Blog entries by Karen Bennett

  1. I’ve talked extensively about how BrightPay Connect can transform your payroll processes. But what about BrightPay Connect’s HR functions? Not only does BrightPay Connect revolutionise your payroll but it also gives employers a ready-to-go, easy-to-use HR software solution that streamlines...
  2. Payroll news can be a dark and terrifying place. There are fines around every corner and new regulations under every trapdoor. The sound of your next deadline echoes through your mind like a ghost through the hallways of an empty house. So, I thought it would be nice to do something different...
  3. Delegation or DIY? Which one is more beneficial to your firm? Some would argue the whole point of having employees is for them to take ownership of tasks. But is it always that simple? Recruiting can be a long and difficult process. Even when you think you’ve found the best candidate, getting...
  4. What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘cloud’ will vary from person to person. Some will think of the weather as they look, grumbling, out their front window. But others will be thinking about all that extra storage on their iPhone. See, the meaning of the word has changed in recent times...
  5. The last few seasons of Brexit have been a bit of a slog but we finally got to the penultimate episode last Thursday when the results of the general election were revealed. The election, which was really about Brexit and nothing else seemingly, was full of twists and turns and shock endings. But...
  6. This week the payroll community were left shocked with the release of a truly eye-opening report. The fascinating research, commissioned by Zellis and conducted by an independent research firm, found that 1 in 5 Brits (21%) have changed jobs after being paid late or inaccurately by their...
  7. The past year has been a wild ride for BrightPay. After winning 'Payroll Software of the Year' at the 2018 AccountingWEB's Software Excellence Awards, we decided to carry on being blooming brilliant, and last week were awarded ‘Payroll Software of the Year’ at the ICB Luca Awards. The Institute...
  8. A few years back, The Pensions Regulator began to stamp its big ol’ cloven hooves about master trusts. As automatic enrolment was introduced and was hugely successful, more and more employees were being put into workplace pension schemes, and as a result, master trusts grew in popularity. For...
  9. Traditionally, payroll has been seen as a tedious, manual process that was too costly and not very profitable. But this is now changing thanks to technology. Whether you work in practice or business, including payroll within the portfolio of services that you handle can bring substantial...
  10. HMRC have recently issued a fresh warning about a new kind of scam that’s been circulating the internet. Although it’s been around for a while under different guises, instead of getting more sophisticated, the targets have become more gullible. Yes that’s right, poor little Freshers have been...
  11. There’s been a lot of talk around the water-cooler recently regarding new employment rules that are about to be introduced by the government that could leave nearly 200,000 self-employed workers paying thousands of pounds extra in tax each year. Not only that, but word on the payroll street is...
  12. Did you know BrightPay offer the perfect HR solution on top of an already award-winning payroll software? Buckle in, because I’m about to take you on a tour of their amazing HR features. Employee self-service To say that BrightPay Connect will reduce your workload immediately is a bold...
  13. Choosing the right HR platform for your business can be difficult. To help you make the right decision we have highlighted five points you need to consider first. Cost – Migrating to the cloud should be cost-effective since it does not require you to purchase any new hardware or software. This...
  14. Another day, another payroll drama. What better place for the scene to be set than a bookies. But this time, instead of red-faced men being dragged out by the ears by their thundering wives, it’s the employees waging war on the big bosses over holiday pay. The bookmakers BetFred were hit with...
  15. According to Office for National Statistics figures, wage growth has risen to 3.6% in the year to May 2019, outpacing inflation since March 2018. While unfortunately we don’t have a crystal ball to predict how long this will last, we know something for certain: the National Minimum Wage (NMW)...