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5 Tips that will improve team productivity

Does your organisation recognise that team productivity is a management responsibility, not employee responsibility?  These top 5 tips from MAD-HR will help you introduce a culture of maximising productivity: 1. …

Parent and Child

What is Parental Leave and who is eligible?

Parental leave Ordinary Parental leave is for employees to take time off work to look after a child’s welfare, this leave is normally unpaid, and is now available for each …

Employing Family and Friends

Case Study: How MAD-HR is making a difference

Daniel Evans of www.smeweb.com took time out to speak to Carole Burman, MD about how MAD-HR is making a difference to businesses. Q: Carole, businesses can only succeed in today’s …

Denial of health issues - supporting staff

“I’m fine, honest” – How to support employees in denial

Supporting employees in denial of health issues Like any good employer, there may be times when you firmly believe that an employee may have a health issue due to certain …

Employment law

When is a dismissal not a dismissal?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered recently the effect of revoking a decision to dismiss an employee in an internal appeal process in the case of Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd …

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FREE Webinar “An intro to employing people”

We wanted to share the opportunity for you to join in with this FREE  webinar “An intro to employing people – Hit the ground running”, delivered by Charlotte Bate recently. …

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How to manage annual leave and sickness overlap

You have an employee who has booked holiday and either just before they travel or whilst they’re away they are ill. We share advice and tips on how to manage …

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Jewish woman who can’t work Saturdays wins £16,000

A Jewish woman won £16,000 damages from a travel firm after it rejected her job application because her religion prevented her from working Saturdays. So, what happened? Ms Fhima sent …

Employment law

£49,000 pay-out for former teacher pressured to resign

A former teacher at a city primary school has been awarded a £49,000 pay-out on the grounds of constructive and unfair dismissal. Mrs Randall, 49, took up her post at Shaftesbury …

Autumn

What you need to know about the Autumn Statement

We have now heard what is potentially the last of the Autumn Statements in the way we have known them. Here are the key messages for businesses and employers. Hammond …

Telephone

Struggling to contact an employee who is off sick?

If you have an employee who is off sick and you have made a number of attempts to contact them but they just aren’t answering the phone, what can you …

Flexible

Flexible Working – any right of appeal?

All employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to request a flexible working arrangement. If you reject such a request do they have any statutory right of appeal? …

Annual leave and the COVID implication

Can I refuse last minute holiday requests?

The simple answer here is YES! Employees have to give some warning of their intention of going on holiday. This notice can be verbal or written and must be at …

The staff Christmas Party

The staff Christmas Party – Don’t be a Grinch

The Staff Christmas Party For many, plans are being made to celebrate the festive season with their family and friends and for business owners they see the staff Christmas party …

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Webinar “How do I employ my first person” – 30th November 2016

This month Charlotte Bate, Director of MAD-HR is guest speaker for New Anglia Growth Hub’s webinar on “How do I employ my first-person”. Charlotte will be talking about how to …

Travel to Work

What you need to know about Travel Time

Travel time is working time for mobile workers with no fixed base. How can you know what is covered? On 24th September 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held …

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MAD-HR are 1 of 8 businesses under the ISSBA Spotlight 2016

We are proud to announce that we have been chosen as one of eight Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA) Members to be put under the Anglia Business Spotlight on …

Gas Ring

Holiday pay must include commission, confirms Court of Appeal

Payment for Annual Leave must include commission after the Court of Appeal has held that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was correct in their decision to uphold a previous decision of …

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The impact of avoiding sick pay obligations

In September 2016 there were media reports about a tribunal’s compensatory award to Donald McKenzie (M). The tribunal awarded an employee who was denied sick pay over £75,000. As an …

Employer Branding

Why Employer Brand is so important to your business

When we think about the importance of branding as a marketing tool, it is all about creating a connection with your customers on an emotional level so that they would …

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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