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Grand-parental Leave: the Next Big Thing?

Grandparents will be able to take shared parental leave under plans announced at the Conservative Party conference. The announcement follows indications in the summer that the Government was looking at …

Directors Face Criminal Proceedings For Failing to Comply

It has been reported that three former directors of the now-defunct parcel-delivery business, City Link, are facing criminal proceedings for failing to notify the Secretary of State of proposals to …

Choose the Right HR Company for Your Small Business

As an entrepreneur, you founded your business because you are passionate about the product or service you provide the world. However, on the road to success, you probably found that …

Could You Be Breaching The NMW and Not Know It?

Retailer Monsoon Accessorize has been “named and shamed” by the government for failing to pay more than a quarter of its UK store staff the national minimum wage (NMW). In …

Handling Negative Online Reviews from Former Employees

You may expect your clients or customers to review your business online, but when these reviews come from inside your organisation– from former employees – they can be shocking, especially if …

How to manage bank errors in relation to salary payments

In August 2015 thousands of employees’ salary payments were held up in a banking glitch which resulted in many individuals experiencing financial loss and additional expenses. In a situation like …

A look at Disciplinary Procedures and rights to re-hearings

When an employee is required to attend a disciplinary hearing, they must be given all the evidence against them in advance of it. But what if some evidence is accidentally …

Why is Employee Engagement So Important For Your Business?

With nearly 80 per cent of the UK’s GDP driven by the service sector, you would think that employees would be highly engaged and motivated however a recent survey tells …

Unleashing the Power of Social Media

There has recently been much in the press on the use of social media and what is appropriate and what is not…. This was highlighted by the recent news of …

Tribunal Case Over Heat-of-the-Moment Dismissal

An employee was unfairly dismissed when he was told to “not bother coming back on Monday” during an argument with his manager, an employment tribunal has held. In Townsend v …

Is Your Business Ready For Rugby World Cup?

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off in September here in the UK.  Employers need to plan ahead to minimise disruption. Avoid problems arising in relation to this year’s competition …

How To Manage Absence

Absence is a cost for any business – both financially and operationally – and therefore reducing and preventing absence makes good commercial sense. There are many ways that an organisation …

Tax-Free Childcare – What’s The Deal?

Tax-free childcare is part of the government’s long-term plan to support working families and will provide up to 1.8m families across the UK with up to £2,000 of childcare support …

What Are The Rules On Carrying Untaken Annual Leave When Off Sick?

Untaken Annual Leave The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that where an employee chooses not to take statutory annual leave during sick leave, he or she can carry forward …

Compulsory National ‘Living Wage’ as of April 2016

A new compulsory National ‘Living Wage’ of £7.20 per hour will be introduced next April for all working people aged 25 and over, the Government has announced. In his first …

How To Calculate Holiday Pay

In addition to current legislation, a number of recent court judgements should be considered when calculating holiday pay. This means that the rules employers and workers follow to calculate holiday …

Is it ever too late to withdraw a job offer?

Can you withdraw a job offer that you have made and the candidate has accepted if your business requirements have changed? Once a candidate has accepted an unconditional offer of …

Unfair Dismissal for sending shared drive data

An employment tribunal has found that an employee was unfairly dismissed for circulating to colleagues a document about proposed changes to his company’s pension scheme, which he found on a …

How to manage grievances raised during a disciplinary

Disciplinary proceedings and Grievance An employee who is subject to disciplinary proceedings has responded by raising a grievance. They claim that you must automatically put the disciplinary proceedings on hold …

How To Build a Better Team

Have you ever wondered how some work groups exhibit effective teamwork and others remain dysfunctional? Effective teamwork is both profoundly simple and difficult at the same time. These ten tips from …

Top 10 benefits of a retained HR service

Whilst many businesses are continuing down the road to recovery following the Covid-19 outbreak, what the pandemic has provided is an opportunity for their HR provider to shine and to …

Q&A with Sophie Hughes, HR Consultant

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

Suffolk Business Award Finalist 2021

MAD-HR is delighted to have been recognised at last night’s prestigious Suffolk Business Awards, in the Customer Excellence category. The announcements were made at a black tie event at Milsoms, …

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