains on protecting jobs, supporting businesses, and helping families. He shared data from the OBR, …

Step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England

The Prime Minister announced to Parliament on Monday 22 February, the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. It published a four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England …

MAD-HR Feefo Award

MAD-HR has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award!

We are thrilled and honoured that MAD-HR has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award. FeeFo is an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as …

COVID-19 workplace testing

Using COVID-19 rapid testing in your business

If you run a business (registered in England), you can register to order COVID-19 tests for employees who cannot work from home. The programme is designed to test workers without …

Statutory Payments 2021/22

The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement pay and sick pay, effective from April 2021. Statutory rates normally increase …

Learn crucial HR procedures with our HR Heroes course

Do you require HR training? Whether you have had HR responsibilities thrust upon you at work, your position requires you to engage in people management, or you have taken on …

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Brexit – What is the impact on employers?

Employers need to understand the impact changes in employment law will have on their obligations to employees who hold citizenship outside the United Kingdom. Immigration laws are changing; this has …

Employee Engagement – Why Bother?

The success of your business in the 21st Century depends on how engaged your employees are – this is even more acute in the current pandemic. Business owners need to …

Extended Furlough Scheme Details Released

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) will remain open until 31 March 2021. For claim periods running to January …

Furlough scheme extended until end of March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will extend the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021. Mr Sunak said the scheme will pay up to 80% of a …

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Chancellor Cuts Job Support Scheme Employer Contributions

NB – This information was superseded by the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today (22nd October 2020) announced a further amendment to the …

Outsourced HR

Considering outsourcing your HR? Take a look at this before you decide. We all know that issues with staff can be incredibly time consuming and these non-income-generating activities, although important, can …

Does it really feel like Christmas?

Staff Party Planning during a pandemic For those involved in staff party planning they would normally be breathing a sigh of relief by the end of August for having completed, …

Purple Tuesday Spotlight

Purple Tuesday Spotlight Purple Tuesday is about to celebrate its ninth birthday. Based in Norwich, with a team of thirteen, the software house supports a wide range sectors and industries.  …

Ledger Business Solutions Spotlight

Ledger Business Solutions Spotlight Mark Ledger, Principal of Ledger Business Solutions works with owner-managed and family-owned SMEs throughout East Anglia. Whilst he describes himself as a Portfolio Finance Director, the …

Job Support Scheme

Announced today the Job Support Scheme The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support through the Job Support Scheme to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus …

Quickfire Digital Spotlight

Quickfire Digital Spotlight Nathan Lomax started providing marketing and web services whilst still at school. Some ten years later, he is now one of three founders of Quickfire Digital: a …

Coming out of Lockdown – case studies

As we progress through the government’s ‘roadmap’ of exiting lockdown, we’ve been catching up with some of our clients to see what this next chapter is likely to look like …

Signs you’re getting the best from your HR consultancy

Without a doubt, outsourcing your HR services to an experienced, trusted Human Resources consultancy can save both time and money. HR consultants can have a significant impact on your business …

Are you thinking about redundancies?

If your company needs to restructure or develop its business in a different way, you may need to evaluate the current and future requirements of job roles and skills necessary …

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