Right to work checks aren’t easy, even if you’re in charge of them!

 

Right to work checks aren’t easy, even if you’re in charge of them!

A recent resignation of the minister for immigration shows just how easy it is for an individual to not conduct the proper right to work checks. No matter how much they think they know about immigration policy.

According to BBC news, Mark Harper felt he had conducted sufficient checks on his cleaner in 2007, by taking copies of a home office letter stating the right to work and a copy of her passport. Appointed minister in 2012, he reportedly had considered rechecking paperwork latterly, yet concluded sufficient checks had been previously done. He has since stepped down, having found the employee did not have sufficient right to work in the UK, as they had overstayed their visa.

If only the minister in question had used some of the latest software available for pre-employment background checks. Safe Screening, for example, is not only able to validate if a visa is a legitimate document, it can set a reminder to flag up subsequent checks at the time of expiration with sufficient notice. To find out more about Safe Screening visit www.safescreening.co.uk email info@safecomputing.co.uk or call 0844 583 2134.

Grow with pay as you go payroll and accounts

Grow with pay as you go payroll and accounts

One of the major problems when growing any new venture is cash flow. Do you have more coming in than going out? Initial capital is hard to come by, and often goes quickly on premises, equipment, staff wages and a plethora of other aspects of running your own venture. What if there was some aspect of what you had to do that could be pay as you go rather than a steep initial outlay?

Well when it comes to running your payroll or sorting out your accounts there is a way to just pay for what you use, as and when you use it. Payroll and accounts outsourcing services allow you to pay as you go, only paying for what you need, when you need it. An added bonus to using such a service for accounts, is that your cash flow headaches will be further eased, by a team of credit controllers and clever credit control software chasing payments for you and reducing debtor days. Less debtor days means less use of your capital or credit, less funding needed, less interest eating away at your profits or stretching your resources.

One fear often mentioned in relation to using such services, is a loss of control. Using a provider such as Safe Outsourcing, means you can access the software that powers the service online via web portals and check in on the work carried out for you at any time. With this system it’s almost the same as walking around your office and checking on your own team, just in a remote location and a virtual environment.

One such provider is Safe Outsourcing, who support growing businesses and well established large blue chip clients who want to pay as they go and not have the hassle of managing in-house. If you’d like to find out how Safe Outsourcing could help your business, visit www.safeoutsourcing.co.uk to enquire online, email info@safeoutsourcing.co.uk or call 0844 5832134 now.

Payroll data theft from leading supermarket

 

Payroll data theft from leading supermarket
A leading supermarket chain hit the headlines in the last couple of weeks, as payroll data for thousands of their employees was stolen.
It’s been widely recently reported by leading news sources that a certain high street supermarket chain has fallen victim to a cyber-crime. The theft in recent weeks has left details of personal information such as addresses, dates of birth, and bank details, at risk, for over one hundred thousand employees who work for this retailer. 
This crime has reportedly meant that the employer had to take steps towards damage limitation, including set up a staff helpline to resolve concerns. This large retailer has reportedly also had to issue press statements to reassure shoppers that their personal information is safe, damaging not only relationships with employees, but with customers too. 

This shows that even some of the largest employers can have systems with security holes. If you are worried your payroll and HR software solution is not robust enough, why not find out more about Safe EMS. To do so, visit www.safe-ems.co.uk, email info@safecomputing.co.uk, or call 0844 583 2134. 

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