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The 3 most common types of Employee Payroll Fraud: How can you prevent them?

By Finance, Natural HR, News, Payroll

Employee payroll fraud is one of the most common types of workplace fraud you can encounter and will generally be committed by an employee attempting to receive any money they are not entitled to. If you were looking to define it, you would say that it’s the theft of funds from a business via its payroll processing system. In 2021 any type of fraud – but especially payroll fraud – can be costly to your business, with payroll fraud costing UK companies around £12 billion per year! This article will answer two questions. Firstly, what are the three most common…

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Natural HR webinar round-up: HR Investigations, Grievances and Disciplinaries: How to reduce your risks?

By Employee Management, Employment Law, Legal, Natural HR, Webinar

In the latest episode of our Expert HR series, Natural HR was joined by Kate Marston, Director of Mast People Support, to discuss everything to do with HR Investigations, Grievances, and Disciplinaries and, most importantly, how businesses and HR teams can reduce the risks posed by them. Please note, this is a review of the items discussed during the webinar. You can view the full video recording of the webinar on our website here. All items and discussions covered in this represent the webinar and don’t represent the views of Natural HR. Natural HR are not solicitors or qualified legal…

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How can cloud-based HR software support your companies talent strategy?

By HR News, HR Software, Natural HR, Performance Management, Software

As we explored last week, Talent Management software is all about how those in a position of recruiting and managing teams within a company takes a strategic approach to attract, retain and develop a workforce over time. With the rise of the internet and cloud-based software, the tools you can use to manage talent within your company have developed to the point where talent management has become a pivotal pillar of any strategy for any successful business. This article will look at how cloud-based HR software can help support you in your role to implement a Talent Management solution within…

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Workplace Culture then and now: 7 ways that it has changed since 2011

By Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Human Resources, Natural HR, News, Personal Development, Software

Since 2011 the world has experienced a lot of changes, and the UK was no different. We’ve had three prime ministers, a Brexit Referendum and a national debate on naming an Ice research vessel, to name just three examples, but there have also been massive changes in the UK’s workplace culture. In this article, we’ll be looking at seven ways the UK’s workplace culture has changed since 2011. While some of these changes result from technology development, others have come about because of shifting perspectives and expectations in the workforce. Even more, have come as the result of the introduction…

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Preparing for the end of Furlough: The steps HR teams need to take

By COVID-19, Finance, HR News, Natural HR, Payroll

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, better known to us as the furlough scheme, was announced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and was introduced to protect UK workers when they had to stop working and minimise the threat of mass redundancies due to the global pandemic. Now, after over a year of supporting the UK economy and saving an estimated 11.6 million jobs at the cost of £66bn, the scheme will officially be retired from September 30th 2021, 4 weeks from today. With that in mind, Natural HR has put together this article on preparing your…

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