employee costs

How Do You Calculate the Average Cost per Employee?

Calculating the average cost per employee can be a complex task, as there are many different aspects to take into account. It’s not as simple as just deciding on their wage or salary; employees also need to think about the costs they will incur for pensions, bonuses, expenses ...
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schools save money

How Can Schools Save Money?

According to the UK National Education Union, in 2020, 83% of schools will lose out on funding because of government cuts. This means that more than 16,500 schools will have less money per student than they did in 2015. Cuts to school funding are far from a new issue, and eve ...
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Switching Payroll Provider  

Partnerships should be, above all else, valuable. Nowadays, it feels like corporate wisdom that partnerships, when fully harnessed, can fuel your operation in new, exciting ways. Yet, it’s certainly not easy to rebuild confidence and trust if you’ve entered into an unbenefici ...
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Furlough

Supporting Staff Still on Furlough

the UK government’s furlough scheme was announced back in March, a huge proportion of employers have asked for this support. In fact, as of early June, more than 25% of UK workers had been furloughed – that’s around 8.9 million individuals.   As the spread of coronavirus in t ...
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hiring freelancers

8 Tips for Hiring Freelancers

The notion of hiring a freelancer is likely one that has entered the mind of just about all business owners at one time or another. Particularly for smaller businesses that are not yet ready to invest in a permanent workforce, freelancers can offer the ideal solution when an ...
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working from home

Will Working from Home Become the New Normal?

This year, the coronavirus lockdown has demonstrated that many companies can, in fact, continue as normal with employees working from home, with so many being forced to do so. Therefore, many business owners may now be inclined to maintain this method of working to save on ov ...
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payroll queries

Payroll Queries – Who Do I Talk To?

When payday comes around, there are employees all over the world who have questions and concerns about their pay packet. Whether they were expecting more or less, seemingly incorrect or unanticipated amounts can lead to severe anxiety – especially if they are not sure who to ...
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Will your business be affected by Sunak’s Summer Statement?

On Wednesday Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will be delivering a Summer Statement. Labelled by some as a ‘mini Budget’, we are expecting some major announcements that will reveal the Government’s economic strategy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. As well as t ...
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outsourcing

Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Services for SMEs

Owners of SMEs might find that their teams either lack the time or experience to carry out all the necessary functions of a business, whether this is HR and payroll, IT, or something else. If this is the case, there are a great number of outsourcing services that can be procu ...
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hr checklist

Your Go-To HR Checklist Template

When a member of the HR team decides to leave, it’s vital to get properly prepared for their absence – whether they will be replaced or their work will be absorbed into the rest of the team. Every HR professional has an accumulation of valuable knowledge, that can span ...
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motivating remote employees

Motivating Remote Employees – A Guide to Engaging Your Staff

Remote workers, whether they’ve been working out of the office for a long time or they’re new to it, can quickly feel isolated and disconnected from their teams. If this is the case, it’s likely that the effort they put into their tasks will begin to wane, and they might star ...
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