Fining employees

KPMG has raised eyebrows across the industry with its new policy of fining workers if they submit their timesheets late. Employees who work for the company can be liable to pay a fine of £100 if they don’t submit their paperwork on time. It’s a questionable move, and one that understandably has employees irked.

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Admin tasks

More people than ever before are working as freelancers. The number of individuals who are self-employed has increased from 3.3 million in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. That figure is expected to increase as more people go into business for themselves.

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Automated invoicing

There are many great reasons for automating your invoicing processes. When you opt for automated invoicing, you can avoid costly errors and speed up the process of getting your bills out to your clients. Processing invoices manually can be incredibly time-consuming and can involve a number of hidden costs including misfiling.

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Filling out a timesheet needn’t be arduous.  Take the pain out of a boring but necessary task using the tips in this blog and make time tracking quick, simple and painless for your employees.

Tracking your timesheets

Efficient time tracking is essential to the smooth running of any recruitment agency.  Failing to implement timesheet best practices from the word go can result in incorrect or late payments and frustration for both parties.

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Top 10 CRM systems

Customer relationship management software, or CRM, is used by businesses to manage the relationships they have with their customers. Many businesses use spreadsheets to keep track of information about their customers. However, as they grow they quickly begin to realise how important every customer interaction is and how many ways you can interact with them.

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The right CRM software can help your business to save time and become more efficient to aid its ongoing growth and success, so it’s important to take your time in choosing/ the right one.

Picking the right CRM System

CRM systems are commonly used to streamline the process for managing customer data and history, managing leads, building quotes, and improving customer service.

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payroll software free

Processing payroll is an important function of any business. It ensures that employees are paid in a timely manner for the hard work they put in. Calculating payroll and details like taxes can be rather tedious, especially for large organisations. Even one small error can mean employees not getting paid on time or even not at all.

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Disabled Worker

Disabled individuals are underrepresented in the workforce. Most have a legitimate fear of being discriminated against because of their disability. Many hiring managers are also reluctant to consider such applications. Creating a more accessible recruitment process is key to bridging the gap between the two groups.

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Refugee Workers

The UN Refugee Convention defines a refugee as an individual who has a well-founded fear of being persecuted in their home country because of their race, religion, nationality, or political opinion. A significant percentage of refugees come from Arab states and sub-Saharan Africa. The civil war in Syria has produced one of the largest refugee crises in the world, forcing an estimated 5.5 million people to flee the country.

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Actress Shila Iqbal made recent headlines after racist and homophobic tweets she wrote in 2013 while in college resurfaced. The actress played Aiesha Richards on Emmerdale and was promoted to a regular character after appearing in her first episode, but lost her role when the story broke.

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