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How to choose the right HR tech provider

By Employee Management, Expense Management, HR Software, Natural HR, Payroll

The HR industry has evolved significantly since 2020. Facing the challenges of remote working, dealing with the ‘Great Resignation,’ and trying to find talent in a highly competitive job market, have all contributed to the need for high performing HR software. The development of HR tech has allowed many businesses to improve human resource functions and unleashed the power of teams to focus on strategic work, rather than administrative, time-consuming tasks. In fact, in 2021, venture capitalists’ invested more than $12 billion in the HR technology market, making it one of the most promising trends for 2022. But as a…

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What company perks do employees look for in 2022?

By Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employee Management

Right now, the job marketplace is highly competitive. In fact, job vacancies in the UK reached record highs this year, with nearly 1.3 million openings available in the first quarter of 2022. And thanks to the pandemic shifting the way people view work; prospective employees are clear about what they want from an organisation. Fair pay is still most important and the driving factor for recruitment – particularly as the cost-of-living continues to rise – however flexible working has become just as crucial to retaining and hiring new staff. But what else do employees value in 2022? What are the…

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How and why to conduct return to work interviews

How and why to conduct return to work interviews

By Employee Management

Employees may miss work for a short or long period of time for a number of reasons. After their absence, a return to work interview is a great, informal way to check in with them.  Some managers and organisations feel that these interviews are tedious and a waste of time. However, conducting these interviews actually present numerous benefits, such as reducing absenteeism in your organisation, picking up any underlying issues and ensuring employees are well enough to return to work.  Now, carrying out these discussions may seem as simple as asking why any employee was absent and if they’re feeling…

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Should you re-onboard new starters?

Re-onboarding Employees: The Best Way Forward For Employee Effectiveness

By Employee Management

Onboarding is a broad term that captures many of the critical moments from the moment when your new candidate accepts their job offer from your business. Yet despite what COVID-19 has thrown at us, one common theme remains. Onboarding is the process that ensures your new starters are ready for whatever comes at them, whether they’re based at home or in the office. But if your new starter joined your business virtually, and you’re planning on moving back to the office, should you consider re-onboarding them to an extent, or was your initial onboarding enough to support them, and your…

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4 day workweek

The four-day workweek: what do HR and business leaders really think?

By Employee Management, HR News, Natural HR

Amid increasing levels of employee stress and burnout, some businesses in the UK are considering what might have been unthinkable to many a few years ago: reducing the working week to four days. Undoubtedly, it is a controversial idea – but is it a good one? Or are there better ways to promote employee productivity and wellbeing? 30 companies across the UK are currently taking part in a six-month trial of the four-day work week, with employees being paid the same amount as if they were working for their usual five days. The pilot scheme is organised by researchers at…

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