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HR by numbers: 24 surprising stats you need to know

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From recruiting the best talent to managing employees, HR departments have the business critical responsibility of making sure your workforce is  motivated, engaged and happy in their roles. In this infographic, we’ve gathered 24 stats that demonstrate some of the trends facing HR teams, the most significant challenges and the biggest opportunities for HR professionals in 2020.

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14 experts share their best advice for HR success

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The HR department is often the lifeblood of many organisations, and with good reason. With your people often being the largest outlay that a company will incur, the success of your HR team is often reflected in that of the wider business. Long gone are the days when HR was considered to be little more than an administrative function; HR teams are now being recognised as a department that is critical to success. Here at Natural HR, we are lucky enough to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the profession: from our fantastic customers at…

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How HR can lead their workforce through the coronavirus outbreak 

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Originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to emerge around the globe. Since the outbreak first erupted, there have been 53 new cases identified, and still rising within the United Kingdom. Following this distressing news, the UK Chief Medical Officers have increased the risk to the public from low to moderate. England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, stated if the outbreak intensifies, it may be appropriate to close schools and stop mass gatherings of people for “probably more than two months”. With this news in the public domain and experts believing that the number of…

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recruitment and retention of talent

UK businesses struggling with recruitment and retention of talent

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Businesses across the UK are facing a momentous task to recruit and retain employees according to new, independent research by Natural HR, the leading provider of all-in-one HR and payroll software. The ‘HR in 2019 and Beyond’ report set out to explore the current state of the HR profession and includes the results of a survey of 219 UK-based HR professionals. Examining the trends, challenges and opportunities facing HR departments across the country, the findings shed light on the varied mindsets, anxieties and hopes facing professionals working in organisations ranging from sub-hundred employees to corporate giants with over 5,000. The…

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HR employee recording the required SMCR finance training in their HR system

Preparing for the SMCR extension: How the new rules will impact HR

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In 2016, the Financial Conduct Authority launched the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).  Initially applied to all UK banks and building societies, the regulations aimed to set a new standard of conduct for those working in financial services.  In turn, it hoped to protect consumers and strengthen the integrity of financial services, following years of perceived malpractice that culminated in the 2008 financial crash. This year, the regulations are to be extended. From the 9th December 2019, the SMCR will apply to all FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) solo-regulated UK financial services firms – bringing almost 50,000 further businesses under…

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