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.

Job Retention Scheme Portal is set to go live 20th April 2020

HMRC have advised that their online portal for JRS grant claims will go live on 20 April. Further details will be issued to employers in due course. Most employers will …

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Update 04.04.20

Coronavirus JRS Update All UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to continue paying part of their employees’ salary …

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the current rate of SSP that they pay to current or former employees for periods of sickness starting on or after 13 March …

Chancellor Strengthens Support On Offer For Business as First Government-Backed Loans Reach Firms In Need

Chancellor Strengthens Support on Offer for Business £90 million of business interruption loans approved for nearly 1,000 firms and £1.9 billion corporate finance provided to firms hit by COVID-19 Current …

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Employment Legislative Updates – April 2020

Employment Legislative Updates April is always a busy month in the employment law calendar and this year is no exception with latest Employment Legislative Updates which came into force in …

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – How to Apply

How to Apply for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) All UK employers with a PAYE scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020, will be able …

Coronavirus: Government Package for Self-Employed

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, has announced details of the rescue package for self-employed individuals. Here are the key points:- A new self-employed income support scheme will pay self-employed people a …

Apply for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – Coronavirus

How to apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) Announced by the Chancellor at Budget 2020, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS) scheme opens for applications today and …

Home-working during Coronavirus Guide

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the world, the impact is being felt by businesses and employees alike. We have prepared a home-working during Coronavirus guide which gives you and …

Update ref IR35 legislation

UPDATED 18.03.20 Government has announced a last-minute postponement to the implementation of the Off-Payroll Tax to the private sector in light of the recent Covid-19 outbreak, with the legislation now …

Covid-19 HR Advice Update – 17.03.20

As an SME, what can I do? We recognise that we are in uncharted territory right now – there is much confusion out there and as a business owner it …

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay- What Are Your Obligations as an Employer?

The Government has introduced the right to parental bereavement leave and pay.  The new rights will come into force with effect from 6 April 2020. So what are the changes? …

HR Trends You Need To Know About in 2020

Workforce management, particularly engagement, is evolving fast, and companies are working harder than ever to attract and retain the best people. As we move full speed into 2020, we’ll see …

Reflecting on a busy and successful 2019

Before everyone begins enjoying the Christmas and New Year celebrations, it’s a good opportunity for any business to take stock and reflect on how the year has gone. Here at …

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Overcoming HR hurdles and making a difference for new and growing businesses

HR Expert – HR Toolkit When you start up or grow your business, you must oversee everything. But the need to keep so many plates spinning at once can be …

MAD-HR reaches new heights at National Business Finals for ‘High Growth’.

The team at MAD-HR were delighted to have been recognised at last week’s prestigious National SME Awards at Wembley, in the High Growth category. Whilst we did not take the …

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Automatically Unfair Dismissal – Know The Facts

In most cases, an employee needs to have two years’ continuous employment in order to make a claim for unfair dismissal. However, in certain cases no qualifying period of employment …

Why would anyone want to work for you and your business?

As an employer, it’s inevitable that you might often find yourself wondering whether you risk losing a member of staff to a larger, wealthier, trendier or more conveniently located competitor. …

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MAD-HR present St Elizabeth’s Hospice with their fundraising towards the Elmer Parade

This summer saw the arrival of an extremely colourful herd of elephants to the town of Ipswich. Referred to as the ‘Elmer Parade’, the display which was made up of …

MAD-HR present ActivGardens with money raised at Suffolk Chamber Prestige Dinner

On 3rd October 2019, MAD-HR Director Charlotte Bate attended the ActivLives AGM to present them with a donation of £805 to their ActivGardens project. ActivLives is a charity which operates …

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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