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Weekly HR and Payroll News Round-Up

Posted by Emma Clare

06/02/15 14:19

A run down on the top HR and Payroll news stories from the last week or so, from HR software provider Carval Computing Limited.

Carval Payroll Software HMRC Recognition 2015/16

We're pleased to announce that Carval's Uniwage Payroll Software has gained HMRC recognition for 2015/16 for: 

  • RTI
  • P11D
  • P46(Car)

Read more.

TUC: Almost half of new fathers won’t qualify for Shared Parental Leave

Up to 40% of new fathers will not qualify for Shared Parental Leave (SPL), according to research from trade union the TUC. Read full story

Sports Direct faces huge claim from zero-hours contract workers

Retail giant Sports Direct is facing a multi-million pound claim from its zero-hour contract workers who missed out on a generous bonus scheme enjoyed by colleagues on permanent contracts. Read full story

Hot topic: is obesity a disability? Part two


At the end of last year, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the effects of obesity can constitute a disability. With 64% of adults in the UK classed as overweight or obese, what role – if any – should employers play in managing the weight of their workforce? - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hr/features/1149593/hot-topic-obesity-disability#sthash.5pVyk324.dpuf

Only a third of executives satisfied with succession management programmes

Only 36% of executives are satisfied with their business’s succession management programmes, according to research by Korn Ferry. The study of 1,000 senior leaders also found less than a quarter (23%) believe they have a solid pipeline of ‘ready now’ candidates to fill eldership positions. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1149597/executives-satisfied-succession-management-programmes#sthash.ezNapa8y.dpuf

Employers can “breathe a sigh of relief” on Woolworths case

Employers can “breathe a sigh of relief” according to leading employment lawyers, after the advocate general of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made the recommendation that UK employers are not obliged to consult collectively across multiple branches. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1149590/employers-breathe-sigh-relief-woolworths#sthash.suHTvDZs.dpuf

One in three employees to change jobs if they don’t receive a pay rise

More than one in three (39%) UK employees will be looking for a new job if they don't receive a pay rise in the next 12 months, a survey by Glassdoor has revealed. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1149592/employees-change-jobs-receive-pay-rise#sthash.6cBGVNaU.dpuf

Carol Black: Integrate HR and occupational health

Organisations should work harder to fully integrate their HR, occupational health (OH) and health and safety strategies, according to wellbeing expert Dame Carol Black. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1149492/carol-black-integrate-hr-occupational-health#sthash.JPWrXmjS.dpuf

Junior managers more cynical on diversity and inclusion

The Roffey Park 2015 Management Agenda reveals employees in more junior positions are more likely to view diversity as a ‘tick box’ exercise. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hr/news/1149479/junior-managers-cynical-diversity-inclusion#sthash.6fLAjLNt.dpuf

Women should use EQ to drive career progression

Women should make the most of emotional intelligence (EQ) to drive their career progression, a study by Bizas Coaching & Consulting has suggested. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1149435/women-eq-drive-career-progression#sthash.1IiXHVnN.dpuf

One in three disabled jobseekers face discrimination

More than one in three (37%) disabled jobseekers have been discriminated against during the recruitment process, according to research commissioned by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI). - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1149433/disabled-jobseekers-discrimination#sthash.jwM3BNwJ.dpuf

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