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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Do you have to manage diabetes as a disability?

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 …

2015 General Election

The 2015 General Election – The Possible Changes For Employment Law

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 …

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How To Conduct a Performance Appraisal

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. …

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New Compensation Limits – Effective April 2015

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 …

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How to have an effective performance conversation

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. …

Staff Grievance

Is an employee’s email complaint a grievance?

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 …

Government’s Fit For Work service

Useful info on the Government’s Fit For Work service

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 …

What the EAT thinks about Twitter

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 …

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Getting Employees to Add Value to Your Business ASAP…

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 …

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

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 …

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How To Recruit The Right Person For Your Business

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 …

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What you need to know about deductions on payslips

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 …

Welcome to 2015 – Now What Does This Mean For Your Business?

This year will see us have a general election in the UK and so we should expect to see an avalanche of news, argument and raised voices over the issue …

What Holiday Pay and Overtime Rulings Means For Employers

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 …

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – What Does It Mean For Employers?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer pulled out a few surprises in his Autumn Statement however we thought that it would be useful to outline what some of this means for …

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So why do you need help with HR ?

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 …

HR and employee mental health. What are my obligations?

Mental health has become one of the biggest challenges employees and employers have had to manage in the continuously changing work dynamic. In 2020/21, people were forced to shift into …

Onboarding remotely – strategies for success

Onboarding new employees can be a challenge at the best of times. Most of us remember the first-day nerves of starting for a new company – getting used to unfamiliar …

Online candidate interviews: Top tips to get it right

More and more employers are using virtual interviews as part of their recruitment process. Driven originally by the need to continue resourcing safely during the height of COVID-19, it’s now …

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