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Employees looking for different things

A recent survey has found that 97 per cent of employers agree that the workplace expectations of employees in firms of all sizes are changing rapidly, and this means that many employers will have to change what they offer in order to keep and recruit staff. Read More

How to keep employees happy

January is traditionally a time when many employees start looking around for greener employment pastures, which can be a real headache for employers who are trying to retain good workers. However, there are a number of things bosses can do to make their workplace more attractive. Read More

Employers plan to increase investment in benefits

Recent research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that almost 30 per cent of employers plan to increase investment in their health and wellbeing benefits in the next two years. Read More

Mental health still a taboo subject

A recent study has found that, although 66 per cent of workers in the UK have personally experienced mental ill-health, 61 per cent of them have never spoken to anyone at work about their problems. Read More

Flexible working is the most popular benefit

According to recent research, flexible working is at the top of the list of the most desired benefits for people working in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with more than 40 per cent saying that this is what they would most like. Read More

More money abroad for doing the same job

Recent research has found that the average individual taking a job abroad that is roughly similar to the one they do in the UK gains an additional £15,996 of annual salary when they move. Read More

Many businesses still failing to pay the NMW, official figures find

Official figures published in recent days have revealed that a record £15.6 million of underpayment to workers has been uncovered in the past year, prompting huge fines against employers. Read More

National Payroll Week

Next week (3-7 September) is National Payroll Week, which was established to raise the profile and awareness of payroll in the UK and the impact it has on the economy through contributing towards the £4.46 billion collected through Income Tax and National Insurance. Read More

Permanent placements rise in July

A recent survey of the UK’s professional recruitment firms found that the number of candidates securing permanent roles in July increased by 10 per cent year-on-year but mainly within IT and financial services. Read More

Payroll loans could save workers millions a year

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has suggested that UK workers could save more than £250 million a year in interest rate charges if businesses introduced a payroll loan scheme. Read More

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