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.

Coronavirus: Return to Work Flowchart & Checklist

Coronavirus: Return to Work Flowchart & Checklist On 10 May 2020 the Government began to outline its plans to enable certain sectors in England to return to work, while the devolved administrations …

Returning to Work – In the New Norm

Returning to Work Right now, the focus for many businesses is to keep their organisation afloat, exhausting new sales opportunities and fighting other impacts and challenges being presented by the …

National Minimum Wage breaches 2016-2018

Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

The Government has clarified issues relating to furlough and holiday pay in guidance published yesterday (13 May) by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. While it was confirmed last …

Coronavirus: New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures As a result of the ongoing pandemic, ACAS have updated their guidance to employers so that there is clarity on the effect …

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

Job Retention Scheme Extended The Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for all regions and sectors across the UK economy …

The Future of HR

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End As the Government begins to share its plans to ease the lockdown and reopen workplaces, it is clear that leadership, trust and careful planning …

National Minimum Wage breaches 2016-2018

Local Business Grant Funds Scheme

Top-up to Local Business Grant Funds Scheme Announced 1 May 2020: If you were outside of the scope of the Covid-19 Business Grant funds scheme then the extra funding announced …

5 Things We Wish All Employers Knew About HR

Online Skills Toolkit Launched

Online Skills Toolkit Launched The Department for Education has launched a new online learning platform – the skills toolkit to build skills in the UK during the Coronavirus outbreak and …

2016 to 2017 Statutory Rates. Good news for employers.

Small Businesses Boosted by Bounce Back Loans

Bounce Back Loans On 27th April 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new Bounce back scheme which should be a quicker and easy solution for those in need of …

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Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture

Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture With the no immediate end to the Pandemic in sight and crops that needs to be harvested, Defra has launched …

Wellness

Coronavirus – Health and Well-being Guide

Health and Well-being Guide Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at or working from home because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You may …

What Financial Support is Available to You?

What Financial Support is Available to You? With the plethora of support available through the Government as a result of the Convid-19 pandemic – you may now be somewhat confused …

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses A UK government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor announced today …

Coming Out of Covid-19 Stronger Than Ever?

Webinar – After Covid-19 How can you use your time now so that after Covid-19 your business comes out stronger than ever before? Many businesses have battened down the hatches, …

£1.25 Billion Support Package for Innovative Firms

Support for Innovative Firms UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package, the Chancellor announced today (20th April …

HR Toolkit

Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme to 30 June 2020

The Chancellor has extended the JRS Scheme due to the extension of social distancing restrictions for at least a further 3 weeks.  This means that claims were originally permitted for …

Job Retention Scheme – FAQ’s as at 16.04.20

Job Retention Scheme – FAQ’s as at 16.04.20 As Government advice is changing weekly regarding the job retention scheme and furloughed staff. We have been inundated with questions regarding the …

Coronavirus – Emergency Volunteering Leave

Emergency Volunteering Leave The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now come into force which introduces a number of immediate emergency measures in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. As well as some …

Communicating with Furloughed Staff

In order to access the grant to cover 80% of their reference pay (to a max of £2500) through the Job Retention Scheme, there are a number of rules that …

Leadership Guide – Leading Through Turbulent Times

Leadership Guide For many of us who lead businesses or teams, we could never have imagined steering our companies and our teams through a period of such challenge and uncertainty …

IR35 – Update

With IR35 having been extended to the private sector in April 2021, what do we know so far? Here’s the MAD-HR insight on what employers need to understand about criteria …

Minimise risk when it comes to fire and rehire

The issue of ‘fire and rehire’ makes its way to parliament this week, with Labour MP Barry Gardiner proposing a bill to outlaw such tactics. But what exactly is the …

Recruitment crisis? Solutions for tactical hiring even when it’s urgent

If there’s one area which often sees businesses seeking the support of HR consultancy, it’s when they’re set on a recruitment drive. Whether the intention is to recruit one, six …

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