The Carval HR Software Blog

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

Female managers over 40 suffer 35 percent pay gap

Posted by Emma Clare

11/01/16 10:07

Original article by the HRDIRECTOR

The pay gap for women in management roles over the age of 40 stands at 35 percent, more than 10 percent higher than the average, according to research shared today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) at the Women and Equalities Select Committee.

In her submission of evidence to the committee, expert witness Ann Francke, Chief Executive of CMI warned that there was little in the professional body’s data to suggest this pay gap will disappear anytime soon. If anything, female managers over the age of 40 today face a bigger gender pay gap than a decade ago.

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Topics: HR Software Guides

A third of employees would prefer flexible working over a pay rise

Posted by Emma Clare

04/01/16 11:46

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A third (34%) of employees would prefer a more flexible approach to working hours than a 3% pay rise.

Investors in People's Job Exodus Trends poll asked respondents to choose between two scenarios – a 3% pay rise in line with recent UK increases, or a different non-remuneration benefit.

As well as those looking for a more flexible working life, nearly a third (28%) said they would rather have a clear career progression route and a quarter (24%) would prefer their employer invested in their training and development more.

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Topics: Time and Attendance Guides, HR Software Guides

Infographic: The Cost of Work Christmas Party Hangovers

Posted by Emma Clare

15/12/15 14:53

An office Christmas party is a chance for employee morale boosting after a year of hard work. A chance for everyone to unwind and have an evening of fun with colleagues.

But this can often end up as a bit too much fun as our light hearted infographic shows!

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Topics: HR and Payroll News

How to Download HMRC Messages into Uniwage Payroll Software

Posted by Emma Clare

09/12/15 15:25

Did you know that your Uniwage Payroll Software includes the functionality to download messages direct from the HMRC website? Here's how...

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Topics: Payroll Software Guides

Why zero-hours contract employees are as happy as full-time staff

Posted by Emma Clare

04/12/15 10:24

Original article by 

Staff on zero-hours contracts benefit from work-life balance and feel under less pressure, says CIPD

Zero-hours contract (ZHC) employees are as happy as permanent, full-time workers, a CIPD report has found.

The survey suggests that, on average, ZHC employees experience similar levels of job satisfaction, work-life balance and personal wellbeing to employees on permanent, full-time contracts, and comparable satisfaction levels in their relationship with their managers and colleagues.

However, the report also found that, while the majority of ZHC employees choose to work part-time (88%), they are more likely than part-time employees to say they would like to work additional hours, with 22% wanting more hours.

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Topics: HR and Payroll News

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