Version 4.0 released

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We are pleased and proud to announce the release of the latest version of Natural HR. We have been working very hard over the past few months mainly based on your feedback and feature requests and are now launching version 4.0 which contains a multitude of new features. The main area which has benefited from this release is Time off where you can now use any time off type to deduct holidays, allow staff to take time off in lieu, have different time off settings for different sites and, most eagerly awaited, take time off in hours or days. The…

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Why do I have to enter a PIN to login?

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Frequently we get emails from clients who want to forego the requirement to enter a PIN number on login – additionally, a high proportion of support tickets we get are related to login problems and, most commonly, PIN numbers. So, with all that in mind, why do we bother with a PIN number? Firstly, it is worth remembering the type of data stored within an HRIS system – this is personally identifiable, employee data such as names and addresses and so on but, further to that, there is also data like dates of birth, driving license numbers, national insurance numbers…

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What have we been up to for the last few weeks?

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It has been a very busy few months for us at Natural HR – a few weeks ago we moved our whole application to a new scalable cloud hosting platform to address some performance issues clients had been experiencing especially during the middle of the day in UK. We think the results speak for themselves – everything runs much quicker and smoother and we really hope you are seeing the difference (if not, please do let us know as we can only fix things if we know about them) But what else have we been doing? Well, we have lots…

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Social media comes to Natural HR

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We are pleased to announce the release of our Social Stream module which allows your users to post messages and recognise their colleagues on the social stream plus you can automatically post company notifications such as new starters, new job requisitions and promotions. As you would expect with social media, users can interact with other users and comment and like posts and comments to allow for a truly social experience. The module is fully customisable so you can choose to not allow users to post messages or choose not to post promotions etc – it is up to you! To…

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Employment contracts – the basics

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An employment contract is simply an agreement between an employee and their employer. Usually an employment contract is issued at the same time as an offer of employment is accepted but, if this is not the case, the contract must be issued within two months of the start date for all employees (not including self-employed or agency staff BUT including part-time or temporary employees regardless of how many hours they are working) who have been employed for more than one month. Whilst most employment contracts are in writing (and we would recommend this to avoid any ambiguity and also to…

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