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The 3 most common types of Employee Payroll Fraud: How can you prevent them?

By Finance, Natural HR, News, Payroll

Employee payroll fraud is one of the most common types of workplace fraud you can encounter and will generally be committed by an employee attempting to receive any money they are not entitled to. If you were looking to define it, you would say that it’s the theft of funds from a business via its payroll processing system. In 2021 any type of fraud – but especially payroll fraud – can be costly to your business, with payroll fraud costing UK companies around £12 billion per year! This article will answer two questions. Firstly, what are the three most common…

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Workplace Culture then and now: 7 ways that it has changed since 2011

By Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Human Resources, Natural HR, News, Personal Development, Software

Since 2011 the world has experienced a lot of changes, and the UK was no different. We’ve had three prime ministers, a Brexit Referendum and a national debate on naming an Ice research vessel, to name just three examples, but there have also been massive changes in the UK’s workplace culture. In this article, we’ll be looking at seven ways the UK’s workplace culture has changed since 2011. While some of these changes result from technology development, others have come about because of shifting perspectives and expectations in the workforce. Even more, have come as the result of the introduction…

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7 reasons why your people data holds the key to your workplace culture

By Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Natural HR, News, Performance Management, Recruitment

In modern business, the data contained within your HR system is a valuable tool in providing your HR team with the analytics needed to power your entire workplace culture and drive changes that can bring long-term benefits to your staff, your customers, and through both your bottom line. Through the correct use of your people data, your HR team will be able to complete any number of tasks that at their core impact your workplace culture, from assessing your candidate pool to identifying training opportunities and improving retention. But as your teams grow and the amount of data in the…

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extended furlough scheme

Extended furlough scheme: what it means for employers

By COVID-19, HR News, News

Boris Johnson took to the lectern inside number 10 on Saturday evening to announce further restrictions amid surging coronavirus cases across the country. As expected, in what is effectively a second national lockdown in England, the Prime Minister announced the closure of non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues as well as pubs, bars, and restaurants from the 5th November. Working from home, where possible is now actively encouraged and, for those businesses that do experience a significant drop in demand or have to close entirely, the furlough scheme has been extended. The restrictions that come into force later this week…

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Budget 2020: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

Budget 2020: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

By Employment Law, News, Statutory Sick Pay

Earlier this week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of initiatives, funding and plans for the UK economy. Taking place against a backdrop of both the COVID-19 outbreak and Brexit; the government’s plans to ‘level up’ the British economy were outlined. This week’s Budget includes a number of ‘fiscal stimuli’ that include support for businesses throughout the coronavirus outbreak, increases to the National Living Wage and changes to the National Insurance Contribution thresholds. But there are significant announcements from this week’s Budget that will directly impact HR and payroll departments across the country. Statutory Sick Pay entitlement for self-isolating staff…

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