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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 …

Mental health and dismissal

Setting the record straight on mental health and dismissals

Whilst mental health was previously something of a taboo, it is now one of the most topical subjects of today, particularly in relation to the world of work. Those situations …

Extra UK bank holiday 2022

The extra bank holiday in the UK for 2022

The Government announced some time ago that it was granting an additional bank holiday in 2022, which will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. …

Fireworks

Is It Fireworks In Your Workplace?

Remember remember, 5th November. We might be getting ever closer to the firework festivities, but from our recent client conversations and industry updates, there’s enough fireworks creating drama in the …

Annual leave and the COVID implication

Annual leave and the COVID implication

In any normal year, it’s something of a national pastime to ask where friends and colleagues have been on holiday, or where they plan to go. And yet, as we …

Dismissal for personal conduct

Dismissal on the grounds of personal conduct

When newspapers around the world recently captured the moment that Professor Chris Whitty was accosted by a group of jeering males, the world and his wife were quick to pass …

Remote termination

Terminating employment in a remote working world

Terminating an employee is never easy; it can be challenging and complicated at any time, let alone when the employee is working remotely. For the employee, it can be a …

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Return to work after COVID-19 Toolkit

Having been away from the workplace for so long, making work attractive and providing reassurance to staff is key to encourage their return to work. But where do you start …

Top 10 HR myths

10 popular myths about HR

There are many persistent and common myths about HR, which have somehow become so ingrained in HR folklore that they could almost be considered urban myths. In general, most HR …

Bullying Allegations and the burden of proof

Bullying allegations and the burden of proof

Long gone are the days when we might have jumped to the assumption that an incident of bullying was the preserve of the playground. Recent years have seen a huge …

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 …

How to avoid discrimination in the workplace

How to avoid discrimination in the workplace

While progress has been made on dealing with discrimination in the workplace, it unfortunately lives on, albeit in less obvious forms. At a time of unparalleled focus on the goals …

Workplace bullying

How to deal with workplace bullying

Bullying Doesn’t Only Happen on the Playground We all know about bullies at school, but when we leave education and enter the world of work, we expect it to stop, …

outsourced HR

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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Employment Contracts…Why have one?

Employment Contracts We have heard both sides of the argument, with some employers suggesting that employment contracts are an absolute must, so that both parties know exactly what the rules …

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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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HR Resources

HR Resources online Running a business today is challenging to say the least. To continue to operate efficiently and profitably, business leaders need HR resources around them to help with …

employee handbooks

Employee Handbooks

Employee Handbook – why have one? To some the employee handbook seems like an unwieldy document that gets dusted off and referred to when things go wrong like insurance policy …

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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