Absence Management

Outsourced HR

Considering outsourcing your HR? Take a look at this before you decide. We all know that issues with staff can be incredibly time consuming and these non-income-generating activities, although important, can …

Employees returning from Spain

Employees returning from Spain

Employees returning from Spain Employees returning from Spain Following a significant change over the last week in both the level and pace of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Spain has been removed …

Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

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 …

Parental Bereavement - Your obligations as an employer

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 Heroes Training Courses are here to save you

MAD-HR are delighted to announce the launch of the HR HEROES workshop series to be delivered in Essex and Suffolk in 2020. With constantly evolving employment laws, and successfully growing …

Notice of Dismissal

When is Notice of Dismissal Effective?

Notice of Dismissal An employee was given notice of dismissal (redundancy) but was on holiday when the letter arrived. There was a significant difference in her pension entitlement between leaving …

Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

Mental Health and Well-Being at Work Mental health problems are common, experienced by up to one in four of the population. Problems are often hidden, stigma is still widespread and …

2018 soccer competition in Russia

Managing the World Cup 2018 and potential disruption

The FIFA World Cup is due to start on 14th June, with 60 matches being played in Russia over the course of a four weeks before the final on 15th …

HR software systems

How can HR software systems help your business?

Historically Human Resources has been seen as an administrative function,  often an add-on to the office manager or even secretary’s role, frequently neglected in start-ups until either growth or an …

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France empowers employees to switch off the technology

On the 1st January 2017, France took the radical step forward of establishing “the right to disconnect” for organisations of more than 50 employees, and whilst the UK have not …

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How to manage long term absence

Long Term Health Absence Dealing with long term absence because of health can be costly, complex, time consuming, emotionally draining and confusing and if not managed effectively, can pose significant …

You could have an annual leave problem this Easter…

This year your employees can treat themselves to more than a fortnight off work without even booking off 10 working days.  This is due to the days the bank holidays …

parental-leave Changes

What is Parental Leave and who is eligible?

Parental leave Ordinary Parental leave is for employees to take time off work to look after a child’s welfare, this leave is normally unpaid, and is now available for each …

leave and sickness overlap

How to manage annual leave and sickness overlap

You have an employee who has booked holiday and either just before they travel or whilst they’re away they are ill. We share advice and tips on how to manage …

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Jewish woman who can’t work Saturdays wins £16,000

A Jewish woman won £16,000 damages from a travel firm after it rejected her job application because her religion prevented her from working Saturdays. So, what happened? Ms Fhima sent …

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Struggling to contact an employee who is off sick?

If you have an employee who is off sick and you have made a number of attempts to contact them but they just aren’t answering the phone, what can you …

last minute holiday

Can I refuse last minute holiday requests?

The simple answer here is YES! Employees have to give some warning of their intention of going on holiday. This notice can be verbal or written, and must be at …

Letter of Resignation appeal court outcome

The impact of avoiding sick pay obligations

In September 2016 there were media reports about a tribunal’s compensatory award to Donald McKenzie (M). The tribunal awarded an employee who was denied sick pay over £75,000. As an …

flippancy over mental health

Flippancy over mental health issues can be costly

Have you heard the joke about the woman who went to the Doctors and said she felt like a pair of curtains?… The Doctor replied “Pull yourself together!”. Well this …

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7 Easy Steps to creating a ‘Work at Home’ Policy

There are many attractions, for employers and employees alike, in having a work from home programme. For many, the benefit comes from a better work/life balance, but some of the …

What is Compassionate Leave?

We all have situations in our lives whereby something unexpected happens and we need to drop everything in order to deal with that particular personal challenge.  Whether it be a …

What is Garden Leave?

Paying someone whilst they do their gardening?  Surely that can’t be right!  Why would organisations consider putting someone on gardening leave when budgets are already tight?  Does this concept still …

Learn crucial HR procedures with our HR Heroes course

Do you require HR training? Whether you have had HR responsibilities thrust upon you at work, your position requires you to engage in people management, or you have taken on …

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