Pay transparency and your company: How to comply with the UK’s new payslip legislation

Posted by: ADP on 23 April 2019 in Compliance, Payroll

New legislation around itemised payslips recently came into force on 6th April 2019, giving contractors, freelancers, and zero-hour workers the right to receive a detailed payslip from their employer regardless of their employment status. Previously legislation did not require payslips to be issued to those classified as ‘non-employee’ workers but now employers must provide payslips to all workers and display hours where pay varies by the amount of time worked. This legislation aims to increase transparency in the workplace and ensure workers are paid fairly and accurately in all industries across the UK, thus representing an important step forward. Covering pay periods which began on or after 6th April 2019, the adjustment to current pay was motivated by a drive to increase transparency in the employer-employee relationship as a result of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, which called for greater...

8 HR levers to drive employee engagement

Posted by: on 14 April 2016 in HR, Innovation & Technology

Employee engagement isn’t alchemy. Any organization can do it. Engaging employees in a way that leads to improved performance is all about meeting the specific needs and wants of your people, and taking away some of the pressure they face in their work and their lives. The HR function is in a perfect position to do this, because it has the most effective levers at its disposal. Give all of these a go, and you will drive an employee engagement revolution throughout your company: Employee empowerment – everyone wants to contribute to ideas within a company, in order to feel empowered and drive innovation. Google is well-known for being the best at this. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of Google’s People Operations, told Forbes that “We try to have as many channels for expression as we can, recognizing that different...

Employee engagement and the bottom line

Posted by: on 12 April 2016 in HR, Human Capital Management

What’s happening to employee engagement at the moment?! For managers, the latest literature makes for some scary reading. The Gallup State of the Global Workplace study says that only 13% of employees are engaged at work (1). According to the Quantum Workplace 2015 employee engagement trends report, over a third of workers are either just ‘contributing’ (24.3%) or actually ‘disengaged’ (7.1%) (2). They don’t like their work or their workplace. And you can bet that they will leave as soon as they get the chance. Employee engagement impacts business performance This is crazy. We all know how important employee engagement is to overall business performance. But just in case, here are some reminders: Wharton finance professor Alex Edmans in 2011 evaluated the stock performance of companies in Fortune magazine’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list from 1984 to 2009...

5 Trends That Will Redefine Human Capital Management

Posted by: on 8 April 2016 in Human Capital Management

Did you know that, according to a recent study (1), one third of global employers reported that their workforce turnover increased? And that, in addition, a high percentage of organisations admitted they were having problems keeping key groups of staff – those with critical skills, those with high potential and the top performers. Furthermore, an even greater number of employers are having issues recruiting these types of employees. These are pretty alarming statistics that bring into sharp relief the business challenges the war for talent creates. At stake are business productivity, the capacity to grow, developing and engaging employees, as well as effectively managing employees’ performance. Interestingly, 87% of organisations (2) are revamping, restructuring or considering a redesign of their talent acquisition function. In addition, change – which is always at work – can be seen in emerging trends that...

Change Begins with Your Words

Posted by: on 6 April 2016 in Human Capital Management, Non classé

Communication skills are an essential part of the work place. They harmonise a team, align leadership, and activate accountability to influence change. With every conversation, we should focus on choosing words and listening carefully. I do this while maintaining my “pay-it-forward” personal style of authenticity. But it’s easy during busy times or when working in a routine, to lose sight of essential communication skills.Here are some ways to improve day-to-day communication, including change communication, at work: Choose the ideal channel for your message: should the information be shared over the phone, through email, via text, in an instant message, or covered on the next team call? Remove meaningless words: “um”, “ah”, “just”, and “like.” These distracting phrases negatively impact your credibility and weaken the validity of your message. Use data to support your assertions: without data, your statement may be perceived...