Human Resources

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 …

HR Strategy and how it will affect the next 12 months of your business

HR Strategy and how it will affect the next 12 months of your business

Now that we are beginning to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, businesses are turning their attention toward recovery, to ensure their businesses are prepared to …

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 …

HR consultancy

Are HR Consultants a dying breed?

Is HR as a profession dying? …Clearly, the future of HR is not dying, but HR is changing. Seismic changes are rippling through the way businesses operate, and for HR …

Top 10 scary HR facts

Top 10 scary facts about HR

From the looming retirement crisis to the fastest ever fall in the number of EU workers, we look at the top 10 scariest facts and statistics about HR that are …

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 …

Constructive dismiss Vs unfair dismissal

The difference between constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal

What is the difference between constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal? And why should employers care? As leaders and HR practitioners, it is important to understand the difference between constructive dismissal …

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 …

Boost profits with HR

Little-known ways to boost your profits with HR

Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 22 February, many businesses are now gearing up for re-opening. This is the perfect time to take a moment and think …

Furlough Scheme update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Changes Effective 1st July 2021

As announced in the Budget today, from 1 July 2021, the level of the furlough grant will be reduced. From the 1st July 2021 you will be asked to contribute …

National Minimum Wage breaches 2016-2018

National Minimum Wage shock headline (Or is it?)

After a two-year pause (following the reforms to ensure that only the worst offenders were targeted) the Government recently relaunched its naming and shaming of employers who have been prosecuted …

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 …

Uber app on smartphone

Uber decision: The history and the future

Having now had the long-awaited judgement from the Supreme Court in the case of Uber vs Aslam and others, in this two-part blog, we look firstly at the history of …

Indirect discrimination

What is indirect discrimination?

The mere mention of the word ‘discrimination’ in the workplace is enough to strike fear into the hearts of UK employers. Once the fright takes hold, usually fuelled by high …

step by step plan

Step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England

The Prime Minister announced to Parliament on Monday 22 February, the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. It published a four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England …

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 …

COVID-19 vaccine

Can I insist on my employees having the COVID vaccine?

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout well underway, we look at whether an employer can insist on their employees being vaccinated when it is offered to them. There are many things …

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, …

Supporting gender reassignment in the workplace

Over recent years we have seen the need for a better understanding of trans employees within the workplace. There is often a lack of understanding and knowledge on how to …

Cycle to Work schemes are back in fashion

The following article was written by Martin Moore, Employee Benefits Consultant, Beckett Financial Services. With the rising cost of living and a huge shift in employee expectations in the last decade, …

What is the best way to manage relationships at work?

What is the chance of meeting that special someone at work? Following a Totaljobs Survey of more than 5,000 people, 22% of people report meeting their partners at work. More …

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