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.

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What is a return to work interview?

A return to work interview is a short meeting held with an employee, by their line manager, on their return to work after an absence. Return to work interviews are …

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Menopause in the Workplace Toolkit

A recent poll looking at Menopause in the Workplace (commissioned by Koru Kids), found that 18% of women in UK workplaces currently experiencing menopause or perimenopause symptoms were considering leaving …

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Identity and Orientation – How Inclusive is Your Business?

In recognition of International Transgender Day of Visibility – March 31st – the MAD-HR team have been reflecting on some of the key points employers need to know in regards …

Statutory pay and compensation limits increase April 2022

What are the statutory rates of pay and compensation limits from April 2022?

Please note the following changes to statutory rates with the respective effective dates: Category Pay rates from 1st April 2022 National Living Wage for employees and workers aged 23 and over …

HR Consultant Vacancy Norfolk

HR Consultant – Norfolk

Due to our continued growth, MAD-HR are recruiting for experienced HR professionals who are based in Norfolk to join their operations team. MAD-HR is an award winning HR consultancy that …

HR Consultant Vacancy Suffolk

HR Consultant – Suffolk

Due to our continued growth, MAD-HR are recruiting for experienced HR professionals who are based in Suffolk to join their operations team. MAD-HR is an award winning HR consultancy that …

Spring Statement

Spring Statement – 23rd March 2022

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the contents of his Spring Statement in the House of Commons today. It is clear that with prices rising 6.2% in the 12 months to …

International Women's Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias

With International Women’s Day celebrations imminent once again, the MAD-HR team has been reassessing the legal and ethical landscape in respect of workplace equality. Do you know your obligations as …

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Integrity and Leadership: What Impact on the Workplace?

Today’s leader must be many things if they’re to win the mutual respect of their employees. We expect our managers to be competent, inspirational, approachable, and perhaps to possess an …

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Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2022

MAD-HR has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award for 2022 for the second year running and it is fair to say that we’re feeling a little giddy as a …

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What is ESG and how can it save money and boost performance?

ESG (environmental, social and governance) has joined CSR as an important part of how companies operate and publicise their corporate responsibilities. But ESG is much more than just a current …

What impact could outsourcing to an HR expert have on your business?

What impact could outsourcing to an HR expert have on your business?

Is 2022 the year you finally consider outsourcing HR? Here’s what you should know – and why it makes sense. For thousands of entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing businesses, the function …

Extra UK bank holiday 2022

The extra bank holiday in the UK for 2022

The Government announced some time ago that it was granting an additional bank holiday in 2022, which will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. …

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

If you’ve been a manager or team leader for a year or two, you’ll know only too well, that there’s an inevitable gear-change post Christmas, and what better time to …

Emergency legislation passed on Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021

Emergency legislation passed on SSP

As part of the Government’s efforts to free up GP time to prioritise the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme, new emergency legislation has been passed to increase the period of time …

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What does the new Covid variant mean for employers?

With several cases of the Omicron variant identified in the UK, experts say firms need to think ahead and not wait for the Government before bringing in extra safety measures. …

Top 10 benefits of a retained HR service

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 …

Suffolk Business Awards

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, Kesgrave …

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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 …

Supporting gender reassignment in the workplace

Over recent years we have seen the need for a better understanding of trans employees within the workplace. There is often a lack of understanding and knowledge on how to …

Cycle to Work schemes are back in fashion

The following article was written by Martin Moore, Employee Benefits Consultant, Beckett Financial Services. With the rising cost of living and a huge shift in employee expectations in the last decade, …

What is the best way to manage relationships at work?

What is the chance of meeting that special someone at work? Following a Totaljobs Survey of more than 5,000 people, 22% of people report meeting their partners at work. More …

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