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April 10, 2024

Preparing for payroll year-end: a checklist

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the payroll year-end is fast approaching! Here’s everything you need to do to prepare for it. Payroll year end ties in with the tax year-end, which with it being a leap year this time around, is 4th April 2024. The deadline for getting your ducks in a row (i.e. doing all your paperwork) is 31st May 2024. Quick checklist Send last FPS to HMRC. Report your expenses and benefits. Prepare for new tax year and the first…

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March 28, 2024

Revealed – the hidden costs of manual HR administration

Manual administration can create many problems for HR, as working with spreadsheets and paper-based systems are cumbersome and laborious. The negative impact of all this labour-intensive administration is most obvious in the amount of time and effort involved in people doing these tasks. This translates into higher costs and missed opportunities, such as preventing teams from working on more impactful HR initiatives. Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg, as there are a host of unseen costs related to manual HR administration that…

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March 27, 2024

Are you “woke” enough?

The word “woke” is one that divides the room; to some it’s a step in the right direction for equality, for others it’s a “war on truth”. It’s a word that’s caused much controversy in recent years, within the media, political spaces, the court of public opinion, and in the workplace. You’ve probably heard it thrown around a fair bit, particularly by politicians, both with positive and negative connotations. But what does it mean? Is it a necessary and vital movement that will lead us…

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March 27, 2024

How HR can drive innovation in your business

As famous sports coach Lou Holtz once said: “nothing on earth is standing still – it’s either growing or dying”. This is true in a business context too, where the rapid rate of change means your organisation is either moving with the times, or falling behind with inevitable consequences. We live in the age of disruption, with countless examples of companies such as Netflix, Airbnb and Uber that have turned established industries on their heads. It’s why, in 2024, a culture of continuous innovation is…

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March 27, 2024

Is emotional intelligence the superpower missing from your organisation?

Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, is about having awareness of how our own emotions play a role in influencing our thoughts actions. And taking it a step further, using that knowledge to be more productive and have better interactions with those around us. With increased awareness of mental health and wellbeing, we are now more conscious of how the way we act can affect the wellbeing of others, making soft skills such as emotional intelligence of equal importance as holding the technical skills required…

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March 27, 2024

Five ways to prepare yourself for a big speech to colleagues

Presenting can be a daunting prospect for anyone, regardless of their experience or confidence level. But we don't think it has to be so scary! In this blog, we’re going to list five steps to help you prepare for that speech and deliver with confidence and ease. You know, the one you really don’t want to give… 1. Remind yourself of the purpose whilst considering the audience Reminding yourself of the reason for presenting is the perfect place to start. To get your head in…

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March 27, 2024

HR metrics: your guide to business growth

Ready to crack the code of HR metrics? Join us as we unravel the importance of tracking KPI’s and harnessing the power of data-driven decision-making to propel your business forward! Understanding HR metrics HR metrics, simply put, are vital data points that gauge the value of your workforce and assess the effectiveness of your HR initiatives. By leveraging this data, businesses gain insights into what works, what needs improvement, and how to shape a robust people strategy for success. Why HR metrics matter Data is…

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March 27, 2024

Who handles payroll in a company?

Across most organisations, payroll is undoubtedly a highly valuable function. Yet one burning question is yet to be unanswered: who should look after payroll - the HR or the finance department? This question continues to be a topic of much debate, with some people thinking payroll should reside within the HR function, while others believe it should sit within finance. Why the debate? Payroll is a specialist function in any organisation. It requires a unique set of skills and processes - as well as, sometimes, software…

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March 7, 2024

Empowering women to pursue leadership

It's time to shatter those glass ceilings, strive towards a more inclusive space, and climb higher than ever before. Let's unleash the power of women in the workplace! "Representation on a leadership level is so important – and even the layers below. The more diverse a leadership team is, the better the business will be."Michelle Hobson, Moorepay's HR Services Director According to various studies and reports, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, the representation of women in senior management roles varies across…

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March 7, 2024

International Women’s Day | Let’s #InspireInclusion

In our conversation with Michelle Hobson, Moorepay’s HR Services Director, we delve into the barriers women face in leadership. As we celebrate International Women's Day, Michelle shares insights on championing diversity and working towards a better, more inclusive workplace.  What's the main barrier between women and senior leadership? I think as a society we have made positive improvements and some aspects of gender inequality have been stamped out, for the most part. For example, inappropriate behaviour towards women in the workplace, although unfortunately can still…

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