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What does ‘truly integrated’ HR and payroll really mean?

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For both HR and payroll professionals, recent years have brought about a significant shift in role.  More and more, HR is expected to deliver added value to the business through analytical and transformational work, rather than solely focusing on people administration.  Payroll departments, meanwhile, have seen their responsibilities grow significantly too, largely thanks to legislation like RTI (Real-Time Information) and auto-enrolment. While some businesses have sought to meet these new-found challenges separately (often outsourcing payroll altogether), more and more organisations now recognise the value in tackling these challenges in parallel, integrating HR and payroll into one single system. Done correctly,…

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How to get started with Performance Management

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In the era of instant feedback – where reviews and ratings govern many of our daily decisions – the annual employee appraisal can be considered antiquated at best. Twelve months is a long time in business, yet many organisations operating a traditional appraisal model will happily leave it this long to provide any genuine feedback to their staff – often stunting an employee’s potential, to the detriment of both the individual and the business. Realising the limitations of the traditional review process, progressive organisations are now implementing a more continuous approach to managing, motivating and rewarding good performance. An approach…

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5 key compliance challenges for HR teams

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With the workplace now wrapped in perhaps more red tape than ever, HR departments are under increasing pressure to keep their businesses on the right side of the law. Maintaining compliance with ever-changing employment rules and regulations requires HR to keep up-to-date and adapt at pace, or face the prospect of costly fines and even more costly reputational damage. In extreme circumstances, some compliance failures could even become a matter for the criminal courts. Of course, HR has always played a key role in an organisation’s compliance structure. But rarely has the work environment undergone so many legislative changes in…

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Birmingham based HR Tech business develop integrated payroll function thanks to £250,000 funding

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Growing customer demand, coupled with recent investment from venture capital firm Midven, has prompted a cloud-based HR tech platform, Natural HR, to develop a fully integrated payroll function. Established by couple Co-Founders, Jason and Sarah Dowzell, Natural HR has seen significant growth since 2013, when the platform went from being a hobby to a full-blown business for the pair. Having identified a demand in the market for this HR tech solution, and capitalising on the surge in popularity of cloud storage, and with the additional support from local investors, Midven, the couplepreneurs now employ over 20 staff members and seem…

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How to evaluate HR software at the Festival of Work 2019

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For any business on the look-out for new HR software, the CIPD’s Festival of Work is undoubtedly the year’s most unmissable event. Taking place at Olympia in London (12th-13th July), the exhibition will be full of leading HR technology suppliers showcasing their systems – giving you the ideal opportunity to try out different platforms and find the right software for you. Just like any other shopping trip though, finding what you need will be much easier if you take a list… By preparing a checklist of requirements in advance, you’ll be able to quickly identify which solutions best meet your…

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