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6 reasons your HR and payroll struggled through Covid-19

6 reasons your HR and payroll struggled through Covid-19

It’s fair to say that HR and Payroll teams have been tested as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded. But after several months of firefighting, many organisations recognise that they need to make significant changes to their payroll and HR operations. 

Outsourcing
Pandemic Proof Payroll

Pandemic proof payroll

How to build resilience into your new normal strategy

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The value of HR & Payroll in a post COVID-19 world

The value of HR & Payroll in a post COVID-19 world

Payroll and HR data has the potential to unlock strategic value that has not previously been so readily available and accurate.

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Debunking the myths of payroll outsourcing

Misconceptions around payroll outsourcing could be holding back your business. Our clients find that taking the step to outsource pays them back dividends, driving productivity and giving payroll teams the opportunity to focus on strategic rather than tactical initiatives. We understand that payroll outsourcing can be a daunting topic, so we have debunked some of the most common myths to help you make informed choices about your payroll strategy.

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Flexible furlough - Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Flexible furlough - Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated guidance in readiness for the commencement of the second part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Simon Parsons, Director of Payments, Benefits & Compliance Strategies at SD Worx UK, shares his interpretation of the changes and what this could mean for employers.

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How long does managed payroll implementation take?

Managed payroll implementation doesn’t take as long to set up as you might think. Our dedicated implementation team will ensure the whole process runs smoothly. Take a look at our average timelines for implementation.

What happens when you first move to our managed service

What happens when you first move to our managed service

It’s natural to have concerns about moving your payroll operations to a managed supplier, but we’re here to put your mind at ease. We’ve got your back. Moving to our managed payroll service is not as complicated as you might think.

Your Payroll Team vs Our Payroll Pioneers

Your Payroll Team vs Our Payroll Pioneers

Payroll is essential to your business. You can’t afford to get it wrong. Our Managed Payroll Pioneers give you the best of both worlds; market-leading payroll software delivered by exceptional payroll professionals. Why settle for anything less?

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6 tips to boost engagement in your virtual workforce

6 tips to boost engagement in your virtual workforce

Are you prepared for the rise of the long-term home worker? Help your employees thrive while they are working from home with these top tips.

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5 ways our Payroll Gurus can support you through COVID-19

5 best practice tips for payroll continuity

As the pressure of payroll continues to amplify, here are some best practice tips to improve payroll continuity.

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5 big changes to HR in a post pandemic world

5 big changes to HR in a post pandemic world

The way we work is never going to be the same again. Find out which big changes will affect HR.

Outsourcing
Q&A with our Payroll guru: Your furlough & SSP questions answered

Q&A with our Payroll guru: Your furlough & SSP questions answered

Our resident payroll and legislation guru answers your questions about furlough and SSP.

Payroll must go on

Payroll must go on

Global Payroll Week is an annual opportunity to put the world of payroll in the spotlight. At SD Worx, we have relied on our payroll specialists during the past month more than ever before. Despite the unravelling pandemic  and the most bizarre social circumstances we have faced in a long while, all salaries were processed smoothly and on time. That's quite a feat.

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5 ways our Payroll Gurus can support you through COVID-19

5 ways our Payroll Gurus can support you through COVID-19

We’re here to help your payroll stay consistent during uncertain times. Find out how our experts can support you during this time.

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Furlough advice: Debunking salary sacrifice and benefits myths

Furlough advice: Debunking salary sacrifice and benefits myths

Debunking furlough myths in relation to salary sacrifice arrangements.

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How to make a furlough claim

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: How to make a furlough claim

What is the process of putting in a claim for furlough? We get to grips with the steps you need to undertake.

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Workforce management, your secret weapon in a crisis (and beyond)

Workforce management, your secret weapon in a crisis (and beyond)

The right workforce management module can help businesses stay afloat during these tough times and avoid common pitfalls.

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3 measures to support your home workforce

3 measures to support your home workforce

Hundreds of UK businesses have asked staff to work from home to combat Coronavirus. Can these measures help your remote workforce?

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Our Sales Directors’ guide to motivating your remote team

Our Sales Director's guide to motivating your remote team

In our second #KeepItHuman interview, Oliver Mead, SD Worx Sales Director, discusses how he’s helping his team to adapt to remote working.

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Keep Britain Paid: Statutory Sick Pay Guidelines for employers

How does COVID-19 affect employee pensions?

Discover how Coronavirus is affecting employee pensions and get to grips with The Pension Regulators advice.

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Latest SD Worx Covid-19 Customer Information

Latest SD Worx Covid-19 Customer Information

Discover the latest customer information update from SD Worx regarding the Covid-19 virus. 

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Our Payroll Services Director's tips to keep operations running smoothly

Our Payroll Services Director's tips to keep operations running smoothly

Paul Thickett, SD Worx Payroll Services Director, shares how he’s keeping the UK paid and motivating his team during this challenging time.

Outsourcing
Keep Britain Paid: Statutory Sick Pay Guidelines for employers

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – What you need to know about ‘furlough’

Has your business temporarily closed? Find out how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could support your business. 

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Keep Britain Paid: Statutory Sick Pay Guidelines for employers

Keep Britain Paid: Statutory Sick Pay Guidelines for employers

We’ll help you make sense of the government’s advice on Statutory Sick Pay and taking care of your employees during COVID-19.

The Coronavirus: A message from our CEO

The Coronavirus: A message from our CEO

The COVID-19 virus situation is developing rapidly and affecting us all, both personally and economically. We want to assure you that we are here for you, and that you and your employees can continue to count on our services. 

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Holiday Pay 2020 – Are You Ready?

Holiday Pay 2020 – Are You Ready?

There have been many publications about the Good Work Plan over the past 18 months and it can be confusing to work through complex, legislative documentation to understand how you stay compliant. While the good work plan covers many topics, this blog aims to take you through one aspect of this, Holiday Pay, and asks the simple question – are you ready for the changes?

What is innovative payroll and why do you need it?

Until recently, payroll has not been given high strategic importance and so has never needed to be particularly innovative. The modern, fast-evolving workforce is now driving significant changes to this status quo however, with both managers and employees looking to embrace disruptive technology that helps the business to innovate and transform.

Key technology for the future Payroll & HR function

Our recent report looking at The Workforce of the Future reveals enlightening predictions from senior industry professionals on the social and economic shifts organisations will need to embrace by 2025. 

It’s time to review your payroll strategy

Senior professionals predict major changes to the workforce by 2025. According to our research The Workforce of the Future, working part-time, freelance or being able to choose hours/days will be favoured over traditional working styles. Employees will expect more support and advice on financial matters, and Payroll and HR will align more closely to provide this. Payroll will become much more influential in attracting and retaining employees. As a result, 78% of professionals say that payroll needs to evolve and innovate, and technology will be key. 

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Out of office: How to prepare for holiday leave this summer

With summer just around the corner, businesses face the inevitable yearly challenge of balancing an influx of annual leave requests with keeping the company running at full capacity. Absence management is a vital, yet often overlooked part of running a business – get it wrong and the impact of summer holidays can last all year round.

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Payroll of the future: personalised technology

A recent ‘Workplace of the Future’ survey of 250 industry professionals revealed that 88% of CFOs and CHROs expect an increase in payroll technology investment by 2025. Why? The world of work is changing rapidly and to prepare for the workforce of the future, businesses must start adapting, quickly.

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Strategic data: unlocking HR's secret weapon

Businesses are failing to recognise the importance of data managed by HR teams. Equally HR professionals are not yet skilled enough in data to harness its power and help secure their future strategic function within an organisation. Something has to change.

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So Much More Than Payroll: Employer Responsibility in the Modern Workforce

News of poor payroll can spread like wildfire. The sign of a good payroll function is often that it takes place quietly in the background. If it goes wrong however, it can have a catastrophic impact on both employees and the business as a whole.

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A wake-up call from the future

Everyone remembers the technology from their youth, in my case the 80’s and 90’s. I grew up with mobile phones becoming a must have commodity, with the accompanying generation of speed texters. I also grew up with the emergence of the first affordable home PC, allowing me and my friends the opportunity to explore that new ‘thing’ called the internet.

HR

The Living Wage: Engagement, Efficiency and Empowerment

I just don’t understand why organisations do not see the Living Wage, and I mean the Living Wage, NOT the government’s rebranded minimum wage (National Living Wage), as an *opportunity*. This is an opportunity to increase “engagement”, “efficiency” and to “empower” employees. Yet far too many organisations just see it as yet another cost they have to accommodate.

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Let us tell you a beeautiful story...

SD Worx are proud to support We Love MCR charity, via the purchase of our very own bee, at the recent Bee in the City Auction! 

Technology

Using Analytics and AI to Build a Better HR Strategy

More than anything, this year’s data highlights the need for a new and more agile approach to HR. Conservative strategies simply aren’t going to cut it going forwards, because by the time the ink is dry, things will have moved on. Increasing business agility is now the #2 business driver for 86% of HR professionals, second only to increasing performance and profitability.

Technology

Where to start when implementing a T&A system - Part 1

This article covers all aspects of T&A functionality ranging from how to create effective workload plans, building rosters, collecting and validating variable time information, implementing business and legislative validation, and finally ensuring correct payments to employees by integrating with an industry-leading payroll solution.


Why Payroll should embrace disruptive technology

‘Disruptive’ technology is technology that replaces old ways of doing things. For example, the smartphone has revolutionised the way we interact with friends, family, institutions & media. When SD Worx launched online payslips in 1999 this was met with concern around security & access. Fast-forward to 2018, and no credible provider is without a mobile payslip. In short the smartphone has disrupted the market and most people have moved on from paper.

 

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Pick n Mix - How to reward your employees! Part 2

How do UK businesses tend to approach reward currently? Is there a shift in approach and if so, what is causing this?

HR

Pick n Mix - How to reward your employees! Part 1

How do UK businesses tend to approach reward currently? Is there a shift in approach and if so, what is causing this?

Does a rigid payroll cycle meet the needs of a flexible workforce in promoting Financial Wellbeing

Financial wellness is a hot topic across all worker types and generations. Employees are demanding more control, greater flexibility and better access to their finances. How can employers better support their employees in this regard?

Leadership

How to get more done in 12 weeks than in a whole year

Have you ever felt that you and your team could achieve more, be more productive and efficient at work, but every time you started, you get caught up in the detail and lose that laser-sharp focus? Even from a personal perspective, you want to explore a new health-kick, but life just keeps getting in the way? Well this blog for you...

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2018 is all about Digitising your HR Function

Autonomous Vehicles And Smart Warehouses Are So Last Year – 2018 Is All About Digitising Your HR Function.

Hear from our CEO Steven Van Hoorebeke during an interview with The Business Debate.

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4 ways to practice healthier habits around the office

Most Human Resources departments work to maximise the bottom line of organisations, many HR professionals tackle this objective by focusing primarily on corporate health and wellness. The thinking here is fairly simple – if you can build a healthier workforce, they’re likely to be more productive each day, which ultimately translates to a more profitable business.

SD Worx European Conference: Driving Collaboration in the HR and Payroll Industry

On 6th February at Hilton Park Lane in London, we joined HR and payroll professionals from across the globe for the SD Worx European Conference 2018. With the "Future of Collaboration: HR leading the way" theme, this one-of-a-kind event played host to industry-leading experts, practitioners and organisations.

Payslip law changes April 2019 – ‘For the hour is nigh and the day soon at hand’

The law requires that a payslip is provided to all employees each time they are paid. The exception to this legal requirement means that for the following there is no obligation to provide a payslip, non-employees: contractors, freelancers and workers. There are additional categories where a payslip is not required: police service; merchant seaman; master and crew of share fishing vessel.

Workforce Management

Top 10 benefits of working from home

Improved productivity heads the list of the top 10 benefits of working from home. As more workers seek a greater work/life balance, working from home is becoming increasingly popular.

HR Legislation

How DuPont makes GDPR a natural behaviour

If you want to learn best practice in handling data in light of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you can do no better than to look at DuPont. Now part of science giant DowDuPont following a merger last year, data is part of the DNA of the organisation and it has a long history of embedding data protection into its culture.

Technology

Time, technology and talent: what five generations want from today’s workplace

Millennials: entitled, lazy job hoppers. Gen X: cynical and poor team players. Baby Boomers: out of touch, independent, money-driven workaholics. And what about the iGen: those house-bound, tech-obsessed kids who were born with a smartphone in their hand? These stereotypes are bandied around regularly, but is there really any truth in them? And do different generations expect to be treated differently by their employers?

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