November 1, 2021

Why stress prevention should take priority in your business

There are many ways to manage stress in the workplace, but are employers taking it far enough? What can you do to prevent stress in the first place? We all know stress not only hurts our employees, but our business goals as well. Due to this, managing stress is a key part to any HR…

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October 6, 2021

Should employees be allowed to take sick leave for period pains?

According to a recent UK-wide survey, 26% of employees feared their manager wouldn’t consider period pain a legitimate illness, and therefore not a good enough reason to be absent from work. As such, up to a quarter of those surveyed admitted to lying to their manager about their true reason for absence. How should employers…

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September 30, 2021

Could the current fuel shortage prevent employees from attending work?

Getting to work on time is an employee’s responsibility. But when there’s a national crisis, like the current fuel shortages, what can employers do to support their employee’s during this interim period? Many employees use their own car to travel to work. And ordinarily, whether you’ll be able to fuel your car in order to make the…

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July 26, 2021

Changes to H&S rules in Step Four of lockdown lifting

On 19 July 2021, England moved to Step Four of lockdown easing, which means new H&S rules for employers. Here’s what you need to do. Now that the UK is back open, you might be thinking, “Great! All of those health and safety rules don’t apply anymore!” But unfortunately, the coronavirus is still around, and…

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June 30, 2021

Should employers be preparing for a baby boom?

There have been many mixed reports on the baby boom – or baby bust – situation in the UK. Naturally, as Covid-19 has shaken up people’s personal lives and careers since the start of 2020, the environment for growing a family has changed dramatically. At the start of the pandemic, the UK saw a sharp…

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June 24, 2021

Why employee engagement is worth the investment

It’s no surprise that engaged employees are more productive. But building an engaged workforce takes time and investment. In an area that is hard to quantify, we ask the question – why bother? What is employee engagement? No, we’re not just talking about an annual employee survey and a peer review. Employee engagement goes above…

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June 11, 2021

How employers can better support their LGBTQ+ employees

Author: Sean Renshaw: Senior Product Associate at Moorepay Being out at work means I don’t have to keep secrets. I don’t have to censor everything I say, I can be honest, open up and share my life with my colleagues.  But not everyone feels like they can be out in the workplace. Which is why employers must step-up and play a really important…

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June 3, 2021

The jig is up for the gig economy

On the back of other significant cases, the Post Office’s recent employment tribunal heralds a big change for the gig economy. As predicted, Uber’s recent announcement to award their drivers with worker status after losing a five-year legal battle is having far-reaching consequences on the gig economy model. Now, the Post Office is at the…

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May 7, 2021

How to calculate Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

As a payroll professional you may at times be required to manually calculate Statutory Sick Pay, or SSP. Here’s how to do the maths. How is SSP Calculated? To make sense of SSP the calculation is simple. You’ll want to take the weekly rate (£96.35 April 2021 onwards) and divide it by the number of…

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May 3, 2021

The secret to delivering a great employee experience

How to keep employees engaged has always been a hot topic among HR professionals. But what if we were to tell you that a lot of businesses are doing it all wrong? Everyone knows by now that creating a happy workforce leads to more successful recruitment, retention, and productivity levels, which saves your business money.…

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March 4, 2021

How to Create a Workplace Where Women Thrive

Creating a respectful environment is not enough when tackling gender inequality in the workplace. We must also create equal opportunities for growth and achievement by cultivating a working culture where women are able to thrive. Here’s how. In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, we asked several incredible women at Moorepay how they think employers…

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January 21, 2021

New Report Reveals Employers Are Failing to Protect Workers From COVID

Are you doing enough to protect your workers and avoid HSE enforcement action?  A recent BBC article reported concerning figures which suggest that either employers are failing to protect their workers from COVID-19, or failing to adequately communicate effective COVID controls to their employees. The report states that between 6 and 14 January, the Health…

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