Head of Client Services

As an HR leader with over 20 years of experience across a variety of sectors, both in-house and as a consultant, Liz is passionate and committed to supporting businesses to achieve their objectives through aligning HR strategy and interventions to commercial needs with a people centred approach.

The Role of AI in Modern Recruitment

The MAD-HR team explores the growth of AI in recruitment processes and explains how to invest in your recruitment strategy.

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HR Halloween Nightmares

A spooky look at some HR nightmares from the MAD-HR Team, from ghost employees to skeletons in the closet, just in time for Halloween.

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Embracing the future of work – what are the future trends in the workplace?

Advice and opinions from the MAD-HR Team, focussing on the future trends in the workplace and how your business can grow.

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Positive Discrimination: how to stay within the law

What steps can an employer lawfully take to improve the diversity of their workforce? We explore positive action vs. positive discrimination.

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace – Top Tips to Embrace Neurodiversity

We’re all unique; some of us think and work differently. We explore top tips for supporting and embracing neurodiversity in your business.

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Leadership for Innovators

Being a successful innovator demands more than just ideas. Read our blog to find out how this can affect your business.

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The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 – are you ready?

Soon the law on flexible working will change. Do you know how those changes will affect your business and what your new responsibilities are?

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ESG – What is it and should we be doing it?

If you are unsure what ESG is, and what impact it could have on your business growth, please read this article.

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Working Time Regulations, TUPE & Non-compete Clauses – Proposed legislative changes

Find out how proposed employment law amendments to several areas of UK Employment law will impact your business.

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The 4-day work week – could it really work?

The 4 day work week is trending, but what are the real-world implications of adopting a shorter working week? Find out here!

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Summer internships and experience – is it ever possible to employ temporary young staff legally and ethically?

The summer period sees many more students and young adults wanting to work, but how do you appoint seasonal roles without ‘taking advantage’?

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Purpose – What’s your why? And why does it matter?

Liz Owers explores what 'purpose' means in business, and how you can discover your purpose in order to progress.

Employment Contracts

Employment contracts – how well do you know the different types?

The right type of employment contract ensures you reflect the engagement between the relevant parties and that the correct protections are in place.

HR Metrics

What can HR metrics do for you?

Want to make your HR strategy more effective? Check out these key HR metrics and see how they can help.

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Workplace motivation – Working from home

How can you motivate employees working from home? Here are some helpful thoughts from a MAD-HR employee's perspective.

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Can Employees Have a Second Job? The Truth about Overemployment

The increased cost of living begs the question, 'can employees have a second job?' and also, 'can you stop them?'. Here are the answers.

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Appraisals – What you need to know!

The time spent together by manager and employee during a performance appraisal can be hugely valuable… when done right. Here's what you should know.

HR Consultancy

Fancy a career in HR Consulting with MAD-HR?

If you're motivated, love working with people and are interested in helping organisations to operate better, HR consultancy could be for you.

Cost of living

How can employers help with the cost of living?

With the cost of living continuing to rise, we explore how employers can support their staff during this difficult time.

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Alternatives to redundancy – Lay-Offs and short-time working

What alternatives are there to redundancy? For some employers, lay-offs and short-term working may be just what you are looking for.

Employee Wellbeing Strategies that Actually Work

Putting your people first and prioritising employee wellbeing is no longer a ‘nice to have’, it’s an absolute must.

Can neurodiversity be considered a superpower in the workplace?

Is it possible that an employee who is living with neurodiverse traits could be even more creative, engaged, focused and capable?

National Wage Increase April 2024: Changes, Implications and Adaptations

From the 1st of April 2024, national minimum wage rates are rising, and the national living wage threshold has been reduced.

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