A run down on the top HR and Payroll news stories from the last week or so, from HR software provider Carval Computing Limited.
- Fitness tests at work to crackdown on 'sick-note culture'
- Carval continues year on year growth with 31 new customers in 2014
- McQuay streamlines HR and Finance with investment in Carval’s integrated HR, T&A and Payroll software
- Carval showcases payroll bureau software at Payroll World Client Payroll Conference 2015
- Temp workers earning more than peers with permanent position
- Secret to happiness? Earn more money and quit your job
Fitness tests at work to crackdown on 'sick-note culture'
Staff who have been absent from work for four weeks or more may return to the office to face a fitness-to-work test in what is being billed as a crackdown on the ‘sick-note culture’.
More than one million workers take sick leave for at least one month each year, costing the UK economy more than £9billion. But The Times report tough new plans are set to be introduced for those with long-term sick-notes.The changes would mean that family doctors are no longer able to authorise long absences from work. Instead, patients would be sent for assessment by a private occupational health firm. The fit-to-work tests have already been piloted in 20 GP surgeries via the company Health Management, and will be used nationwide in the coming months. Read more.
Carval continues year on year growth with 31 new customers in 2014
Integrated Payroll & HR Software supplier gains BACS accreditation, improves customer service and increases development to meet market demand for integrated HR software systems. Read more.
McQuay streamlines HR and Finance with investment in Carval’s integrated HR, T&A and Payroll software
Staff at leading heating and air conditioning manufacturer give Self-Service portal warm reception and benefit from HR administration efficiencies. HMRC have announced that employers will not incur penalties for delays of up to three days in filing PAYE information. Late payment penalties will continue to be reviewed on a risk-assessed basis rather than be issued automatically. There is no change to the filing deadlines. This means filing on or before each payment date unless the circumstances set out in the sending an FPS after payday guidance apply. Read more
Carval showcases payroll bureau software at Payroll World Client Payroll Conference 2015
If you're looking for flexible and affordable multi-client payroll software, then Carval's Uniwage payroll system could be the perfect solution for you. It's a proven solution for the payroll service bureau environment. Read more.
Temp workers earning more than peers with permanent position
92% of agency workers in temporary roles earn the same wage as those in permanent positions, a survey has revealed. Read more.
Secret to happiness? Earn more money and quit your job
The secret to happiness has been revealed and it involves earning lots of money and quitting your job, according to research.
A study by 3M Post-it suggests that 34% of people think happiness comes with a higher salary of £80,840 a year and living in a £443,000 house. It was also revealed that the ideal life would be a 27-hour working week with two children while 15% thought their happiness relied on leaving their job. Read more.