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HR-Analytics: 10 Metrics That You Just Can’t Ignore

Lately, HR departments have regained their strategic role, as well as the trust of employees and management. Thus, more and more organizations are starting to adopt HR metrics as a crucial standpoint of their business strategy. Here are the top 10 predominant HR metrics in 2021!

Article by Arthur Rowley 30 October 2021


Off-Payroll working: Are you taking reasonable care?

It has been six months since the Off-Payroll legislation took effect in the private sector. One unfortunate observation is seeing some companies seeking to cross-sell their wares by leveraging the naivety of medium and large firms who have been tasked with the challenge of getting to grips with IR35 compliance. The reality is that in the complex world of IR35, someone who knows a little can come across as credible to someone who knows absolutely nothing – and this is where the cross-sellers have sought to enter the play to cross-sell their main game - be it insurance, a payroll service, or consultancy based billable hours.

Article by Dave Chaplin 29 October 2021


Links between healthy eating and work performance cannot be ignored

How can healthy eating improve the workplace? A healthy workforce is generally a happier and more productive one, with reduced sick days and greater efficiency. This has huge business benefits and boosts how staff feel about their role.

Article by Emma Preece 29 October 2021


Going Over and Beyond: Why Fringe Benefits Is Important for Your Employees

The role of the human resource professional has evolved significantly, with the HR department having more responsibilities than ever in 2021. Despite these many functions, refocusing attention on the human aspect of human relations is arguably the top priority, with innovative fringe benefits being one of the most powerful ways to reach your staff.

Article by Andrew Nelson 28 October 2021


How to Build Corporate Culture Remotely

Remote work is here to stay, which is why it’s imperative that businesses do an analysis of company culture to ensure that the shared values, goals, attitudes, and practices that characterize an organization are translated into remote or hybrid work environments. Smart companies are adapting to this new way of work by moving the corporate culture from the cubicle to the employee’s home office. Remote work gives the option for employees to enhance their productivity and efficiency while offering the great flexibility that people want.

Article by Eileen Lee 28 October 2021


Valuing young people in the workplace – an inspiring webinar

Young people are looking for ethical and transparent leadership, trust, open decision-making, job autonomy, interaction and collaboration, and personal well-being as well as challenges and continuous development. They want opportunities to do different things within their organisation and not be ‘siloed’ for the rest of their career.

Article by Neil Devons 28 October 2021


Why does HMRC allow tax avoidance schemes to thrive?

Following the roll-out of the new IR35 legislation, we have seen a proliferation in disguised remuneration schemes which has led to concerns that an increasing number of contractors may have been unwittingly duped into signing up for tax avoidance schemes. And, whilst HMRC has become more active in issuing warning letters to workers suggesting they may be in a disguised remuneration or tax avoidance scheme, their efforts should be targeted at the scheme promoters which are being allowed to thrive, argues Crawford Temple, CEO of Professional Passport.

Article by Crawford Temple 26 October 2021


Time to build improved benefits to improve wellbeing and resilience

With the migration back to workplaces underway, it’s time for organisations to re-visit the strategies they have in place to keep employees well, and ensure resilience as companies rebuild and we get back to unusual.

Article by Deborah Frost, chief executive, Personal Group 25 October 2021