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Suffolk Business Awards 2021

Recognition comes in all sorts of forms for a business. In our case, at MAD-HR, there’s something hugely validating about the calls, letters (yes, we still receive them!) and emails …

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The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 was billed as a Budget for a new age and so here’s everything Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor announced today: Economic forecasts and fiscal rules The OBR …

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And the Winners are….

On 28th September and 14th October, we attended the Milsoms Business Showcase and the Norfolk B2B Exhibition (Norfolk’s largest business-to-business exhibition). It was a great opportunity to meet and talk …

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Q&A with Liz Owers, Head of Client Services

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 …

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace – What’s your role?

More than ever, the term ‘mental health’ is one we’re used to hearing referenced among friends, family – and yes, co-workers. Indeed, the consequence of the pandemic on our mental …

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Tribunal rules that underperforming Sales Director was unfairly dismissed after submitting £60k expenses claim

Paolo Porchetti was offered a lucrative settlement package by bosses at Brush Electrical Machines to leave the company after they became ‘immensely frustrated’ by his poor work. However, the Sales …

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Being a boss is all about persistent learning…Even when uncomfortable

What a water-cooler type conversation-starter the latest series of Undercover Boss turned out to be. If you’ve not had the pleasure of immersing yourself in this fly-on-the-wall content, you really …

Final Countdown to Furlough

The final countdown to furlough

September is the final month of the furlough scheme, subject to any last-minute extension. It was introduced in March 2020 as a short-term measure to support employers in paying their …

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When does a failure to furlough as an alternative to redundancy result in a successful claim for unfair dismissal?

The employment tribunals are starting to hear claims relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In two recent first instance decisions (which are not legally binding on other tribunals), …

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COP9: What to do when HMRC come calling

Chris George, Tax Manager at Scrutton Bland explains what happens in a tax investigation. HMRC has extensive powers to open investigations into the tax affairs of an individual or business. …

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What right to you have to check an employee’s COVID vaccine status?

With quarantine – for the most part – no longer required for the double jabbed, and with more and more employees returning to offices, client visits and work-associated trips – …

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Full Time HR Consultant Suffolk

Founded in 2014, MAD-HR has built a reputation as a great place to work and we are looking for a Suffolk based HR consultant to join the team on a …

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The end of furlough is coming – are you ready?

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – known as furlough – has acted as a lifeline to millions and runs until the end of September. More than 11.4 million …

Annual leave and the COVID implication

Annual leave and the COVID implication

In any normal year, it’s something of a national pastime to ask where friends and colleagues have been on holiday, or where they plan to go. And yet, as we …

Dismissal for personal conduct

Dismissal on the grounds of personal conduct

When newspapers around the world recently captured the moment that Professor Chris Whitty was accosted by a group of jeering males, the world and his wife were quick to pass …

Grief in the workplace

Grief in the workplace – How does an employer best support staff?

In a year which has seen so many of us experience loss and grief, it’s no wonder why employers might be minded to think about how they would most appropriately …

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Terminating employment in a remote working world

Terminating an employee is never easy; it can be challenging and complicated at any time, let alone when the employee is working remotely. For the employee, it can be a …

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IR35 – Update

With IR35 having been extended to the private sector in April 2021, what do we know so far? Here’s the MAD-HR insight on what employers need to understand about criteria …

Fire and rehire

Minimise risk when it comes to fire and rehire

The issue of ‘fire and rehire’ makes its way to parliament this week, with Labour MP Barry Gardiner proposing a bill to outlaw such tactics. But what exactly is the …

Tactical Hiring in a recruitment crisis

Recruitment crisis? Solutions for tactical hiring even when it’s urgent

If there’s one area which often sees businesses seeking the support of HR consultancy, it’s when they’re set on a recruitment drive. Whether the intention is to recruit one, six …

Right to work checks – what are the current UK regulations?

All employers in the UK have a responsibility to ensure that the people they employ have a legal right to work. In order to do this, there are some right …

HR Compliance and what it means for your business

With regulations and legislation changing constantly, ensuring that your business remains compliant has its challenges. The ever-changing world means that sometimes it is hard to keep up to date with …

How to onboard successfully

Victoria Smith writes about the onboarding process and how to get it right. Onboarding is the term that is more recently used for welcoming new employees into a company and …

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