As IR35 reforms loom, free tool provides mass IR35 assessments.
Feb27

As IR35 reforms loom, free tool provides mass IR35 assessments.

Public sector bodies which engage contractors need no longer face high charges for IR35 status testing thanks to a free, automated compliance solution developed by ContractorCalculator, an online portal that has become the UK’s leading guide to contracting and freelancing. HMRC estimates that 26,000 public sector contractors are affected by the reforms.  With traditional IR35 tests proving expensive and often slow, a free new...

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Why employees with physical conditions also require mental health support
Feb27

Why employees with physical conditions also require mental health support

Employees who initially present with physical health conditions need support for mental health and emotional problems in practically all cases, according to RedArc’s team of nurses. The company has found that no matter what the individual’s physical health condition, some level of additional mental or emotional problem also needs to be dealt with after the initial diagnosis. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc says: “For...

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New guide explains how to prove the value of your assessments with a validation study

HR teams risk recruiting the wrong people or developing the wrong competencies in their organisation if they don’t check and verify whether the assessments they use to select and develop staff are adding value, warns assessment specialist cut-e. The company has published a new guide – called How to conduct a validation study – which explains the pros and cons of different types of verification studies and provides...

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Leading law practice introduces new nurse-led healthcare scheme
Feb24

Leading law practice introduces new nurse-led healthcare scheme

Leading commercial law firm Howard Kennedy LLP has appointed Willis Towers Watson to broker its healthcare scheme. Willis Towers Watson’s Health and Benefits team, has also introduced its nurse-led advice and claims management service to provide a unique tailored service to members and enhance the wellbeing benefits that the firm currently offers. “This service will help ensure our people receive a personal service from named nurses,...

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TribePad goes Geektastic!

TribePad the talent acquisition specialist, has added Geektastic to its partner platform, giving hiring managers direct access to the best software developers across the globe, speeding up hiring processes. Geektastic provide a unique service; technical code challenges that recruiters can invite developers to solve, which are then reviewed by an on-demand community of software engineers. The reviews provide deep technical insight not...

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LoveFromMe shakes up employee incentive programmes

Traditional ways of incentivising employees are no longer effective and companies need a more agile and relevant way to reward performance, says Thish De Zoysa, Co-founder and Director, LoveFromMe. “We all understand the importance of employee satisfaction – creating a more motivated, engaged and healthier workforce. But According to Deloitte, we are in a new wave of HR technology, one which will be consumerised and all about...

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Softchoice: why it’s important to help employees innovate & think like entrepreneurs

Most North Americans believe their employers and IT teams should be doing more to unleash their ability to innovate, according to a new study by Softchoice, a leading North American provider of IT solutions and managed services. The study, Enabling Innovation: When Actions Speak Louder Than Buzzwords, found just 37 percent of employees believe their employers are very innovative, and even fewer felt their organization did a good job...

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cut-e extends the free service it provides for customised assessment, to meet the growing client demand for branding

Due to popular demand from clients who increasingly want their assessment process to reflect their employer brand, assessment specialist cut-e has extended the free service it offers to clients who want to customise their assessment tests and provide a seamless candidate experience. cut-e’s free ‘basic branding‘ service, which was previously only available for large-scale projects, is now offered as standard to all clients who book...

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Ipswich Borough Council switches employee relations to the cloud

Replaces paper with Software Europe’s ER Tracker cloud solution ER Tracker improves team working Helps to track, record and monitor employee relations cases Provides alerts and reminders to prevent delays Bespoke and customisable case types Ipswich Borough Council has replaced its paper-based employee relations (ER) case management with a new cloud-based system to better manage cases in line with its HR policy. The new HR case...

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Aon partners with SmarterInvestment and Unum to help employees invest in tax-efficient stocks & shares ISAs simply and wisely

New research shows 47% of employees feel that investments and savings are complicated 52% would consider managing savings and investments more if it were simpler SmarterInvestment enables employers to offer their employees stocks & shares ISAs through the workplace ISA investment allowance deadline is 5 April Aon Employee Benefits, the UK health and benefits business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), is to partner with SmarterInvestment and...

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Recruitment streamlining solution RedMatch opens UK office

An established and successful SaaS solution which helps maximize recruiting efficiency have announced that they have opened a sales office in UK in order to better serve existing and future clients located throughout Northern Europe. Redmatch (www.redmatch.com) was established in the year 2000 and has become one of the world’s leading HR Recruiting Software and Applicant Tracking System providers.  The company’s unique matching...

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The Happiness Index Relocates Following Four-Fold Team Growth

London-based people analytics technology company The Happiness Index, who were voted into Salesforce and Marketing Week’s Top Disruptive brands of 2016, are relocating following a year of significant growth. Last year, new clients included Shell, EY, Inmarsat, CannSir/Madam,es Lions and AQA. Moving to new larger premises on Southbank, The Happiness Index’s team has grown four-fold due to continued demand from HR professionals and...

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73 Percent of HR Professionals Believe Great Culture Ties Directly to Employee & Brand Engagement
Feb22

73 Percent of HR Professionals Believe Great Culture Ties Directly to Employee & Brand Engagement

CultureIQ, the strategic culture management platform that transforms data into actions, today announced the results of a survey of 579 HR professionals, conducted in tandem with HR.com. The respondents varied across a range of industries and company sizes and results highlight how organizations rate their company culture, what is vital for creating and sustaining a positive and productive culture and what actions can be taken to...

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Workday Announces Amazon as New Customer

E-commerce Company to Use Workday Human Capital Management and Payroll  Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has announced that Amazon has selected and is beginning to deploy Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), including Workday Payroll. The contract was signed in October 2016. Workday HCM enables customers to uncover workforce insights for quick, more informed...

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Pioneering employee engagement programme comes to UK: 300% increase results

Engage and Grow is putting the heart back into businesses around the world and ActionCOACH has secured an exclusive UK deal for their franchise owners to deliver this pioneering programme. Deloitte recently stated that engagement is the one key element every successful business needs but most businesses have terrible engagement levels. Thankfully, Engage and Grow has been developed to bring the passion back for employees and...

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