Entries by James Gray Associates

Labour Market Report highlights Payroll Recruiting Challenge

The latest (8th July) Labour Market Report on Jobs by Markit has announced that the Key Skills that recruiters specify that they struggle to find most is Payroll skills. The Labour Market Report states that the month of June has seen the availability of skilled permanent and temporary staff to be at record lows – […]

Hiring Demand for HR Managers up 20% in 12 months

The UK demand for HR Managers increased by over 20% compared to 12 months ago, with average salaries increasing by 4%. Surprisingly, over the same period, despite demand for HR Business Analysts/Partners increasing significantly, average salaries have actually fallen by nearly 10%. Nick Day, MD at JGA Recruitment comments “Hiring demand increasing is good news […]

Payroll Recruitment Skills In Demand

The latest (8th July) Labour Market Report on Jobs by Markit announced the Key Skills recruiters specify they “struggle to find most” are Payroll skills. The Labour Market Report states that the month of June has seen the availability of skilled permanent and temporary staff to be at record lows – in fact, it states […]

Pensions and Payroll Data Interface Standard launching soon

Andy Agathangelou Head of Pensions, CIPP. www.cipp.org.uk and Founding Chair, Friends of AE. www.friendsofae.org.uk is scheduled to meet with The Pensions Minister, Steve Webb next week. One of the reasons is to explain the level of support there is in the market for a data standard for AE, which pretty much everybody feels would be […]

No Excuses for Wrong Tax Codes for New Employees

JGA often hear about employees having to make additional payments to HMRC for underpaid tax, or in the more fortunate cases, employees receiving a refund for overpaid tax. Tax errors can occur for a number of different reasons; one common cause is the incorrect allocation of a tax code, especially for new employees. To resolve […]

Reading Payroll Administrators in Demand

According to Salary & Hiring Demand analysis carried out Payroll & HR recruiter James Gray Associates, Reading has seen an incredible uplift in demand for Payroll Administrators over the last 12 months. Hiring Demand for Payroll Administrators in Reading has doubled over the last 12 months – from 42 payroll administrator vacancies being advertised to […]

Employment law changes 2017

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum. Large compliance projects for data protection and gender pay gap reporting will dominate the HR agenda in 2017. Employers are likely to see costs increase as the apprenticeship levy and additional fees for sponsoring foreign workers are introduced, […]

IR35 change looms for public sector organisation

PAYE and NIC responsibility for personal service companies will shift to employers from April There are estimated to be more than 250,000 personal service companies (PSCs) in Britain. They are often, but not always, ‘one man band’ operations that provide the personal services of their owners to clients and customers. This type of company is […]