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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 27, 2024

Is maternity pay pensionable?

What happens to someone’s private or company pension when they go on maternity leave? The basics Due to Auto-Enrolment, all employers have to enrol their staff into a company pension scheme and contribute at least 3% of their annual salary to the pension each year. And when taking maternity leave, an employee is allowed to benefit from all the things they usually would such as paid holiday, employee protection from unfair dismissal, employee benefits - and employer pension contributions. So, we’ve established the employee should receive the…

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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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March 7, 2024

Five reasons the world needs more women in leadership roles

Let's face it, women have been battling it against the odds forever, especially in the workplace. So, we think it's about time to shine a light on the importance of female leadership and tackle the barriers to success head-on! It's a tale as old as time - women are unfairly undervalued in society, and in the workplace. Despite tremendous progress in recent years, there's still a lingering misogyny that hinders women's advancement in various industries. In this post, we aim to shine a spotlight on…

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March 7, 2024

Developing your talent strategy: five tips for success

Attracting, developing and retaining your best employees is no easy feat - particularly in such a competitive job market. Here's how you can recruit and keep your incredibly valuable people by using a strategic approach. The UK talent market is tough for employers right now, with 80% of UK employers struggling to find the talent they need. Despite some recovery after the pandemic, record numbers of vacancies continue to go unfilled. Employers are having to offer more flexibility to engage their staff - but could…

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March 6, 2024

What is Agile HR, and how to get started

Unless you’ve been buried under paperwork for the last decade (entirely plausible in the HR world), you’re bound to be familiar with the concept of ‘Agile’ project management. In this article, we outline how you can apply these concepts to HR operations. When was Agile introduced? Agile methodology was the brainchild of software engineers, developed as a way to speed up their development projects, and was formalised in 2001. It was founded on the principles of collaboration and iteration – breaking down large, complex projects…

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March 5, 2024

How to communicate brilliantly as a manager

Being a manager puts you in a difficult position: you've got to champion your reports, whilst keeping the business' goals in mind. Whether you're new to a managerial role, or want to refresh your communication skills, here are our recommendations. Balancing different needs One of the first things many new managers notice is the position that having authority puts them in. Now, they are privy to the business' wider ways of thinking including stances on certain areas, such as performance goals and salary tactics. For…

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March 5, 2024

Dealing with an employee who’s always late

Unforeseen roadworks, a missed alarm, or the elusive bus - we're all late from time to time; it just happens! But when lateness becomes persistent, it's time to address it. Join us as we run through the best approach to managing an employee who's always running against the clock. Being punctual isn't just a nicety - it's a necessity for productivity and business success. One of the most common challenges that impacts on the effectiveness of a company is employee lateness. Employers understand that occasional…

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