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Setting goals and KPIs: How HR software can help

By HR Software, Natural HR, Performance Management

In many roles, team members will be assigned goals to achieve or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to achieve over a set period of time. From meeting sales targets to gaining qualifications in a specific domain such as becoming CIPD accredited or completing the next level of progression for a Chartered Institute of Marketing course; defining goals and agreeing KPIs can help to provide structure for individuals within their roles and demonstrates clearly how their contributions fit in with wider company objectives. As managers, setting clear goals can help your business grow, achieve even bigger targets, track team performance and ensure…

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Your complete guide on how to calculate the absence rate of your staff

By Absence Management, Analytics, HR News

For HR teams, calculating your team’s absence rates can be an effective tool to help manage your workforce, identify any potential issues and ensure that you can easily manage your team. In this article, we will look at one of the most popular methods to calculate the absence rate, the Bradford factor, so that you can implement it in your workplace. How to calculate sickness absence percentages To measure the amount of time lost to sickness, absence or absenteeism within your business, you can use the Bradford Factor formula. The Bradford Factor, which you can learn more about here, uses…

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How much paternity leave are fathers entitled to?

By Employment Law, HR Software, Paternity leave

If your staff member’s partner is pregnant, adopting a child or having a baby through a surrogate, they will be eligible for statutory paternity leave and pay. In this article, we break down what those eligible staff members are entitled to in 2021. To learn more about paternity leave and pay, check out the UK Government support hub, the ACAS support page, or head over to another Natural HR blog to learn about if the current entitlement is long enough or if it should be extended. How much time off are your staff entitled to? When it comes to paternity…

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Suicide Prevention Day 2021: 4 ways to talk to staff about suicide

By Employee Management, Health, Health and Safety, Health and Wellbeing

2021 has been another challenging year for everybody, with COVID-19 introducing more non-work-related stress than ever and the continued impacts of the pandemic, from managing personal finances to your health, have compounded the effects of the pressure for everyone. The ONS found that in 2021: 1 in 5 (21%) adults experienced some form of depression in Q1 2021, a 19% increase since November 2020. 4 in 10 (43%) women aged 16 to 29 experience depressive symptoms, compared with around 2 in 10 (26%) of men of the same age. But suicide remains a very concerning issue and something that everyone…

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7 Ways that Natural HR’s Payroll module can support your business

By Finance, Natural HR, News, Payroll

The Government recently named and shamed almost 200 UK employers, including household names John Lewis, The Body Shop International, Enterprise Rent-a-Car UK and Pret A Manger, as among those who have failed to pay their employees the National Minimum Wage. Multiple investigations by HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) found that a total of £2.1 million was owed to more than 34,000 workers due to National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches taking place between 2011 and 2018. The employers have since been made to pay back what they owed and fined an additional £3.2 million; in a move, HMRC said showed that…

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