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What will the impact of the Brexit deal be on your employees?

After a year and a half of negotiations, on 13 November 2018 British Prime Minster May and the European Union reached a technical agreement on the UK leaving the European Union. The deal sets out the general terms on how the United Kingdom and the European Member states will cooperate after the UK has left the EU. The impact for you as an employer with employees inside or from the UK is now also clear. What you should know. 

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Are you ready for the future of HR?

The HR and payroll industry never stands still and is moving at a faster pace than ever. With frequent updates to legislation, increasingly global operations and swiftly developing new technologies, the future of HR is set to look completely different to the industry of today. 

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Team building activities: do they work?

Every company strives to have effective working practices that allow employees to work together to get the best possible outcome. Many employers choose to organise Christmas team building activities to help boost workplace morale, increase productivity and collaboration between departments.

But does team building actually work? 

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International Teams: Making Global Business a Success

Expanding businesses internationally can mean increased profit, a better reputation and more capital to invest in getting the best talent from your industry. But international businesses face newer challenges, chief among which is working with international teams that are based in various cities, regions, countries and potentially even continents. 

 

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How GDPR effects non-EU based HR teams

It’s likely that no matter whether an organization works in the EU or not, its heard of the General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR, which was implemented on the 25th May 2018, changes the ways that data is processed, stored, and used by organizations. 

Looking Back at Unleash

The SD Worx team has returned from another great annual UNLEASH conference. Over 5,000 attendees gathered at the RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre in Amsterdam – the site of the first conference seven years ago.

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Improving morale: tips on empowering your employee experience

Business Studies 101 tells us staff are the most valuable and expensive resource within any company, but how can your business create an empowering atmosphere within which employees flourish and morale is high?

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3 scary payroll mistakes for multinational organizations

Payroll is the lifeblood of an organization, so getting it right is crucial. When organizations branch out into new geographical locations, the risk of payroll mistakes heightens. It’s a scary thought for HR and payroll professionals.

 

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How to create a global business strategy using payroll data

Business leaders are always searching for dynamic new ways to improve their business strategy, but there's one source of data which still remains largely untapped. There is a wealth of potential strategy ideas to be found in a place businesses already have unrestricted access to - their payroll system.

So, how can both large and small companies start utilising payroll data today to breathe new life into stale strategies?

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What does a ‘hard Brexit’ mean for your international company and UK employees? - Join our Survey -

If no agreement between the UK and the European Union is reached at the EU summit on 18 and 19 October, the transitional period that would have applied until the end of 2020 will expire. As a result, on 29 March 2019, the UK’s membership in the EU will end, and EU law will no longer apply. If your company employs people in or from the UK, this change could be far-reaching. So, take the bull by the horns and avoid unpleasant surprises caused by a ‘no deal’ scenario by making the right preparations.

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How to adapt to swift change in an organisation

Nothing turns your working world on its head quite as much as a big, sudden change in the way you need to work or the way in which the company you're working for is run. Whether it's due to changes in law, different leadership or any other reason, keeping up with big changes can seem like a difficult task, and it's easy to get off track. But when it comes to adapting to those sudden changes and continuing to meet the needs of your business, there are a few things you can do to help you adapt quickly and be back to 100% in no time:

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Could HR tech be the answer to improving your work/life balance?

In the digital world, ensuring that you have a healthy work/life balance has never been so important. However, in this ‘always-on’ environment, it can prove difficult to step away from the world of work and to take that all-important break from your seemingly never-ending to do list. Some HR and payroll professionals see the introduction of HR tech as another cause of stress, with many fearing that it will threaten the future of the industry. However, the introduction of automation and other technologies could be the answer to empowering the HR professional and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

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Simple steps to efficient staff planning

It sounds too simplistic to say that your workforce is the beating heart of your company, but it’s true. However, many businesses don’t practice strategic human resource (HR) planning. So why is staff planning so important?

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Digitalisation: how to prepare your employees

With the growing importance of computers and technology in today’s world, the pressure for businesses to digitalise their workplace is rising. Although there are many benefits to be reaped, lots of people are still confused about what digitalisation is and how it will impact their employees.

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SD Worx announced as triple finalist in 2018 CIPP Annual Excellence Awards

SD Worx is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a triple finalist in the 2018 CIPP Annual Excellence Awards for the ‘International Payroll Service Provider of the Year’, ‘Well-being and Employee Engagement’, and ‘Payroll Service Provider of the Year’ categories

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Meet the SD Worx team at UNLEASH Amsterdam 2018

UNLEASH World Conference & Expo returns to Amsterdam for its 8th conference on the 23-24th October 2018, and SD Worx is attending as a sponsor and exhibitor.

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Back to School: Why Continuous Learning is Important in Payroll

September: the month that children dread as they make their return to school after the freedom of the long summer months. But for adults, especially those in the payroll industry, after the quiet summer period September should be a time to be motivated and to adopt that ‘back to school’ thinking. It’s important for teams not to be stagnant. In the ever-developing payroll industry, adaptability is key and so learning shouldn’t stop just because you’ve left school—in payroll and HR it’s all about continuous learning.

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The Power of Payroll: Unlock its Potential

The multinational payroll industry is set to be worth 4.8bn by 2021, yet, despite the evident power of payroll, only a third of multinational organizations have a global payroll provider. Instead, they rely on a disparate selection of multiple local providers and therefore have no access to collated data or a clear insight into their employee attrition, engagement, or retention.

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3 months on: What’s new with GDPR?

In the lead up to 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was everywhere as organizations across Europe (and further afield) prepared for stricter regulations on handling customer and employee data. Three months have passed since its implementation, but what’s new with GDPR?

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Give Your HR Team a Holiday with Payroll Technology

Is your HR and payroll team feeling the heat this summer? With the weather heating up, most of us want to get out and enjoy the sun or escape on a holiday. However, with more staff members out of the office, this can mean that the payroll team might be running on reduced numbers. And, typically, less team members results in a higher workload for those in the office. This is where HR and payroll technology can help, giving HR teams a well-deserved summer holiday.

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How to keep your payroll cool in summer months

Summer is finally here—and before long it will be over. HR and payroll teams face various challenges over the summer months, from increased staff holiday to keeping track of summer interns and flexible working.

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Do you know how powerful your payroll is?

Payroll data. How often do we stop and think about how important it is to a business? Although payroll is often viewed as a back-office function, it is an essential part of any organisation, and is much more than just payslips.

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Have you unlocked the Power of Payroll in your organisation?

The multinational payroll market is growing at an impressive rate, with the entire payroll services market expected to reach 4.8 billion by 2021. The demand for international payroll services are increasing, due to the heightened need for compliance to local laws and legislations, and a demand for more comprehensive technology. However, even though the payroll market is growing, many organisations still aren’t unlocking the power of payroll.

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SD Worx survey reveals the Power of Payroll

The results of SD Worx’s recent international survey are in! With 1,500 respondents from nine European markets, the survey reveals that up to 87% of business leaders are now asking for employee data to inform business decisions—HR and payroll data is now being regularly used by business leaders.

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Perfect payroll: Five tricks of the trade

Payroll, and the importance of payroll, is everywhere. Whether in Italy, France, or in Belgium, payroll is a crucial part of any organisation. Employees are the heartbeat of an organisation, so ensuring that they are paid on time and correctly is essential

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GDPR: 3 ways to remain compliant

With just six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes force, payroll departments need to ensure they know what’s coming, or risk paying for it later. The stakes are high, as businesses that fail to comply with GDPR could face fines of up to 4% of their total annual revenue.

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SD Worx Conference: Unleash the Flexibility of your HR

The HR and payroll industry is in constant change, with digitalisation, GDPR, and the gig economy effecting the HR and payroll department in organisations around the world. So, how can you ensure that both your HR department and employees are able to keep up with the pace of change? It’s time to unleash the flexibility of your HR.

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GDPR: Ensuring your HR and Payroll Business Partners are Compliant

With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next month, if an organisation is working with HR and payroll vendors, it will be their responsibility to ensure that these business partners are GDPR compliant. Any external organisation that handles the data of employees or customers must be compliant, otherwise the organisation is also at risk of breaking GDPR regulations.

 

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GDPR: One month to go

With the 25th May deadline only a month away, it is more important than ever for HR and payroll departments to ensure that they are GDPR compliant. If organisations are not compliant the penalties are significant, with fines of up to €20m or 4% of global revenue, and companies will undeniably suffer from significant brand damage.

So, what should HR and payroll teams do during the next month to ensure that they are compliant and ready by the deadline?

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Building a Business Case for Global Payroll: Key Considerations

Payroll is a vital part of any organisation, whether it’s a local business or a multinational corporation. A simple payroll error can cause a large amount of damage, so getting it right is essential.

 

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How to prepare for GDPR

With just three months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, the clock is ticking for HR and payroll managers to get the systems and processes in place to ensure compliance. The regulation, coming into effect on 25 May 2018, updates data rights for today’s networked world and organisations ignore it at their peril. A major infringement could cost a company up to 4% of its global revenue while there is a penalty of 2% of global revenue if records are not in order or a supervising authority and data subjects are not notified within 72 hours when personal data is exposed in a security breach.

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SD Worx Webinar: Integrating GDPR Security and Privacy Measures in your HR Processes

Once GDPR takes effect on 25th May 2018, organisations that fail to process data correctly, report security breaches within a set time period, or comply with data regulations, will face fines and brand damage. These legislative changes emphasise how HR and payroll professionals need to be more security-conscious than ever before.

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Data Handling Best Practices: An Interview with DuPont

If you want to learn best practice in handling data in light of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you can do no better than to look at DuPont. Now part of science giant DowDuPont following a merger last year, data is part of the DNA of the organisation and it has a long history of embedding data protection into its culture.

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How to be internationally compliant in a digital world

PAREXEL provides best practice examples to international organisations.

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018, all organisations who handle data of EU citizens will need to comply with new guidelines. By nature, HR departments hold personal and sensitive employee data, including payroll data. However, with an increasing amount of payroll and HR departments adopting automated payroll processes, the question arises: how do you become compliant in a digital world, especially if you are an international company?

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Global payroll: Changes, challenges and considerations

With more and more employees relying on technology and flexible working than ever before, the world is becoming increasingly connected and globalised. However, with this new reliance on global working, what do HR and payroll teams need to consider when implementing payroll for multinational companies?

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GDPR Data Register: What you need to know

Once GDPR comes into effect, companies must provide employees and data regulation authorities with carefully-documented data information. To simplify this process, these records should be stored in the form of a data register, filled in by HR and payroll professionals, alongside other departments within the organisation. However, how should HR and payroll departments set up and maintain a data register?


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SD Worx European Conference 2018: Top Five Lessons on Implementing GDPR

In February, SD Worx hosted its European Conference 2018 at Hilton on Park Lane, London, with over 800 attendees and 30 expert speakers. One of the sessions, titled ‘How to be internationally compliant in a digital world’, was hosted by Gert Beeckmans, chief risk and security officer SD Worx, and Frank Rudolf, director of payroll at PAREXEL. Here are their top five lessons on implementing GDPR:

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End of the payroll year: How technology can help you prepare

The end of the payroll year is typically a very stressful time for payroll teams. With an extensive amount of tasks to be completed within tight deadlines, any mistakes can be costly.

However, the end of year process can be drastically simplified by engaging with tailored payroll software. This technology can be utilised to assist payroll professionals throughout the year, but how can it help payroll teams in April each year?

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SD Worx Webinar: ‘GDPR: Completing the Data Register’

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) around the corner, employees will soon have the right to know the status of the personal data that companies retain. Ex-employees and unsuccessful applicants can also request that their data is discarded (if the necessary period for keeping their data has expired). Because of this, it’s important that data is processed and stored clearly and correctly.

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GDPR Webinar Roundup: Implementing an appropriate retention of employees’ data

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On Wednesday 25th January, SD Worx and DLA Piper hosted the second webinar in our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) series focused on implementing an appropriate retention of employees’ data.

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GDPR checklist: 4 months to prepare (Part 2)

With the GDPR deadline just four months away, are you prepared? To help get your HR and payroll department ready for when the regulation takes effect on 25th May, we’ve put together a checklist of essential steps to compliance.

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GDPR Webinar: Implementing an appropriate retention of employees’ data

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to take effect in less than four months’ time, it’s essential that HR managers understand exactly what the regulation entails.

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The Advantages of Outsourcing for Efficient Global Payroll

In an increasingly globalised world, there is a vast array of opportunities for businesses to explore. For companies looking to expand their international reach, payroll is one of the biggest consideration factors. Operating in multiple countries has its fair share of challenges: each region has its own local legislative requirements, and complying with these is crucial in maintaining both reputation and revenue. Here’s how outsourcing can help.

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GDPR checklist: 4 months to prepare

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline just four months away, is your organisation prepared? To help get your HR and payroll department ready for when the regulation takes effect on 25th May, we’ve put together a checklist that includes the essential steps to compliance.

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HR and Payroll: Five Steps to GDPR Compliance

With GDPR on the horizon, are your HR and Payroll departments prepared? With large fines and serious damage to your business’ reputation at stake for non-compliance, here’s how you can become GDPR compliant in five practical steps:

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Key Findings from the HR GDPR Divide Survey 2017

With GDPR fast approaching, SD Worx commissioned an independent survey of HR and payroll professionals across nine European countries to determine GDPR readiness in the industry. These countries included The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxemburg.

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GDPR Webinar Summary: Dealing with the data rights of your employees

On Thursday 30th November, the SD Worx and DLA Piper teams hosted the first webinar in our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) series. This webinar focused on the HR and payroll industry and how it should manage the data rights of employees.

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Predicting the future of payroll

Technological advancements are helping to turn a vision of digitally accessible, automated payroll processes into reality. Here’s five predictions for the future of payroll:

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GDPR Webinar: GDPR: Dealing with the data rights of your employees

In the upcoming webinar, titled ‘GDPR: Dealing with the data rights of your employees’ and brought to you by SD Worx and global law firm DLA Piper, HR professionals can learn about data subject rights ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is the first in a series of GDPR guidance webinars to be launched in the run up to May next year.

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The Risks of Poor Payroll for Businesses

A recent survey carried out by SD Worx revealed that out of 4,000 European employees surveyed, 44% had been paid late by their employers and 48% of those that had been paid late had also been paid incorrectly. The research exposes several risks for businesses associated with not paying their employees correctly: let’s explore the top three.

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Six months to go: Why GDPR is important in payroll

With just six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes force, payroll departments need to ensure they know what’s coming, or risk paying for it later. The stakes are high, as businesses that fail to comply with GDPR could face fines of up to 4% of their total annual revenue.

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The Risks of Poor Payroll for Businesses

With any outsourced service that a business requires, it’s important to understand the needs that service should fulfil before selecting a provider. This is especially true when it comes to choosing payroll services: it’s one of the most important requirements to get right, and choosing the wrong provider could lead to damaged business reputation in the form of disgruntled and less productive employees, a low staff retention rate and more.

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GDPR checklist: What have you done to prepare?

We all know GDPR is coming, but is your business really prepared for it? To help get your HR and payroll department ready for when the regulation takes effect on 25th May 2018, we’ve put together a GDPR checklist.

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Digital Dilemma: Why Payroll Companies Need to Embrace Digital

Businesses in every industry have been affected by the way that we now rely heavily on technology. Technology is now a part of everything we do – both at home and work—and in order to stay relevant in today’s world, all industries must continue to be innovative and remain up to date with technological advancements, especially in the workplace.

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GDPR is Coming – Why HR Should Have a Key Role in its Success

Exactly who should be responsible for data protection within an organisation?  Should it be a matter for C-level staff only? Or the IT department? The sales and marketing department collecting customer information? Or is it time to appoint a dedicated Data Protection Officer?

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The benefits of big data in HR and payroll

Big data and analytics have now entered numerous industries, including healthcare, financial services and retail. Despite many HR and payroll providers now using big data as part of their services, the industry has predominately been slow on the data uptake, in comparison to adoption within others. HR and payroll is largely an industry that relies on human intuition, rather than data and statistics, however, providers have started to see for themselves benefits of big data and analytics, and thus are beginning to implement these into their services.

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Why calculating Total Cost of Ownership is critical in payroll

If someone was to ask you how much your payroll operations cost, would you know the answer? It seems like a straightforward question, yet the answer for many HR professionals is often hard to pinpoint. Understanding – and therefore being able to make future projections – about how much your payroll costs requires a clear appreciation of various business components.

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Prioritising Payroll and People: A Retail Transformation

It’s a well-known fact that businesses need to continually adapt in line with macro-environmental changes in order to maintain and grow their competitive advantage, but in the fast-moving retail sector, this is especially true. The advent of technology has clearly had a huge impact on retailers across the globe in recent years, with online retail purchases catapulting tenfold and the industry as a whole riding high.

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How will GDPR affect businesses?

We have previously discussed what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, when it will come into play and the consequences of breaching it. In this blog, we want to focus on the key provisions of GDPR and how it will affect businesses.

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GDPR overview: Sales and Marketing professionals

Having joined the GDPR bootcamp for Marketers in Reading on the 15th of September, I wanted to share what I have learned during this full on (but very enlightening) day in an easy to digest blog:.

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First Steps Towards GDPR Compliance

The Chief Legal Officer of SD Worx, Jacqueline Raison, has written some useful information on GDPR and what it might mean for your organisation. This is the second of a series of articles on the steps we are taking at SD Worx to ensure GDPR compliance.

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What is GDPR?

Chief Legal Officer of SD Worx, Jacqueline Raison, has written some useful information on GDPR and what it might mean for your organisation. This is the second of a series of articles on the steps we are taking at SD Worx to ensure GDPR compliance.

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Prioritising Payroll and People: A Retail Transformation

It’s a well-known fact that businesses need to continually adapt in line with macro-environmental changes in order to maintain and grow their competitive advantage, but in the fast-moving retail sector, this is especially true. The advent of technology has clearly had a huge impact on retailers across the globe in recent years, with online retail purchases catapulting tenfold and the industry as a whole riding high.

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5 reasons why you should switch to an outsourced payroll provider

The objective for payroll professionals used to be simple: all they had to worry about was paying employees accurately and on time. As organisations increasingly look beyond local domestic boundaries, the complexity of payroll operations has expanded and evolved so that the level of payroll sophistication has increased As a result, the needs and requirements of organisations globally have become more complex.

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Business and Brexit: SD Worx European Conference 2017

With Britain voting to leave the EU last June, 2016 was a big year for pan-European news. And, while the full implications of Brexit remain to be seen, it is clearly creating much discussion amongst business leaders who are already starting to plan ahead for the legislative changes that will no doubt impact both their operations and compliance.
One of the business areas most likely to be affected is international HR and payroll, so with that in mind, ‘Brexit and Business’ will be one of the key themes at our upcoming 2017 SD Worx European Conference. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before, taking place on the 8th February at London’s Hilton on Park Lane.

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The challenges for global Payroll & HR

We were delighted to exhibit at HR Tech World 2016 in Paris last week , and were pleased to secure an enviable exhibition spot that ensured a great flow of both interesting and interested visitors

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