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Job Support Scheme

Job Support Scheme

24th Sep 2020
Business, CoronavirusHuman Resources

Announced today the Job Support Scheme The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support through the Job Support Scheme to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead as we continue to tackle the spread of the virus. The...

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KICKSTART Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

2nd Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Human ResourcesRecruitment

Kickstart Scheme Goes Live In the Chancellor’s Summer Statement, he announced that the Government will be supporting the UK’s economic recovery, with a number of measures which includes the Kickstart Scheme. This is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term...

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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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Employees returning from Spain

Employees returning from Spain

27th Jul 2020
Absence Management, Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employee Handbook, Employment Law, Human Resources, MAD-HR NewsPayroll

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 from the list of countries where people do not have to self-isolate when arriving into the UK. As a result, the Government has recently re-imposed strict measures for anyone including employees returning from Spain, amid an increase in coronavirus cases in 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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On-boarding Guide - How to successfully induct new employees in the new normal

On-boarding New Employees

30th Jun 2020
Business, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Onboarding Employees, Online HRRecruitment

On-boarding New Employees Right now, employers are facing an unprecedented time of not only managing their work force as they adapt to working from home but also recruiting and on-boarding new employees into the company fold. On-boarding new employees under these circumstances is proving to be a challenge but not unachievable if planned in advance and when technology is harnessed to deliver on-boarding programmes. The On-boarding process is an unmissable...

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HR Online Masterclass with Charlotte Bate

HR Masterclass with Charlotte Bate

23rd Jun 2020
Business, Human ResourcesOnline HR

HR Online Masterclass Charlotte Bate - Director of MAD-HR talks with the team from Addicted to Business (Nathan Lomax from Quickfire Digital and and Stokely Howard from Trendy Grandad) about rewarding the right behaviours and the dark side of HR. If you have any HR concerns or questions about any of the topics discussed in this HR Online Masterclass podcast, please get in touch with us as we would be...

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Lockdown Learning - Get to know the MAD-HR Team

Get to Know the Team

19th Jun 2020
Human Resources

Lockdown Learning with the MAD-HR Team Here at MAD-HR we are passionate about our people and in the spirit of Making A Difference we thought we would share some Lockdown Learning with you all. At MAD-HR we practice a flexible working policy, so we have haven't been overly impacted by the need to relocate our team to work from home. This was set up from the inception of MAD-HR and...

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HR Services - Considerations when working with HR firms

HR Services – Considerations when working with HR firms

14th Jun 2020
Human Resources

HR Services With employment law changes taking place regularly, and with the current challenges facing the business community, it is an ideal time to look at strengthening your HR input.  Using an outsourced HR provider to provide expert HR Services may be the answer but how to select the right one? Flexible to suit YOUR needs – if you already have an HR Officer or department, look for an outsourced...

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Managing Annual Leave e-Learning Course MAD-HR

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave

1st Jun 2020
e-learning, Employee Benefits, Employment LawHuman Resources

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 you as an employer so that you know all that you need to manage annual leave. This course has been updated to include the recent changes contained within the Good Work Plan. Simply, sign up below and you will receive...

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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

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

28th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, LeadershipPayroll

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 to reclaim SSP paid to current or former employees. The repayment will cover up to 2 weeks starting from the first qualifying day of sickness, if an employee is unable to work because they either: have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms cannot...

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Returning to Work after Lockdown

Returning to Work – In the New Norm’

21st May 2020
Change Management, Coronavirus, Human ResourcesLeadership

Returning to Work Right now, the focus for many businesses is to keep their organisation afloat, exhausting new sales opportunities and fighting other impacts and challenges being presented by the Coronavirus pandemic - like returning to work, at full capacity.  Businesses have to prepare for the longer-term impact and enabling employees to return to work in a safe way and provide a safe environment for them to work in, in what...

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Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance

Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

14th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, LeadershipPayroll

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 month that furloughed workers could take annual leave without breaking furlough, many questions remained regarding whether an employer could require staff to take holiday, and the status of temporary and agency staff was also still unclear. What is great about...

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After Covid-19 Webinar 30th April 2020

Coming Out of Covid-19 Stronger Than Ever?

21st Apr 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Human ResourcesLeadership

Webinar - After Covid-19 How can you use your time now so that after Covid-19 your business comes out stronger than ever before? Many businesses have battened down the hatches, furloughed team members and are now left wondering “so what next?” Whilst Covid-19 has challenged even the mightiest of businesses to stay on track, now is the time for all business leaders to not only deal with the challenges of...

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CJRS Grant

How to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

18th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawHuman Resources

CJRS Grant - Step By Step Guide on How to Make Your JRS Claim The Government have released further a step by step guide on how to make your CJRS Grant claim for a grant under the Job Retention Scheme. The portal opens on Monday so to be ready - make sure that you have downloaded the guide today. Further information can be found on our Coronavirus HR Support Hub.

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