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Spain to sanction largest minimum wage increase in 40 years

Spain to sanction largest minimum wage increase in 40 years Spain to sanction largest minimum wage increase in 40 years

19 Dec 2018
The aim is to try to ease tensions between Madrid and the separatist region of Catalonia.
Fears that Scotland’s widening UK tax gap could damage recruitment

Fears that Scotland’s widening UK tax gap could damage recruitment Fears that Scotland’s widening UK tax gap could damage recruitment

19 Dec 2018
Limited pay rises for public sector workers have not gone down well with trade unions either.

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President Macron promises French protestors to up minimum wage

President Macron promises French protestors to up minimum wage President Macron promises French protestors to up minimum wage

18 Dec 2018
The measure is one of several to try and appease the 'gilets jaune' protestors in an attempt to stop the...
Chinese workers risk losing pay for failing to hit exercise targets

Chinese workers risk losing pay for failing to hit exercise targets Chinese workers risk losing pay for failing to hit exercise targets

17 Dec 2018
Chinese employers are trying to tackle the country’s obesity problem by pushing staff to undertake fitness initiatives.
California unveils raft of new wage and anti-discrimination legislation

California unveils raft of new wage and anti-discrimination legislation California unveils raft of new wage and anti-discrimination legislation

17 Dec 2018
Many of the new laws have been influenced by the #MeToo movement and focus on gender equality.

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Key considerations when deciding whether to outsource

Key considerations when deciding whether to outsource Key considerations when deciding whether to outsource

05 Dec 2018
While outsourcing works for some firms, it is vital to mitigate any potential risks before jumping in.
Is crowdsourced pay the secret to fair renumeration?

Is crowdsourced pay the secret to fair renumeration? Is crowdsourced pay the secret to fair renumeration?

21 Nov 2018
The idea of using feedback from peers and colleagues to influence pay is gaining in popularity.
Five ways to ensure your new global payroll system delivers locally

Five ways to ensure your new global payroll system delivers locally Five ways to ensure your new global payroll system delivers locally

24 Oct 2018
Such systems are complex as they contain international and local elements that all need to work in harmony.

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The promise of ‘zero touch’ payroll

The promise of ‘zero touch’ payroll The promise of ‘zero touch’ payroll

10 Dec 2018
Highly automated payroll systems do not necessarily mean that staff will all be out of a job in future.
A payroll professionals' guide to crypto-accounting

A payroll professionals' guide to crypto-accounting A payroll professionals' guide to crypto-accounting

29 Nov 2018
As payroll could be one of the first functions to embrace cryptocurrencies, it makes sense to understand them.
Keeping payroll data safe

Keeping payroll data safe Keeping payroll data safe

13 Nov 2018
Payroll professionals have a key role to play in ensuring that confidential personal information is protected.

Regional focus >

Tax changes in Croatia, Hungary and Poland in 2019

Tax changes in Croatia, Hungary and Poland in 2019 Tax changes in Croatia, Hungary and Poland in 2019

18 Dec 2018
Payroll professionals will need to get busy to be ready in time for the New Year.
Swedish government deadlock impacts 2019 regulatory agenda

Swedish government deadlock impacts 2019 regulatory agenda Swedish government deadlock impacts 2019 regulatory agenda

17 Dec 2018
The limited legislative powers of the current caretaker government means that everything is in a state of flux.
Ask the Expert: How to avoid underpayments during a UK ‘Week 53’ tax year?

Ask the Expert: How to avoid underpayments during a UK ‘Week 53’ tax year? Ask the Expert: How to avoid underpayments during a UK ‘Week 53’ tax year?

14 Dec 2018
Two conflicting, and seemingly irreconcilable, issues are at the heart of the Week 53 dilemma.

Professional development >

Ask the Expert: Why is apprenticeship not linked to qualifications?

Ask the Expert: Why is apprenticeship not linked to qualifications? Ask the Expert: Why is apprenticeship not linked to qualifications?

19 Dec 2018
The hope is that commercial qualifications will align with the UK payroll apprenticeship in future rather than vice versa.
How to ensure a Christmas party to remember

How to ensure a Christmas party to remember How to ensure a Christmas party to remember

12 Dec 2018
The boozy dinner dance of the past is being replaced by more inclusive events with a focus on wellbeing.
How to overcome your fear of public speaking

How to overcome your fear of public speaking How to overcome your fear of public speaking

27 Nov 2018
Glossophobia, or fear of public-speaking, is many people’s number one fear, but here are some tips to help.

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Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

18 Dec 2018
The European Union’s data protection regulations means that companies need permission to indulge in festive cheer.
Oregon senator works on US equivalent to GDPR

Oregon senator works on US equivalent to GDPR Oregon senator works on US equivalent to GDPR

16 Nov 2018
But a key difference is that the proposed Act could see executives jailed for 20 years for non-compliance.

Spotlight profiles >

Founding member of UK’s IReeN payroll user group passes away

Founding member of UK’s IReeN payroll user group passes away Founding member of UK’s IReeN payroll user group passes away

11 Oct 2018
Martyn Faulkner leaves a legacy that, in various ways, have benefitted everyone in the UK payroll industry.
In conversation with Richard Limpkin, chief operating officer of Immedis

In conversation with Richard Limpkin, chief operating officer of Immedis In conversation with Richard Limpkin, chief operating officer of Immedis

10 Aug 2018
He shares everything from his tips for career success to what the next global payroll trends are likely to be....
GPA Awards 2018: Who were the lucky winners in Lisbon?

GPA Awards 2018: Who were the lucky winners in Lisbon? GPA Awards 2018: Who were the lucky winners in Lisbon?

11 Jun 2018
The glittering event was held at the Estufa Fria greenhouse and gardens in the heart of the Portuguese capital.

Book reviews >

Lean Six Sigma for Leaders

Lean Six Sigma for Leaders Lean Six Sigma for Leaders

05 Nov 2018
While the book appears to want to be about culture, the writers want it to be about process improvement.
Leading with emotional courage

Leading with emotional courage Leading with emotional courage

05 Oct 2018
The title of chapter 30 “Sometimes it’s better to say less” sums this book up nicely. 
Kindness in Leadership

Kindness in Leadership Kindness in Leadership

29 Aug 2018
This book provides a new slant on the topic of culture - and to great success.