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HR Software

How HR software can keep your business connected

By | COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Natural HR

In a time when employees are physically apart, keeping them connected with a sense of togetherness has quickly become a top priority for HR leaders. We have asked a number of experts, HR leaders and serial WFH-ers to share the ways they have fostered a culture of connectedness while employees are remote. And the majority shared the same things that have enabled them to do this: technology. As the entire world turned to video conferencing software to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends; the savvy HR leader also turned to another piece of technology – HR software. A…

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virtual team meeting

How to hold a virtual team meeting

By | COVID-19, Employee Management

It’s the morning; you open your laptop, as usual, to start the day with a positive mentality that today will be a productive day, only to see that your calendar is filled with virtual meetings, wondering if you’ll ever get anything completed. This scenario is even more prevalent at the moment, with over 14 million people in the UK currently working from home. So, how can you ensure that your virtual team meetings are as productive as possible? Whether we like it or not, technology is shaping how we work and where we work, so conducting a tremendous virtual team…

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Superscript employee engagement

How Superscript is keeping employees connected: an interview with their people team

By | COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

As we come to the end of another week working from home, there is an air of cautious optimism spreading throughout the country. Provisional dates for the reopening of entire sectors have been marked on calendars as we tentatively make plans for the return of some normality. And yet, as we pine for the return of life as we knew it; millions of us are still working from our living rooms, and for some, it is still novel. For those that are new to the world of remote work, those that have started jobs in lockdown or even for the…

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Budget 2021

Budget 2021: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

By | COVID-19, Employment Law

In a significantly quieter House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has this afternoon delivered the first Budget of 2021. Taking to the dispatch box while the nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic; Sunak outlined his plans to lift the economy and support individuals, businesses and entire industries as we near the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. After an extraordinary year of economic challenges where UK borrowing hit its highest level since World War II, today’s Budget was unveiled the government’s plans to rise from the ashes and rebalance public finances. While personal tax hikes were expected,…

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Leadership transitions in a virtual world: Setting up for success in the first 100 days

Leadership transitions in a virtual world: Setting up for success in the first 100 days

By | Employee Management, Recruitment, Team

The type of remote work insurgence COVID-19 ushered in was never intended to be permanent – it was a crisis response. Prior to the pandemic, it was estimated that just 2.9% of the world’s workforce operated from home permanently, compared to the 88% since national lockdowns were imposed. Remote working has caused companies to rethink – to tweak, test and improve existing formulas for a more favourable outcome. The sudden shift to distributed work has highlighted the importance and unique challenges of integrating new talent into the business – where adapting through ‘osmosis’ is no longer feasible. With the current…

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