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Chancellor Cuts Job Support Scheme Employer Contributions

Chancellor Cuts Job Support Scheme Employer Contributions

22nd Oct 2020
Coronavirus, HR Resources, Human ResourcesPayroll

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today (22nd October 2020) announced a further amendment to the Job Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. When originally announced, the JSS (which will come into effect on 1st November 2020) saw employers paying a third of their employees’ wages for hours not worked and required employers to be working 33% of their normal hours. Today’s announcement reduces the employer contribution...

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Outsourced HR

Outsourced HR

13th Oct 2020
Absence Management, Change Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employee Handbook, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Leadership, Onboarding Employees, Online HR, Recruitment, RedundancyTraining

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 become a significant cause of frustration.  You will have had those days when you wish you could wave your magic wand and make all of it go away, in comes your fairy godmother in the guise...

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Job Support Scheme Extended

Job Support Scheme Extended

9th Oct 2020
Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human ResourcesRedundancy

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. Last month, the Government announced how the Jobs Support Scheme would contribute 1/3rd of the shortfall of wages (capped at £697.72pm) for employees who were working reduced hours, but working at least 33% of their normal (pre-furlough) hours. The employer would contribute a further 1/3rd of the shortfall, and...

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Employee Overseas travel

Employee Overseas Travel

29th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR ResourcesHuman Resources

How to Manage Employee Overseas Travel During Covid-19 As part of the Government’s plan to reduce the rise of Coronavirus infections across the UK, we have seen a number of counties placed on the quarantine list over the past few months, resulting in returning travellers from those destinations, being placed into self-isolation on their return. This has not only had a general impact on the wider population but also employee...

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Job Support Scheme

Furlough replacement – The Job Support Scheme

24th Sep 2020
Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR ResourcesPayroll

Furlough replacement - The Job Support Scheme The Chancellor has announced a new Job Support Scheme (JSS), which is to run from November 1st 2020 for 6 months and will replace the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which ends on 31 October 2020. Whilst businesses continue to deal with the impact of reduced income and challenging trading conditions due to COVID-19, there was some hope that an improvement was on...

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Full Time HR Consultant Ipswich

3rd Sep 2020
HR Resources, Join UsMAD-HR News

Founded in 2014, MAD-HR has built a reputation as a great place to work and we are looking for an Ipswich based HR consultant to join the team on a full time basis to meet our growth strategy and continue delivery of first-class HR services to our clients.  To download a copy of the job description and person specification please click here. A clear vision and strategy and a track...

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HR Strategy

Why Now Is The Time to Review Your HR Strategy

2nd Sep 2020
Business, Employee Engagement, HR Resources, Human Resources, LeadershipRecruitment

HR Strategy An HR Strategy is critical to ensure the success of your business plan.  It ensures that you have your most important asset - your people – in place to achieve the goals you desire. Without a robust, up to date HR strategy, you are unlikely to hit your targets and / or be able to sustain them long-term, or experience further growth. Now is the time for you...

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HR Strategy

HR Strategy – 5 critical steps

28th Aug 2020
Business, HR ResourcesHuman Resources

5 Critical HR Strategy steps to implement in your business We love talking to clients about their plans for the future of their business, however the current pandemic has meant that many businesses are having to rethink their plans for their business and rethink their profit ambitions as a result. With a need to review your business plans, what impact does this have on your HR strategy and in all honesty,...

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Online HR Resources

Online HR Resources

18th Aug 2020
Business, HR Resources, Human ResourcesOnline HR

Online HR Resources Innovation and creativity are becoming ever more critical to many organisations’ success. HR has the power to create the conditions most conducive to both, however how can online HR resources innovate and add value through technological solutions?  Read on to find out. At the heart of innovation in HR is the implementation of new ideas, methods, and technologies to better meet the ever-evolving requirements of the organisation...

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furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

30th Jul 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, PayrollRedundancy

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced this morning (30th July 2020) that it is bringing in a new law to ensure all furloughed employees receive redundancy payments at 100% of their normal pay, rather than a reduced furlough rate. Throughout the pandemic, the government has urged businesses to do right by their employees and pay those being made redundant based...

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Employment Contracts - Why Bother

Employment Contracts…Why have one?

27th Jul 2020
Employee Handbook, HR Resources, Human Resources, PayrollRecruitment

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 of engagement are from the get go, likening it to a kind of “pre-nup”. Then we have the other end of the spectrum, whereby the argument is the shorter the contract and the less specific it is, the greater the...

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HR Resources

HR Resources

15th Jul 2020
Business, Employee Handbook, HR ResourcesHuman 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 the recruitment, induction, leadership and development of their teams. We recognise that human resources is an area that remains time consuming and problematic to you (not to mention costly). With employment law becoming more complex and changing frequently, it can...

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Suffolk Pro Help

New members of Suffolk ProHelp

10th Jul 2020
Business, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Onboarding Employees, Online HRRecruitment

Suffolk ProHelp - Why we offered our services Suffolk ProHelp provides professional support and expertise to the voluntary sector and have been doing so since 2001. They have almost 40 member firms and MAD-HR are delighted to be one of those who have joined in offering local voluntary and community groups professional HR Services on a pro-bono basis. As providers of premier outsourced HR services we offer a comprehensive HR solution...

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Charlotte’s sound understanding of employment law and its application to our business has been invaluable.

MAD-HR has ensured we remain legally compliant and Charlotte’s innate understanding of people and her ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels and nationalities has resulted in many positive outcomes within our business. When I think about what Charlotte brings to our HR function, there are three aspects that are most important – her understanding of our business, her ability to think strategically and commercially.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Charlotte and MAD-HR to other organisations looking for an HR Business Partner that adds real value and really makes a difference.