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CIPD HR Software Show 2017

Posted by Emma Clare

19/06/17 17:09

Carval showed its latest and most comprehensive array of fully integrated HR and Payroll software at the CIPD HR Software Show on 14 - 15 June 2017 at Olympia West, London.

A big thank you to all the many visitors to this year's CIPD HR Software Show that took the time to visit Carval on stand H320. In addition to enquiries for HR software and Payroll software there was a lot of interest in Carval's fully integrated Time Management solutions - which include T&A, rostering and timesheets - and also outsourced payroll bureau services.

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Gender pay gap reporting - the clock is now ticking

Posted by Emma Clare

07/04/17 11:47

From 6 April 2017 employers in Great Britain with more than 250 staff are required by law to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees.

Image source: Acas

There are two sets of regulations. The first is mainly for the private and voluntary sectors (taking effect from 5 April 2017) and the second is mainly for the public sector (taking effect from 31 March 2017). Employers will have up to 12 months to publish their gender pay gaps.

Employers must publish the following four types of figures annually on their own website and on a government website:

  • Gender pay gap (mean and median averages)
  • Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages)
  • Proportion of men and women receiving bonuses
  • Proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure

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Are you ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

Posted by Emma Clare

22/03/17 14:50

From 6 April 2017, employers with a paybill of more than £3 million per year will be liable to pay a new apprenticeship levy.

Employers operating in England and that pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to access funds for the training and assessment of apprenticeships through a Digital Apprenticeship Service Account.

To help you stay ahead and plan for the upcoming change, here is a selection of practical guidance and information to help your business prepare, compiled by XpertHR.

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National Sickie Day: 5 reasons the first Monday in February is the worst

Posted by Emma Clare

06/02/17 11:55

Dubbed 'National Sickie Day', the first Monday in February is the day of the year which has traditionally seen the highest number of workers calling in sick. 

After noticing a rising trend in people asking for the first Monday in February off, employment law firm ELAS dubbed it “National Sickie Day” seven years ago.

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5 Workplace Predictions for 2017

Posted by Ann-Christie Marstaller

05/01/17 12:01

Original post by HR Grapevine

Attracting new talent in the New Year will be a challenge for businesses, as employees demand more flexibility at work, and are not afraid to tell the truth about their employer.

Chief Executive at WorkAdvisor, Philip Price, has made his top five predictions on how our working lives will change in 2017.

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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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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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HR Tips: 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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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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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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