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.

Ensors – Spotlight

Ensors It feels hard to believe that little over three months ago the Prime Minister announced his decision to put the United Kingdom into lockdown as a result of Covid-19 …

HR Resources

HR Resources online Running a business today is challenging to say the least. To continue to operate efficiently and profitably, business leaders need HR resources around them to help with …

Employee Handbooks

Employee Handbook – why have one? To some the employee handbook seems like an unwieldy document that gets dusted off and referred to when things go wrong like insurance policy …

The KBB Centre – Spotlight

The KBB Centre The KBB centre is a family run business based in Ipswich, run by brothers Roger and Patrick Peck providing kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms, with over 60 years …

New members of Suffolk ProHelp

Suffolk ProHelp – Why we offered our services Suffolk ProHelp provides professional support and expertise to the voluntary sector and have been doing so since 2001. They have almost 40 …

Furlough Scheme update

First Arrest for Suspected Furlough Fraud

Furlough Fraud – Man Arrested in Solihull In the first case of its kind, a man in the Solihull area has been arrested over suspected fraud with regard to the …

Chancellor’s Recovery Measures Announced

Chancellor’s Summer Statement Chancellor Rishi Sunak has presented his “summer economic statement” and announced that it will be supporting the UK’s economic recovery, the measures include: introducing a new Job …

The Woolpack – 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 …

Hudson Group LLP – 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, …

On-boarding New Employees

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 …

Easing of Lockdown – Step Three

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 …

HR Masterclass with Charlotte Bate

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

Get to Know the Team

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 …

HR Services – Considerations when working with HR firms

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. …

Furlough Scheme update

Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

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 …

Parents eligible for furlough after extended leave

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 …

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave

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 …

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Announced

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 …

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

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 …

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

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 …

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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