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Towards Fluidity in HR

A solid base for balance and swirling movements to successfully ride the winds of change: the future of HR in a nutshell. Continuous innovation and an agile mindset will be key. But do companies already embrace this new element of HR fluidity in their operations? We had to find out.

Through an online survey in June 2020, SD Worx reached a total of 3,000 companies from 11 European countries. Get a snapshot of HR during COVID-19 and ways to overcome the crisis.

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Payroll: highly valued, hardly optimised

Future of Work & Payroll - Payroll: highly valued, hardly optimised

How is payroll –a cornerstone of HR –valued in times of crisis? Do companies adjust their strategies? And are outsourcing and flexible reward systems seen as part of the solution? We’ve tackled these and other questions in a telling ebook.How is payroll –a cornerstone of HR –valued in times of crisis? Do companies adjust their strategies? And are outsourcing and flexible reward systems seen as part of the solution? We’ve tackled these and other questions in a telling ebook.

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Embracing HR technology for growing companies

In this whitepaper, we revisit the importance of HR strategy and explore which technology to look at to create the perfect HR strategy for your organisation. This includes some HR and payroll technology trends and how these are relevant to your specific business needs.

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Establishing an international workforce

How to start with employees in France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and France: a road map to piece of mind

How much does an employee cost in France? Which steps do you follow to hire them? What happens if my employee from Germany gets ill? Establishing an international workforce is a big step and daunting to wrap your head around. After all, as tempting as it may be to take a shot at it, international employment is not your core competency. So, to help you kick-start your ambition, we have selected some general key focus points about taxation, payroll and social security!

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CRF: Harnessing the HR Technology Revolution

Harnessing the HR technology Revolution

With technology advancing exponentially, this report diligently outlines which technologies are changing the face of HR and how HR practitioners can harness it to it fullest in their everyday work life.

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CRF: Time to rethink  - talent

Talent on the Move: Time to Rethink

Economic globalisation has created a wealth of new business opportunities that comes with a more global labour market and with it, more competition for talented people. 
Now is the time to rethink on how businesses can ‘raise their game’ in order to respond to the changing business and labour market context. Read how in this report.

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2019 GPA Payroll Survey

Debunking the "HR analytics is too difficult" myth: Do you really know who is working for you?

While HR and payroll own and maintain some of the richest and most valuable data sets an organization has at its disposal, this powerful data has long been overlooked or largely underutilised. This whitepaper takes a look into these barriers and explains how to get started while limiting complications.

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2019 GPA Payroll Survey

The Power of Payroll 2019 - Giving valuable insights for payroll and HR professionals

What are the payroll challenges of international operating companies in today's world?  Find the answers in this whitepaper, based on the 2019 Global Payroll Annual Survey by GPA and SD Worx. It provides payroll and HR professionals valuable insights to identify areas where their operations can be optimized. 


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Unlock the Power of International Payroll

Fragmented payroll systems are a huge risk for your business and the complexity of international payroll is slowing you down.
It is a challenge to operate in multiple countries and cope with very different payroll rules and systems. The time and manpower needed to deal with this complexity, not only slows growth but impedes compliance, innovation, security and the ability to produce powerful employee insights.
By unlocking the power of payroll, you switch on the people power of your business.

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Making Payroll Work for your Business

Ask anyone working in Payroll and they will tell you that they have to manage an increasingly complex set of processes affected by changing legislation, regulation, working rules, contracts of employment, company policies and custom & practice. Your payroll relies on people who understand and can correctly apply appropriate legislation, have deep knowledge of how to interpret their employers’ policies and practices, and know how to process end-to-end payroll.

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SD Worx Survey - Understanding the Power of Payroll

Payroll is a vital part of any organisation and can inform HR leaders on various aspects of an employee's track record, from employee engagement, retention, to absenteeism and performance. Although payroll has power within an organisation, does the wider business leadership realise its potential?
The SD Worx team commissioned an independent survey of 1,500 HR and payroll professionals in nine European countries: the UK, France, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

The results reveal that in the age of analytics, many organisations are now embracing the power of payroll, historically seen as an administration function.

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Starting a new personnel in Belgium

Are you about to recruit staff in Belgium? Read more about what is involved in hiring in Belgium in this white paper.

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Taking Control of your Global Payroll - an SD Worx Guide

To take control of global payroll, payroll teams must understand both local and global platforms. Local HR and payroll departments—or an outsourced provider—should be in place to manage local services, and should be experts in the local market and legislations. Alongside local services, global platforms should have different service levels available for each region or country.

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The Accuracy of European Payroll and Its impact on Employees

Payroll mistakes are stressful, awkward and time-consuming for everyone involved, and can have disastrous consequences for employee satisfaction. But just how big is the payroll problem?
We commissioned an independent survey of employees in six European countries: the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. 4,000 employees were asked whether they had ever been paid late, and those that said ‘Yes’ were asked for further details and whether their experience had changed perceptions of their employer.

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An Investigation into GDPR Readiness in the HR & Payroll Industry

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018, and affected all organisations that handle the data of individuals in the EU, regardless of geographical location. To determine GDPR readiness, SD Worx commissioned an independent survey of 1800 HR and payroll professionals across nine European countries – and the results were certainly interesting.

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