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

By Business, Finance, HR News, HR Software, Natural HR, News

In the House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has this afternoon delivered the second Budget of 2021. Taking to the dispatch box while the nation continues to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunak outlined his plans to prepare the UK for a new economy post-Covid. This plan included lifting the economy and extending support for individuals, businesses and entire industries as we now work ourselves through an economy no longer supported by schemes like the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. While the cost of inflation was expected to rise to as much as 4% in 2022, Sunak’s Autumn…

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Natural HR shortlisted for the 2021 CIPD People Management Awards for Best HR/Learning and Development Supplier

By Business, Events, HR Software, Natural HR, Software

Natural HR is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the CIPD People Management 2021 awards, under the category for best HR or Learning and Development Supplier. This category recognises companies who have transformed the HR and Learning and Development software market with their product and has worked with a client on a specific people-related project to address a strategic issue. A panel of judges, made up of nearly 50 high-profile and respected industry figures within HR examined countless entries from suppliers across the industry and based on our business practices, quality of service and…

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How to calculate statutory redundancy pay

By Business, statutory redundancy pay

Whether your business is going through a period of change, you’ve enlisted new ways of working or you’re changing location or closing branches; the ever-changing tides of the economic environment and the very nature of business means that making staff redundant is one of the most frequently used methods by employers to cut costs. Deciding to proceed with redundancies must be a last resort, and all other avenues or solutions must be explored before staff are made redundant. Employees must be selected for redundancy in a fair way. This may be down to their level of experience, skills or ability…

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HR employee working our the median of the Gender Pay Gap for her business

The 3 HR Challenges of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

By Business, Legal

As an HR professional, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the 2017 regulations on gender pay gap reporting. Affecting employers with more than 250 staff, it’s a legal requirement for the following figures to be made publicly available: –        Gender pay gap (mean and median averages) –        Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages) –        The proportion of men and women receiving bonuses –        The proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure As reported by the BBC in April 2019, 78% of…

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Why productivity should no longer be your main measure of success

Why productivity should no longer be your main measure of success

By Business, Human Resources

In recent years, ‘productive’ has become the watchword for a positive day at the office. Such has been the persistent push of productivity as a measure of success, the term now permeates everyday life – as likely to be heard around the dinner table of the average employee, as it is in the boardroom. But while we have seemingly become accustomed to judging the value of our day purely by our output, should productivity really be the sole measure of success? Modern thinking suggests perhaps not – and it’s the job of HR to find smarter ways to evaluate performance…

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