Employee Benefits

Statutory pay and compensation limits increase April 2022

What are the statutory rates of pay and compensation limits from April 2022?

Please note the following changes to statutory rates with the respective effective dates: Category Pay rates from 1st April 2022 National Living Wage for employees and workers aged 23 and over …

International Women's Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias

With International Women’s Day celebrations imminent once again, the MAD-HR team has been reassessing the legal and ethical landscape in respect of workplace equality. Do you know your obligations as …

Grief in the workplace

Grief in the workplace – How does an employer best support staff?

In a year which has seen so many of us experience loss and grief, it’s no wonder why employers might be minded to think about how they would most appropriately …

Employee mental health

HR and employee mental health. What are my obligations?

Mental health has become one of the biggest challenges employees and employers have had to manage in the continuously changing work dynamic. In 2020/21, people were forced to shift into …

Work From Home

Work from home, hybrid or office – how do you manage staff in different settings

The last year has seen changes in businesses around the world in ways which we could not have foreseen. As we come closer to the end of the pandemic, businesses …

Signs you are getting the best from your HR consultancy

Signs you’re getting the best from your HR consultancy

Without a doubt, outsourcing your HR services to an experienced, trusted Human Resources consultancy can save both time and money. HR consultants can have a significant impact on your business …

Voluntary redundancy - what is it?

Are you thinking about redundancies?

If your company needs to restructure or develop its business in a different way, you may need to evaluate the current and future requirements of job roles and skills necessary …

5 Things We Wish All Employers Knew About HR

5 things we wish all employers knew about HR

As an owner or leader of a business, you have to wear many hats. Whilst HR is most certainly one of them, it can be tricky trying to navigate complicated …

The Future of HR

The future of HR

We all recognise this: we live in an era of constant innovation and change, and this is no different for HR. What is the future of HR and how can …

International Women's Day

A pledge in the name of equality

This week, as we acknowledge International Women’s Day, we’re pleased to share the news that MAD-HR has signed Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Gender Equality Business Pledge. A new initiative this …

Positive discrimination

What is positive discrimination?

Positive discrimination We all recognise the importance of having a diverse workforce and how embracing a culture of diversity and inclusion makes good business sense in today’s climate.  The subject …

What is Maternity Allowance

What is Maternity Allowance?

Maternity allowance is a payment made by the government to those who are not eligible for Statutory Maternity Pay from their employer. It is currently set at £151.20 per week …

What Is Compassionate Leave?

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 …

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CJRS – Updated guidance and new Treasury Direction

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) guidance and a corresponding Treasury Direction were published on 13 November 2020. The Treasury Direction, which formally extends the CJRS from 1 …

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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 …

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Does it really feel like Christmas?

Staff Party Planning during a pandemic For those involved in staff party planning they would normally be breathing a sigh of relief by the end of August for having completed, …

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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 …

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FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave Course updated 2020 to include Good Work Plan We have put together this easy to follow, legally accurate FREE email course to support …

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal from 26 May …

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Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

The Government has clarified issues relating to furlough and holiday pay in guidance published yesterday (13 May) by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. While it was confirmed last …

How to onboard successfully

Victoria Smith writes about the onboarding process and how to get it right. Onboarding is the term that is more recently used for welcoming new employees into a company and …

The role of an HR Consultant at MAD-HR

You may have often heard the name HR Consultant, but what does that actually mean in reality? What does an HR Consultant do? How do they support a business? One …

My first month at MAD-HR

Well, what a month! People say time flies when you are having fun and oh how true that is! I have recently joined the MAD-HR team as an HR Consultant …

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