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Save time and resources with Employee Self Service

11 April 2018

Employee self-service may seem like a small convenience, but each day employee requests for payroll or personal information changes can take time and resources away from your HR or finance team. By using payroll and HR systems with employee self-service portals, employees get a secure login where they can make changes to personal information like name or address, or change bank accounts and print forms. Employees can also request holiday or sick time, update time cards, and verify their persona
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How the Apprenticeship Levy affects your business

6 April 2018

The apprentice levy went into effect April 2017 with the intention of helping ease labour shortages and building skills for untrained workers. After a year of the levy, it seems that it is not working as intended. The levy has not increased apprenticeships and has actually hindered some businesses from hiring due to the difficult process of getting reimbursed from the levy after hiring apprentices. The levy is .5% of the annual pay bill each year for companies with £3 million or more in p
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Voluntary Overtime in Calculation of Holiday Pay

28 March 2018

Workers are entitled to statutory holiday pay each year, and must be paid at the rate of a week’s pay. But what determines a “week’s pay”? Recent court cases have arisen from the calculation of holiday pay. In one case, a worker’s overtime payments had to be included in the calculation of holiday pay. In another case, the EAT decided that voluntary or regular overtime were entitled to have the overtime included in their holiday pay. In another case, a group of plu
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How to Avoid Payroll Fraud

21 March 2018

Payroll fraud is hard to detect and very costly for organisations. If left undiscovered, companies lose millions each year. The common types of payroll fraud include fraudulent expense reimbursement, inflated wage claims, or counterfeit employees. In the case of fraudulent expense reporting, employees can submit personal expenses as business expenses, duplicate claims, or submit false receipts. There is a perception that “no one gets hurt” in this type of fraud, and can be very comm
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ROI for Payroll, Time and Attendance, and HR Solutions

14 March 2018

When deciding to automate your payroll, HR, or time and attendance process, the costs associated with implementing new software is a huge factor in the decision making process. But does your organisation understand the costs associated with manual processes, data entry errors, and potential audit concerns when you don’t have the right solutions in place? Payroll accounts for up to 60% of overall operations for most companies. With a payroll technology in place, companies reduce paperwork
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Are you ready for Auto Enrolment Changes?

7 March 2018

Beginning in April, the contribution minimum is changing for auto-enrolment. The new minimum is increasing as of 6 April 2018 to 5% - employers must now contribute 2%, and employees must contribute 3%. The numbers will go up again starting 6 April 2019, with the minimum for employers moving to 3% and employees to 5% for a total of 8%. What does this mean for employers and payroll providers? Any employers with current auto enrolment pension schemes with contributor rates below the minimum must a
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Managing Human Resources Technology and Compliance

28 February 2018

Human Resources is a challenging part of every business. Hiring talent, managing benefits and compensation, creating employee guidelines, and performance reviews are just a few of the responsibilities of human resource departments. Ensuring compliance with labour laws and regulations is another important aspect of managing human capital, and with new regulatory changes each year compliance gets more difficult to maintain.   How can Human Resources professionals stay ahead of regulatory ch
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Time Tracking with Remote and Offsite Workers

15 February 2018

Companies have more remote and offsite workers than ever before, as it has become an easy way for companies to manage a global workforce. But how do you track hours, time off, holiday or sick requests for all of those employees? How to you ensure accuracy each month?   Administrative time spent managing time and attendance is a huge waste of company resources, and ensuring accuracy is also challenging. Many companies are turning to technology solutions to remove human error and reduce hour
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The Cost of Non-Compliance

7 February 2018

Compliance is a concern for every type of business, but some companies find it can be difficult to implement and maintain. Employers have specific obligations to their employees, and must report to the correct tax and compliance authorities each year to prove they are compliant with regulations. Failure to report and comply with requirements can result in steep fines and penalties. One of the first requirements for employers is to set up auto enrolment and pension schemes for employees, and mak
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Is Your Payroll Provider Ready for GDPR?

31 January 2018

With GDPR changes going into effect in May, companies all over the world are preparing for procedural and system enhancements to stay compliant. With severe penalties for non-compliance, it is vital to make sure your company is ready – but what about your payroll provider? Are they ready for GDPR? Under the new changes, companies processing private data must prove their security measures are up to date with the new regulations and notify EU authorities within 72 hours of a breach or face
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The Importance of Integration

24 January 2018

Many companies start out using one or two systems to manage operations, but as a company grows and begins to use more technology, the systems can quickly become overwhelming and unmanageable. Whether you are struggling with different systems and processes, or thinking about adding a new technology to your business, consider the issues associated with non-integrated systems. You can’t manage overall company performance if you can’t see your sales, expenses, and payroll in one place.
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Minimum Wage Changes for 2018

15 January 2018

Minimum Wage and Living Wage Changes for 2018 Beginning 1 April 2018, changes to the National Minimum Wage rates will go into effect. Companies will be required to pay employees over age 25 a minimum of £7.83 per hour, up from £7.50 last year. There are also new minimum wage rates for employees between 21 and 24 years of age and apprentices. The personal allowance is also changing from £11,500 to £11,850 which allows individuals to retain more of their income before bein
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