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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.

HR Compliance

HR Compliance and what it means for your business

What is HR compliance? And how do you carry out an HR audit? We cover all this and more in this useful article.

How to onboard successfully

How to onboard a new employee successfully

Onboarding can be a tricky process to get right, but once you do, it will be more rewarding for both you and your new employees.

The role of an HR Consultant at MAD-HR

What does it take to be an HR Consultant at MAD-HR, and what's a typical day like? (Hint: No two days are the same!)

First Month at MAD-HR

My first month at MAD-HR – Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith recounts her first month at MAD-HR as an HR Consultant, including her application and interview process.

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Making redundancies – what is the real effect on your business?

If you have made the decision to make redundancies within your business, following the correct process is essential. Find out more here.

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

Ensure you have a robust recruitment strategy to make certain you are protected from accusations of discrimination while recruiting.

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Menopause in the Workplace

What can employers, managers and colleagues do to support team members experiencing symptoms of menopause in the workplace?

Mental health and dismissal

Setting the record straight on mental health and dismissals

The question many employers might want to ask is “Can I dismiss someone with a mental health condition?” The answer: it’s not so straightforward.

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace – What’s your role?

We look at mental health in the workplace, and the responsibilities that you may have as an employer - plus, practical policies to implement.

Expenses claim

Tribunal rules that underperforming Sales Director was unfairly dismissed after submitting £60k expenses claim

After being offered a lucrative settlement package, the employee submitted a huge expenses claim worth almost £60,000.

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IR35 – Update

With IR35 having been extended to the private sector in April 2021, what do we know so far? Here’s our insight.

COVID vaccine for employees - angst amid the workforce

Vaccine angst amid the workforce

With employers having a duty of care to ensure a safe working environment, how do you deal with employees choosing not to take the vaccine?

Employee mental health

HR and employee mental health. What are my obligations?

We look at what causes poor employee mental health in the workplace, and how your business could improve wellbeing.

Signs you are getting the best from your HR consultancy

Signs you’re getting the best from your HR consultancy

What makes a good HR consultancy? We explain the elements that a good HR consultancy should deliver for your business.

Voluntary redundancy - what is it?

Compulsory redundancy and voluntary redundancy – what’s the difference?

What's the difference between voluntary redundancy and compulsory redundancy? We explore both actions here.

Constructive dismiss Vs unfair dismissal

Constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal – employers’ guide

Want to know the difference between constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal? We define each term in this blog post.

Boost profits with HR

Little-known ways to boost your profits with HR

Did you know that investing HR is one way to increase your business profits? We explore how you can invest to your advantage here.

Uber app on smartphone

Uber decision: The history and the future

We look at the history of Uber vs Aslam case, including similar claims, and what this means for gig economy workers moving forward.

COVID-19 vaccine

Can I insist on my employees having the COVID vaccine?

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across the UK, we look at whether employers can insist upon their staff having the vaccine.


How to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

CJRS Grant How to apply. A step by step guide on how to complete your submission for employers by MAD-HR in Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk

MAD-HR Director Carole Burman joins The Consortium

We are thrilled to share that our Managing Director, Carole Burman has joined The Consortium as an Associate. 

Shining the Spotlight on Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Neurodiversity in the Workplace – Enabling leaders to see neurodivergence as a business advantage.

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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