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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 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 20, 2024

Case law | A new statutory code of practice: ‘fire and re-hire’

A new statutory code of practice on ‘fire and re-hire’ will be introduced. It will set out the expected procedure for employers to follow when contemplating dismissals for employees who do not agree to changes to their terms and conditions.  The plan is to introduce a new statutory Code of Practice that aims at curbing the misuse of fire and rehire tactics that cause concerns about workers’ rights. Fire and rehire tactics In the official announcement on 19 February 2024, the government committed to combating the misuse…

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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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