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What Is Outsourced Payroll
Payroll is an important aspect to any business so it can be difficult to know whether or not to outsource it. Here's what you need to know...
What is the Real Living Wage?
The real Living Wage is a non-legally binding wage that’s based on the cost of living. The real Living Wage is voluntarily paid by almost 9000 employers in the UK. It aims to be a wage that meets employees' everyday needs, covering workers’ realistic cost of living.
The Importance of Switching to a Sustainable Pension
Switching to a sustainable pension has significant benefits in reducing the impact on climate change by investing in funds that have been evaluated to ensure they meet environmental, educational and social criteria. Investing in a sustainable pension helps employees meet their financial goals and allows them to invest in funds that align with their personal values. Offering sustainable pensions also has a positive impact on company reputation by responsibly investing for the future.
What is Faster Payments payroll?
Faster Payments and PayCaptain offers businesses an enhanced level of service for payroll processing. Payments can be made at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. Lead times and expensive fees for legacy systems, such as BACS and CHAPS, do not apply. Faster Payments offers a new level of flexibility, security, speed and convenience for employers to make sure they offer the best level of payroll support for their employees.
5 Effective Strategies For Reducing Employee Absenteeism
Struggling with employee absenteeism? Here a 5 strategies you can start using to boost employee retention and reduce staff absences...
Switching Payroll Providers (The Ultimate Guide For Employers)
Thinking about switching payroll providers? There's a number of important steps to take before you do - here's everything you need to know when switching...
What Is On-Demand Pay & Should You Offer It?
As an employer, you may have heard about on-demand pay and wondered whether or not you should be offering it to employees - here's what you need to know...
4 Unique Ideas To Improve Employee Retention
The direct and indirect cost of constantly replacing employees can be huge! Here's how to retain more staff and create happier, more productive employees!
How to help employees who are struggling financially
Financial issues are a major cause of stress, which can lead to absenteeism. Here's how you can start better supporting your employees with their finances.
What Is Faster Payroll Payments
Payroll can go wrong from time to time, but employees shouldn't be forced to suffer when it does! Here's how faster payments can put an end to that..
Supporting Mental Health In The Workplace
Want to provide better mental health support to employees? Here's a list of things you can start doing today...
What Is Payroll Giving & How Does It Work?
What exactly is payroll giving and how can you offer it as an employer? In this blog, we'll be covering exactly that...
How To Create A Great Employee Value Proposition (EVP)
Having a good employer value proposition is essential if you want to create the best talent for your organisation. Here's what you need to know...
HRIS vs. Dedicated Payroll Systems
What's better, an all-in-one HRIS, or a dedicated payroll system? In this blog we cover everything you need to know so you can make the right choice.
What Is The Great Resignation (& What Can Employers Do About It)
The Great Resignation is happening, however, not all employers will be affected the same way. Here's everything you need to know!
What is a B Corporation?
Achieving B Corp status helps the company’s audience to quickly and easily determine that the company is committed to a broader set of values than just profit-making. The audience may be made up of potential investors, potential employees, customers and partners. It eliminates the risk to the audience of working with companies who are simply ‘greenwashing.’ Becoming a B Corp demonstrates a company is a genuine advocate for stakeholder benefits. It builds trust with consumers and stakeholders.
What is Cloud Payroll?
Cloud Payroll is an online solution that will take businesses forward, allowing scalability for the future. It helps businesses reduce costs for headcount as well as infrastructure and is accessible from anywhere, in real-time. With PayCaptain, businesses benefit from extensive AI and automation to reduce errors and this is backed up by a dedicated support team to answer queries and ensure accurate payroll processing. Insights are available in real-time – allowing employers to have greater financial control over their business.
What is the Social Care Levy?
The implementation of the Social Care Levy in April 2022 is going to hit pockets – both of employers and employees. The increase in costs to be borne by businesses can be mitigated by transitioning to a Cloud Payroll solution where the functionality has already been developed and implemented, ready for the new requirements. Further mitigation and cost savings can benefit businesses through the implementation of both Sustainable Pensions and Salary Sacrifice Schemes.
Why Outsource Payroll?
Outsourcing payroll has many benefits for businesses and employees alike. Payroll is a business-critical function that, done right, improves productivity and morale by demonstrating to employees their worth to the business. Outsourcing can save both time and money. It can give business owners the opportunity to concentrate on running their business and plan for strategic growth. It also provides peace of mind that payroll is in the hands of experts and ensures compliance with legislation, protecting the business in the long run.
Why financial wellness is a must-have employee benefit
When employees are struggling with financial stress, there is a huge impact on both employee and employer. There is a costly financial implication to businesses in both absenteeism and presenteeism, which can be addressed by offering solutions and support to employees to improve their financial well-being. With reduced absenteeism and an increase in morale, company-wide communication and productivity, financial wellness really is a must have employee benefit - not only for the health of the employee, but also for the health of the business.
Calling the New Financial Wellness Heroes
Payroll departments have a wonderful opportunity to help boost the financial resilience of employees and to be the financial heroes we know they are.
5 barriers to financial wellbeing that every company can solve
There are multiple practical interventions a company can introduce to help support the financial wellbeing of their employees.
The Importance of Charitable Giving
Payroll Giving offers employers and employees an additional benefit in the form of donation matching. A payroll giving function can allows employers to match employees’ donations each month - a great way of doubling the amount paid to charity and a benefit you can only get via payroll giving.
Save First and Spend Later
The best way to save is when you can automatically transfer money from wages into a savings account every month - this is know and save first, spend later!
Knowing your budget
PayCaptain’s goal is to improve the financial resilience of the nation and reduce the negative effects of financial stress in the workplace. It’s an entirely new revolutionary way to pay employees. It puts them in control of their money and empowers them to manage their money in the best possible way for their needs.
The Benefit of Interactive Payslips
Payslips no longer need to be static and boring. Isn't it time that payslips are interactive, multi-language and educational.....

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