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HMRC Transforming Payroll in a Pandemic with Joanna Rowland #58

Joanna is an experienced Director General at HMRC. Joanna was also Programme Director for the Making Tax Digital project.  We discuss how HMRC managed to navigate the rapid changes required in response to the COVID pandemic. We discover how, against a backdrop of highly pressurised circumstances, HMRC successfully managed and responded to the many challenges they faced. From CJRS and changing furlough guidance to rapid testing and national legislation rollouts!

Payday Loans

Killing Payday Loans through Payroll – Peter Briffett – #023

Payday Loans

“Killing Payday Loans through Payroll” – This episode of The Payroll Podcast is with Peter Briffett, CEO and Co-Founder of Wagestream.

Payday Loans are a reality for many of the 13 million Brits living in poverty right now and it is a constant cycle. Too many people are living payday-to-payday which results in high-stress, anxiety and often, high-cost credit.

Peter is the man behind the start-up business, Wagestream which promises will kill off the payday loan sector and end the ‘payday loans poverty cycle’.  Wagestream aims to achieve this by working with employers to give its employees the power to stream their earned wages into their accounts whenever they need it through a simple, instant app – effectively ending the need for people to take on high-cost short-term payday loans when they face unexpected financial obligations.  But how does it work? Find out by listening in to this episode of the Payroll Podcast…

Peter’s businesses have featured in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 Ones to Watch, WIRED Europe’s 100 Hottest Start-ups and Forbes Hottest Global Start-ups and have achieved numerous awards.

Wagestream, Peter’s latest business that aims to kill the payday loans and end the poverty pay cycle has already received praise from Zuckerberg, Bezos & Gates who, following the collapse of Wonga Payday Loans; decided to back Wagestream as a better and more ethical alternative which eliminates the need for people with bad credit to rely on loans with predatory interest rates.

Peter’s business Wagestream are offering a “next-gen” payroll solution with a credible mission statement which is to eliminate the payday poverty cycle.  Exactly how this is achieved, we will discover during the course of this podcast but suffice to say, Wagestream essential allow employees to have the flexibility to stream their earned wages into their accounts whenever they need or want it.

In this “Killing Payday Loans through Payroll ” episode of the Payroll Podcast, we discover

  • How Wagestream intends to kill of payday loans and end the poverty pay cycle?
  • If employees have access to pay earlier in the payment cycle, could this affect their ability to budget correctly, leaving them short for when the end-of-the-month rent or mortgage payment is due?
  • How does the Wagestream application work and how does it provide employees with instant payroll capabilities without placing additional debt or financial burden on the employee?
  • What impact could Wagestream have on Payroll departments’ day-to-day workload?
  • Will Wagestream affect the way payslips are distributed?
  • How can Wagestream help improve employer performance in relation to Mental Health?
  • Why employers have a corporate responsibility to help employees in debt and assist with ending the payday loan cyle?
  • How should payroll managers approach implementing new technology such as Wagestream?
  • How has Wagestream managed to boost motivation, productivity and improving employee retention?
  • Can Wagestream help with recruitment or brand attraction?
  • How complicated is it for a payroll manager or business owner to implement the Wagestream solution?

Access the websites and links referred to in this “Killing Payday Loans through Payroll “ episode below:

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The Payroll Podcast was the first podcast produced exclusively for the UK and broader global payroll community, and we have one primary aim.  This aim is to speak with payroll industry experts that can help us to cut through complex International payroll legislation, technology solutions and International compliance affecting global payroll operations and teams so that you, as a payroll professional, can utilise this expertise to improve your own payroll department.

We journey through subjects complex payroll issues ranging from killing Payday loans to GDPR; Robotic Process Automation; Payroll News, Blockchain Technology to Artificial Intelligence; Wellbeing to Compliance; Payroll Control Frameworks to International Payroll Legislation and more!  Discover how training, workplace psychology and career planning can also impact on your payroll operation.  This Payroll Podcast attempts to tackle all of these subjects with industry leading expertise and a little bit of humour too!

We live in a competitive world with dynamic global workforces and rapidly advancing technologies.  Let’s embrace these changes and develop strategies together to raise the profile of payroll worldwide.  Subscribe to the Payroll Podcast today and never miss a future episode.

In the meantime, if you have any Payroll recruitment requirements that JGA Payroll Recruitment Services can assist with, please do reach out to me at Nick@jgarecruitment.com and quote “The Payroll Podcast” to receive a 20% discount on all Terms of business).   Contact us today to find out more  |  Tel: 01727 800 377  |  Email Nick@jgarecruitment.com

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We need your support!

This Payroll Podcast is a niche podcast, therefore, if you like the show, please subscribe to it, review it (on iTunes) and please, please share it with as many of your payroll colleagues as possible!

Finally, My name is Nick Day and I am a specialist Payroll Recruiter.  If you need support with any payroll related vacancy, please get in touch as I would love to help.  If you quote “The Payroll Podcast” I will give you 20% discount on our JGA Recruitment Terms of business.

Contact me today to find out more.
Tel: 01727 800 377.
Email Nick@jgarecruitment.com

Payroll News

Breaking News in Payroll with Amber-Ainsley Pritchard – #021

Payroll News“Breaking News Stories within Payroll & Reward” – This episode of The Payroll Podcast is with Amber-Ainsley Pritchard, Editor of Reward Strategy magazine.

If you are not familiar with Amber, then it delights me to be able to introduce you because she has a nose for payroll news and a reputation for impeccable ethics and she is the first reporter we have had the opportunity to interview on the Payroll Podcast! Amber has specialised in financial reporting for many years before she was appointed as Editor for Reward Strategy in August 2018.

Reward Strategy is a magazine that has become one of the UK’s leading media brands for professionals and influencers within payroll, reward, pensions, benefits and HR.

In this “Breaking News Stories within Payroll & Reward” episode of the Payroll Podcast, we discover

  • How Amber views the future of payroll within a Reward context
  • How does Reward Strategy ensure it remains ahead of the curve in relation to payroll news and reporting?
  • How has Amber seen the remit of the payroll professional change?
  • What impact will RPA and AI have on the payroll industry
  • Why it is essential to building in reporting lines between payroll, HR and reward teams to improve end-to-end pay management
  • Amber’s views International Women’s Day Findings in relaiton to payroll news
  • How pay and reward can influence employee productivity
  • Why businesses need to address “outdated recruitment processes”
  • Will the payroll roles of the future be more strategic and more hybrid?
  • What payroll stories does Amber like reporting on the most!
  • What is the biggest news story has ever broken…
  • Find out which award JGA Recruitment will be sponsoring at this year’s Top 300 Reward Professionals Gala Dinner

Access the websites and links referred to in this “Breaking News Stories within Payroll & Reward” episode below:

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THE PAYROLL PODCAST.  A NICHE PODCAST FOR A NICHE PROFESSION. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

**************************************************************************************

The Payroll Podcast was the first podcast produced exclusively for the UK and broader global payroll community, and we have one primary aim.  This aim is to speak with payroll industry experts that can help us to cut through complex International payroll legislation, technology solutions and International compliance affecting global payroll operations and teams so that you, as a payroll professional, can utilise this expertise to improve your own payroll department.

We journey through subjects complex payroll issues ranging from GDPR to Robotic Process Automation; Payroll News, Blockchain Technology to Artificial Intelligence; Wellbeing to Compliance; Payroll Control Frameworks to International Payroll Legislation and more!  Discover how training, workplace psychology and career planning can also impact on your payroll operation.  This Payroll Podcast attempts to tackle all of these subjects with industry leading expertise and a little bit of humour too!

We feature leading industry experts from Payroll Business Owners, Global Payroll Directors, Payroll Trainers and Payroll Managers to Payroll Software Professionals! We also interview Wellness-at-Work Practitioners, HR Directors, CEO’s, Recruiters and even Talent and Leadership Psychologists!

We live in a competitive world with dynamic global workforces and rapidly advancing technologies.  Let’s embrace these changes and develop strategies together to raise the profile of payroll worldwide.  Subscribe to the Payroll Podcast today and never miss a future episode.

In the meantime, if you have any Payroll recruitment requirements that JGA Payroll Recruitment Services can assist with, please do reach out to me at Nick@jgarecruitment.com and quote “The Payroll Podcast” to receive a 20% discount on all Terms of business).   Contact us today to find out more  |  Tel: 01727 800 377  |  Email Nick@jgarecruitment.com

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Soundcloud | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More

We need your support!

This Payroll Podcast is a niche podcast, therefore, if you like the show, please subscribe to it, review it (on iTunes) and please, please share it with as many of your payroll colleagues as possible!

If you wish to get involved with The Payroll Podcast or indeed if you would like to suggest a topic or tell us what you think about it, then please email me at Nick@jgarecruitment.com – besides, I would just love to hear what you think about it!

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Thanks for Listening!

In the meantime, if you have any payroll or HR recruitment requirements that JGA Recruitment can assist with, then it makes sense to reach out to us ASAP!  🙂

Finally, we are specialist Payroll and HR recruiters with over 100 years of expert recruitment experience.  Therefore, whatever your requirements, get in touch and quote “The Payroll Podcast” to receive a 20% discount on all JGA Recruitment Terms of business.

Besides recruitment services, try visiting website jamesgray.wpengine.com to download free payroll whitepapers and check out a wealth articles all about payroll!

Contact us today to find out more.
Tel: 01727 800 377.
Email Nick@jgarecruitment.com