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The Carval HR Software Blog

Does your school really need HR Software?

Posted by Emma Clare

02/07/15 09:30

You may be facing decisions about how to manage your Human Resources and Payroll. If you're thinking of investing in HR software to do this in-house then you will need to put together a very clear justification for how the investment will benefit your school. 

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Here we look at the things that you should consider when constructing your business case.

  1. Managing change
  2. Reducing costs
  3. Increasing productivity or reducing headcount
  4. Improving data accuracy & availability
  5. Reducing risk

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Topics: HR Software Guides

HR software: 10 things your employees can do with HR mobile apps

Posted by Emma Clare

20/05/15 12:24

Manager and Employee Self Service HR software forms a standard part of most HRMS implementations today. It offers a simple and cost-effective way to engage with your employees and reduce the administrative burden on your HR team. But some organisations with a highly mobile or non-desk based workforce worry it's not for them. Step forward the HR mobile app.

HR mobile apps deliver the most popular features of Employee Self-Service HR software directly to your people’s mobile devices. It not only enables you to devolve responsibility for key tasks to employees and managers, but also to provide them with instant and secure access to tailored information 24 hours a day from any device with internet access.

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Topics: HR Software Guides

How to develop a business case for HR software

Posted by Emma Clare

07/05/15 10:43

You know that having integrated Payroll and HR Software would make life a lot easier, but in order to secure the budget you will need to put together a very clear argument for how the investment will benefit the business. 

Here we look at the things that you should consider when constructing your business case.

  1. Managing change
  2. Reducing costs
  3. Increasing productivity or reducing headcount
  4. Improving data accuracy & availability
  5. Reducing risk
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Topics: HR Software Guides

Getting managers to manage HR tasks & preventing back-office creep

Posted by Emma Clare

08/04/15 15:01

This blog post looks at the issue of getting managers to take responsibility for HR-related tasks: that is getting them to see that this is a fundamental part of their management responsibilities and not them "doing HR's job for them".

Many of the HR professionals that we speak with's number one challenge relates to conflicting pressures on their time. There is so much to be done on a daily basis that it is sometimes hard to push ahead with the project and strategic work that they want and/or have been asked to do.

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Topics: HR Software Guides

HR software to make your School Workforce Census return a doddle

Posted by Emma Clare

26/03/15 14:32

If you're struggling with your academy's school workforce census (SWF) then you're not alone. Academies are now responsible for the submission and approval of their own returns to the Department for Education (DfE)...and for the many that Carval has spoken with this process is hugely time consuming and a real pain.

Luckily Carval has developed HR software for schools with this in mind. It not only provides comprehensive human resource management functionality but enables schools to create their SWF with a single click. What's more the software integrates with your SIMS resource management system.

Read on for details of the SWF process and how Carval can help.

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Topics: HR Software Guides

How to use integrated HR and Payroll software to reduce fraud

Posted by Emma Clare

22/01/15 11:59

Did you know that more than 11 percent of workplace frauds involve payroll? In fact it effects over a quarter of businesses at some point and is twice as likely in small organisations. 

A typical fraud adds about six percent to payroll costs and takes 36 months to uncover. So it's important to know how to spot it and more importantly...how to prevent it happening in the first place. Your HR software could be the key.

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Topics: HR Software Guides

3 top reasons people don't request flexible working

Posted by Emma Clare

13/01/15 13:00

Less than a quarter (23%) of workers have requested flexible working so far despite more than half (54%) being aware of the government’s right to request legislation that came into force on 30 June 2014, a study by O2 Business has found.

The main reaons that employees cited for not taking up their right to work flexibly were:

  • A lack of trust (chosen by 31% of those polled)

  • A business culture that doesn’t encourage working away from the office (28%) and

  • A lack of technology to facilitate it (20%).

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Topics: Time and Attendance Guides, HR Software Guides

5 tips for using self-service HR software for employee engagement

Posted by Emma Clare

23/05/14 08:55

Opportunities to improve employee engagement start with the recruitment process - or even before - and continue throughout the employee lifecycle. The good news is that technology can really help you get that buy-in from your people.

Read on for 5 top tips for using your HR software to improve employee engagement...

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Topics: HR Software Guides

How to send scheduled reports with your Carval HR software or Payroll software

Posted by Emma Clare

09/04/14 11:48

Many of Carval's HR Unity software users will need to submit Human Resources or Payroll related reports to someone on a regular basis. Carval's easy-to-use Report Scheduler can automate this process for you.

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Topics: Payroll Software Guides, HR Unity Library, HR Software Guides

How to get employees to submit timesheets on time

Posted by Emma Clare

18/03/14 14:15

If you’re in an environment where employees work different hours each pay period, perhaps at different rates, then timesheets will undoubtedly be a pain with which your payroll team is very familiar!

Getting employees and managers to submit approved information in a timely fashion is enough to make you want to tear your hair out and that’s before you’ve even started reconciling all that data and keying it into your payroll system! Carval has four great tips to help you!

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Topics: Payroll Software Guides, Time and Attendance Guides, 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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