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The Carval HR Software Blog

5 Workplace Predictions for 2017

Posted by Ann-Christie Marstaller

05/01/17 12:01

Original post by HR Grapevine

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Topics: HR and Payroll News

Payroll legislation update

Posted by Ann-Christie Marstaller

03/01/17 15:36

The Carval National User Conference 2016 included an informative payroll legislation update presentation by Beverley Smith ACIPP, Policy & Advisory Officer, The CIPP.

The session was very popular with Carval's payroll software users therefore we thought we'd share it with a wider audience. The topics covered included:

  • RTI late filing penalties
  • National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage
  • Student loans
  • Making Tax Digital
  • Simplifying expenses and benefits
  • Apprenticeship levy
  • Gender Pay Gap reporting
  • Holiday pay and leave
  • Termination payments
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Automatic re-enrolment
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Topics: Payroll Software Guides

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

Posted by Ann-Christie Marstaller

20/12/16 15:10

Original Post by Qian Mou for Personnel Today

 

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.

Large compliance projects for data protection and gender pay gap reporting will dominate the HR agenda in 2017. Employers are likely to see costs increase as the apprenticeship levy and additional fees for sponsoring foreign workers are introduced, and tax savings for employee benefits are significantly reduced.

Employers will also continue to deal with the implementation of restraints to public-sector exit payments and new trade union balloting rules in 2017. 

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Topics: HR and Payroll News

A Guide to DBS Check Levels

Posted by John Herbert

11/10/16 09:22

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. You may need to check someone’s criminal record if they apply for certain jobs or voluntary work, eg working with children or in healthcare.

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Topics: HR Software Guides

Major employment law changes so far in 2016

Posted by John Herbert

07/10/16 10:59

Here's a run down of the major employment law changes for the year that Carval's HR software users need to be aware of.

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Topics: HR and Payroll News

14 Useful Resources for UK Payroll

Posted by Emma Clare

04/03/16 15:56

This rather handy list first appeared on The Learning Centre. Any users of our Payroll Software that are interested in ways of keeping things straight with HMRC will find it of interest.

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Topics: Payroll Software Guides

National Minimum Wage compliance information for employers

Posted by Emma Clare

04/02/16 13:30

HMRC have produced some useful information in the form of a factsheet advising employers of the checks they undertake to ensure that an individual is being paid at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Below is a synopsis including:

  • What happens in a compliance visit
  • What happens after the visit
  • The penalties that may apply and
  • Their ‘naming and shaming’ policy

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Topics: Payroll Software Guides

The Top 10 Reasons Employees Resign

Posted by Emma Clare

26/01/16 14:58

January is the month when 18% of employees in the UK start thinking about looking for a new job.

According to a new survey by Glassdoor a third of UK workers quit their jobs for the same reason. Read on for the top 10 reasons employees resign...

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Topics: HR and Payroll News

Lessons in integration: An insider's guide to HR software

Posted by Emma Clare

18/01/16 10:30

If you are looking for an integrated Payroll and HR system this post will help you understand the often confusing terminology used by solutions providers and to identify which solutions will meet you expectations…and which ones will not. 

Featured topics:
  • Integration
  • Reporting
  • Modular systems

Discover the sales language...versus the reality.

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Topics: HR Software Guides

Why post-based HR software delivers the biggest efficiency benefits

Posted by Emma Clare

11/01/16 10:17

If you are in the process of evaluating a number of different HR Information Systems (HRIS) then it may seem to you that many of the products on offer are rather similar. So how do you make a choice?

It is important to look beyond the aesthetics to two fundamental factors which will have a huge impact on the long term efficiencies that your HR software will be able to deliver. One is the level of integration it offers with other systems (for example your payroll software) and the other is whether it is a person or establishment-based solution. 

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Topics: HR Software Guides

Discover the tools behind great HR

Carval has been helping organisations streamline their HR and Payroll since 1986. We'd love to help you too! 

Read on to discover ways to:

  • Make your payroll processes accurate and efficient
  • Automate everyday HR admin jobs to drive efficiency and policy adherance
  • Get the time and tools to deliver strategic HR projects that make a difference
  • Deliver a great service to your employees.

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