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Weekly HR and Payroll News Round-Up

Posted by Emma Clare

13/03/15 14:47

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

Featuring:

  • Let staff have a lie-in to keep them happy
  • Order your P60s from Carval now
  • Free webinar: how to make auto-enrolment a success for your clients
  • HMRC explains disputed charges
  • Salary not top of graduate wish-list
  • Dads regret missing children's key milestones due to work
  • Mandatory reporting of gener pay gaps
  • Survey reveals half of UK organisations suffering from 'Invisible Employee Syndrome'

Let staff have a lie-in to keep them happy

Four out of five people are working against their individual body clock, making for an unhappy and unhealthy workforce, research suggests. Scientists from the Institute of Medical Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich conducted a study in a German steel factory and found that reorganising the day to allow staff to work in accordance to their ‘chronotype’ or body clock, makes them happier and healthier. Read more.

Free webinar: how to make auto-enrolment a success for your clients

Register now for a free webinar as Payroll World is joined by Carval’s payroll bureau manager, Michelle Ginnelly, to learn how organisations running third party payrolls can make pension reform a success for their business. Read full story

Order your P60s from Carval now

Carval offers a very competitively priced range of payroll stationery to our payroll software clients, inlcuding secure-seal tri-fold P60s. Get a quote now.

HMRC explains disputed charges

HMRC says payroll managers must appeal disputed charges as soon as they receive them and has outlined a common reason they may occur. Read full story

Salary not top of graduate job wish-list

Large salaries are no longer deemed to be the top priority for graduates when looking for their first job, according to a poll of just over 1,000 students by Ernst &Young. Only 11% of students said the size of the wage packet would be the determining factor, when asked to rank the most important considerations when choosing a future employer. Read more.

Dads regret missing children's key milestones due to work

Over two-thirds of fathers have regrets about their child’s early years, with the most common concern being that they missed key moments of their baby’s development due to a poor work-life balance, research has found. A new poll from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has shown that 69% of dads have missed a key milestone in their child’s life, with nearly a quarter missing their first steps (24%) and one in five missing first words (21%). In comparison, just 11% of mothers missed their child’s first steps and first words. The findings suggest that missing out on these important moments has had an emotional effect on dads. Read more.

Mandatory reporting of gender pay gaps

Large employers could be forced to publish the difference between average pay for their male and female employees, with those failing to comply facing fines of up to £5,000. Read full story

Survey reveals half of UK organisations suffering from 'Invisible Employee Syndrome'

A previously unrecognised malaise, Invisible Employee Syndrome (IES), is affecting a significant number of UK organisations, new research has revealed. Read more.

Read our blog post: 5 top tips for using HR software to improve employee enagement.

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