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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guide

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)-How to Apply

27th Mar 2020
Business, CoronavirusCovid-19

All UK employers with a PAYE scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020, will be able to access support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. This applies to employees who have been asked to stop working, but who are being kept on the payroll, otherwise...

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Government Package for Self Employed

Coronavirus: Government Package for Self-Employed

27th Mar 2020
Business, CoronavirusCovid-19

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 taxable grant worth 80% of average monthly income, capped at £2,500pm Income will be calculated by taking the average of income over the last three years Self-employed people can claim these grants and continue to do business (so it's not...

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Coronavirus How to apply for CBILS

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

23rd Mar 2020
Business, CoronavirusCovid-19

Announced by the Chancellor at Budget 2020, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS) scheme opens for applications today and can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow. Delivered by the British Business Bank, through 40+ accredited lenders and partners, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS) Scheme will support the continued provision of...

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Coronavirus Home-working guide

Home-working during Coronavirus Guide

22nd Mar 2020
Business, CoronavirusCovid-19

Home-working during Coronavirus 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 your team 6 ways you can successfully transition to working from home. Millions of employees are now home-working following government guidelines around social distancing.  As we settle into this new way of mass remote home-working during the...

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Update ref IR35 legislation

18th Mar 2020
Business, Employment LawHuman Resources

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 due to be reintroduced in April 2021. The decision was taken following significant pressure from contractors and campaigners - and indeed from within the House of Lords - who warned that the inevitable loss of work due to the virus for contractors...

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Covid-19 HR Advice Update – 17.03.20

17th Mar 2020
Business, CoronavirusCovid-19

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 is difficult to know what to do next. That is why we have prepared a Covid-19 Update Advice Guide for you. Due to the volume of enquiries that we are receiving from our clients about coronavirus (Covid-19), we have produced...

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HR Trends You Need To Know About in 2020

13th Jan 2020
Business, Employee EngagementHuman Resources

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 the latest HR trends adopted as business owners, and senior management understands the benefits they bring not just to themselves, but also their teams. Here’s MAD-HR’s take on what the HR trends will be in 2020. Flexible working If you’re...

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Online HR Toolkit

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

20th Dec 2019
Business, Human ResourcesMAD-HR News

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 overwhelming, particularly as you need to learn from your mistakes fast. As your business grows, recruiting new team members is the obvious next step, although it’s a transition that means you must now become an HR manager on top of everything else.  This where the...

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5 Tips on Giving Memorable Presentations

11th Jul 2019
Business, Leadership, NetworkingTraining

Want to know how to make memorable presentations? We asked our senior consultants and training experts for their top tips to help you deliver a presentation that will really stand out. Whether it's for training, a client pitch or a team up date, no one wants to experience death by PowerPoint, and there is no faster way to turn your team off at a briefing than to show them you...

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The MAD-HR Team grows

2nd Jul 2019
Business, Human ResourcesMain Website Only

MAD-HR, the premier providers of outsourced HR services across the East of England, are delighted to announce the expansion of their experienced team. This growth will enable the team to work with more clients to continue to Make A Difference through the provision of commercial HR support across the region. Established in 2014 by Managing Director Carole Burman, MAD-HR has gone from strength to strength in just five years in...

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Future50 Award

MAD-HR awarded Future50 2019 status

12th Jun 2019
Business

The announcement of the Future50 awards list 2019 has heralded great news to the start of MAD-HR's sixth year in business: June has seen the company inducted into the Future50 Class of 2019 in Norfolk & Suffolk, and award considered to be the collection of Norfolk and Suffolk’s most innovative and ambitious companies considered 'the ones to watch'. Future50 is an exciting business growth programme designed to recognise Norfolk and...

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Meetings, Meetings and More Meetings

9th Mar 2019
Business, Employee Engagement, Human ResourcesLeadership

Most meetings fail to get going from the start. The group is kept waiting for people to arrive. Others want to keep chatting about "important" but unrelated topics.  The dreaded "since I have you here" move that turns the group's agenda into a personal one. Still others keep texting and emailing while the leader struggles to get everyone focused.  That's a big problem.  Have you ever considered the cost of a meeting? Take a look...

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A Budget for Hard-Working Families – the Strivers, Grafters and Carers….

30th Oct 2018
Business, Employment LawHuman Resources

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond’s opening statement which was greeted by laughter in the House with the claim that it will  “pave the way for a brighter future”. With talk of the economy and Brexit being a daily event, the Autumn statement has never been more in the focus for business owners. With £20bn needing to be found for the NHS alone and government debt to be controlled, there...

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How has MAD-HR made a difference to your business?

3rd Sep 2018
BusinessHuman Resources

We like to let our customers speak for us when it comes to our services so when John Jackaman from Infusions Ltd gave us feedback about our HR toolkit we wanted to share it with EVERYONE. Please take a few minutes to watch our video and if you think the toolkit would help your business, get in touch.      We thank John for his testimonial and you can read...

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Is a Four-Day Week Practical?

3rd Sep 2018
BusinessHuman Resources

We're very lucky to be well known in our region as one of the go-to HR service providers, and our Director Carole Burman was happy to help answer The Big Question in a recent edition of the Business East Magazine. This month the question was - Is a four-day week practical? Here's what Carole had to say - Our work sees us delivering HR advice to all shapes and sizes...

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Lessons In Management From Southgate

16th Jul 2018
Business, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, LeadershipTraining

One of our clients recently invited us to a celebration for an employee who’d been with them 20 years. Perhaps not a long time, when compared with the 35-plus years for which some staff used to pick up watches and clocks and tie-pins in generations gone by, but today, without a shadow of a doubt, two decades is a long time to stay on the same ‘team’. It doesn’t take...

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Contractor, Worker, Employee? What Does the Pimlico Case Mean?

3rd Jul 2018
Business, Change Management, Employment Law, Human ResourcesRecruitment

Every so often, a case hits the media which immediately sets the phone ringing and the emails hitting the MAD inbox. The latest? Pimlico Plumbers. In case you’ve not followed the headlines and the ruling, it centred on the decision by the Supreme Court to conclude in favour of contractor Gary Smith. Whilst Mr Smith was paying self employed tax, and was also VAT registered, he was effectively a ‘worker’,...

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What’s the Solution to Finding and Keeping the Best Talent?

10th Jun 2018
Business, Change Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employment Law, Human Resources, Leadership, RecruitmentTraining

If I could name one question which gets asked of me most among new and existing clients, it’s along the lines of ‘how do I find and keep the best talent?’ As consultants in the HR world, there’s not a week goes by where we’re not asked to help a company who are losing a key member of staff, wanting to recruit that ‘Superstar Employee’, or once again battling their...

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Are the Quality of Your Line Managers Holding Your Business Back?

7th Dec 2017
Business, Employment Law, Human ResourcesTraining

Line Managers and Supervisors are those responsible for motivating the workforce, maintaining morale and developing the culture you desire for your organisation. Once you have established your targets, formulated your strategic direction and cascaded that through to your frontline managers, it is then their role to not only continue with the same message but to ensure that it happens. Are you confident that your line managers are supporting you, and...

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How To Get The Best Out of Your Appraisal Process

21st Nov 2017
Business, Employee EngagementHuman Resources

Appraisals are like marmite: employees and employers alike either love them or hate them. But like Marmite, performance appraisals are here to stay. If managed in the correct way they can be a fantastic tool to motivate your team, maximise the return on training and development, build robust succession plans, retain talent, and open up communication. So what is the best way to approach your appraisal process to maximise the...

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Brilliant service and advice from MAD-HR.   Thank you so much, you’ve made the process of taking on our first employee an absolute breeze! Highly recommended.