Entries by James Gray Associates

Counteroffers Are Evil

Giving into temptation is one of the most unfortunate of human traits. We salivate at the thought of taking that forbidden apple – we know deep down that it is bad for us, but push those feelings to one side. It simply looks too tasty. Temptation is not only about physical treats, it is also […]

5 Reasons To Make Friends With Our Clients

With the boundaries of work and personal life increasingly blurring, it is understandable that you are on friendly terms with (most of) the people in your office. However, apart from chats over lunchtime and sitting in various meetings, it will not always be the case that you will spend your working days communicating with them. […]

I Can And I Will

We are awarded the long-anticipated promotion, and we subconsciously relax for a couple of years – no one moves up again so soon, so why bother trying? The first-time entrepreneur stays as a one-man-band because they don’t believe that others will share their vision or will work as hard as they do. A mum-to-be underestimates […]

Don’t Relax Until You’ve Crossed the Line

When you start a race, it is useful to visualise the path ahead, but this is never a perfect science. There is always an element of unpredictability, and you have to live on your wits until the very last stride. Many amateur athletes have a tendency to relax when the finish line comes into sight, […]

Payroll Will Always Need People

I have worked in the payroll industry for over 14 years. In recruitment, I get to work with payroll people who have a range of skills, dealing with ever more complex processes, getting to grips with ever-changing legislation and government interventions. During this time the systems I have seen used have changed considerably. Who, reading […]

Reviewing Auto Enrolment

Reviewing Auto Enrolment: AE now and AE in the future. The UK pensions industry has experienced a period of unprecedented reform following the implementation of Auto Enrolment but where is AE now and how do we foresee it in the future? So far it has been impressive in getting more people to save, and the […]

Eliminating the Gender Pay Gap and empowering all

On 6 April of 2017 new legislation covering gender pay gap reporting will come into force, with the law affecting roughly 11 million employees at around 8,000 businesses across the UK. This landmark legislation marks a significant step forward in empowering women and ensuring pay equality regardless of gender. The law was enacted to address […]