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[UK] Maternity Discrimination Win for Pregnant Woman

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Most employers know that there are significant employment protections for women that are pregnant. This did not seem to apply to McGrane Nurseries Ltd in Tandragee, County Armagh. Their employee Laura Gruzdaite had already claimed that her employer had failed to pay her for attending two ante natal appointments....


[UK]Thousands Breach the Annual Allowance

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The Annual Allowance for pensions is currently £40,000 and is the annual limit to the amount of contributions that can be paid into a pension scheme and benefit from tax relief. This is for defined contribution schemes, though there is a reduced Money Purchase Annual Allowance of £4,000 if a person has already started to flexibly access their pension....


[UK] Little known labour law could entitle Thomas Cook staff to thousands

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
According to a little known labour law, ex-Thomas cook workers could be entitled to thousands of pounds of extra pay in addition to their statutory redundancy, Bristol Post reports ...


[USA Maryland] New employment laws taking effect on October 1st

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
In Maryland, hundreds of new laws and amendments come into effect from October 1st including notable changes to employment law, Maryland Reporter summarised the new laws and their impact....


[Jersey] Minimum wage will rise in October

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
An increase to the minimum wage in Jersey will take effect on 1 October 2019, taking the rate to £8.02 per hour for employees over the age of 16, Employee Benefits reports....


[UK] Employer Bulletin Brexit Edition

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hot on the heels of the Agent Update Brexit Special published on the 16th of September 2019, HMRC have published their Employer Bulletin Brexit edition on the 24th of September 2019....


[UK] Over a million workers do not get legal holiday pay

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Over one million UK workers do not get any of the holiday pay they are guaranteed by law, according to new thinktank analysis, The Guardian reports....


[Cyprus] Reason Cyprus is an ideal employment destination

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Cyprus is a sunny island in the east of the Mediterranean Sea strategically linking Europe, Africa and Asia. It has been a member of the European Union since May 1, 2004. Cyprus has a modern and quick-moving economy which is responsive to current circumstances....


[South Africa] 5.4 hours of minimum wage work earns 1 GB of data - how does the rest of the world compare?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
An architect based in South Africa recently analysed statistics on how many hours minimum wage workers around the world must put in to afford one gigabyte of mobile data, Business Insider reports on what he found....


[California] California Supreme Court restricts PAGA

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Earlier this month the California Supreme Court held that PAGA may not be used to recover unpaid wages, The National Law Review reports on the decision....


[France] Consequences of business trip hookups treated as work-related accidents

Thursday, September 19, 2019
A French court has made a surprising decision, given the country's protective legislation, by saying a heart attack during an adulterous tryst on a business trip should count as a work-related accident, Merco Press reports....


[UK] HMRC's QROPS plan flops

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Plans to raise millions from retirement savers via the QROPS overseas transfer charge are a flop, iExpats reports....


[Japan] Working women rely on daycare centres

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Daycare centres are the most popular places for mothers to place their children when they are at work, replacing a previous reliance on parents, according to a survey released last week, The Japan Times reports....


[UK] Poor Payroll experiences lead one in five Brits to quit

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
New research suggests one-fifth of British workers have changed their job after late or inaccurate pay, Yahoo Finance reports....


[USA - New York] Concerns over reclassification of contract employees

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
New York - Governor Andrew Cuomo has spoken about “protecting” New Yorkers being employed as independent contractors, New York Post questions what motivates the change and suggests he looks more closely at California before following their lead....


[Sweden] How the partial privatization of Social Security has worked out

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Sweden - During dramatic pension reforms in the 1990s Sweden privatized part of its Social Security system, MarketWatch looks at how that decision is affecting the country in 2019....


[USA- California] Amended misclassification bill supported by governor

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
At the end of August, the California State Senate Appropriations Committee Assembly approved controversial legislation with the potential to reclassify millions of independent contractors as “employees” under California state labour laws, Littler reports. ...


[India] Owners of larger homes now eligible for social security pension

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Government guidelines introduced in 2018 limiting the eligible square footage of a social security beneficiary’s house - and on people drawing Employees Provident Funds (EPF) - have been amended, Kaumudi Online reports....


[Greece] New prime minister announces tax cuts and reforms

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Kyriakos Mitsotakis - the new prime minister of Greece - has announced structural reforms and tax cuts intended to rebuild credibility with investors in the wake of 8 years of recession, Financial Times reports....


[New Zealand] Employment law changes for personal grievances

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
New Zealand’s Labour-led Government has introduced a number of changes to employment law recently. Otago Daily Times reports on these changes and their implications....


[Hong Kong] Expats consider their future in wake of protests

Monday, September 16, 2019
After a summer of unrest and amidst a political crisis there is a growing concern among expats about Hong Kong’s stability, Gulf Times reports. ...


[Canada] Lowest minimum wage called 'disgraceful'

Monday, September 16, 2019
A moderate increase to Saskatchewan’s minimum wage rate has been announced by the province's government, Discover Weyburn reports....


[New York] Shock closure of MyPayrollHR as pay cheques worth $26million vanish

Monday, September 16, 2019
Pay cheques with a value of around $26million have disappeared from the personal bank accounts of thousands of US workers across the country in the wake of MyPayrollHR’s sudden closure, Daily Mail Online reports....


[UK] Upcoming Bank Holidays

Thursday, September 5, 2019
We have just had the last of the bank holidays for 2019, leaving aside Christmas. These are such important dates in the payroll calendar to ensure that we pay our workers on time....


National Payroll Week – The Importance of Payroll in Going Global

Thursday, September 5, 2019
This week marks the 21st National Payroll Week, a week to highlight impact of the payroll industry and its key role in businesses that can often go unnoticed....


[UK] Employer Student Loan / Postgraduate Loan Stop Prompts

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
From September 2019, HMRC will send Generic Notification Service (GNS) messages to employers who continue to take Student Loan or Postgraduate Loan (PGL) deductions from their employee after a stop notice (SL2 or PGL2) has been issued....


[UK] Raise the Pension Age to 75?

Monday, September 2, 2019
The Centre for Social Justice’s (CSJ) published its report “Ageing Confidently – Supporting an ageing workforce” in August 2019. The CSJ is an independent think tank established by Chairman Iain Duncan Smith MP the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions....


[UK] Brexit – the EU Settlement Scheme

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Many companies employ European Union citizens (and non-EU European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals). With Brexit on the impending horizon, it is important that individuals and their family members are aware that they will need to have immigration permission to remain in the UK....


[UK] Deferring your State Pension

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have recently made changes to their guidance on deferring state pension if a person reaches their pension age before the 6th of April 2016....


[UK] Health and Safety News and Advice

Monday, August 19, 2019
Employers have to keep on top of many things, not only payroll, pensions and HR news, changes and updates. One of the things that the Global Payroll Association has not mentioned before is the vital importance of keeping on top of health and safety issues....


[UK] Review of the Tapered Annual Allowance for Senior NHS Clinicians

Friday, August 16, 2019
The Tapered Annual Allowance is a complicated calculation. But, to put it simply, it reduces the £40,000 Annual Allowance for pension saving by £1 for every £2 that an individual’s “adjusted income” goes over £150,000....


[UK] Health is Everyone’s Business Consultation

Friday, August 16, 2019
As a member of HMRC’s Statutory Payment Consultation Group, the Global Payroll Association is pleased to replicate some correspondence from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) about a recent consultation and how they want to engage with employers and professionals:...


[UK] Health is Everyone’s Business Consultation

Friday, August 16, 2019
As a member of HMRC’s Statutory Payment Consultation Group, the Global Payroll Association is pleased to replicate some correspondence from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) about a recent consultation and how they want to engage with employers and professionals:...


[UK] Self-employed National Insurance contributions by Direct Debit

Monday, August 12, 2019
In general, there are 2 types of National Insurance that must be paid if the individual is self-employed:...


[UK] Addressing Unfair Flexible Working Practices

Monday, August 12, 2019
The 2018 remit for the Low Pay Commission (LPC) included an additional set of tasks following the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. One of these was to look at issue of ‘one-sided flexibility’....


[India] One-month extension for income tax filing deadline

Friday, August 9, 2019
The Indian government has extended the filing date for income tax returns by individuals for the financial year 2018/19 until August 31, Hindustan Times reports....


[Ireland] Additional unpaid leave for parents available

Friday, August 9, 2019
After an amendment to the Parental Leave Act, parents may now apply for additional unpaid leave from work. The changes will take effect in September, RTÉ reports...


Cegid announce acquisition of Meta4

Friday, August 9, 2019
Cegid has announced its acquisition of the Spanish Payroll and HR cloud software firm Meta4, Enterprise Times reports on the deal and its impact....


[Vietnam] Vietnam in top 10 for expats

Thursday, August 8, 2019
In addition to rising above Thailand in the world rankings, Vietnam now holds 10th place overall in the best countries list for expatriates, Emigrate UK reports....


[Kenya] Employment law requires further changes

Thursday, August 8, 2019
If it is passed into law, the draft Employment Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be a progressive piece of legislation but there is still much work to be done. Business Daily reports on the amendment and considers what must come next....


[UK] Ministerial and Government Appointments July 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
We recently published a list of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Cabinet. On the 30thof July 2019, gov.uk published the full list of all government and ministerial appointments....


[UK] Rural businesses a target of minimum wage checks

Friday, August 2, 2019
Farm employers who do not pay workers the national minimum wage are the target of a crackdown by government officials, Farmers Weekly reports....


Dealing with 'invisible' directors

Friday, August 2, 2019
Like most organisations, you will have board directors on your payroll. These may include executive and non-executive directors. However, have you got all the required directors on your payroll? What about those directors who live outside the UK and only travel to the UK to attend board meetings? Often these individuals can be ‘invisible’ to an organisation and can get missed when it comes to PAYE compliance....


Indonesia and Australia sign comprehensive free trade agreement

Friday, August 2, 2019
Indonesia and Australia have signed a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) - the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) - to open up their economies to mutually beneficial growth....


[South Korea] 'Blind Hiring Act' implications for employers

Thursday, August 1, 2019
New restrictions on hiring practices came into effect when the Fair Hiring Practice Act (FHPA) was amended on July 17, 2019. Lexology reported the amendments and offered tips to employers....


[USA] Employer information on changes to Nevada's minimum wage law

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Sweeping policy and statutory changes made by the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session are coming into effect and it is important for business owners to stay up to date with the latest requirements, Northern Nevada Business View reports....


[India] High earner tax increase could cause fund flight

Thursday, August 1, 2019
The former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor - Bimal Jalan - is warning that higher income taxes introduced by the government in its budget could trigger a flight of funds from the country, live mint reports....


[UK] Confused who is in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet?

Sunday, July 28, 2019
A new prime minister and the traditional government reshuffle is underway. At this time, we look for announcements in the departments that affect UK payroll professionals....


[Ethiopia] Labour law revisions give extended maternity leave

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Revisions to labour law will extend maternal leave after a draft to revise the existing Labor Proclamation was approved by the House of People's Representatives (HPR), All Africa reports. ...


[US] New Jersey considers tax break for hiring teens

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Following its recent minimum wage increase, New Jersey is now considering offering employers incentives for hiring young workers, WPG Talk Radio reports. ...


[India] Revised trans rights bill before parliament

Thursday, July 25, 2019
A revised version of the transgender rights bill was presented to parliament following criticism from the transgender community about the government’s first attempt, The Himalayan Times reports....


[Ireland] Workplace etiquette voted easiest to understand

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Ireland’s workplace etiquette has been declared the “easiest to understand” in Europe, Dublin Live reports. Ireland came number two worldwide and top in Europe in the results of an extensive global survey which said foreign workers relocating to Ireland found it very straightforward to adapt to the local business culture. The poll was conducted by InterNations, a global community and information site for people working and living abroad....


[UK] HMRC CEO Quits

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Jon Thompson announced on the 18th of July 2019 that he has quit HMRC to take on the role as Chief Executive of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in the autumn. The FRC says on its website that: We regulate auditors, accountants and actuaries, and we set the UK’s Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes. We promote transparency and integrity in business. Our work is aimed at investors and others who rely on company reports, audit and high-quality risk management....


Taylor Review: Naming and shaming scheme for unpaid employment tribunal awards

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Brexit seems to have gotten in the way of much that needed doing on the UK domestic agenda, particularly putting into place or dealing with Mathew Taylor’s recommendations is his 2017 “Review of Modern Working Practices”. However the government has made progress with this, albeit that it may not have been reported....


[UK] Payroll Giving Agencies

Friday, July 19, 2019
Another question that we frequently receive is how to set up a Payroll Giving scheme through the payroll. Payroll Giving is a way in which the employer can give employees the option of making a donation to charity that is tax free. Given the queries we are receiving, we are taking this as an indication that more employers are wanting to offer this to their employees....


[US] CNN will spend $70million to settle labour dispute

Thursday, July 18, 2019
The broadcaster CNN has agreed to pay a $70million settlement to end a 15-year-old labour lawsuit brought by more than 200 former CNN camera operators, broadcast engineers and other technicians, Washington Examiner reports....


[South Africa] New expat tax explained

Thursday, July 18, 2019
South Africans living and working abroad will be impacted by new tax legislation from March 2020, Business Tech reports. The new legislation specifically targets workers making over R1million a year from working abroad. The legislation will reportedly require them to pay a marginal tax rate of up to 45 per cent on anything earned over and above the first million....


Northern Ireland Devolution Wait Continues

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Northern Ireland has been unable to form a government as devolution broke down in 2017. The political parties there have been in talks to restore devolution and the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018 was meant to give the parties more time to talk before another Assembly election was called for:...


Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) Explores Self-Employed Tax Reporting and Payment

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
On the 10th of July 2019, the OTS published a document setting out the scope of a new project about simplifying tax reporting and payment arrangements for self-employed people and landlords of private residential property....


[USA] Minimum wage increase for unincorporated Los Angeles County

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
On July 1, 2019, the minimum wage was increased for several counties and cities in Southern California. This included unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reports. Following the increase, employers with 26 employees or more must offer a minimum pay of $14.25 an hour. This represents an increase of $1 from last year’s wage. For employers with a staff of 25 or fewer the hourly rate increases from $12 to $13.25....


[India] Improve employment with labour reforms

Friday, July 5, 2019
Investments and job creation are a high priority need in the country but research suggests that labour laws must be reformed before they can have an effect, The New Indian Express reports. SBI research says central and state governments should pursue labour law reform. Analysts believe there are more than 44 Central and 100 state labour laws currently preventing companies from improving employment....


[Cyprus] Glitch in GHS system rejects Turkish Cypriots and EU nationals

Friday, July 5, 2019
The Financial Mirror is reporting numerous complaints received from Turkish Cypriots, citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and other EU nationals who work and live in the Republic. The complaints state that the GHS online registration system will not allow them to enrol. Turkish Cypriots and EU citizens living as permanent residents, work in the country and pay into its Social Insurance Fund but software glitches in the General Healthcare System have prevented them from registering....


[Northern Ireland] Restoring the Executive in Northern Ireland

Friday, July 5, 2019
Northern Ireland has a devolved administration that impacts UK payroll and HR professionals yet devolution broke down at the start of 2017....


[India] Give states the power to determine minimum wage

Thursday, July 4, 2019
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has spoken out to say states should have the power to determine minimum wages because a national minimum wage will impact job creation, The Hindu Business Line reports. ...


[New York] Sweeping reforms to State discrimination laws

Thursday, July 4, 2019
On the last day of its legislative session, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed sweeping reforms overhauling the New York’s anti-discrimination laws. Once enacted, the amendments will impact every workplace in New York, JD Supra reports. ...


[Mexico] Old unions fight against worker's right to choose unions

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
A new law guaranteeing workers the right to choose which union will represent them came into effect last month but independent labour leaders say that overcoming opposition from politically favoured unions, after decades under the old system, is slow and arduous work, The New York Times reports....


[USA] Gig worker protection law considered in New York

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
The New York legislature has demonstrated that it will not hesitate to pass laws to increase worker protections and redress the balance for workers in the ‘gig’ economy, despite delayed consideration of a recent bill, JD Supra reports. New York lawmakers have now introduced the “Dependent Worker Act” (reporting via Law 360) into the Assembly. The act is intended to give workers in the gig economy rights that were previously only available to “employees.” However, the bill’s sponsor delayed consideration of the bill until the next legislative session after criticism that the bill had rushed, was poorly drafted, and failed to go far enough to protect gig economy workers....


[UK] Renew your Tax Credits

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
HMRC have started a marketing campaign to remind existing customers to renew their tax credit claims by the 31st of July 2019. If they do not, their credits will stop. Employers are advised to be in a situation to advise their employees on this renewal date if this is required. But the Global Payroll Association stresses that employers are not tax credit advisers and whether to renew a claim or not is the individual’s responsibility....


[Australia] Payroll integrity considered in corporate takeovers

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
After a succession of underpayment scandals involving Australian companies, key mergers and acquisitions players say payroll integrity has become a factor in corporate takeover deals, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The underpayment scandals have reportedly forced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisers to factor payroll into the due diligence process of corporate deals. The uncovering of entrenched underpayment in sections of corporate Australia has also placed company payroll systems under increased scrutiny....


[Northern Ireland] Farry defends decision to prevent holiday pay cap

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Stephen Farry - the Alliance deputy leader - has defended the decision to not impose a cap on backdated pay claims. His choice has the potential to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds, Belfast Telegraph reports. At the time of the decision, Dr Farry was Stormont's Employment and Learning Minister. He acknowledges that the matter had not been brought to the Executive, that it had been his call. He said he believed imposing a two-year cap on backdated holiday pay for civil servants would have been "counter-productive". ...


[Canada] How Labour Code changes affect employers

Monday, July 1, 2019
The Canadian legislator passed several laws intended to modernise the Canada Labour Code in 2018 and 2018. The laws introduced new rules and regulations to govern federally regulated workplaces. Three of the principal changes, due to come into effect on September 1, 2019, were reported and summarised by Lexology....


[Saudi Arabia] Special expat residency scheme

Thursday, June 27, 2019
A new special residency scheme for expatriates has been launched in the kingdom, Yahoo News reports. The scheme bears similarities to green card systems adopted by other countries. It is reportedly intended to appeal to wealthy and high-skilled expats....


[US] Law change in Minnesota gives employers new responsibilities

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
A bill recently passed by the Minnesota Legislature makes amendments to existing labour laws which will give Minnesota employers new notice and recordkeeping requirements and create civil and criminal penalties for “wage theft”...


[Japan] Pressure to increase the minimum wage

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
A call to “more quickly” raise the legal minimum hourly wage has been made in the latest guideline to the government’s economic and fiscal policy, The Japan Times reports. The guidance supports increasing hourly wages from the ¥874 of today to a national average of ¥1,000 per hour. The urgency to act reportedly comes from worries about the impact of increased manpower expenses on the management of small and medium-sized companies. It did not, however, give a time frame in which the ¥1,000 level should be achieved....


[UK] Employers ignoring gender pay gap risk litigation

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Employers are being encouraged to invest in gender pay gap studies to make sure that they do not expose themselves to an expensive tribunal case, The HR Director reports. The requirement for larger companies (those with 250 employees or more) to publish their gender pay gap confirms both that the disparity exists and that the gap appears to be widening. Initial analysis of the 2019 gender pay gap reports suggests three-quarters of companies give men higher pay than women. ...


Cycle to Work Guidance for Employers

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
One of the most frequent questions we get at the Global Payroll Association is regarding employers providing bikes to employees via a salary sacrifice arrangement. Whilst there is a guidance on the gov.uk website, the full details are not all in one place and employers have to confusingly follow a number of links....


Immedis Announces €25 Million Investment

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Immedis, a specialist provider of enterprise technology solutions for global payroll and mobility tax services to multinationals, has today announced that it has secured €25 million in strategic investment from Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), a top-performing venture capital and growth equity firm backed by blue chip international investors including the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund....


[New Zealand] $63million set aside to correct Holidays Act Error

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Current and former school staff may be in line for a $63 million windfall as the Education Ministry works to repair problems caused by the non-compliance of its payroll systems with the Holiday Act, Stuff.co.nz reports. More than $63million was allocated in the Budget, set aside to provide "corrective payments" to current and former teachers and other school staff who had holiday pay underpayments because the Education Ministry's payroll systems did not comply with the 2003 Holidays Act....


[The Bahamas] Casual employment detrimental to Grand Bahama

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Union leaders are expressing ongoing concerns about the widespread casual employment of Bahamian workers by companies across the island, Tribune 242 reports. Union leaders continue to speak out because they believe the practice is unfair and the reason for the downturn of the island’s economy and depopulation. They think the issue has gone unaddressed for too long, by successive governments, and that this lack of action is to the detriment of Bahamian workers....


[Hong Kong] Workplace discrimination against LGBT staff an ongoing problem

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Though it proclaims itself a cosmopolitan society, Hong Kong is still grappling with LGBT issues, and the struggle may be most pronounced in the workplace, South China Morning Post reports. According to experts workplace discrimination towards LGBT employees is an ongoing problem. Especially among manual jobs perceived as being suitable for only stereotypically ‘macho’ - assumed heterosexual - men. The discrimination can range from being the subject of tasteless jokes to being passed over for promotion. This discriminatory treatment also extends to social interaction. ...


[US] Mandatory PTO follows unprecedented legislation

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The Nevada state legislature has passed unprecedented legislation requiring employers to provide employees paid time off, JD Supra reports. On May 28, 2019, the state legislature passed this singular piece of legislation, which requires employers to provide employees with paid time off (“PTO”). The legislation - which still needs to be signed into law by Governor Steve Sisolak - would make Nevada only the second state to have mandatory employer-offered, unrestricted paid leave. Maine was the first....


[UK] Welcome Jesse Norman as the new Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Friday, May 31, 2019
The latest UK government reshuffle has seen Jesse Norman MP promoted to the role of Financial Secretary to the Treasury. The MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire replaces Mel Stride MP who in turn replaces Andrea Leadsom as Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons following her resignation....


[EU] EU court rules staff working hours must be recorded

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Following a recent European Court of Justice ruling, companies in the EU must now set up a system to record the number of hours employees work each day, Politico reports. Businesses within the EU should note that the judgment requires all EU member states to make sure employers establish these systems. The court said they were needed in order to enforce the legal limits around working hours....


[US] Business is booming in these 9 southern cities

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
In several cities around the US, in contrast to the national trend for stagnating worker wages, incomes are on the rise, CNBC reports. Personal finance website GOBankingRates analysed 347 US cities with populations of less than 500,000, to find areas experiencing population growth, economic prosperity and rising incomes. The site reportedly examined five-year data on population, housing, GDP and per capita income from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community and the Bureau of Economic Analysis to locate its ‘boomtowns’ or cities meeting all the qualifying criteria....


[Philippines] Expanded maternity leave law impacts SSS payouts

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Expanded maternity leave law, granting mothers a minimum of 105 days of leave, has led to a 16 per cent rise in maternity benefit payouts, Inquirer Business reports. The Social Security System (SSS) expects a further rise in maternity benefit payouts this year as the expanded maternity leave law continues to have an impact. The state-run pension fund said in a statement that disbursements for maternity benefits totalled P7.1billion last year. A rise of 16 per cent from 2017 when the total was P6.1billion....


This year's winners - Global Payroll Awards - Budapest

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
This year’s Global Payroll Association (GPA) Awards ceremony in Budapest was glitzier and more glamorous than ever. With even more entries than last year guests attended the stunning event at the Museum of Ethnography. The museum houses a collection of Hungarian folk objects from the 19th century. ...


[UK] Total salary transparency has pros and cons

Friday, May 17, 2019
Disclosing or earnings to co-workers, though a powerful act, can have its pitfalls, Financial Times reports. Speaking to the publication Melanie Simms - professor of work and employment at Glasgow University’s Adam Smith Business School - said that revealing your salary to a colleague is one of the “most subversive acts” a worker can perform. Organisations work “very hard” to make pay opaque, Professor Simms said. “They know they can’t always justify differences. It’s in [their] interest as an employer not to be open about these things.”...


[Australia] Industries offering the strongest salaries

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Although wage growth is slow nationwide, new data indicates that some industries are offering increasingly competitive salary packages to fill vacancies, My Business reports. The research comes from the national recruitment firm Robert Half. They examined the industries giving employees and candidates the best opportunity to negotiate their salary packages....


[New Zealand] Capital gains tax ruled out

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that the Government will not adopt the Tax Working Group's (TWG's) recommendation for a broad capital gains tax, Tax-News.com reports. In February the TWG recommended that more income from capital gains should be taxed from the sale of residential rental properties with a majority of members supporting the inclusion of all land and buildings, business assets, intangible property and shares....


[South Africa] Work permit overhaul may push out expats

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A move to restrict the number of critical skills eligible for expat work permits is imminent and foreign workers fear the restriction may force them out of the country, International Investment reports. The revised critical skills list is expected to be published very soon. An unofficial draft list - marked “draft confidential” - had been shared between foreign workers, according to reporting by International Investment, and a copy was obtained. Based on its contents, if the draft is a fair representation, the changes will significantly impact companies operating in skills shortage areas. ...


[UK] Employment law updates

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Recent decisions on a TUPE-related dismissal, equal pay claim and bad leaver provisions are notable employment law updates, JD Supra reports. TUPE: Pre-transfer dismissal found to be automatically unfair...


[Nigeria] Pump price increase warning

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a warning to the Federal government against an increase in the pump price, Naija247News reports. The NLC said it would outright reject any attempt to adjust the prices of petroleum upwards and warned of the impact such a move could have....


[UK] UK Labour confirms intention to abolish 'youth' National Minimum Wage

Monday, May 13, 2019
UK Labour confirms intention to abolish 'youth' National Minimum Wage. The following sets of rates apply for the national minimum and living wage from April 2019:...


[UK] UK HMRC falls foul of GDPR

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Launched in 2017, HMRC’s Voice Biometric technology (Voice ID) service is designed to speed up customer recognition when contacting HMRC by telephone, “reducing the risk of fraud and making information safer”. Voice recognition replaced normal security checks with the caller only having to say “my voice is my password” several times to confirm their identity....


[UK] UK Payroll in the News

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Payroll departments endeavour to pay staff accurately and on time as that is the main function of the payroll department and the one by which we are judged. So, two recent cases of paying staff inaccurately took the Global Payroll Association’s interest in the last week or so:...


[US] Social Security Administration and New Year’s Day rules

Thursday, May 2, 2019
The way the Social Security Administration treats New Year’s Day can dramatically impact benefits, The Motley Fool reports. More than 60 million Americans reportedly receive Social Security benefits yet many do not understand how the system works and some of the strange the quirks of its rules. One of the quirkier rules governs how New Year’s Day affects benefits....


[South Africa] Changes to taxes on foreign employed residents

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Tax residents are taxed on their worldwide income, as a rule, but now a specific exemption has been made for foreign employed residents working extended periods outside South Africa, Moneyweb reports. Under Section 10(1)(o)(ii) there is a provision exempting employees who spend more than 183 full days outside South Africa in any 12-month period during which time they carry out work. This 183 days must include a continuous 60 full days....


[Qatar] Indian job-seekers warned of employment scams

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The Indian embassy in Doha has warned job-seekers to stay alert to fake recruitment agents, The Free Press Journal reports. The embassy posted advice to Indian job-seekers on its Twitter account. The post reportedly said, “Please do not trust any recruiting agent who promises you a job in Qatar on a business/visit visa.”...


[Nigeria] Two ex-pat oil workers abducted

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Nigeria (Blueprint) - The abduction of two expatriate oil workers from a rig in Abua community, Rivers, has been confirmed by The Joint Task Force, Blueprint reports. The Joint Task Force (JTF) - known as Operation Delta Safe - confirmed that a Scottish and a Canadian worker were taken by gunmen while working at an oilfield offshore, operated by Niger Delta Petroleum Recourses. The oilfield is at Abua-Odual Local Government of Rivers....


[UK] Legal Tender (Scottish Banknotes) Bill 2017-19

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
An interesting Private Members' Bill and was presented to Parliament on Thursday the 11th of April 2019. The Legal Tender (Scottish Banknotes) Bill 2017-19 was presented by Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael to "oblige businesses and companies to accept Scottish banknotes as payment"....


[US] Social Security Administration and New Year’s Day rules in US

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The way the Social Security Administration treats New Year’s Day can dramatically impact benefits, The Motley Fool reports. More than 60 million Americans reportedly receive Social Security benefits yet many do not understand how the system works and some of the strange the quirks of its rules. One of the quirkier rules governs how New Year’s Day affects benefits....


[Mexico] Federal labour law amendment approved in Mexico

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
With an objective to modernise the labour justice system, Mexico’s House of Deputies has approved the amendment of the Federal Labour Law, JD Supra reports. The amendment regulates the constitutional amendments of Articles 103 and 123, which have been in effect since February 24 2017. Any modernisation of the justice system must be in line with both Agreement 98 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Annex 23 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)....


Pensions dashboards gets the green light

Monday, April 29, 2019
April 2019’s DWP Touchbase leaflet explains that the secretary of state Amber Rudd unveiled proposals on the 4th of April 2019 designed to support industry to “deliver free, user-friendly services showing people their pensions information online”. This followed the responses to the consultation on the dashboard that was published at the same time....


[Ireland] House prices soar to 14 times average salary

Saturday, April 27, 2019
According to new CSO data, house prices in Dublin have now reached 9-14 times the average annual salary, Irish Examiner reports. Residential property prices in the capital city have increased by over 92% since their property crash low point. Yet Central Bank rules prevent mortgage seekers from borrowing more than three and a half times their annual salary....


[China] Turning point for China tech’s ‘996’ work culture

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Software engineers are pushing back against pressure to work 9am-9pm 6 days a week, under tech’s ‘996’ work culture, South China Morning Post reports. China tech has followed the intense schedule - typified by Silicon Valley start-ups during the dot-com boom - throughout its high growth phase. As internet growth slows, workers laid off and venture capital funds drying up, software engineers are questioning whether it is time to take Silicon Valley’s lead again by cutting down the working week....


[Greece] The decline of the freelance professional

Saturday, April 27, 2019
The financial crisis has hit freelance and self-employed professionals hard, with declared income shrinking by 60 per cent, Ekathimerini reports. After a decade, many freelancing professionals have reduced or ended their working activity altogether. Their number falling by 40 per cent during the crisis....


[Greece] New bill invokes Article 24 to protect workers

Thursday, April 25, 2019
New legislation drafted by the government will make it more difficult for employers to fire employees without plausible cause. The bill forms part of a package of laws focusing on a better payment program for state debtors which will be put forward for lawmakers to vote on. Labour ministry sources have reportedly said that, in line with the European Social Charter, employers seeking to fire a member of their staff will have to provide a plausible cause....


[US] Legislation seeks enforcement power to fight workplace sexual harassment

Thursday, April 25, 2019
New legislation intended to bring enforcement power to the fight against workplace sexual harassment has been put before Congress, The Hill reports. The BE HEARD (Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination) in the Workplace Act was introduced by Senator Patty Murray and Representatives Katherine Clark and Ayanna Pressley....


[US] NYC consider marijuana testing ban for job applicants

Thursday, April 25, 2019
A measure banning pre-hire marijuana testing for NYC job applicants has been passed by the Democrat-led City Council, ABC News reports....


[UK] New pension, wage and tax laws in effect

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
This month eleven new laws with the potential to impact your financial life come into effect,Manchester Evening News reports. Here are the key legislative changes to be aware of:...


[Kuwait] Opposition to 5-year expat residence visas

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Government plans for a five-year limit to residence visas for expat workers have met with negative reactions, Arab Times reports. The government are considering the five-year limit as a way to correct population imbalance. Their intention was to replace workers with a new intake after the time limit expired. However, there has been opposition from Kuwaitis and non-Kuwaitis. Private company owners were particularly concerned, stating that the policy would encourage visa traders....


[Korea] Call for labour law overhaul to attract foreign investment

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
President Moon Jae-in and his administration have been called upon to overhaul labour laws in an attempt to attract foreign investors, The Korea Times reports. The recommendation came from international lawyer Jeffrey Jones, chairman of the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM). Mr Jones said changes to labour rules would encourage the creation of new jobs alongside increasing foreign investment....


[UK] Preparing the private sector for IR35

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Two years after it was implemented in the public sector IR35 guidelines will be implemented into the private sector but complications remain, Accountancy Age reports. Is the private sector ready for IR35...


[UK] £1million back-pay win for HS2 workers

Monday, April 22, 2019
The construction union Unite has secured a pledge from Costain and Skanska - HS2’s joint venture partners - to give back-pay to workers at the Euston site, Construction Enquirer reports. This commitment settles an ongoing dispute over holiday entitlement and overtime pay rates. Labour-only supplier Bowercross Construction was under scrutiny for failing to correctly pay approximately 200 workers....


[South Africa] SARS R15billion below tax collection target

Monday, April 22, 2019
Preliminary results show that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has collected an amount which falls R15billion short of their tax collection target, Business Tech reports. The amount SARS collected totals R1.287trillion. The 2019 budget estimate was R1.302 trillion. If these preliminary figures are correct, the result will be a deficit of R14.6billion (-1.1 per cent)....


[UAE] Expat family sponsorship policy eases requirements

Friday, April 19, 2019
UAE (International Investment) - The only requirement for UAE expats to sponsor family members will now be an income adequate to support them, International Investment reports. The UAE cabinet announced the new policy and issued a statement explaining the drive behind it, "The decision aims at enhancing family stability of foreign workers and social cohesion, as well as attracting highly skilled workers while maintaining a healthy balance between professional and personal life."...


[China] Shanghai's minimum wage increase takes effect

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Shanghai’s minimum wage increase takes effect from April 1 2019, China Briefing reports....


[UK] HMRC enters 'controlled go-live' phase for dynamic tax code update

Thursday, April 11, 2019
HM Revenue and Customs is progressing the long awaited dynamic tax code issue project on Monday 15 April 2019 with a controlled ‘go-live’ phase....


[Ireland] Crackdown on false self-employment will hurt economy

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Legislation to fight the issue of false self-employment has harsh penalties which will hurt the economy, The Irish Times, reports. These claims reportedly come from business lobby group the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec). The group told the Oireachtas committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection that customers would “flee” from those who were genuinely self-employed....


[Nigeria] 50 percent VAT Increase to pay new minimum wage

Thursday, April 11, 2019
VAT will increase by 50 per cent in order to cover Nigeria’s new national minimum wage, Premium Times reports. Udo Udoma - Budget and National Planning Minister - confirmed the plan as he addressed the Senate Committee on Finance. The rise was initially announced by Babatunde Fowler, the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service....


[UK] Reporting payroll when the normal payday falls on a non-banking day

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
HMRC’s Employer Bulletin will be issued mid-April but ahead of this they have asked professional bodies to share this important information ahead of the pending Easter holidays: The date you pay your employees will usually be agreed when they begin working for you. Typically, this could be at the end of a calendar month or on Friday each week....


[Japan] Dramatic labour law reform take effect

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Dramatic changes are taking effect in Japan to address the dangers of overworking, SHRM reports. After media attention to deaths caused by overwork - “karoshi” - highlighted the issue, The National Diet, Japan's lawmaking body, passed the Work Style Reform Legislation in 2018 making big alterations to labour laws. Most of those provisions take effect this month....


[US] Salary history enquiry ban in Cincinnati

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
An ordinance has been passed in Cincinnati, Ohio, banning employers from questioning job applicants about their current earnings or salary history, Mondaq reports. Ordinance 83 - “Prohibited Salary History Inquiry and Use” - makes enquiries about current or past applicant salaries, from companies based within the city, an illegal and discriminatory practice. The provision states that companies may not rely on salary history in hiring decisions or in determining compensation, or to refuse to hire or otherwise retaliate against an applicant who refuses to provide his or her salary history. They may no longer screen applicants based on wages or benefits....


[New York] McDonald's will end their lobbying against minimum wage

Monday, April 8, 2019
New York (CNN Business) - McDonald’s will end their lobbying against raising worker’s pay in line with the minimum wage, CNN Business reports. The company reportedly made the announcement in its letter to the National Restaurant Association. The letter (first obtained by Politico) was from vice president of US government relations for McDonald’s, Genna Gent....


[Beijing] Promise to lighten small firms' social security burden

Monday, April 8, 2019
Beijing (Reuters) - State television announced that China will forbid local governments from adding to the social security burden for small and micro firms, Reuters reports. The news reportedly came from a state cabinet meeting, chaired by Chinese premier Li Keqiang. The intention is to cut costs for SMEs in order to give the flagging private economy a boost. The move, if carried out, would cut trillions in taxes and fees and encourage banks to increase their lending to these smaller companies....


Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement

Monday, April 8, 2019
Eighty per cent of the global workforce are ‘deskless’ (Deskless Workforce). No corporate email. No Office 365 account. Employees have customer type expectations. They want to be cared about. They expect personalisation and - in today’s market - they have choice....


[UK] What US expats in UK must know before April tax year end

Monday, April 1, 2019
The US tax year has ended but for US citizens living in the UK, April 5 is an important deadline, This is Money reports....


[UK] Waterstones cannot afford Real Living Wage

Friday, March 29, 2019
The managing director of Waterstones has said the business is “frankly not profitable enough” to pay the Real Living Wage, Evening Express reports. James Daunt’s comments follow a campaign by staff of the book retailer to increase their wages to the Real Living Wage. Speaking to the Press Association, Mr Daunt reportedly said, “Personally I find The Living Wage Foundation’s work to be entirely laudable. But when you’re running a company it’s more complicated.”...


[Kenya and Dubai] Charitable Kenyan man wins $1million Global Teacher Prize

Friday, March 29, 2019
A Kenyan teacher who gives 80 per cent of his wages to charity, has won the $1million Global Teacher Prize,Evening Standard reports. The 5th Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize was awarded to Peter Tabichi (36) at a ceremony in Dubai, hosted by Hugh Jackman....


[Nigeria] Obiano remains committed to N30,000 minimum wage promise

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Governor Obiano remains committed to keeping his promise to be the first governor to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage, Legit.ng reports. These are the words of Harry Udu - the Anambra state head of service - reassuring that the governor is working towards his goal. Mr Udu says the governor has asked for strengthening of the Internally Generated Revenue in the state, to support the wage increase....


[UK] High Court dismisses collective bargaining case

Thursday, March 28, 2019
A case brought by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has been dismissed by the High Court, Personnel Today reports. The IWGB brought the collective bargaining case - claiming outsourced employees should have the right to negotiate pay and conditions with employers - on behalf of 75 workers. Among them were porters, security guards and postroom staff working for Cordant, a security company under contract to the University of London....


What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Great things have been predicted for the future of Robotic Process Automation, with experts claiming that such technology could have a significant influence on the economy. In a recent study conducted by renowned management consultancy McKinsey & Company, Robotic Process Automation (or RPA for short) was hailed as the next big thing, with predictions estimating that automation technologies including RPA could have a financial impact of around $6.7 trillion by 2025. It was also reported that companies which adopt this tech have the potential to see a return on investment between 30 and 200% in the first year alone....


[UK] HMRC disappointed by Lorraine Kelly tax case win

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly has won a UK tax tribunal “disguised employment” case, to the disappointment of HMRC, Financial Times reports. The case was over a £1.2million bill. With HMRC reportedly arguing that the broadcaster was in violation of IR35 legislation. IR35 is designed to prevent workers from avoiding tax by offering services to clients through a limited company, rather than as the client’s employees....


[US and UK] 25 percent of meetings delayed by chaotic front-desks

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
A quarter of people arriving late for business meetings have been delayed by disorganised front-desk experiences, a new survey from Proxyclick finds. Poor check-in procedures take much of the blame, according to the annual Front Desk Experience Survey. Proxyclick surveyed 2,000 US and UK based office workers, via independent research company OnePoll....


[UK] The UK Company Car Tax Diesel Supplement 2019/20

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Global Payroll Association would like to highlight a change and how this will impact payroll reporting in 2019/20 and onwards. In the first place, the Finance Act of 2018 amended the benefits legislation regarding the diesel company car supplement so it applies in different ways (or not at all), all depending on if the car meets the Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) standard...


[Netherlands] Advice for US expats relocating to the Netherlands

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Expatriates from the US may find it harder than British expats to integrate into European society,emigrate.co.uk reports. Because European cultural norms are more familiar to the British, it is possible that US expats may find adapting to the nuances of European culture more challenging. The emigration guidance site compares it to a US expatriate moving to Canada. They may find many things unchanged and will not have to learn a new language....


[Bangladesh] Good governance increases expatriate worker earnings

Monday, March 25, 2019
Expatriate workers have sent home approximately $15billion in the last fiscal year, a 17 per cent increase on the year before, Dhaka Tribune reports. The amount reportedly marks the highest expatriate earnings in a single year for Bangladesh since $15.31billion was returned in 2014-15. Bangladesh first exported labour to the Middle East, and then to South East Asia, in the late 1970s and early 1980s....


[Dubai] Kuwaiti MPs want half of expatriate workers deported

Monday, March 25, 2019
Kuwaiti MPs want the government to cut the number of expat workers by 50% to end their alleged “onslaught on public services”, Arab News reports. In reporting via National Daily Kuwait Times, Arab News quote MP Khalid Al-Saleh’s statement that the government should follow a proposal which pushes to deport half the 3.3 million expatriates living in Kuwait, over the next five years....


[Sweden] British Öresund commuters given no-deal Brexit protection

Friday, March 22, 2019
The British embassy says British citizens who already live in Sweden and commute to work across the Öresund Bridge in Copenhagen will keep the same tax and employment conditions in the event of a no-deal Brexit, The Local reports. At a town hall meeting in Malmö Dr Jonas Bruun, from the British embassy in Copenhagen, told UK citizens, "In the case of no deal, provided that you were working in Copenhagen at the time of whatever exit date, then you are fine to keep on in that existing employment."...


The Global Payroll Awards 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019
The Global Payroll Awards May 2019 - Budapest Join us at the only award ceremony in the world for professionals involved in global payroll, this year in Budapest, Hungary. The event is not limited to payroll teams in the UK, it will celebrate technical excellence and professional development amongst companies and their payroll teams operating internationally....


[New Mexico] Ban-the-box bill headed to governor's desk

Friday, March 22, 2019
A bill to remove the prior criminal convictions question from private sector job applications is on its way to the governor’s desk, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The new bill removes criminal history checkboxes from initial job applications Under it, private employers may only consider previous convictions after an initial review of a job application and discussion of employment....


Get international employments and deployments right

Friday, March 22, 2019
Many payroll specialists dread having to deal with international employments. For example, when the employee works for a UK employer and is paid outside the UK. Lee Hamilton, a partner in the Global Mobility Tax team at Blick Rothenberg, explains....


[UK] HMRC Webinar to start the new Tax Year

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tax year 2019/20 sees the usual changes to rates, thresholds and allowances so we thought it responsible to hear directly from HMRC about these....


[USA] California - Supreme court ruling is welcome news for payroll companies

Thursday, March 21, 2019
The California Supreme Court has ruled that a payroll company ADP is not directly liable for an employer’s alleged wage error, JD Supra reports. The court decided that Sharmalee Goonewardene could not sue ADP - the payroll provider of her former employer - who she alleged had failed to provide accurate records of her wages. Initially, Ms Goonewardene’s lawsuit was against Altour International, Inc., her former employer. Later she attempted to include ADP as a defendant for breach of contract, negligence and negligent misrepresentation....


[Australia] Kmart defends lack of superannuation choices

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Kmart has defended its decision to deny employees a choice of superannuation funds, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The retailer intends to remain with the same industry superannuation fund and says its position is justified by existing law. ...


[Kurdistan] One billion dinar healthcare salary robbery

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Police have yet to identify thieves who stole more than $84million (1 billion Iraqi dinars) during a raid on a van in Sulaimani, Rudaw reports. The van was transporting the salaries of city healthcare employees when it was stopped by gunmen on a busy Sulaimani street....


[EU] Macron wants European minimum wage as Brexit defence

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The French President wants to see a single minimum wage for workers across the European Union and a guarantee of the same pay in the same workplace, The Telegraph reports. Emmanuel Macron has written an article detailing his “road map to European renewal” after Britain’s vote to leave the EU, which he believes is a danger to the union’s future. The article has been published in 28 newspapers, one for each member state....


[UK] Automatic Enrolment Thresholds from the 6th of April 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Global Payroll Association has received queries as to whether the above have been set for 2019/20 tax year in legislation. We have previously published the proposed thresholds but for the sake of completeness we publish these again with the supporting legislation...


Making payroll simpler for SMEs

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Sage Salary and Supplier Payments, powered by Modulr, will help SMEs save time and money processing payroll and invoice payments. By reducing time-intensive, manual admin, improving data security - and facilitating instant payments to suppliers and employees - they will be able to take greater control of their cash flow. Myles Stephenson CEO at Modulr explains....


Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR

Monday, February 18, 2019
More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported across Europe in the eight months since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a study has revealed....


UK’s ‘Good Work Plan’: Tackling the complexities of holiday pay

Friday, February 15, 2019
The UK government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ proposal, published in December 2018, lays out a number of key changes due to take place in the field of both employment law and payroll....


[UAE] A brief guide to labour regulations in the United Arab Emirates

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
With its economic dynamism, expatriate-friendly environment and great quality of life, it is no surprise that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plays a central role in the strategies of many employers keen to hire international talent in the Middle East....


[UK] Ask the Expert: How will the UK’s itemised payslip legislation work?

Friday, February 8, 2019
Q. We are aware of the new itemised payslip legislation that is coming in from April 2019 but are less sure of the guidance that has been issued....


Using Digital Forensics To Tackle Payroll Fraud

Monday, February 4, 2019
Despite employers’ best efforts, not every staff member will act in an honourable way. Sometimes they commit crimes, such as fraud and theft, and will usually try to conceal them. As such crimes are not always detected immediately, the repercussions can be huge, and ultimately hit the bottom line....


[UK] Outcome of Uber’s UK employment status case still remains uncertain

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The UK Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT’s) ruling that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ and therefore entitled to certain employment rights, may still not be the end of the road for the long-running employment status case....


NGA HR UK & Ireland Transforms into Zellis

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
NGA HR UK & Ireland has rebranded itself as Zellis after being spun off from former parent company NGA Human Resources in February 2018 and sold to global investment firm, Bain Capital....


[Vietnam] Vietnam’s economy: Last year’s achievements and this year’s aims

Friday, January 18, 2019
Last year, Vietnam’s economy grew at its fastest rate for a decade. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) ballooned by 7.08% in 2018, driven by a rise in exports, domestic demand, foreign investment, and the strength of its manufacturing sector....


How to handle payroll in Ecuador

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
As the eighth largest economy in Latin America, Ecuador offers many opportunities for businesses, but it is also a complex country to navigate. So when starting a business and hiring employees there, it is very important to understand the laws and intricacies surrounding payroll....


[India] India’s smaller cities among fastest-growing worldwide

Monday, January 14, 2019
India is home to some of the top 10 fastest-growing cities in the world, according to a research report from Oxford Economics....


Trends 2019: UK employment law – Brexit and beyond

Friday, January 11, 2019
UK employment law rarely stands still, and a number of legislative changes are expected in 2019....


Where to set up shop in a post-Brexit world?

Thursday, January 10, 2019
The overwhelming majority of international firms have yet to finalise their Brexit response plan, according to our latest report....


[Philippines] Exploring the 2019 economic outlook for the Philippines

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Despite a recent downside risk of inflation in the Philippines, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects the country will see economic growth of 6.6 percent during 2019. Even though key inflation drivers include a weaker peso, higher excise taxes and rising global oil prices, inflation is currently forecast to fall to 4 percent compared with 6.7 percent in 2018....


Trends 2019: Systems Integration And Data Security Take Centre Stage

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
These predictions of what lies ahead over the year to come are based on the main changes we have witnessed in the global payroll market recently. As with all predictions, they may either be right or wrong, but hopefully at the very least, you will find them food for thought:...


[UK] UK payment changes: Understanding new Confirmation of Payee rules

Monday, January 7, 2019
The UK is fortunate in having a centralised bank clearing system that offers quick and easy money transfers. While some of the world’s major developed nations still maintain a disconnected, lengthy exchange process or a pay cheque culture, in the UK cheque payments for wages and salaries are all but dead....


[China] Are China's labour costs growing too high after 2019 minimum wage hikes?

Friday, January 4, 2019
Minimum wages in China continue to grow apace. During the first 11 months of 2018, 15 provinces, directly-controlled municipalities, and autonomous regions all chose to increase them: Beijing, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Henan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Sichuan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Yunnan. Another region – Chongqing – has already announced a proposed wage rise for 2019....


[Brazil] Assessing Brazil’s labour law reform one year on

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
It is just over a year since Brazil undertook some of its most sweeping labour law reform in generations. But while expectations of what the changes would mean were high at the time, the end-results appear to have fallen somewhat short....


[UK] UK Agency Worker Regulations: Saying goodbye to the Swedish Derogation

Thursday, December 20, 2018
When the Agency Workers Regulations 2018 (AWR) came into force in the UK on 1 October 2011 to implement a European Directive, it was unclear what effect they would have. This meant it was necessary for those affected – agency workers, temporary work agencies and organisations hiring temporary workers – to wait and see how local Employment Tribunals would interpret them...


Tax changes in Croatia, Hungary and Poland in 2019

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Here is a useful summary of the key tax changes that are coming into effect in Croatia, Hungary and Poland in the New Year:...


Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Emailed corporate Christmas cards could be under threat because the European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that companies need permission to send them....


Swedish government deadlock impacts 2019 regulatory agenda

Monday, December 17, 2018
Just before Christmas each year, Sweden waits with bated breath to hear about forthcoming legislative changes. But this year, it is different....


[China] Comparing the labour costs of China’s top tier cities

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
China’s top tier cities are among the world’s most popular investment destinations....


The promise of ‘zero touch’ payroll

Monday, December 10, 2018
If you talk about so-called ‘zero touch’, or highly automated, payroll, most people imagine a robotic or artificial intelligence system doing everything from A to Z, with no human interaction. But this is not necessarily the case. Twenty years ago, people handled their payroll using bits of paper and a calculator. Today, most of the calculations are undertaken using payroll applications....


[UK] Part- and full-time workers must be treated equally, says UK court

Friday, December 7, 2018
A recent UK Court of Appeals decision on how part-time workers should be treated could open the floodgates for possible claims against national airline, British Airways (BA)....


[India] Dealing with the intricacies of India’s advance income tax system

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Anyone in India with an estimated tax liability of more than Rs10,000 (US$145) in a given financial year after paying Tax Deducted at Source, is required to settle their income tax bill in advance. This situation applies to all taxpayers, whether they are salaried, freelance or operate as a business....


Microsoft could face multi-million dollar EU fine over covert data collection

Friday, November 30, 2018
Microsoft could face a multi-million dollar fine after secretly collecting data on how people in the European Union (EU) are using its Office products and storing the information on a server based in the US....


[US] Oregon senator works on US equivalent to GDPR

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Oregon Democrat senator Ron Wyden is working on a Bill that would bring US consumer privacy rights up to the same level as those laid out in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)....


Fewer than half of global businesses are GDPR-compliant

Monday, November 5, 2018
Fewer than half of businesses around the world are fully compliant with the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to new research....


A payroll professionals' guide to crypto-accounting

Monday, October 29, 2018
As 2017 rolled into 2018, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts looked at their investments with an understandable sense of accomplishment. By December last year, the market had hit an all time high and they were sitting on windfalls that were barely conceivable only a few months before. Against this backdrop, it is hardly surprising that Google searches for the term ‘cryptocurrency accounting’ hit an all time high in January of this year. With tax day approaching that April in both the US and UK, people wanted to understand what their tax obligations would be based on their gains....


The CIPD’s HR Software and Recruitment Show (HRSS) will become part of the larger Festival of Work starting 2019

Thursday, October 25, 2018
The future of work is human 12-13 June 2019, Olympia London Connect with more than 7,000 people professionals at the CIPD Festival of Work. A must-attend event for senior professionals who want to understand the future of work and champion their organisation...


CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition 2018, 7-8 November 2018, Manchester Central

Thursday, October 18, 2018
The 71st edition of the CIPD Annual Conference opens on 7th November 2018 at Manchester Central and runs for two days...


Could blockchain restore confidence in employer pensions?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The average US worker has no retirement savings, with the median retirement account balance being a worrying US$0.00, according to a recent study. The report entitled ‘Retirement in America: Out of Reach for Most Americans?’ written by the National Institute on Retirement Security, also revealed that a huge 57% of US workers - the equivalent of 100 million people - had not even set up a retirement account, whether that meant an employer-sponsored 401(k)-type plan, an individual account (IRA) or a pension. Of those that had, a typical individual had accumulated the modest sum of only US $40,000, which is far below what most are likely to require to maintain their current living standards during retirement....


Keeping payroll data safe

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Security threats of one kind or another continue to pose risks to companies around the world, whether in financial or reputational terms and everything else in between. High-profile data breaches, for one, seem to be in the news almost daily, often with disastrous consequences. Facebook, for example, now faces a potential US $1.6 billion fine following an incident that led to the data of about 30 million users around the world being stolen....


UNLEASH 8th Annual World Conference & Expo Amsterdam 23-24 October

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The 8th Annual UNLEASH World Conference & Expo returns to the RAI Amsterdam this 23-24 October. Bringing together the most powerful community on the Future of Work and HR Tech, 2 two days of inspiring stories and deal-making, and what's next in the World of Work....


Kronos jumps on the HCM software integration bandwagon

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Integration is the latest big push as the sector tries to improve the user experience and make technology less siloed....


Employees must be allowed to switch off for health and wellbeing purposes

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
A study has revealed that “flexible work boundaries” all too often turn into “work without boundaries”. Employers that do not permit their workers to disconnect from the office when they are off duty run the risk of seriously comprising their health and wellbeing, a study has warned....


Human interaction still valued during recruitment process

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
But technology can help to improve the candidate experience. Technology may be able to improve the candidate experience but is no substitute for human interaction during the recruitment process, according to research. A survey from ManpowerGroup Solutions revealed that 10% of UK candidates could be described as early HR tech adopters – that is they have used at least three or more technologies in their job searches during the last six months....


Birmingham Royal Ballet refines HR process with cutting-edge technology

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) – one of the world’s most prestigious classical ballet companies – has invested in new HR software from Cascade....


What could blockchain mean for global payroll?

Thursday, August 9, 2018
One technology that is receiving a lot of attention these days is blockchain – and no wonder as it is set to bring about major change across a number of industries. Although best known for its use with cryptocurrencies, the software has the potential to revolutionise areas ranging from voter fraud prevention to tax collection. It could also have a major impact on the payroll industry....


Four benefits that RPA promises payroll

Monday, July 16, 2018
The impact of automation on the payroll function has been talked about a lot lately. Indeed, the increasing adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) technology has given rise to some of the most dramatic industry changes in the sector since the advent of cloud computing....


Predictive analytics: How to overcome the challenges

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Imagine how useful it would be if you could accurately anticipate the risks and opportunities that lie around the corner. You could predict which employees were most likely to leave your team in the next six months, for example, or understand how planned business changes might affect employee engagement. Succeeding in business boils down to making the right decisions at the right time. The more data you have to work with, the easier this process becomes, and technology such as predictive analytics can be of great value here....


Giving people the right to disconnect

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Technology has undoubtedly shaped the way that the workplace of today operates on a global basis, giving employees the flexibility to get down to business wherever they are in the world and at whatever time. This freedom helps people to improve their work-life balance, particularly if combined with flexible working. It also helps to reduce their commuting time and fuel costs, enabling them to work at times when they are at their most productive....


‘Empowering HR professionals’ is theme for Cascade at HRSS 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018
‘Empowering HR professionals’ is theme for Cascade at HRSS 2018 Final preparations are now underway for the CIPD’s HR Software Show 2018, and Leeds-based Cascade HR is set to have its largest presence yet. The long-standing exhibitor is a familiar fixture at this renowned technology expo, carrying out more tailored demos than any other vendor and hosting advice-led seminars to aid delegates’ learning....


AI for SMEs: The world according to Cascade HR

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Oliver Shaw, the HR and payroll software supplier’s chief executive, shares his views on how the technology will be used. While artificial intelligence (AI) technology is widely believed to be a game-changer, not least in functions such as HR and payroll, it is usually talked about in a large company context....


How systems integration could help transform payroll

Friday, April 6, 2018
Payroll departments have in the main been slow to embrace digital transformation. But as the move to update systems and embrace new forms of automation gathers pace, interest is rising in the benefits of integrating payroll applications with those of other departments such as HR and finance....


Helping US employers with H-1B visa compliance

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
US immigration policy and reform have been high on the agenda for Donald Trump since he became President. Every visa category is currently under review, whether publicly or privately, but the U.S. work visa undoubtedly making the headlines is the H-1B visa....


What will the payroll professional of the future look like?

Monday, March 12, 2018
Thirty years ago, Harvard Business School’s Professor Shoshana Zuboff said: “Everything that can be automated will be automated” - and that prediction now appears to be coming true. Indeed, there is now widespread fear that a goodly portion of human jobs will be eradicated by technologies such as robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI). As management consultancy McKinsey put it: “Forty five percent of the activities individuals are paid to perform can be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technologies.”...


CIPD HR Software Show 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Join thousands of HR and L&D professionals at the HR Software and Recruitment Show 2018 where thousands of HR and L&D professionals discover the latest products and services alongside industry experts – all under one roof....


Could cryptocurrencies simplify global payroll?

Monday, February 12, 2018
Cryptocurrencies have not been out of the financial news headlines over recent months, with interest if this new digital technology reaching an all-time high. The roller coaster dips and rises in the value of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies have kept the market enthralled....


Why it is time to put some heart into social media

Monday, January 15, 2018
We are entering an era where the tools we have, which are designed to help us communicate better are ensuring just the opposite is happening....


German law changes and the administrative outlook for 2016-03-07

Thursday, January 11, 2018
German law saw various changes in 2015 and this will continue over the next 12 months. Some of these changes will result in fewer legal, accounting and administrative obligations while others will increase the responsibility for businesses....


UK Government plans to lower minimum pension auto-enrolment age to cost employers £1.4 billion

Thursday, January 4, 2018
UK Government plans to lower minimum pension auto-enrolment age to cost employers £1.4 billion. But there are fears that hikes in minimum pension contributions could lead to more people opting out in light of falling real wages. The UK government’s plans to lower the minimum auto-enrolment age from 22 to 18 years by the mid-2020s is expected to cost employers an estimated £1.4 billion (US$1.87 billion) per year....


Japanese web giant offers bitcoin salary payments option

Thursday, January 4, 2018
The country is becoming an increasing hub for cryptocurrency activity and bitcoin payments are already readily accepted, both on- and offline. A Japanese web hosting company will enable its employees to receive a portion of their salary in bitcoin from February 2018 as part of its strategy to promote wider adoption of the cryptocurrency....


Walmart unveils on-demand pay app to offer wage advances to workers

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Walmart unveils on-demand pay app to offer wage advances to workers. The system, which is being billed as a “financial wellness” tool, has drawn criticism from labour advocacy groups. Walmart has introduced an on-demand pay app that enables its 2.3 million workers to request an advance on a portion of the fortnightly wages they have already earned....


US Federal Government shared services-based payroll centres change pay schedules

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
US Federal Government shared services-based payroll centres change pay schedules. The move is likely to affect employees’ Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions, annual leave calculations and other benefits. A number of US federal government shared services-based payroll centres are making small but significant changes to their 2018 pay schedules....


Wider workforce must be considered when setting executive pay under new corporate governance proposals

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Wider workforce must be considered when setting executive pay under new corporate governance proposals. The plans revealed by the corporate governance regulator will be open to consultation until 28 February 2018. UK public companies will be required to consider workforce pay when setting executive salaries under plans revealed by the corporate governance regulator....


Taiwan steps up employer inspections for labour standards act compliance

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
On 16 June this year, the government introduced various amendments to the law with the aim of promoting a better work/life balance for employees, but compliance has been haphazard. Taiwan’s Ministry of Labour is ramping up the volume of its onsite inspections due to the high number of companies failing to comply with recent changes to the Labour Standards Act....


UK postal workers win landmark legal victory over changes to their pay schedule

Monday, December 11, 2017
The Post Office subjected its employees to the unlawful deduction of wages, a tribunal found. Postal workers in the UK have won a landmark legal victory after an employment tribunal ruled that changes to their pay schedule could not be imposed without their explicit consent....


Vietnam's new social insurance regulations to impact payroll

Monday, December 11, 2017
Changes to the General Minimum Wage, extra payments to the Social, Health, Unemployment Insurance and a requirement for foreign workers to pay social insurance for the first time will all affect employees’ net take-home pay. Vietnam is introducing a range of new social insurance regulations in 2018, which will have an impact on both payroll and employees’ net take-home pay....


The Carlyle Group acquires payroll provider Benefitmall for undisclosed sum

Thursday, November 30, 2017
The aim is to invest in the Dallas-based company to help it expand into the growing integrated payroll and benefits market. BenefitMall, one of the largest US payroll and benefits providers, reportedly plans to go on an acquisition spree after being bought itself by investment giant, The Carlyle Group. ...


Security threats most common reason to change staff travel plans

Thursday, November 30, 2017
According to the ‘Global Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018’ report, three out of five business leaders believe that international travel has become riskier over the last year. Fears over security threats and natural disasters have resulted in high numbers of employers changing employee travel plans, with US executives proving more anxious about the situation than their European counterparts....


Deliveroo tribunal victory provides UK GIG economy firms with way 'game the system'

Thursday, November 30, 2017
A UK tribunal ruling that Deliveroo couriers are ‘self-employed’ rather than ‘workers’ could offer gig economy firms a means of maintaining current business models . A surprise UK tribunal ruling that couriers for a popular food delivery business are ‘self-employed’ rather than ‘workers’ has offered gig economy firms a potential workaround to protect their business models....


[Canada] Canadian Federal payroll system will take years to fix, warns auditor general

Thursday, November 30, 2017
But he also says it does not make sense to scrap the system, which took seven years to develop and implement at a cost of C$310 million. It will take years to fix the Canadian federal government’s troubled payroll system and cost much more than the C$540 million (US $424 million) set aside to do so, the country’s auditor general has warned....


US company secretary wins IRS payroll case - and has them pay legal costs

Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Tax Court ruled that the employee should not be held personally liable for her company’s unpaid payroll taxes. A US employee has proven in court that she should not be held personally liable for her company’s unpaid payroll taxes – and got the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to cover her legal costs at the same time....


AI and HR & payroll software; from the inside

Thursday, November 23, 2017
All of us will have read articles and maybe listened to webinars about how Artificial Intelligence and wider use of chatbots in HR & payroll software is going to be a game-changer. Most of this information is coming from providers whose markets typically include large corporations and institutions, as well as international employers who are household names....


[Ireland] Is the ‘Celtic Tiger’ roaring again?

Friday, November 17, 2017
It is perhaps an understatement to say that Ireland was hard hit by the 2008 recession. Prior to the global economic crisis, the country’s economy had been undergoing impressive growth, earning it the nickname ‘Celtic Tiger’....


[Nigeria] Africa’s largest economy

Friday, November 17, 2017
Nigeria is a significant player on the African continent. It currently boasts the largest economy, while its Stock Exchange is number two in terms of intra-African trading volumes....


A workplace technology revolution

Friday, November 17, 2017
It’s an overstated fact that technology continues to change and evolve at an exponential rate. The working world is far more connected a place than it was even five years ago and automation is becoming a reality for increasing numbers of employees....


[UK] UK social care providers given 15 months to cough up pay arrears for sleep-in workers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
But critics warn the estimated £400 million bill could lead to some organisations becoming insolvent. UK social care providers have been given 15 months to pay sleep-in care workers up to six years’ worth of wage arrears estimated to total £400 million (US$525 million)....


[Australia] Taxes of middle income Australians to hit 20-year high

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The problem is that their income in real terms is likely to be either be flat or falling over the next five years. The taxes of more than a million Australians will hit a 20-year high by 2021 as the rising salaries of middle-income earners push them into higher tax brackets – even though their income in real terms is flat or falling....


An estimated $6 million stolen from the Red Cross during the Ebola Crisis

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Staff are accused of undertaking fraudulent activities, including payroll theft. An estimated $6 million in aid was stolen from the Red Cross during the Ebola outbreak by staff undertaking fraudulent activities, including payroll theft, it claims....


UK workers would leave current job for 10 percent pay rise

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Widespread salary stagnation in the UK means that employees would be prepared to leave their current job for a pay increase of as little as 10 percent, according to research. A survey of 8,500 employers and employees across 13 countries conducted by the ADP Research Institute revealed that most Europeans would look for an average salary rise of more like 12 percent before they took up a new position....


Lawsuit accuses Facebook of company-wide 'scheme' to get out of paying overtime

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A former staff member claims that the social media giant deliberately misclassifies employees so as not to pay them what they are owed. A former client solutions manager has hit Facebook with a proposed federal class action lawsuit claiming that the social media giant deliberately misclassifies employees so as not to pay them overtime....


Lidl sacks manager for breaching unpaid overtime rules by working too hard

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The former manager is suing the discount supermarket chain for unfair dismissal. A former Lidl manager is suing the discount supermarket chain after it sacked him for working too hard, thereby breaching its rules banning unpaid overtime....


Tiny minority of Australian employers ready for single touch payroll

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Organisations with 20 or more employees must comply by 1 July 2018, but employers with less than 20 now need to follow suit a year later. Just a small minority of Australian employers are ready for the shift to Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) despite the fact that organisations with 20 employees or more only have until 1 July 2018 to comply, research has revealed....


Canadian Senate dumps troubled phoenix payroll system

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
It has issued a request for proposals for a service provider to take over payroll processing responsibilities. The Canadian Senate is dumping the problematic Phoenix payroll system following nearly two years of headaches in which it has failed to ensure that federal employees are paid accurately and on time....


Most UK workers struggle to see link between pay and performance

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
To make matters worse, the majority believe that the decisions made by line managers are unfair. A majority of UK workers struggle to see the link between pay and performance at work, with most believing that the decisions made by their managers are unfair....


Majority writing off apprenticeship levy as a business cost, warns research

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Not only do employers seem confused about how the levy works, but they are also not taking it up. A worrying two thirds of UK employers have either failed to use their apprenticeship levy funds directly or do not know they exist, according to research....


San Francisco politician explores possibility of a 'robot tax'

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The aim is to explore whether to broaden out the current payroll tax to cover robots performing jobs currently undertaken by humans. A San Francisco-based politician has set up a committee to explore the benefits of introducing a “robot tax” to help retrain workers that lose their jobs due to automation....


Italian woman wins landmark case for sick pay when looking after ill dog

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The academic was supported by one of the biggest animal rights groups in Europe, the Italian Anti-Vivisection League. An Italian woman has won a landmark legal battle to receive sick pay for the time she took off to look after her unwell dog....


Will payroll jobs be automated out?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Automation first became a topic for discussion in payroll circles when it really began to affect the industry at the start of the millennium. But as talk increasingly now turns to the potential repercussions of its next phase in the shape of artificial intelligence (AI), it begs the question of how roles are likely to evolve and - most importantly of all - will payroll professionals still have jobs at the end of it all?...


ADP acquires Californian digital payments specialist to target gig workers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The plan is to integrate its payment card with Global Cash Card’s digital payment processing platform to create the new ALINE Card. ADP has acquired a Californian digital payments specialist in a bid to boost the appeal of its payment cards to employers of growing armies of gig workers....


Swiss municipality to accept bitcoin for tax payments from January 2018

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The move has been driven by its aim to attract fast-growing fintech and crypto-currency start-ups to the region. The Swiss municipality of Chiasso will enable its citizens to pay their tax bills using a digital currency from the start of next year in a bid to burnish its tech credentials....


Majority of UK employers not set up to cope with paying gig workers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
But nearly three quarters of survey respondents recognise that changing staffing models requires introducing new approaches to payment. The majority of UK employers are struggling to meet the challenges of paying gig economy workers, according to new research....


CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition 8-9 November 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is the meeting place for the HR profession; join like-minded peers to hear the latest thinking, get practical advice from industry-leading suppliers, and explore new ideas and solutions to your HR challenges....


Each new payroll rule change costs us business up to $100,000

Thursday, October 12, 2017
And the cost of compliance is rising annually. Each new payroll or labour-related regulatory change at the federal, state and local level costs US companies between $40,000 and $100,000 to comply, according to research....


Two thirds of UK SME's not ready for GDPR

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The European Union’s new data protection legislation will apply not only to organisations in all EU member states, but also non-EU organisations that trade with EU ones. A massive two thirds of small-to-medium business owners in the UK have either never heard of, or have no plans in place to tackle, the European Union’s new data protection legislation....


Best expat destinations revealed

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Two different surveys show that the most popular destination for international assignees does not necessarily match with the best. The US has once again been named as the most popular destination in the world to place international assignees....


Landmark decision on UK employers' ability to alter pension arrangements overturned

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The High Court’s ruling on the high profile case of IBM v Dalgleish has been overturned in the computer giant’s favour by the Court of Appeal. A landmark decision on whether UK employers are in breach of a ‘duty of good faith’ by altering their pension arrangements has been overturned by the Court of Appeal....


Namibian education department to introduce biennial payroll checks

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The move follows the arrest of 18 teachers and two former Ministry of Education accountants in the Zambezi region of the country. Namibia’s education department has announced plans to carry out nationwide payroll verification activities every two years in a bid to cut possible incidents of fraud....


South Australian public servants faked credentials to work in payroll department

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Opposition has demanded a full review into the scandal to ensure it never happens again. South Australia’s Opposition has demanded a full review after highly paid executives in the government department responsible for payroll were found to have used fake credentials to get their jobs....


SME HR software product doubles customer base in 12 months

Thursday, October 5, 2017
CascadeGo – the HR software solution for organisations with 1-150 employees – has doubled its client base over the past 12 months. These impressive figures come only 18 months since the product was introduced to the Cascade suite....


CascadeGo will take the pain out of HR for visitors to The Business Show

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Helping organisations maximise their employees’ potential is CascadeGo’s focus for The Business Show 2017, as they prepare for the Olympia London event on 16-17 November. The renowned HR software brand – part of IRIS Human Capital Management – will head to the expo for the first time this Autumn. And their message for the 25,000 attendees will be how to use technology to engage employees, boost performance and future-proof commercial entities....


Cintra and Equiniti saddle up and cycle coast to coast for COCO

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Colleagues from award winning HR and payroll company, Cintra HR & Payroll Services have got on their bikes to raise vital funds for international children’s charity COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas). Twenty-eight employees from the award-winning HR and payroll company took part in the Coast to Coast challenge, a 137-mile cycle race from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, raising in excess of £5,000 for the Newcastle-based charity in the process....


Former boss of US payroll processing firm given six years for fraud

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The multi-million dollar scam funded an affluent lifestyle. The former owner of a US payroll-processing company who ran a multi-million dollar fraud scheme through the firm has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison....


Google sued over alleged ‘systematic’ gender pay discrimination

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The complaint was filed in a San Francisco court and is seeking class action status in order to cover all females employed by Google in California over the last four years. Three women who used to work for Google have filed a lawsuit against the tech giant, claiming it systematically pays women less than men for doing similar work....


UK’S pensions regulator takes first legal action for failure to enrol staff in workplace pension scheme

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
A bus company in Greater Manchester and its managing director are due to appear in Brighton Magistrates’ Court for infringing auto-enrolment legislation....


Blood…but no sweat or tears! Cintra Staff give priceless gift in support of National Payroll Week

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Blood…but no sweat or tears! Cintra Staff give priceless gift in support of National Payroll Week This week marks the annual celebration of all things payroll: National Payroll Week. In honour of this, Gateshead based Cintra HR & Payroll Services has organised a day of donating for its ever willing and generous staff:...


HMRC’S new dynamic PAYE coding system demonstrates teething troubles

Monday, September 11, 2017
The system is supposed to automatically adjust PAYE codes that determine how much tax individuals need to pay as soon as there is a change in their income. A new dynamic coding system to calculate pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) codes in the UK is already showing signs of trouble, according to experts....


Controversial French income tax measures delayed for a year

Monday, September 11, 2017
Under the new policy, employers will be asked to withhold income tax for each employee and reflect the figure in their monthly payslip. A controversial new policy to withhold the personal income tax of French employees at source and reflect the deduction in their monthly payslip has now been delayed until January 2019....


ADP rejects billionaire investor’s attempts at board-level change

Monday, September 11, 2017
Bill Ackman is keen to shake up the payroll giant, claiming it is a “lethargic and inefficient sleeping giant”. ADP has rejected attempts by billionaire investor Bill Ackman to add his own candidates to the US payroll giant’s board, attesting that the nominees – which include Ackman himself – would not improve things....


South African Payroll Association calls for employers to introduce mobile, self-service software

Monday, September 4, 2017
Among the top five favourite self-service payroll activities are viewing and updating personal information and looking at digital payslips. The South African Payroll Association has called on employers to “put payroll in your employees’ pockets or purses” by introducing mobile, self-service software into their organisations....


Overpaid staff still owe A$38m following Queensland Health payroll system debacle

Monday, September 4, 2017
The payroll system fiasco, which resulted in thousands of health workers being underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all, is estimated to have cost local taxpayers A$1.2 billion. Almost 32,000 health employees in Queensland, Australia, are still in the process of paying back A$38 million (US$30.3 million) in salary overpayments in the wake of a payroll system debacle that is estimated to have cost taxpayers A$1.2 billion (US$95.6 million)....


FTSE 100 CEO paid 129 times more than average UK worker

Monday, September 4, 2017
CIPD calls for high pay to be addressed as part of a much broader UK corporate governance review. Political pressure and hostile public opinion have seen the pay packets of the average FTSE 100 CEO drop by 17% over the last year – although they are still paid 129 times more than the average UK worker....


New Version of Electronic Payroll Receipts in Mexico

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Mexican tax bill for 2017 was published on December 2016 on the Mexican Official Gazette. One of the most relevant changes on this tax bill is related to the issuing of digital tax documents for payroll with new information. The bill enabled Mexican employers to start issuing this new electronic receipt for payroll until April 1, 2017....


Large fines will not become the norm under GDPR, says watchdog

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The maximum fine of E20 million (US$23 million) or 4% of annual global revenues is significantly higher than the existing £500,000 imposed for breaches of the current Data Protection Act. Large fines for breaches of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will only be reserved for only the most serious incidents, the UK’s Information Commissioner has said....


Apple bag search lawsuit moves to Californian Supreme Court

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The case centres on whether employees are entitled to be paid while waiting for shop managers and security staff to check their personal belongings when they leave. The case against Apple as to whether employees are entitled to be paid while waiting for shop managers and security staff to check their personal belongings when they leave has now moved to the Californian Supreme Court....


US HR Director charged with stealing nearly $1m by issuing fraudulent payroll cheques

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
She has been charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and identity theft. An HR director in Pennsylvania has been accused of stealing nearly US$1 million by issuing fraudulent payroll cheques to four former contractors....


Fines of £1.9m levied against UK employers underpaying workers

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
About 230 organisations are involved, with the worse offenders being in retail, hairdressing and hospitality. The most common excuses made by UK employers for failing to pay staff their dues include deducting pay to cover uniforms, paying apprentices the wrong wage and not accounting for overtime....


What is GDPR? An article by SD Worx

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
SD Worx Chief Legal Officer, Jacqueline Raison, has written some useful information on GDPR and what it might mean for your organisation. This is the first of a series of articles on the steps we are taking at SD Worx to ensure GDPR compliance....


First Steps Towards GDPR Compliance - An article by SD Worx

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
First Steps Towards GDPR Compliance - An article by SD Worx...


US payroll company owes $27m in unpaid payroll taxes, according to IRS

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
An IRS tax liens shows that the situation goes back as far as 2012. A US payroll company providing services to more than 400 Florida businesses reportedly owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) nearly US$27 million in unpaid employment and payroll taxes....


European gender pay gap stands at 16.3%, according to latest EU data

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Although pay differentials varies massively between countries, Germany and Estonia are among the worst offenders. The average gender pay gap across Europe is currently around 16.3%, although there are huge disparities between individual countries, research has shown....


Housing Plus Group provides comprehensive HR services to staff with Carval Self Service solution

Thursday, August 17, 2017
One of the largest homes and care providers across Staffordshire and Shropshire provides easy access to pay info, holiday bookings and training to over 600 staff in move from transactional to transformational HR....


What to Know About Consolidating Global Payroll Providers

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Managing Global Payroll If you are managing payroll in one country or multiple countries, you know global payroll is challenging – maintaining compliance, quarterly or annual regulation changes in each country, reporting, and visibility into the cost of payroll in each country. Most companies with U.S. payroll don’t understand the complexities of managing multi-national payroll until they start new operations overseas. The payroll and tax nuances of each country can be difficult to manage and compliance risk increases with each new country and new employee....


Changes to Civil Service redundancy pay deemed unlawful

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The ruling could open the way to legal challenges from civil servants who have been made redundant since the changes were introduced eight months ago. The High Court has deemed controversial cuts to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme unlawful because the UK government failed to consult adequately with trade unions about it....


IRS too lax on US employers flouting payroll tax laws

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
But the country’s tax gap is now believed to stand at more than $450 billion per year as a result. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is routinely failing to crack down on US employers suspected of hiding wages and failing to report billions of dollars in federal payroll taxes, according to a government watchdog....


South Africa’s double taxation plans for expats branded ‘totally unjust'

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The proposed move is expected to affect hundreds of thousands of South African’s working abroad. South Africa’s proposal to double tax citizens who work abroad has been branded as “achingly regressive” by the head of one of the world’s largest independent financial services firms....


Taylor review could result in UK employers paying NICs for GIG workers

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
But the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group warns the government to level other areas of the employment playing field or risk organisations using ‘flexible’ working options to protect their profits. A combination of recommendations in the Taylor Review could result in more UK-based gig economy workers being treated as employees for tax purposes, which would make their hiring companies eligible to pay national insurance....


Average price hike of global healthcare benefits is three times price inflation

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Internationally, the highest level of expenditure on medical costs related to treating cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases. An ageing global workforce means that the cost for employers of providing staff with medical and healthcare plans continues to outstrip inflation in most major economies, according to research....


Sri Lanka’s proposed Inland Revenue Act aims to widen income tax net

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The new legislation was demanded by the International Monetary Fund as a condition for disbursing its third tranche of aid. Sri Lanka’s new income tax Bill, which is the island nation’s first major tax reform since independence from the UK in 1948, is expected to come before Parliament in late August....


OECD overhauls international double taxation system

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Some 70 countries have already signed up to the so-called ‘super treaty’. Around 70 countries have signed up to a multilateral so-called ‘super treaty’ that aims to reduce the volume and complexity of disputes relating to double taxation and tax evasion....


Record growth for Cascade’s payroll bureau division

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Cascade Payroll Managed Services has posted record revenue growth of 38% following 12 months with a new senior bureau manager at the helm. Claire Treadwell faced steep targets when she joined the team exactly one year ago. But the CIPP-qualified payroll expert has made light work of the division’s progression, having increased the customer base by 30% in the past six months alone....


Huge income tax hike to fund Australia's return to budget surplus

Thursday, July 20, 2017
The country’s Parliamentary Budget Office estimates that the income tax take will need to increase by a huge 14% by 2027/28 to compensate for business tax cuts. Australia’s Parliamentary Budget Office has revealed that for the government to achieve its promised budget surplus, the income tax take will need to increase by a huge 14% by 2027/28....


Thousands of Companies face tax avoidance scrutiny after HMRC legal win over Rangers

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Employers running Employee Benefit Trusts or similar schemes can expect to receive a Follower Notice demanding tax payment. Employers using offshore trusts to avoid paying tax could now find themselves under scrutiny after the Supreme Court found in Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs’ favour following a long dispute with Rangers football club....


UK workers on minimum wage underpaid by £10.9m last year

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Underpayment affected nearly 100,000 employees, according to government spokesperson. Nearly 100,000 UK workers on the national minimum wage were underpaid by a record £10.9 million last year, a junior minister has revealed....


UK’S apprenticeship levy promotes cost recovery rather than effective training, study reveals

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Just over a quarter of employers plan to cut back on non-apprenticeship training, while 23% expect to reduce their graduate intake. Although nearly three out of five UK employers intend to offer more apprenticeship programmes following this April’s introduction of the £2 billion levy, many are simply tweaking existing training provision to fit, according to research....


New light cast on implementation of US ‘Trust Fund Penalty’ rules

Thursday, July 20, 2017
In the Byrne v United States case, the owners of a US automotive supply company were let off the hook after proving they were unaware that payroll taxes were not being paid....


Rising inflation hits European real terms wages

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Although real terms wages are still on the up, increasing inflation levels means pay growth is lower than in 2016. Rising inflation rates across Europe mean that real wage increases will be lower this year than in 2016, according to a study....


President Trump’s tax reform plans could vastly increase inequality, warns study

Thursday, July 20, 2017
A new Commitment to Reducing Inequality index, which has just been published by charity Oxfam and consultancy Development Finance International, assesses the impact of national policies around taxation, social service spending and labour that help to redistribute wealth....


HMRC defers conformance to making tax digital scheme

Thursday, July 20, 2017
The move is widely welcomed by industry bodies as it gives time for more thorough testing and enables employers to familiarise themselves with systems well in advance. The UK government’s decision to defer its requirement for companies above the VAT threshold to keep electronic records under its ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative’ has been widely welcomed....


UK’S real wages to hit lowest point in 210 years by 2021, warns think-tank

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The latest fall in real wages reflects mounting pressure on household budgets as sharp drops in the value of sterling since last year’s Brexit referendum drive up the cost of imported goods, leading to higher prices in the shops....


IT contractor to crowdfund legal challenge to UK's new IR35 off-payroll rules

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The move follows a recent victory for locums who threatened the National Health Service with a judicial review over its ban on contractors after the introduction of the controversial new regulations....


Canadian Government to invest C$142m in solving phoenix payroll system problems

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
But the new investment means that the total cost of sorting out the system has now exceeded the original cost of implementing it. Canada’s federal government intends to funnel another C$142 million (US$107 million) over the next two years into fixing its beleaguered Phoenix payroll system....


Fraudsters jailed following ‘biggest payroll fraud UK has ever seen’

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The perpetrators, who ran Central Payroll Specialists, which was later rebranded as Quality Premier Services, have been jailed for nearly 30 years....


Excelity Global and Gaiaworks to integrate payroll and workforce management system for Asia-Pacific markets

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The cloud-based applications will be targeted specifically at customers in countries such as India and China. Excelity Global and GaiaWorks have signed a strategic partnership to integrate their respective payroll and workforce management applications in a bid to broaden their appeal in the Asia-Pacific region....


Seattle proposes 2 percent income tax on wealthiest residents

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The proposal, which is expected to be challenged in the courts, would generate annual profits of $125 million to support public services and make the tax burden more equitable. Seattle city council is proposing to introduce a 2 percent income tax on its wealthiest citizens in a bid to support public services and make its tax system more progressive....


Tasmania to introduce payroll tax relief to boost youth employment

Friday, June 16, 2017
The measure will come into force from 1 July and is expected to lead to the creation of 6,500 jobs....


UK workers see wages trimmed to fund pension deficits

Friday, June 16, 2017
A report by the Resolution Foundation found that younger employees are the worst hit. Many UK workers are suffering lower pay than they should because their employers are spending millions of pounds to keep defined pension schemes afloat....


Lawyers urge caution over equal pay orders following Glasgow Council ruling

Friday, June 16, 2017
Scotland’s Court of Session upheld a previous ruling that policies put in place by the Council to reduce the impact of a job evaluation scheme, intended to make a range of different roles comparable following a round of equal pay awards, discriminated against female workers....


Late or incorrect salary payment hits employee engagement, report reveals

Friday, June 16, 2017
But just under half of those questioned in 6 countries across Europe acknowledged that they had been paid late....


Employer action needed to close European gender pension gap

Friday, June 16, 2017
Although little talked about, a key issue is that that, while women generally live longer, they also tend to have lower levels of savings as they are paid less....


UK ambulance workers win overtime claim for 'shift overruns'

Friday, June 16, 2017
An employment tribunal also ruled there was no obligation for workers to perform purely voluntary overtime....


Company car allowances overtaking cars in popularity, says research

Friday, June 16, 2017
A survey by XpertHR’s also revealed that UK employers give both out to senior directors as a perk or to employees that need a vehicle to do their job....


Australia’s budget policies to disproportionately hit women on low incomes, warns report

Friday, June 16, 2017
The analysis, undertaken by the National Foundation of Australian Women, claimed that a mix of measures would be “particularly harsh for women”....


Carval shows most comprehensive solutions to date with myriad of new features at CIPD HR Software Show

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Carval Computing, will be showing its latest and most comprehensive array of fully integrated HR and Payroll software at the CIPD HR Software Show. HR Unity includes many additional features, enhancements and short-cuts to aid the everyday user, as well as specialist functionality for specific sectors, like Education, Construction and for Payroll Bureaus. For 2017, Unity Online, Carval’s Self-Service portal, has a new interface that streamlines interactions for HR/Payroll staff, managers and employees, saving time and helping to ensure that important personnel information is kept up to date...


Wages, workloads and friendship wars - Top causes of office conflict

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
UNFAIR workloads and inequality between colleagues are the leading causes of workplace conflict, according to new research....


UK Medical Insurance costs rise at fastest rate in Europe

Thursday, June 8, 2017
But according to the ‘2017 Willis Towers Watson Global Medical Trends Survey’, the country appears to have got off fairly lightly compared with elsewhere in the world....


Fall in UK workers' real pay likely to squeeze living standards

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Private sector employers blame the costs involved in rolling out the government’s auto-enrolment pension scheme and Apprenticeship Levy for below-inflation salary increases....


Customers of Equifax's talx payroll unit hit by tax refund fraud

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Unauthorised access to customers’ employee tax records apparently took place between 17 April 2017 and 29 March 2017....


Plutus payroll allegedly at centre of Australia's biggest ever tax fraud

Thursday, June 8, 2017
The depth of the alleged tax ring’s cover-up was so extensive that even Plutus’ employees were unaware of the complex AU$165 million scam taking place....


Your own worst enemy: Payroll data and the insider threat

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Global payroll managers have undoubtedly been familiar with concepts such as data protection, information and cyber security for years. But as the array of potential threats continues to mount, it is becoming increasingly apparent that responsibility for safeguarding payroll data lies beyond just the information security team....


Automated employee scheduling can improve time-to-pay processes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Employee scheduling is important for the time-to-pay process. Although still often a manual process for many companies, if optimised by automating and integrating it with a time system, it can help you to identify exceptions prior to submitting reports for payroll processing. This situation reduces the number of errors and off-cycle checks that occur....


Plutus Payroll pays tech contractors despite ongoing Australian Taxation Office dispute

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The ATO permitted the release of money from the payroll provider’s bank accounts after Labor senator Doug Cameron intervened....


Jam-packed HR Software Show planned for Cascade

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The CIPD’s HR Software Show 2017 is going to be – quite literally – Cascade’s biggest event to date....


Cezanne HR to launch new Career & Succession Planning module at HR Software Show 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Developed with mid-sized organisations in mind, Cezanne HR’s new Career and Succession Planning module combines ease of use with sophisticated functionality to help companies take a more proactive and organised approach to identifying and developing the people required to fill critical roles....


John Lewis takes 36m profits hit to cover minimum wage error

Monday, May 15, 2017
The country’s largest employee-owned company said the problem was a technical one based on its use of pay averaging....


A mere five UK employers publish gender pay gap reporting info to date

Monday, May 15, 2017
Although the new regulations came into force on 6 April and those affected have until April 2018 to conform, the government had been hoping for speedier compliance....


Success in Education sector leads to new specialist Education Payroll Bureau from Carval

Monday, May 15, 2017
Carval Computing, provider of fully integrated Payroll and HR solutions has opened its new Education Payroll Bureau and is processing payrolls for over 100 academies and maintained schools. The dedicated team at Carval has been providing Education specific services since 2012, and the Education market now makes up over a third of Carval’s expanding payroll bureau business....


Carval announces recognition from HMRC for construction industry Payroll, supporting growth into new markets

Monday, May 15, 2017
Carval announces recognition from HMRC for construction industry Payroll, supporting growth into new markets...


Immedis acquires international payroll services provider Expaticore for $10 million

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The company’s aim is to expand its presence in both the US and internationally....


Canadian government unveils plan to tackle Phoenix payroll system problems

Monday, May 8, 2017
Since the applications were launched in February 2016, tens of thousands of federal government workers have been underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all....


Taylor Review: UK employers ‘should pay premium rate for zero hours contracts’

Monday, May 8, 2017
The aim is to encourage “lazy” employers to take more responsibility for the risks facing their workers due to “one-sided flexibility”....


Queensland government denies second imminent payroll system debacle

Monday, May 8, 2017
A leaked report has revealed that a A$35 million investment in the new applications has so far delivered nothing and is months behind schedule....


LISAs and WISAs set to become central to UK workplace saving schemes

Monday, May 8, 2017
The majority of employers are evaluating whether to introduce such savings vehicles over the next five years. Although it may have taken a while for lifetime (LISAs) and workplace ISAs (WISAs) to take off, they now look likely to become an integral part of the UK’s workplace savings landscape, research has found....


International Payroll Day

Thursday, May 4, 2017
International Payroll Day – Putting Payroll on the Map. Get together with the Global Payroll Association on 4 May 2017 to celebrate the world’s first International Payroll Day....


Where Europe is at in terms of adopting the digital workplace

Sunday, April 30, 2017
If businesses are to succeed in the new digital economy, digitising their HR processes will prove vital. But going down this route will undoubtedly be testing....


Top Exec pay increases fall but major structural change not on agenda, says report

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A study produced by PwC indicated that a mix of shareholder activism and political pressure was dampening leadership renumeration levels at the FTSE 100. Although executive pay at FTSE 100 companies is falling for the first time in years, there appears to be little appetite for major structural change to renumeration policies, a study has revealed....


United airlines to link exec pay to customer satisfaction

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The airline is taking action after a passenger was violently dragged from one of its planes, generating a public relations catastrophe. United Airlines plans to tie executive pay more closely to customer satisfaction after a passenger was violently dragged from one of its planes, leading to a public relations disaster....


Selecting and Implementing HR & Payroll Software ‘A Practical Guide’

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Selecting and Implementing HR & Payroll Software ‘A Practical Guide’...


IR35 Tax changes lead to public sector walkout by its contractors

Monday, April 24, 2017
Thousands are apparently going off to the private sector which is unaffected by the move. Changes to UK tax and national insurance contributions designed to squeeze “off-payroll” working have resulted in a wave of public sector walkouts by IT contractors....


Brazil axes payroll tax cuts for businesses across 50 industry sectors

Monday, April 24, 2017
Despite the fragile state of the country’s economy, its Finance Minister plans to remove payroll tax cuts first introduced in 2011 to support businesses in 54 areas particularly hit by the global slowdown....


UN members pledge to close gender pay gap

Monday, April 24, 2017
The gender pay gap stands at 23 percent on a global basis. United Nations’ member states have pledged to implement equal pay policies and close the gender pay gap, which stands at 23 percent worldwide....


[US] US department of Labor accuses Google of 'extreme' gender pay discrimination

Monday, April 24, 2017
The allegations emerged during a federal court hearing seeking to compel the search engine giant to hand over salary data and other documents to check it is in compliance with equal opportunity legislation....


HMRC payroll tax probes yield £705 million

Monday, April 24, 2017
Payroll is expected to remain a key focus for the foreseeable future Payroll tax probes by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have netted £705 million in additional payments, according to Pinsent Masons....


[UK] UK employers must crack down on excessive Exec pay to rebuild public trust, warn MPS

Monday, April 24, 2017
Ministers on the business, energy and industrial strategy Select Committee also called on companies to publish pay ratios between senior leaders and their employees in order to boost transparency....


[US] More than half of the US workforce suffers payroll problems

Monday, April 24, 2017
A survey undertaken by Kronos’ Workforce Institute revealed that while salaried employees fared best, freelancers and contract workers got the short end of the stick....


UK ranks among lowest in Europe for Statutory Maternity Pay

Monday, April 24, 2017
Only mothers in Ireland and Slovakia receive less. British working mums receive one of the lowest levels of “decently paid” maternity leave in Europe, according to new research by the TUC....


Outsourced 'superfunds' proposed to shift DB Pension burden from employers

Monday, April 24, 2017
The suggested move is likely to prove controversial as millions of employees would be forced to accept cuts to their pensions. The UK government is proposing to create so-called “super-funds” that would absolve employers from the responsibility of having to pay out final salary pensions....


Schroders becomes first FTSE 100 firm to reveal Gender Pay Gap figures

Monday, April 24, 2017
The news came as research revealed that a significant minority of UK organisations do not consider pay discrepancies between men and women to be a problem. Schroders has become the first FTSE 100 company to publish its gender pay gap data as pressure mounts on the financial services sector to tackle discrepancies between how much men and women earn....


'Egregious' non-payment of US payroll tax leaps, according to IRS watchdogs

Monday, April 24, 2017
But even as the number of US employers failing to pay their dues rises, enforcement activity undertaken by the IRS is falling, according the new report....


Canadian employers expected to save $100 million following removal of employee payslips

Monday, April 24, 2017
Canadian employers expected to save $100 million following removal of employee payslips...


New collaborative product development strategy launched for HR and payroll software specialists

Thursday, April 20, 2017
New collaborative product development strategy launched for HR and payroll software specialists Cascade HR has launched a new-look product management tool to support the ongoing evolution of its fully-integrated HR and payroll software....


Carval announces recognition from HMRC for construction industry Payroll, supporting growth into new markets

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Carval announces recognition from HMRC for construction industry Payroll, supporting growth into new markets...


Bill Gates calls for workplace robots to pay income tax

Friday, March 24, 2017
The Microsoft co-founder is arguing for taxes to slow down the adoption of technology that could automate away a raft of current jobs. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has called for income tax to be levied on workplace robots and the money to be used for retraining the people they have replaced....


Bermuda shakes up payroll tax rates to spread burden more equitably

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Although welcomed as a “good start”, there have been warnings of unforeseen negative consequences....


Large UK employers should publish race and salary band data, says review

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The McGregor Smith review indicated that, if people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds participated and progressed in the workplace to the same extent as their white peers, it would add a huge £24 billion to the UK economy....


Hungary could slash employer payroll tax to 15 percent by 2022

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Payroll taxes have already been cut from 27% in 2016 to 22% now, meaning that they could be effectively halved in five years time compared with 12 months ago. Hungary could slash employer payroll taxes to 15% by 2022, according to economy minister Mihaly Varga....


Brexit means British Gas holiday pay ruling may never become UK law, warn lawyers

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The decision by the Supreme Court to refuse the utility supplier’s appeal effectively ends the judicial process, meaning that employers could be forced to change their reward structures – unless a ‘hard’ Brexit takes place as it could jeopardise the ruling, which is based on EU law....


Montgomery manages their global workforce with Cezanne HR

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
In the international world of exhibitions and events you don’t get much more ‘established’ than Montgomery, the leading independent company in the sector....


How to attract new talent in a 'less attractive' industry

Monday, March 6, 2017
How to attract new talent in a 'less attractive' industry...


Businesses still not realising the value of their ‘greatest asset’

Monday, March 6, 2017
Employees have long been hailed an organisation’s greatest asset, but businesses are still failing to realise their value, believes Oliver Shaw, CEO of Cascade HR....


Retail: Who said the High Street was dead?

Monday, March 6, 2017
Retail: Who said the High Street was dead?...


Leicester City Council has awarded a major contract to Safe Computing Ltd for the provision of an HR and Payroll system

Monday, March 6, 2017
Safe are celebrating winning a major contract to supply Leicester City Council’s HR and Payroll systems for all of the council’s large workforce, including all employees at Leicester City’s Schools. Safe triumphed over recognised market leaders in the formal procurement exercise....


Honey, I've lost the talent

Monday, March 6, 2017
Honey, I've lost the talent...


Top 5 ways to make your HR 'Hygge'

Monday, March 6, 2017
Top 5 ways to make your HR 'Hygge'...


Tax changes for UK public sector agency workers could lead to private sector exodus, warns report

Thursday, March 2, 2017
An internal local government analysis has revealed that many frontline contractors could lose up to 30% of their take-home pay. Forthcoming changes to tax rules affecting self-employed workers in the UK public sector could slash their take-home pay and spark an exodus to the private sector, an internal local government analysis has warned....


Inaccuracy and inconsistent service levels biggest bane of global payroll professionals' lives

Friday, February 24, 2017
But the situation is not helped by the lack of a single global payroll system, a survey has revealed. The biggest challenges faced by global payroll professionals relate to payroll accuracy and inconsistent service levels, according to a new study....


Indian citizens to pay taxes and obtain ID numbers in minutes via smartphone app

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Indian citizens to pay taxes and obtain ID numbers in minutes via smartphone app...


Move to gig economy is costing UK £4 billion per year in lsot tax, warns report

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Matthew Taylor, head of the government’s inquiry into the way people work, confirms there is evidence that companies are deliberately using gig workers and abusing self-employment laws to avoid paying tax....


Employers reimburse staff by £1 million after failing to pay national minimum wage

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The worst offenders were companies in the retail, hairdressing and hospitality industries. The UK government has ordered 360 organisations to pay back nearly £1 million to more than 15,500 workers after failing to pay them the national minimum or national living wage....


European interest in overseas job opportunities leaps

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Germany knocks the UK off the list of favoured destinations Nearly three quarters of European employees would consider taking up career opportunities abroad, with Germany topping the list of favoured destinations, according to a report....


Security and confidentiality biggest barriers to Epayslip implementation

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A survey conducted on behalf of the Global Payroll Association revealed that around a third of UK organisations still use paper-based pay slips. The biggest workplace barriers to introducing electronic pay slips relate to concerns over security and confidentiality as well as cultural resistance to change, according to a new study....


Kurdish government introduces biometric payroll system to reduce fraud

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The administration now has reliable statistics about the number of people on its payroll for the first time. Members of the security services and Peshmerga military have been ordered to register under the Iraqi Kurdish government’s new biometric-based payroll system or risk not being paid their salaries....


Australian Payroll Manager held personally liable for underpaying staff

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The payroll manager and company director were both given heavy fines along with their employer. An Australian payroll manager has been held personally liable for underpaying workers following a Federal Circuit Court ruling on the matter....


Apprenticeship levy risks providing 'poor value for money', warns IFS

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Heavy employer subsidies are in danger of negating additional UK government expenditure to boost quality and quantity....


Ex-Bond Star Begins New 'Pay-Role'

Friday, February 10, 2017
Ex-Bond Star Begins New 'Pay-Role'...


US IRS warns of dangers of spoof email scam aimed at payroll

Thursday, February 2, 2017
The scam, which marks the start of tax season in the country, has resurfaced after first appearing last year. The US Internal Revenue Service has warned that a payroll-based spoof email scam is now making the rounds for the second time after first appearing last year....


ACAS publishes 'practical advice' for tackling gender pay gap reporting

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Organisations with at least 250 employees will be required to provide a snapshot of men’s and women’s salaries from 5 April this year....


UK Government launches £1.7m minimum wage ad campaign

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The campaign, which is due to be launched in February, will include bus and billboard adverts. The UK government is about to launch a £1.7 million advertising campaign encouraging workers to check they are being paid the national minimum wage following complaints that the enforcement system is not tough enough on employers....


Voluntary use of Australian Government’s ‘single touch payroll’ system due in July

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Voluntary use of Australian Government’s ‘single touch payroll’ system due in July...


New Scottish office caps best year yet for Cezanne HR

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Following its most successful year to date with a record number of new customers and an increased global presence, Cezanne HR, the leading provider of Cloud HR software for mid-sized and growing UK and international businesses, has now opened a new office in Glasgow....


Cost of staff medical care around the world continues to outpace inflation

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Research by Mercer Marsh Benefits advises employers to come up with a long-term healthcare strategy. The cost of providing medical care to staff continues to outpace inflation in most major economies across the world due to rising number of claims based on employee lifestyle choices, research has revealed....


St Andrews links pay, hours and HR for seamless management with Carval’s HR Unity

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
St Andrews links pay, hours and HR for seamless management with Carval’s HR Unity...


Ukraine more than doubles minimum wage in bid to cut off-the-books employment

Thursday, January 19, 2017
The move, which came into effect on 1 January, is expected to have an impact on the income of between 2.5 and three million employees. Ukraine has more than doubled its minimum wage and increased fines related to payroll infractions in a bid to cut tax evasion and boost employee welfare by reducing shadow wage payments and preventing off-the-books employment....


HMRC’S sweeping reorganisation could hit performance, warns union

Thursday, January 19, 2017
The tax authority plans to centralise 170 offices across the UK into 13 large regional centres in a bit to cut costs and improve services. Unions have raised fears that HMRC’s decision to relocate up to 38,000 staff over long distances as part of a sweeping reorganisation will harm its ability to do the job of collecting tax....


The FX Firm rebrands following business success and strong growth

Thursday, January 19, 2017
The FX Firm rebrands following business success and strong growth...


Charity urges employers to prioritise employee wellbeing as 1 in 5 people say their happiness decreases in the workplace

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Health, wellbeing and education charity, Central YMCA, has today highlighted the major role employers have to play in supporting the nation’s wellbeing. This is after research of 1,000 UK adults undertaken by the charity found that being at work is the most common situation in which people feel their happiness is decreased – with a fifth of people stating this....


SCS, the HR, Payroll & Data Services division of SCC, has acquired Pyramid

Thursday, January 19, 2017
SCS, the HR, Payroll & Data Services division of SCC, has acquired Pyramid...


Businesses can gain greater control and visibility of payroll data and operations with secure online portal, TMF Horizon

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
According to recent research from Bloomberg BNA, the future of effective multi-country payroll management will be shaped by technology and the use of secure online systems....


Bicycle courier classed as ‘worker’ in second ‘gig economy' case

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Judge described CitySprint’s contractual arrangements with the complainant as “contorted”, “indecipherable” and “window dressing”....


US payroll tax for wealthy to jump at highest rate for 34 years

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Social Security Administration predicts the government will make about $11.6 billion in new tax revenues from its adjustment. US payroll taxes for the wealthy will increase at the highest level for 34 years in 2017 due to an automatic adjustment affecting millions of workers....


Existing pension schemes hit by move to Auto-Enrolment, reveals DWP Report

Thursday, January 5, 2017
An OECD study also reveals that the gap between pensions paid to public and private sector workers is now the largest in the world. Around 15% of UK employers plan to cut the costs of pensions for existing employees in a bid to counterbalance the financial impact of auto-enrolment, a new report has revealed....


HMRC collects £400 million extra in income tax after avoidance crackdown

Thursday, January 5, 2017
The figure is up 80 percent on the 2014/15 financial year. Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs’ tough, new policy on tax avoidance schemes saw income tax receipts jump by £400 million in 2016, a Freedom of Information request has revealed....


Finland begins trialling ‘Universal Basic Income’ for unemployed

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Finland begins trialling ‘Universal Basic Income’ for unemployed...


Living wage leads to fewer hours and more work for staff, says report

Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Resolution Foundation believes the situation is inevitable as “pay rises don’t come for free”. Rather than make redundancies following the introduction of the national living wage, employers in low-paying sectors have asked staff to work fewer hours and do more under increasingly casual contracts, according to a new report....


Give employers tax breaks if they hire ex-offenders, says parliamentary report

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Give employers tax breaks if they hire ex-offenders, says parliamentary report...


Payroll services alliance expands into Asia-Pacific and Middle East

Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Alliance now services a total of 130,000 customers employing more than 32 million workers. The Payroll Services Alliance has expanded its presence into the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions after admitting Australian outsourcing provider Ascender to its ranks....


Pay gap between top bosses and workers branded 'shocking' by CIPD

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Pay gap between top bosses and workers branded 'shocking' by CIPD...


Sweden’s six-hour day experiment proves 'too expensive'

Thursday, January 5, 2017
While the benefits in terms of staff wellbeing were high, so were the costs of operating the policy. Despite the benefits in terms of staff wellbeing, a Swedish experiment centred on a six-hour workday will not be rolled out more widely or permanently due to the costs involved....


Executive Pay: Employers told to publish wage ratios

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The UK government has said that tackling corporate excess is a priority in the wake of the collapse of high street retail chain BHS. The UK government has outlined its long-anticipated plans to try and make employers justify high levels of executive pay....


MP's warn that HMRC Customer Service Staff cuts could hit quality – Again

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
A report has warned that the lack of any “convincing” fall-back plan to safeguard customer service as the tax authority undergoes “significant change” remains a “looming threat”....


Canada about to launch ‘Universal Basic Income’ Pilot

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Finland, the Netherlands and Kenya are also currently developing similar initiatives. The Canadian province of Ontario is on the verge of launching its proposed ‘universal basic income’ pilot scheme to test whether it is more effective in lifting people out of poverty than traditional approaches....


Portland, Oregon introduces CEO pay levy to cut income inequality

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The tax will come into force at the same time as a new ruling by the Securities and Exchange Commission mandates executive pay gap reporting for public companies nationwide. Portland in Oregon has become the first US city to levy a surcharge on public companies whose chief executives earn more than 100 times the median pay of their rank-and-file workers....


Wales bill could enable Welsh Income Tax Rate

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
It was announced on 19th December that Welsh Ministers might be able to take part ownership of income tax from 2019 and so be able to vary the rates. Ministers had previously been reluctant to accept these powers, as they feared finding for Wales might be cut. The agreed funding bill means that Wales will be neither better nor worse off following the transfer of powers in 2019....


HR Tech Consortium works on new data interchange format for exchanging payroll data

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The HR Open Standards Consortium has created a working group to develop a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Payroll specification. The HR Open Standards Consortium has started working on a new data interchange format to standardise how payroll information is collected and exchanged....


Gender pay gap reporting regulations criticised for lack of clarity

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The new rules will come into force on 6 April 2017 for private sector companies in England, Scotland and Wales employing 250 or more workers. The UK government has published its final gender pay gap reporting regulations amid criticism that it has failed to fully clarify what employers must do to comply....


Nigerian employers to pay more into employee compensation fund in 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Fund's operators are now playing by the letter of the law following a five-year transition period. Nigeria’s Employee Compensation Fund is expected to receive a financial boost next year as a result of changes in how payroll is defined in the country....


Existing Pension Schemes hit by move to Auto-Enrolment, reveals DWP report

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Existing Pension Schemes hit by move to Auto-Enrolment, reveals DWP report...


Workers' bonuses falling short of motivating

Monday, December 19, 2016
BONUSES being handed out to workers are falling significantly short of the amount workers say they would need to be, in order to encourage them to work harder....


Research reveals ‘unwind’ issues among British workers

Friday, December 16, 2016
Research reveals ‘unwind’ issues among British workers...


Double promotion as Frontline ends 2016 in style

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Double promotion as Frontline ends 2016 in style...


AXA launches its first global policy which covers inclusive parental leave and support

Thursday, December 8, 2016
AXA launches its first global policy which covers inclusive parental leave and support...


There is no guarantee the HMRC won't go into another downward spiral says the public accounts committee in their annual report on HMRC

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The summary of the report http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmpubacc/712/71203.htm from the Committee said “Our examination of HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC’s) performance has identified a number of matters of concern, some of which we have raised before. HMRC is relying on new digital services to transform its business and reduce demand on its call centres.”...


The Great Cloud Migration

Monday, November 28, 2016
The Great Cloud Migration The benefits of Cloud can hardly be overstated. However, a large number of organisations still rely on on -premise HR / Talent solutions. If you're part of this latter majority, it's time to accelerate to your migration plans... Or face extinction. The “Cloud” has been a hot topic in recent years, and it shows no sign of stopping, but how are businesses embracing and adopting the technology? What is holding them back? And what is to come in the future?...


Could Blockchains and FinTech help HR?

Monday, November 28, 2016
Could Blockchains and FinTech help HR? Blockchains are a financial technology. Right? Well almost. It certainly started there but the ideas that it brings are now being looked at by wider audiences. How can HR technology utilise this exciting development? The Blockchain concept was conceived by an anonymous person(s) in 2008, under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The white paper discussed the notion of a peer to peer version of electronic cash to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution/third party. This electronic payment system would be based on cryptographic proof instead of trust. Typically, the secure identity of each party provided by the financial institutions in this regime would be negated....


How Brexit will change the game for the UK's HR organisations?

Monday, November 28, 2016
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The Autumn Statement November 2016 – General Overview

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Today the Chancellor gave his first, and indeed what we now know will be his last, Autumn Statement. As expected there were some significant announcements for Payroll – employers and employees alike....


New Chief Services Officer appointed at MHR

Thursday, November 10, 2016
New Chief Services Officer appointed at MHR MHR, a leading provider of HR, payroll, talent management and analytic software, has announced the appointment of Kelly Smith as Chief Services Officer....


Product excellence is focus for newly appointed MHR Product and Delivery Director

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Product excellence is focus for newly appointed MHR Product and Delivery Director MHR, a leading provider of software and services for talent management, HR, payroll and analytics, is delighted to announce a senior level appointment to further bolster its commitment to outstanding product innovation....


Managing multiple suppliers tops poll of most challenging global payroll activities

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The biggest challenge faced by global payroll managers is managing multiple payroll suppliers across different locations, a study has revealed. Next on the list, according to the “2016 Global Payroll Management Survey” is ensuring payroll operations are compliant with local rules and legislation, followed by creating management reports from disparate cross-border payroll data....


Cezanne HR named as HR Solutions Category Leader by GetApp, a Gartner company

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Cezanne HR, the leading supplier of quick-to-deploy and easy-to-manage, international, Cloud HR software for mid-sized and growing companies, has been named as a ‘Category Leader’ in the latest quarterly review of HR solutions by GetApp, a Gartner company....


Cascade launches new functionality to tackle average holiday pay

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Cascade HR – one of the country’s leading suppliers of fully-integrated HR and payroll software – has launched new functionality to ensure compliance with evolving average holiday pay legislation....


Monthly Measures: The rise of cloud computing in payroll

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
This metric is important because it shows the level of knowledge and acceptance payroll leaders have as it relates to cloud capabilities in the payroll environment....


The 2016 CIPD HR Software Show

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The 2016 CIPD HR Software Show features 45 leading suppliers - including many of those featured here on GPAcomparison, as well as free learning sessions and much more!...


IRIS Software Group acquires Octopus HR

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
IRIS Software Group has today announced the acquisition of award-winning technology firm Octopus HR, for an undisclosed sum. This successful deal has also proven the catalyst for the formation of IRIS Human Capital Management. With nearly 40,000 customers and over 300 employees, this is now one of the largest providers of people-critical software to businesses in the UK....


Late payments putting UK employees in the red

Monday, March 14, 2016
Over a fifth of British workers claim bosses have failed to pay their wages on time, and have suffered financial losses as a result, according to new research....


Tideway partners with MidlandHR

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
MidlandHR is pleased to announce that Tideway has chosen its cloud-based HR and fully-managed payroll service alongside Business Objects reporting to support its 200 employees....


ThyssenKrupp Selects NGA Human Resources to Provide Global Payroll to as Many as 80,000 Employees

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
NGA Human Resources (NGA HR), a leading provider of payroll and HR services and software, today announced it has been awarded a 10-year contract to implement and maintain SAP® SuccessFactors® Employee Central, the next-generation core HR system from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, as well as to deliver managed payroll services to as many as 80,000 ThyssenKrupp employees in 70 countries....


NGA Human Resources Appoints Andy Monshaw as Global Sales Leader for Enterprise Segment

Friday, November 6, 2015
NGA Human Resources, a leading provider of global HR solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Andy Monshaw as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales. In this role, Monshaw will lead all aspects of sales, both globally and regionally, for NGA in the enterprise segment, which consists of companies with more than 15,000 employees....


MidlandHR Claims New Partnership with Admiral Group plc

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
One of the UK’s leading insurance companies, Admiral, has chosen MidlandHR’s iTrent Cloud and Payroll Bureau Service to support its 5,500 employees across three different payrolls....


Inefficient systems can cause staff losses - An Access Group White Paper

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Access Group have recently revealed that 32% of workers have felt so frustrated with the time spent completing tasks due to inefficient systems, that they have considered changing job or career....


MidlandHR Named ‘Service Provider of the Year’ and ‘Software Product of the Year’ at CIPP’s Payroll and Pensions Excellence Awards

Monday, October 12, 2015
MidlandHR Named ‘Service Provider of the Year’ and ‘Software Product of the Year’ at CIPP’s Payroll and Pensions Excellence Awards...


CIPD ACE 2015: CEO to show which metrics matter in the boardroom

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
A commercially astute CEO and experienced Operations Director will take to the stage at this year’s CIPD’s Annual Conference & Exhibition, to show which metrics truly matter in the boardroom....


Creating Pay Transparency in the Workplace - a BambooHR webinar

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Creating Pay Transparency in the Workplace - A BambooHR Webinar...


HR survey reveals boardroom frustrations

Monday, September 14, 2015
Human Resources professionals still believe there needs to be more respect for the contribution HR makes in the boardroom, and the impact HR has on an organisation’s bottom line. ...


NGA Human Resources Opens New Headquarters Office in Jacksonville, Florida

Monday, September 14, 2015
NGA Human Resources, a leading provider of global HR solutions and services, today announced the opening of its new North America headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida....


Find your perfect fit- a Free Masterclass with CascadeHR and Denis Barnard

Friday, September 4, 2015
Looking for new HR and Payroll software can be a difficult and lengthy task, so why not register for our FREE masterclass to help you through your procurement process! With CascadeHR and Denis Barnard (original founder of GPAcomparison). 29th September March 2015...


Companies continuing to invest in HR technology

Monday, June 29, 2015
Worldwide investment in HR technology is growing at an exponential rate, a survey has found....


Calderdale Council chooses cloud-based talent management, HR and payroll solution from MidlandHR

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Calderdale Council is the latest council to have chosen MidlandHR’s cloud-based iTrent solution as its single platform for talent management, workforce planning, HR and payroll, to support its 8,500 employees....


Ice-bucket challenge charity to share technology journey at HR Software Show

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
‘Prepare, prepare, prepare’, will be the message from Peter Reeve, Head of HR at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, when he takes to the stage at the 2015 CIPD HR Software Show (HRSS). With a prime seminar slot on the first day of the event, Peter will share the technology journey that he and his team embarked upon, from initial competitive tender through to the successful roll out of their chosen HR and payroll system from Cascade. ...


Purely Payroll UK & Purely Global magazines

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The May 2015 edition of Purely Global magazine is out! Read all Purely Payroll magazine back issues here. GPAcomparison contributions where indicated....


The Global Payroll Association announces new partnership with GPAcomparison.com

Monday, May 25, 2015
The Global Payroll Association (GPA) are delighted to announce that they are working in partnership with GPAcomparison.com, the website dedicated to helping HR and payroll professionals connect with the right HR and software products and providers. ...


Sidel selects Talentia Software to manage international workforce

Monday, May 25, 2015
The selection of a new global HR system by Talentia Software will enable Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, to streamline and automate its key processes....


Encore invests in Cascade cloud-based HR software to support continued growth

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Encore invests in Cascade cloud-based HR software to support continued growth...


Exelsys to participate at the CIPD Software Show 17-18 June 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
After a successful exhibition at the 2014 CIPD HR Software Show, Exelsys will be returning to the event, held at London’s Olympia, on 17-18 June 2015. ...


HR Systems – they do not have to be scary

Monday, May 11, 2015
One of the problems with HR software for HR professionals and practitioners is that there isn’t a lot of preparation available for them; Denis W Barnard, founder of GPAcomparison and a well-known expert in system selection will demystify the whole process from building the business case to running product demonstrations and arm you with the confidence to go forth and take charge of your project with a real expectation of success...


Integrated HR software - Free Carval webinar

Monday, May 11, 2015
Carval invites you to a free webinar: Integrated HR Software: the power behind great human resources....


Exelsys to make available the ODATA protocol

Monday, May 4, 2015
Exelsys announces that it will make available the ODATA protocol to allow users to easily explore, visualise, and present HR data ...


New white paper from MidlandHR - social media in HR and its effect on organisations

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Social media is set to transform the HR function, bringing huge opportunities to businesses willing to embrace social collaboration and its associated technologies in to their corporate cultures - a new White Paper from MidlandHR, a leading provider of talent management, HR and payroll cloud software and outsourcing services....


Antenna International partners with MidlandHR for global HR and payroll contract

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Antenna International has chosen MidlandHR’s outsourced HR (HRO) and payroll services and integrated software to take care of its employees’ HR requirements across fifteen different countries. Outsourcing services will be delivered by MidlandHR’s HRO team and will be implemented using MidlandHR’s cloud-based iTrent solution....


Virtuoso VMS offers you a range of free technology webinars

Monday, April 13, 2015
Virtuoso VMS offers you a range of free technology webinars - find out more about vendor management and software...


Getting Personnel - an interview with Denis Barnard CEO of GPAcomparison

Saturday, April 11, 2015
An interview with Denis Barnard ahead of the HR Software Masterclass he will be running in March, to discuss all things human resource and get a bit of a retrospective on how the industry has changed over time....


The power of HR software depicted in new industry film

Monday, April 6, 2015
The power of intuitive HR software is the theme of a new industry film, in which two Human Resources professionals take centre stage with the lead roles. HR Manager and CIPD member Sarah Lowe stars alongside HR Adviser Claire Cooper, a colleague at speciality chemical manufacturer Sika Limited. Having allowed the cameras into their busy Preston headquarters, the ladies give viewers an unparalleled insight into the fast-paced world of Human Resources....


Payroll World Major Events 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Payroll World Major Events 2015...


MidlandHR Goes on Recruitment Drive

Monday, March 30, 2015
MidlandHR, has announced that it will be holding a Recruitment Open Day on Tuesday 31st March; part of an exciting new recruitment drive to expand its Nottinghamshire based offices with the creation of over 100 new roles....


PQP re-accreditation success for Cascade

Monday, March 30, 2015
Cascade has been awarded prestigious Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) re-accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) – a reflection of the company’s ongoing dedication to payroll best practice....


HR software specialist CascadeHR achieves IiP Silver

Friday, March 20, 2015
Leeds-based HR software specialist Cascade has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Silver standard, in recognition of its commitment to employees....


Shared Parental Leave: The Technological Implications

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
With the new right to Shared Parental Leave fast approaching, now is the time to prepare, according to Andrew Chamberlain, Partner and National Head of the Employment team at legal practice DWF, and Heather Vitty, Client Services Director at HR and payroll software specialist Cascade. But it is also important to consider the technological implications of this new development. To what extent can a system encourage a non-discriminatory approach, employee satisfaction and ultimately compliance, whilst minimising the administrative burden and resulting disruption imposed on an organisation? ...


Why and When to Get Out of Spreadsheets and into HR Software - A BambooHR White Paper

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Stop using spreadsheets - A BambooHR White Paper. In this whitepaper we recognize the practice of using spreadsheets to track employee data, and discuss when and why it makes sense to start using dedicated HR software and the benefits....


Closing The Gap Between Recruiters And HR Through Better Onboarding- A BambooHR webinar

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Closing The Gap Between Recruiters And HR Through Better Onboarding - A BambooHR webinar. When acquiring talent, recruiters make a lot of promises. How can HR ensure that employees are able to take advantage of what’s promised to them throughout the recruiting process? This webinar shares how to close the gap between recruiting and human resources through better onboarding....


Another leading UK law firm, Freeths, successfully partners with MidlandHR

Monday, March 9, 2015
UK award-winning national law firm, Freeths, has successfully outsourced to MidlandHR receiving an end-to-end payroll service and cloud-based Employee Self-Service, part of its wider HR Outsourcing (HRO) offering. MidlandHR has worked closely with Freeths to meet its tight deadlines, successfully delivering services within three months across multiple offices in 11 UK cities....


Employee and Manager Self-Service HR Software – a free Carval webinar

Monday, March 9, 2015
Carval invites you to discover how Employee and Manager Self-Service HR Software could benefit your business and your people with a free 30 minute webinar. ...


Payroll & HR Update - a one day course by Purely Payroll

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A one day course that brings Payroll and HR professionals up to date with current operational issues and looks ahead to new legislative and process changes....


The UK Payroll Summit 2015 - Purely Payroll

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Purely Payroll's UK Payroll Summit - London 4th March 2015...


Cascade’s HR software a hit with national charity YMCA England

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Cascade’s HR software a hit with national charity YMCA England...


New to HR webinar programme for 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
New to HR invite you to join their series of live and on-demand webinars in 2015 on a wide range of HR-related topics....


Icelolly.com invests in HR software from Cascade

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The UK’s number one holiday price comparison website has invested in human resources technology from Cascade HR, as the company looks ahead to future growth. ...


Payroll World Spring Update 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The Payroll World Spring Update Conference returns on 19th March 2015 with the most topical and timely content being delivered by payroll specialists, including many new faces – in-house practitioners, advisors, and Government representatives....


Essential UK Payroll courses by Purely Payroll

Monday, February 9, 2015
A series of courses by Purely Payroll covering Basic Tax & NI, Statutory Leave & Pay and An Introduction to Payroll Processing...


Canadian Payroll by Purely Payroll

Monday, February 9, 2015
An Introduction to Canadian Payroll - A Purely Payroll course 13th February 2015...


The importance of Appraisals and Performance Management - A White Paper from Exelsys

Monday, February 2, 2015
The importance of Appraisals and Performance Management - a free download White Paper from Exelsys...


TA Associates to Acquire Majority Interest in Access Group from Lyceum Capital

Thursday, January 22, 2015
TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Access Technology Group (Access), a leading business management software company....


Payroll in Belgium, the Netherlands and France

Thursday, January 15, 2015
All you need to know about payroll in Belgium, the Netherlands and France - A Purely Payroll course. 11th February 2015...


International Payroll & HR Refresher Courses 2015 by Purely Payroll

Saturday, January 10, 2015
The International Payroll & HR Refresher course aims to cover sending employees abroad to work and having employees come to work in the UK. The course will particularly focus on recent changes including the new UK tax residency rules and the amended NIC’s regime applicable to offshore employment entities from April 2014....


Data analytics - Report by Talentia

Monday, January 5, 2015
A new report conducted by leading international HR and finance software solutions supplier Talentia Software has found that finance professionals are increasingly recognising the need to utilise data analytics and harness the power of big data to provide business intelligence at a strategic level....


Changing Your HR and Payroll Software? Read this first

Monday, January 5, 2015
Choosing the wrong HR and Payroll can be one of the most time-consuming and costly mistakes you ever make. Denis Barnard of GPAcomparison reveals the questions you need to ask to guarantee the perfect system....


Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
GPAcomparison wishes it s Vendors and Visitors a very Happy and Prosperous New Year of 2015...


Chartered Institute of Taxation overhauls its approach to HR and payroll

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the UK’s leading professional membership body for tax advisers, and the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), the leading professional body for those providing UK compliance tax services, have overhauled their approach to HR and payroll with the help of technology specialist Cascade....


Download Kalosoft HR Cube 2013 30 day Trial

Monday, December 22, 2014
Download Kalosoft HR Cube 2013 30 day Trial...


A free Carval webinar - Integrated payroll software: flexible, accurate and easy-to-use

Friday, December 5, 2014
Take a tour of Carval’s integrated Payroll Software – it’s flexible accurate & easy-to-use Sit back and relax and let us take you on a whistle-stop tour of Carval HR Unity, a modular yet completely integrated software solution covering Human Resources, Payroll and Time and Attendance Management in one flexible and easy to use system. This tour focuses on our Uniwage Payroll Software module....


HR practitioners must continue to develop Big Data knowledge

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A survey,conducted by Talentia Software, of senior HR Directors and Managers from private sector organisations in the UK has revealed a lack of understanding about what the term ‘Big Data’ refers to and how to harness this for corporate advantage....


South Africa- Conditions of Employment by Purely Payroll

Monday, November 10, 2014
From signing the first employee contract to finalizing the year end payroll sign off. A year in the South African Payroll cycle - by Purely Payroll...


Cascade launches new talent management module

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
HR and payroll software specialist Cascade HR is set to launch a new talent management module. The functionality will be revealed for the first time at the CIPD’s Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) at Manchester Central, on 5-6 November 2014....


GPAcomparison Checklist free for delegates at CIPD ACE 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
As the CIPD’s 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition draws ever closer, an insightful checklist has been launched to help delegates maximise their time at the event. With lots to see and a packed two-day programme of seminars to attend, it can prove difficult for visitors to accomplish everything they set out to achieve at this popular show. That’s why leading industry resource GPAcomparison has joined forces with experienced exhibitor Cascade HR, to devise the crib sheet. ...


Talentia to unveil evolution of HCManagement solution

Monday, November 3, 2014
Talentia Software, the award-winning supplier of business management solutions, is set to launch an enhanced version of its Human Capital Management (HCM) solution that has been developed to enable HR teams to address rising levels of globalisation and the need for international firms to support the whole employee lifecycle. The new offering will also support the growing adoption of mobile technology and the demand for big data analytics....


TIME added to Cezanne HR software

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time is the latest addition to Cezanne HR’s expanding suite of HR software solutions; it allows employees to quickly and easily record how they are using their time across multiple projects and activities, and in multiple companies or countries too....


Purely Payroll Training in USA

Monday, October 20, 2014
Purely Payroll Courses are now available in the USA! First three sessions are now available to book......


Discover the secret to simple, accurate and efficient time management for your workforce with Carval

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Carval invite you to sit back, relax and let us take you on a whistle-stop online tour of Carval's Time Management Solutions from the market-leading HR Unity range onTuesday 14 October from 11:30-12:00....


Take the CoreHR Talent Management Survey 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014
Take the CoreHR Talent Management Survey 2014 with a chance to win a MacBook Air...


English Institute of Sport invests in Cascade HR

Saturday, September 20, 2014
The English Institute of Sport (EIS) – renowned for providing sport science and medical support services to elite athletes throughout the country – has revolutionised its approach to Human Resources with the help of Cascade HR....


HR software a hot topic for housing associations as Cascade client numbers keep on growing

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Renowned for servicing virtually every type of business within the private sector, Cascade’s HR software solution is a popular tool amongst a varied client base. From premier league football clubs to retail giants, and engineering groups to the legal profession, Cascade can help with almost every commercial Human Resources & payroll scenario....


Liberal Democrats build employee engagement with Cezanne OnDemand

Friday, September 19, 2014
The Liberal Democrats are streamlining its people processes and building employee engagement with the help of on-line HR system Cezanne OnDemand. ...


Managing an outsourced payroll in Austria - by Purely Payroll

Monday, September 8, 2014
This one day course by Purely Payroll will provide an essential guide to all of the most important aspects of running a payroll operation in Austria....


Integrated HR software could benefit your business- a Carval webinar

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Discover how integrated HR software could benefit your business with a free 30 minute webinar from Carval. ...


Trading firm aligns financial data with HR activity-Talentia Software

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Trading firm aligns financial data with HR activity through the use of consolidated technology from UK software specialist, Talentia Software...


Transforming talent into tomorrow’s workforce by Dee Caporali of Access Group

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Transforming talent into tomorrow’s workforce and dispelling the myth of talent management in the mid-market by Dee Caporali of Access Group. ...


Australian Payroll - An Overview by Purely Payroll

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Australian Payroll course by Purely Payroll aims to cover sending employees abroad to work in Australia or taking on a small local payroll as part of an acquisition or branch opening. The course will particularly focus on ensuring your business meets all of its obligations....


Recruitment legislation and compliance - by giant

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
There are many legislative and compliance issues which affect service providers and agencies within the recruitment industry. Giant have a free 2014-2015 guide available....


Managing Nordic Payrolls - Purely Payroll

Monday, July 14, 2014
Managing Nordic Payrolls - A Purely Payroll course...


Records of the HR kind as GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ partners with Octopus HR

Monday, July 14, 2014
Signing a three year contract, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS – the worldwide authority on record-breaking achievement – has selected Octopus HR software to manage its global staff records....


Renishaw and Talentia HR software - interview

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Following on from the recent study of how Talentia's HCM solution works for Renishaw, Julie Windsor , Managing Director of Talentia Software UK was able to answer some questions put by GPAcomparison ...


Everton FC journey to becoming an HR dream - A Video recording by CascadeHR

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
At CIPD HRSS 2014, Clare Archibald, HR Manager and Rachael Jones, HR Officer from Everton Football Club spoke openly about their transition from using restrictive Excel spreadsheets, to embracing the latest technological functionality, supplied by Cascade HR....


Building a Business Case for a HR System. A webinar by Core with GPAcomparison

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
When looking to replace a HR system, internal buy-in and a strong business case are vital. This recorded webinar from Core & GPAcomparison.com gives practical advice on how to build such a business case and explores the benefits that an integrated HR and Payroll system can bring to an organisation....


Russian payroll- A Purely Payroll Course

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
All you need to know about Russian payroll- A Purely Payroll Course...


Overview of Swiss Payroll - A Purely Payroll Course

Monday, June 30, 2014
Overview of Swiss Payroll - A Purely Payroll Course ...


HRmeansbusiness Ltd

Friday, June 27, 2014
HRmeansbusiness Ltd is the consultancy arm of the same organisation as GPAcomparison Ltd, and can offer consultancy services in the following areas: HR, Payroll systems & other HRIS and HR organisational development. ...


Avoiding mistakes in your HRIS implementation-by GPAcomparison

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Denis Barnard, CEO of GPAcomparison.com looks at how to avoid the three most common mistakes when implementing HR information systems...


New To HR Bootcamps will rebuild your self-confidence and bring HR back to the forefront of your company’s successful future

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Online Human Resources tools and technology enables HR to constantly evolve. New To HR helps to transform human resources service delivery through technology globally. Our revitalizing HR Bootcamps will rebuild your self-confidence and bring HR back to the forefront of your company’s successful future. By helping to change the way HR professionals see their roles, we can improve the process significantly and revolutionize the industry....


Case study: LINPAC's global decision-making is led by Talentia HCM solution

Monday, June 23, 2014
Case Study: Global packaging company LINPAC has utilised Talentia Software’s HCM solution to enable faster strategic decisions to be made and give HR time to focus on business performance....


CIPP & GPAcomparison Webinar - Selecting New HR & Payroll Software

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Denis W Barnard, CEO of GPAcomparison delivered a webinar for CIPP on selection of HR & payroll software. The recording (about 45 minutes) is available by web link....


Premier League club tackles topic of technology at HRSS 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Everton FC's HR manager Clare Archibald will take to the stage at the CIPD’s HR Software Show 2014 to tackle the topic of technology...


Checklist to maximise delegates’ time at CIPD HR Software Show

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
As the CIPD’s 2014 HR Software Show draws ever-closer, an insightful checklist has been launched to help delegates maximise their time at the event....


IDBS selects Talentia Software’s performance management solution

Friday, June 6, 2014
IDBS selects Talentia Software’s performance management solution to achieve a global, single view of employee data...


Renishaw and Talentia HR software

Monday, May 26, 2014
MEDIA CASE STUDY SYNOPSIS: How Renishaw achieves global data visibility through Talentia Software’s HCM system ...


International Payroll Obligations:HR & payroll Refresher

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
International Payroll Obligations: International Payroll & HR Refresher by Purely Payroll This refresher course aims to cover both sending employees abroad to work and having employees come to work in the UK. ...


Safe Screening latest pre-employment & compliance technology webinars

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Safe Screening invite you to attend a webinar covering the importance of pre-employment screening and compliance checking. As part of this we will be demonstrating some of the latest technology to help you manage the screening and compliance process. ...


Payroll World Event dates 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Overview of Payroll World event dates for 2014...


Interview with Julie Windsor MD of Talentia Software UK

Monday, April 7, 2014
GPAcomparison talks to Julie Windsor, MD of Talentia Software UK about new HCM enhancements to their system...


CIPP Annual Payroll and Pensions Conference and Exhibition 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014
CIPP Annual Payroll and Pensions Conference 2014- Celtic Manor 9 & 10 October 2014...


Talentia HR software Epson case study

Monday, March 24, 2014
How Epson integrated management of employee data across EMEAR with Talentia Software’s HR solution...


Cafcass make annual savings of £266,000 with MidlandHR's iTrent HR & payroll software

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Innovative iTrent developments help Cafcass make annual savings of £266,000 with MidlandHR's iTrent *Helping ensure resources are directed to supporting the frontline* ...


All you need to know about French Payroll - A Purely Payroll event

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
All you need to know about French payroll - a Purely Payroll event with our French payroll expert Olivier Audaire...


CIPP Hot Topics Workshops 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014
CIPP Hot Topics Workshops provide educational and interactive sessions on the latest payroll and pensions legislation as well as an excellent opportunity to network with other payroll and pension professionals and speakers whilst at the event....


Considering new HR software in 2014? Carval have a great webinar to help you get the ball rolling!

Friday, January 10, 2014
Considering new HR software in 2014? Take the Online tour of Carval's Unistaff HR software, part of their integrated HR Unity software range....


How postmodern ERP can make your business better - A MidlandHR White Paper

Thursday, December 12, 2013
How postmodern ERP can make your business better: Go to our White Paper section to download this important White Paper from MidlandHR...


Improve Payroll Accuracy and Efficiency - A free Carval Webinar

Friday, December 6, 2013
Carval invite you to sit back and relax and let them take you on a whistle-stop online tour of Carval's Uniwage Payroll Software, part of the uniquely integrated HR Unity software range....


MidlandHR wins software product of the year

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
MidlandHR has won the award for 2013 Software Product of the Year at the prestigious Payroll World Awards....


New customers continue to flock to Carval

Monday, October 28, 2013
Carval Computing has continued its recent track record for growth with a further 10 major contracts signed in the last three months....


Government consultation on immigration - what's involved and how does it impact my business? A presentation by Safe Screening

Monday, October 28, 2013
The home office has opened a consultation process to assess public opinion with a view to reforming how the government handles illegal workers. Safe Screening invite you to a half day seminar to find out about the latest developments surrounding the government's consultation, and what it entails for your business as an employer...


Mayborn Group selects Talentia Software to deliver its global financial consolidation and reporting solution

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Mayborn Group, a leading provider of feeding, soothing and hygiene products and owner of the number one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain, tommee tippee® has chosen Talentia Software to implement a global Corporate Performance Management system to improve their consolidated management reporting processes...


Offshore umbrella crackdown welcomed by giant group

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The conclusion of the HMRC consultation this week is a welcome step towards fairer employment opportunities, according to professional umbrella employment provider, giant group....


Talentia a leading international finance and HR software supplier launches in UK

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Talentia Software UK celebrates its launch with the release of a new performance management platform to deliver a single view of business direction...


Cezanne HR software Free Trial

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Cezanne HR Free Trial Need rescuing from multiple excel spread sheets? Bogged down by HR Admin? Struggling to get value from your current HR software? Are we talking about you? If so, please read on… ...


Maximise efficiencies from workforce planning to payroll processing - a free webinar by Carval

Monday, October 7, 2013
Sit back and relax and let us take you on a whistle-stop tour of Carval HR Unity, a modular yet completely integrated software solution covering Human Resources, Payroll and Time and Attendance Management in one flexible and easy to use system. This tour focusses on our Unitend Time and Attendance module....


MidlandHR highly commended for its HR and payroll outsourcing services and industry leading software at the 2013 CIPP Awards

Monday, September 30, 2013
– MidlandHR is pleased to announce that it has been highly commended by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals [CIPP] for the strength of its HR and payroll outsourcing services and industry leading iTrent solution. Announced at the CIPP’s 10th annual payroll and pensions awards on 26th September, MidlandHR was recognised for continuing excellence and investment across its portfolio – ‘Service provider of the year’ and ‘software provider of the year’....


MidlandHR achieves re-accreditation of the Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) scheme

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
MidlandHR is pleased to confirm that it has achieved re-accreditation of the Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) scheme and is looking forward to being presented with the PQP certificate of achievement at the CIPP’s Annual Awards 2013 this week. ...


Back to School celebration for National Payroll Week at MidlandHR

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
MidlandHR launched its new HR Outsourcing (HRO) Centre ahead of National Payroll Week (NPW) (2-6 September 2013) with this year’s theme being – it pays to learn....


MidlandHR hits the road to help drive increased value through your people and processes

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
MidlandHR will be visiting seven locations across the UK to share the benefits of best practice HR, payroll, and talent management solutions! Why not come along to one of MidlandHR’s roadshows this autumn, and find out how you can make a rapid switch to iTrent and start realising benefits almost immediately?...


MidlandHR makes it a Hat Trick for Industry Awards’ Shortlists!

Monday, September 2, 2013
MidlandHR makes it a Hat Trick for Industry Awards’ Shortlists! *CIPD, CIPP and Payroll World reveal shortlists for 2013 Awards* ...


Staff Time systems that support flexible working while delivering efficiency benefits see dramatic increase in popularity - Carval Computing

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Time and Attendance systems may have slipped out of fashion in recent years but are now seeing a resurgence as organisations need to manage new, more flexible ways of working while ensuring that staff hours continue to meet business demands as efficiently as possible. However, the benefits are not all stacked in favour of the employer, there are plenty of advantages for staff as well, as John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval Computing explains....


Carval free webinar - Uniwage Payroll - it's flexible, accurate & easy-to-use

Monday, August 12, 2013
Carval, the integrated HR, Payroll and Time & Attendance software specialist, would like to invite you to a free webinar to discover how implementing Payroll Software, like Carval Uniwage, can optimise your payroll function...


Building a Business Case for an HR System - an HR.com webinar by CoreHR and GPAcomparison 26th August 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013
A strong business case is required to get management support for a new HR and payroll system. Having an appropriate signature that approves the project may not be enough. You need a business case that resists deferral or budgetary and resource drain. This HR.com webinar from CoreHR and GPAcomparison gives practical advice on how to build such a business case....


The Talent Architect

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Introducing Pat Sharp, The Talent Architect. Incisive, intuitive and very straight talking, we are happy to feature some of Pat's extremely valuable blogs on the subject of Talent..a much over-used and poorly-understood word....


Employee Engagement a Key Talent Challenge in Higher Education

Monday, July 1, 2013
Motivating and engaging staff has become a key issue for HR directors within Higher Education according to a new independent research report on the motivation and engagement of staff in Higher Education Institutions. MidlandHR’s managing director, Declan McGrath comments on the findings. ...


SiteMinder selects Cezanne’s HR Software for its rich functionality and ease of use

Monday, July 1, 2013
Specialist technology business SiteMinder is streamlining its people management processes with the help of on-line HR software solution Cezanne OnDemand....


City Gateway supports growth with Cezanne OnDemand HR software

Monday, July 1, 2013
Tower Hamlets charity City Gateway is streamlining its people processes and supporting rapid growth with the help of on-line HR software solution Cezanne OnDemand....


MidlandHR Technology Impact awards demonstrate strong ambition in HR

Monday, July 1, 2013
Over 300 HR professionals from across the UK gathered for the MidlandHR Technology Impact Awards at the Celtic Manor this month to celebrate the success stories resulting from HR and payroll related projects, which have delivered real value....


HR manager to share challenges of £30m takeover

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
In 2007, Sarah Lowe had no Human Resources experience. Little did she know that in two years time she would be a HR manager supporting a 472-strong workforce through a £30m company takeover. Sarah will take to the stage at the CIPD’s HR Software Show in June so that delegates can learn from her experiences. ...


TFC improves HR efficiency with Cezanne OnDemand

Monday, June 10, 2013
TFC Ltd – one of Europe’s leading suppliers of technical fasteners – is improving the efficiency of its people management processes with the help of on-line HR software solution Cezanne OnDemand....


OVER 1 MILLLION PEOPLE IN THE UK USE NEW PAYE SYSTEM – REAL TIME INFORMATION

Monday, June 10, 2013
Intelligo, one of the leading HR and Payroll providers in the UK and Ireland, announced today that over 1 million employer PAYE schemes have started to report Pay as You Earn (PAYE) in real time since it was launched in April....


Intelligo announces changes in Irish Human Resource and Payroll Legislation

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Intelligo Software Limited, one of the leading providers of Human Resource and Payroll Software and Outsourced Services in the UK and Ireland, today announced changes in Irish Human Resource and Payroll legislation....


MidlandHR and Home Group: ‘Working Together to Deliver a Financially Stronger Home

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Home Group has been using iTrent, MidlandHR’s specialist HR and payroll solution, since 2010. Following the successful roll-out of iTrent HR and payroll, the company introduced iTrent Employee and Manager Self-Service as a key part of its new HR strategy....


Intelligo’s Megapay Payroll Solution is Fully Enabled for The Local Property Tax

Monday, May 20, 2013
Intelligo, one of the leading providers of Human Resource and Payroll Software and Outsourcing Services in Ireland today announced that Megapay, its leading corporate payroll software is fully enabled for the Local Property Tax deductions and the update will be rolled out to all clients next month....


HR and payroll gap closed for UK SMEs say Moorepay

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
HR and payroll gap closed for UK SMEs say Moorepay HR and payroll providers announce a hugely successful first year, celebrating 1,000 new client wins and helping to close the gap that left small and medium-sized businesses often ignored by providers. ...


Free Safe Screening employment law and compliance workshop with Rob Elliott, employment law specialist 23rd May

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Safe Screening are running a workshop in partnership with the Employment Law department of Bray & Bray Solicitors which will give details of the changes in legislation, what is expected of HR departments and ways to avoid compliance issues. This is also a great opportunity to network with likeminded professionals within the Leicestershire area....


Gap Pay for giant employees

Thursday, April 25, 2013
giant proud to announce that they are the first professional umbrella employer to pay Gap Pay to their employees when they are between assignments and available to work but have no work....


HR Professionals’ needs still not being taken into account

Monday, April 22, 2013
New independent research into how UK organisations are using HR technology reveals that UK organisations are leaning heavily on technology to help cope with the ever-increasing challenges of complying with complex HR and payroll legislation, such as RTI and pensions reform. The second item in this research, commissioned by MidlandHR, explores a number of key areas surrounding HR technology including reasons for selection, ROI and the cost saving/efficiency improvements which organisations were expecting to realise from their current HR systems. ...


Lefebvre Software and Cezanne Software become Talentia Software. A name change reflecting new ambitions

Monday, April 22, 2013
Lefebvre Software and Cezanne Software become Talentia Software. Focused on the future and in the wake of its acquisition on 25 February 2013, of European HR and talent management software supplier, Cezanne Software, Lefebvre Software is taking the new name, Talentia Software....


Managing Outsourced Payrolls in Belgium, The Netherlands and France. A Purely Payroll seminar

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Managing Outsourced Payrolls in Belgium, The Netherlands and France - A Purely Payroll seminar....


MidlandHR offers customers extended support hours as RTI deadline approaches

Monday, April 8, 2013
MidlandHR offers customers extended support hours as RTI deadline approaches. Special RTI helpline open on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April to help customers....


Intelligo launches Real Time Information Solution for its UK edition of Megapay

Monday, March 25, 2013
Intelligo, one of the leading HR and Payroll providers in the UK and Ireland, announced today that it has launched its Real Time Information (RTI) solution for the UK edition of Megapay, its leading corporate payroll software....


Peter Mark chooses Megapay, the leading UK and Irish Payroll Software by Intelligo

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Intelligo Software announce that Ireland’s largest hairdressing salon, Peter Mark, has chosen Megapay to manage both their Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Payroll Needs and MegaHR to manage their HR Requirements....


MidlandHR’s flexible payroll outsourcing service gives Care UK peace of mind

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
MidlandHR’s flexible payroll outsourcing service gives Care UK peace of mind; Care UK has chosen a flexible payroll service, part of MidlandHR’s wider HR Outsourcing (HRO) provision, to ensure it meets the ongoing operational and strategic challenges of rapid growth and acquisitions. ...


Cascade scores with promotion-chasing Brighton

Monday, March 18, 2013
Premiership contenders Brighton & Hove Albion FC have brought independent HR software provider Cascade on side to help the club prepare for top flight football. ...


North East Lincolnshire Council drives organisational performance with MidlandHR’s iTrent

Monday, March 18, 2013
North East Lincolnshire Council is transforming the HR and payroll provision for its 4,800 employees with the implementation of iTrent, the web-enabled HR, payroll, talent management and workforce planning solution from MidlandHR....


Tomorrow's HR World: What’s next for HRDs? An ADP White Paper

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
HRDs are increasingly making decisions linked to strategy and profitability. In the words of one industry professional, “gone are the days when an HR lady in a floral dress would fill in all the forms for the employees”. HR professionals, he says, are increasingly becoming “change agents… helping their organisation change culturally, geographically”. Yet if HRDs have already taken steps towards a more strategic role, what is the next leg of their journey? What would a trip to 2022 reveal about the life of the HRD, and how will the changes taking place in the wider business world affect the work that HRDs do in managing their organisation’s relationship with its employers? This ADP White Paper looks at the possibilities. ...


MidlandHR's iTrent is just the ticket for Nottingham City Transport

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
MidlandHR’s iTrent is just the ticket for Nottingham City Transport. – Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has chosen MidlandHR’s iTrent to optimise HR and payroll service delivery through smarter processes that support key HR areas like payroll, absence, recruitment and self-service for managers and employees....


MidlandHR achieves 100 per cent success rate for FPS and EPS file submissions under RTI pilot

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
MidlandHR achieves 100% success rate for FPS and EPS file submissions under RTI pilot. HMRC has confirmed that MidlandHR’s RTI software has proven itself to be exceptionally reliable for submitting data using the new Real Time Information reporting method....


Building An Engaged Workforce – an ADP webinar

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Join us at ADP for our upcoming webinar when acclaimed HR Thinker Professor Cary Cooper joins Trevor Townsend, ADP’s Product Director to explore the challenges and opportunities created by the changes the next decade is likely to bring and the impact on employees’ attitude to their work....


Introducing Rue Stanley of ecobusiness exchange

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Introducing Rue Stanley of ecobusiness exchange who is making connections between business sustainability and the capture and development of Talent. Start the debate with her here....


Methven improves people and performance management with Cezanne OnDemand

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Leading shower and tapware supplier Methven is using Cezanne OnDemand HR software to streamline management of its people processes and give performance management a higher profile in the business....


PQP re-accreditation success for Cascade

Monday, February 4, 2013
Cascade HR has been awarded prestigious Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) re-accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) – a reflection of the company’s ongoing dedication to payroll best practice. ...


Keep on top of all your payroll activities & news with Carval's payroll dashboard

Friday, January 25, 2013
Keep on top of all your payroll activities & news with Carval's payroll dashboard...


Norse Group chooses iTrent from MidlandHR

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Norse Group chooses iTrent from MidlandHR: iTrent to help drive organisational change and best practice*...


Medstrom streamlines HR admin with Cezanne OnDemand

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Specialist medical equipment company Medstrom has significantly reduced HR admin with the help of on-line HR software solution Cezanne OnDemand....


MidlandHR’s iTrent gets the seal of approval from The Royal Borough of Greenwich

Monday, December 17, 2012
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is the latest London borough to have chosen MidlandHR’s iTrent as its single platform for talent management, workforce planning, HR and payroll. The council has opted for a fully hosted solution and will be implementing a broad range of iTrent modules, including core HR, Payroll, Self-Service, Web Recruitment and E-payslips, to support its 15,000 staff. ...


SQS invests in employees with iTrent Performance Management by MidlandHR

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The SQS Group in the UK and Ireland has successfully completed the first round of employee appraisals using Performance Management, part of iTrent, the specialist cloud-based HR and payroll solution from MidlandHR....


MidlandHR celebrates double CIPP award wins

Sunday, October 14, 2012
MidlandHR celebrates double CIPP award wins: * Payroll Service Provider of the Year 2012 & Working Partnership Award 2012* ...


Fulfilling TUPE obligations by Cascade HR

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The transfer of undertakings and protection of employees (TUPE) has long been a complex legislative arena, with which UK businesses must comply. It can be difficult to understand the regulations and terminology governing TUPE, but it is imperative that organisations do. By Cascade HR...


Rockpool Digital, selects Cezanne’s online HR software to help support business growth

Monday, September 24, 2012
Rockpool Digital, one of the UK’s fastest growing digital agencies, is improving the way it manages its people with the help of Cezanne OnDemand, an online HR software for small and mid-sized businesses that’s available on pay as you go Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis....


Small Businesses - Justifying HR software

Monday, September 24, 2012
Running a small business without HR software? Denis Barnard, CEO of GPAcomparison.com, reveals what you need to know to find the right package...


Apprentices...you’re hired! ...by Cascade HR!!

Monday, September 17, 2012
Apprentices...you’re hired! Earlier this month we commented on the importance of UK businesses providing employment opportunities for young people, and now we’re proud to announce that at Cascade HR we walk the talk! ...


Are you engaged? Cascade HR asks the question

Friday, September 14, 2012
Are you engaged? Recent data published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has highlighted that less than four in ten employees (39%) claim to be engaged at work. With benefits to be experienced by staff, organisations and customers alike if employees are engaged, this trend is something that needs to be addressed. ...


FREE HR & Payroll System Selection Seminar - Higher Education Sector

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Phase 3 Consulting are hosting a FREE HR & Payroll System Selection Seminar - Higher Education Sector on the 25th September 2012...


Queen’s University Belfast: attracting global talent via the web with MidlandHR

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
How Queen’s University Belfast improved ‘customer experience' by focusing on the actual application side of recruitment using iTrent Web Recruitment, from MidlandHR....


Best-of-breed HR and Payroll technology is cause for celebration. Winners of MidlandHR Technology Impact Awards 2012 announced

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Best-of-breed HR and Payroll technology is cause for celebration *Winners of MidlandHR Technology Impact Awards 2012 announced* ...


Vendor Updates on RTI & Auto-Enrolment

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Check here for our current vendor updates on RTI and Auto-Enrolment; they're updating all the time....


Ready to enrol and recoup the costs? Experts Sage, PwC and Kate Upcraft give advice - four dates

Friday, July 27, 2012
Ready to enrol and recoup the costs? Industry experts Sage, PwC and Kate Upcraft help ease the burden of auto-enrolment and advise ways to recoup the costs involved....


BRIGHT PURPLE STREAMLINES HR MANAGEMENT WITH CEZANNE ONDEMAND

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Specialist recruitment firm Bright Purple Resourcing is streamlining its people management processes with the help of Cezanne OnDemand – the first online HR software to be available to companies on a pay-as-you-go basis. ...


iTrent introduces a more collaborative approach to HR and Payroll at Henry Boot

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Impressed by the web self-service facilities, property and construction company, Henry Boot, is using MidlandHR’s fully integrated iTrent solution to prevent duplication between its HR and payroll departments, housed on different sites....


Sage HR & payroll App -The Android version is here!

Monday, July 16, 2012
Keep up to date with HR and Payroll news from Sage SnowdropKCS - Android version now available, as well as iPhone....


THE CIPP UNVEILS ITS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED REPORT ON AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The CIPP has unveiled its highly anticipated report investigating where organisations are in their preparations for the introduction of automatic enrolment....


Prolog Print Media and the CIPP: a free of charge 'Reducing the cost of employee communications' webinar on Wednesday 11 July 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Prolog Print Media and the CIPP are running a free of charge 'Reducing the cost of employee communications' webinar on Wednesday 11 July 2012 at 1:30pm....


New mobile app from Sage HR & Payroll

Monday, July 2, 2012
Sage HR & Payroll are pleased to announce the launch of their new iPhone mobile app that gives you the latest HR and payroll industry news straight to your mobile....


Harnessing MobileHR for effective mobile working - A White Paper from Advanced Business Solutions

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Harnessing MobileHR for effective mobile working - A White Paper from Advanced Business Solutions...


Chapman Bathurst Streamlines HR Management with Cezanne OnDemand Online HR Software

Friday, June 22, 2012
Chapman Bathurst Streamlines HR Management with Cezanne OnDemand Online HR Software...


INNOVA TAXFREE chooses Cezanne OnDemand online HR software to manage their European workforce

Thursday, June 7, 2012
INNOVA TAXFREE chooses Cezanne OnDemand online HR software to manage their European workforce...


Royal Academy of Dance empowers employees with Access self-service HR solution

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Royal Academy of Dance empowers employees with self-service SelectHR solution by Access....


MidlandHR iTrent HR & payroll software at Aggregate Industries

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
MidlandHR’s iTrent cements modern HR and payroll development at Aggregate Industries ...


Cascade’s hopes of record-breaking year as team heads for Olympia

Friday, May 25, 2012
Cascade’s hopes of record-breaking year as team heads for Olympia; Cascade HR has its sights set on success as the team prepares to head to Olympia London for the CIPD’s 2012 HR Software Show....


Carval payroll software users go live on HMRC RTI pilot

Monday, May 21, 2012
The end of EOY? Carval payroll software users go live on HMRC RTI pilot...


HR Software and Payroll software: from business case to supplier shortlist

Monday, May 21, 2012
Sage HR & Payroll invite you to attend a seminar HR and Payroll software: from business case to supplier shortlist...


More improvements from Small Improvements HR software

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Small Improvements announce even more improvements!...


Wakefield Council achieves six month iTrent upgrade in partnership with MidlandHR

Friday, May 11, 2012
Wakefield Council achieves six month iTrent upgrade in partnership with MidlandHR...


Green Park strengthens holiday and absence management with Cezanne OnDemand online HR Software

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Green Park strengthens holiday and absence management with Cezanne OnDemand online HR Software...


The transformational power of HR software: Cascade share their findings

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The transformational power of HR software: Heather Vitty, client services director at Cascade HR recently surveyed her varied customer base and shares her findings....


iTrent to drive efficiency gains at Wandsworth Council

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wandsworth Council is replacing its separate Human Resources and Payroll IT systems with iTrent, the single, integrated solution for HR, payroll, talent management and workforce planning. The integrated solution will bring significant efficiency gains....


Sustaining Resilience - a Ceridian White Paper

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Know. How. To sustain organisational and personal resilience through the upturn. A Ceridian White Paper...


Safe Computing Seminars on pre-employment screening and compliance challenges

Friday, April 20, 2012
Safe Computing seminars covering the importance of pre-employment screening and compliance checking. New dates added....


Manchester Community Transport, selects Cezanne OnDemand HR software

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Not-for-profit organisation, Manchester Community Transport, selects Cezanne OnDemand HR software to help improve service delivery...


If you choose Carval HR Unity you'll be in good company

Thursday, April 19, 2012
If you choose Carval HR Unity you'll be in good company. It's relied upon by over 260 organisations throughout the UK in virtually every sector....


Internet Advantage bets on the Cezanne OnDemand online HR software service to manage their multi-lingual employees

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Internet Advantage bets on the Cezanne OnDemand online HR software service to manage their multi-lingual employees...


Innovation through iTrent – ‘one version of the truth’

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Innovation through iTrent – ‘one version of the truth’ - a MidlandHR case history with Interserve Construction Ltd...


SaaS capabilities land MidlandHR on Government’s approved ICT list

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
SaaS capabilities land MidlandHR on Government’s approved ICT list. CloudStore to transform public sector services ...


How to demonstrate the ROI of HR - A seminar by Advanced Business Solutions

Monday, March 19, 2012
How to demonstrate the ROI of HR - A seminar by Advanced Business Solutions - with guest speaker Mark Pavlika, Consultant and Chair of the North London CIPD...


MidlandHR and Nottingham Business School join forces to encourage HR Innovation

Monday, March 12, 2012
MidlandHR and Nottingham Business School join forces to encourage HR Innovation...


Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics selects the Cezanne OnDemand online HR software solution

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics is the latest in a fast-growing group of international companies to select Cezanne OnDemand to help them to improve employee management....


Scottish Children's Reporter Administration empowers its workforce through iTrent Self-Service

Friday, February 17, 2012
Scottish Children's Reporter Administration empowers its workforce through iTrent Self-Service...


Maternity Rights whilst on Maternity Leave in the UK - A Learn Centre webinar

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Avoid the pitfalls of Statutory Maternity Leave & Rights. A Learn Centre webinar with Ken Gurr Feb 20th 2012 3.00-4.00 pm GMT...


Gold medal for Cascade HR’s cloud solution

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Gold medal for Cascade HR’s cloud solution Cascade HR has been awarded prestigious Microsoft Gold partner status for its popular cloud solution. ...


Social media in Recruitment - a video by Ciphr

Friday, February 3, 2012
Social media in Recruitment - a video presented by Ciphr...


Lapithus signs up to the Cezanne OnDemand online HR software

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Loan asset management company Lapithus has become the latest in a line of fast-growing start-ups to sign up to use the Cezanne OnDemand SaaS HR software solution. ...


MidlandHR Launches New Guide to HR and Payroll Shared Services

Thursday, February 2, 2012
MidlandHR have published a new guide to HR and payroll shared services in the public sector, following independent research carried out at the end of last year....


Kelly Services Streamlines HR Systems with Cezanne OnDemand

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Kelly Services’ Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, today announced a partnership with Cezanne whereby the company will pilot its Human Resource Information System within Kelly’s EMEA headquarters....


Overview video of NuView's HR software and payroll software capabilities

Friday, January 13, 2012
Video overview of NuView's HR software and payroll software capabilities...


The importance of the business case for HR & Payroll software

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Why does HR & Payroll software take so long to get the green light? Denis W. Barnard, CEO of GPAcomparison suggests that the problem lies right at the beginning....


Building the business case for payroll software

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Building the business case for payroll software: a CIPP and Sage Webinar...


Cascade introduces the ‘personnel’ touch to its innovative software

Monday, October 24, 2011
Cascade introduces the ‘personnel’ touch to its innovative software. See it at the CIPD Conference in November....


MidlandHR shared services research

Monday, October 24, 2011
Technology identified as key factor in public sector migration to shared services - Research from MidlandHR ...


Debt transfer risk as Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) come into force

Monday, October 24, 2011
Debt transfer risk as Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) come into force - giant Group ...


Octo Technology selects Cezanne OnDemand’s online HR Software

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Octo Technology selects Cezanne OnDemand’s online HR Software to manage their human resources...


Meet leading solutions providers at Softworld HR & Payroll Software exhibition

Monday, October 17, 2011
Softworld offers you a unique opportunity to discuss your business needs face to face with leading providers of HR and payroll solutions....


3 proven ways to deal with employees’ lateness

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Employees’ lateness, when not measured and managed properly, can cause businesses thousands of pounds each year in lost productivity and profits. Mitrefinch outline 3 proven ways to deal with it....


Otsuka Europe selects Cezanne's HR software

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Otsuka Europe selects Cezanne's HR software solution to streamline key HR processes and improve management reporting....


A giant White Paper - Agency Workers Regulations and the real implications for recruitment agencies

Thursday, September 22, 2011
AWR is here. The recruitment sector has been subject to legislative changes in the last ten years.With hindsight, people generally feel the impact of each change was not as negative as they’dexpected. Is this the same for AWR? How complicated is it?...


Technology specialists IDG UK choose Carval for future-proof HR software

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Technology specialists IDG UK choose Carval for future-proof HR software...


Carval Free webinar - Recruitment & Human Resources

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Carval invites you to a FREE webinar to show their approach to Recruitment and Human Resources on 13th September 2011....


Selecting and Implementing HR & Payroll Software: 2011 Workshop

Monday, September 5, 2011
Selecting and Implementing Payroll & HR Software: A Workshop presented by Kate Upcraft of ISIS Support Services Ltd and Denis Barnard of GPAcomparison Ltd....


Reaseheath College iTrent HR and Payroll software

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Reaseheath College now live with MidlandHR’s iTrent, the complete web solution for talent management, workforce planning, HR and payroll....


Sage HR & Payroll accepted for HMRC RTI pilot

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sage HR & Payroll accepted for HMRC pilot RTI scheme for reporting changes....


Safe questionnaire builder for Appraisals

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Are you running around interviewing for 360 degree appraisals? Don’t! Did you know software could do that for you? Safe have a questionnaire for that!...


Lincoln College brings payroll back on-premise with MidlandHR’s iTrent

Monday, August 8, 2011
One of the largest colleges in the UK, Lincoln College, has signed a five-year deal with MidlandHR for iTrent, the single solution for talent management, workforce planning, HR and payroll....


Making work experience work - a Cascade view

Friday, July 22, 2011
Young job seekers – who many would consider our talent of the future – are struggling to get a foothold in the labour market because they lack valuable work experience.A Cascade view...


Kempinski uses Cezanne for Talent Management

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Find out how leading international hotel group, Kempinski, is ensuring effective talent management with Cezanne software...


Cascade- HR software tackles age discrimination

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Cascade- Tackling age discrimination. For HR software users there are various ways that technology can help you avoid discriminatory accusations...


Struggling with your P11d?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Struggling with your P11d? The CIPP can help. On July 1st 2011 an on-demand webcast will be available to guide you....


Why SaaS HR makes Business Sense

Friday, June 10, 2011
Why SaaS HR makes Business Sense - Free seminar with Photobox and Cezanne Software at the CIPD HR Software Show...


HR & payroll software – a client’s perspective

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
HR & payroll software – a client’s perspective. Wesco Aircraft Europe, a Cascade HR client has been invited to deliver a bespoke presentation at the CIPD HR Software Show 2011, as part of a series of knowledge-sharing seminars for delegates. ...


Invitation to Tender Template

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
An Invitation to Tender (ITT) Structure Template for for HR software and Payroll software....


HR knowledge transfer reaps reward

Monday, April 4, 2011
HR knowledge transfer reaps reward: Andy Court, marketing manager for Cascade HR offers some thoughts....


Cascade shares knowledge at CIPD Scottish Conference for first time

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Cascade shares knowledge at CIPD Scottish Conference for first time. Cascade’s in-house HR, payroll and technology experts will be on hand to deliver bespoke one-to-one efficiency consultations across the two day event. ...


Welsh police upgrade future HR strategy with MidlandHR’s iTrent

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Welsh police upgrade future HR strategy with MidlandHR’s iTrent. iTrent Recruitment and Web Recruitment set to reduce time to hire ...


To Change or not to Change? by Cascade HR's managing director

Saturday, January 22, 2011
To change or not to change, what is the cost? Cascade HR’s managing director Alan Jones debates the extent to which Human Resources must change to survive, and considers the role that HR practitioners must play in ensuring businesses emerge from the downturn stronger than ever... ...


CascadeHR say: Let software be your strategist

Friday, January 7, 2011
CascadeHR say: Let software be your strategist!...


Looking for Talent? It could be closer then you think

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Looking for talent...? It could be closer than you think... Cascade’s learning and development module can manage the entire process....


MidlandHR wins five-year contract with the University of Essex

Friday, November 26, 2010
MidlandHR wins five-year contract with the University of Essex ...


Cascade provides HR focus for Metro Bank’s 2020 vision

Friday, November 26, 2010
Cascade provides HR focus for Metro Bank’s 2020 vision ...


PAYROLL IS FROM MARS, HR IS FROM VENUS

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A current line of thinking is that Payroll is a risk to have as an in-house function; some organisations have experienced problems when their regular Payroll person has been off sick for any significant period of time....


Purely Payroll launch online magazine

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Purely Payroll launch the first edition of their online magazine for Payroll & HR professionals...


Cascade HR & IPP combine for a free Knowledge Sharing seminar

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Leading software experts from Cascade HR are joining forces with the Institute of Payroll Professionals (IPP) to host a free knowledge sharing seminar on 21st September 2010...


Selecting and Implementing Payroll & HR Software

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Selecting and Implementing Payroll & HR Software: Two Workshops presented by Kate Upcraft of ISIS Support Services Ltd and Denis Barnard of GPAcomparison Ltd....


Talent Management That Makes a Difference

Monday, July 26, 2010
Talent Management That Makes a Difference A Lawson Talent Management Web Seminar Thursday, July 29, 2010 6.00 p.m. BST (12.00 p.m. CDT)...


HR leaders welcome the UK's first HR comparison website

Friday, July 10, 2009
HR leaders welcome the UK's first HR comparison website...


HR industry's first price comparison site ready to launch

Thursday, May 21, 2009
HR industry's first price comparison site ready to launch...


How HR directors select HR software is about to change FOREVER

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
How HR directors select HR software is about to change FOREVER....