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28 July 2020

How to ‘Marie Kondo’ the Workplace

When Marie Kondo’s Netflix show first aired, it did not take long to grow in popularity. Today, it’s inspired people of all walks of life to re-examine their living space and their workspace, and find ways to improve it to help create contentment. Find out more about Marie Kondo’s philosophy, and how it can be applied to […]

23 June 2020

Countries with the Best Sick Leave

In the US, there is no federal law that says employees are entitled to paid sick leave. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic this has been a considerable source of controversy, as there have been many cases of employees being forced to choose between isolating and continuing to work while they exhibit symptoms. While there is no […]

12 June 2020

Why Danes Appreciate the High Danish Income Tax Rate

Among many things, Denmark is known for being an expensive country in which its residents pay a high rate of income tax. However, it’s also known as being the home of some of the world’s happiest people. According to the UN’s annual World Happiness Report, Denmark is always among the top spots of the world’s […]

4 May 2020

8 Best Countries to be Self-Employed

Self-employment has been steadily growing in popularity all over the world in recent years, and it’s predicted only to become more prevalent. In 2019, financial services company Payoneer carried out research to produce the Global Gig Economy Index, in which they asked more than 300,000 freelancers about their success. They found that year-on-year, freelancers in […]

14 April 2020

Key Considerations for Belgian Payroll in 2020

Belgium’s free-market system has always been attractive to foreign investment. With a competitive corporate income tax rate and simple process of delivering Belgian payroll, this small European kingdom has proven lucrative for many businesses. If you’re planning on sending US employees to Belgium, here are five key considerations to ensure a smooth payroll transition. Key […]

20 March 2020

Which Country Has The Best Paternity Leave?

Legislative parental leave across the globe ranges from a generous 156 weeks (three years) – to none at all. Paternity leave can cause particular concern, because so many countries still treat fathers considerably different to mothers in this respect. Scandinavian countries are known to lead the way when it comes to paternity leave, offering parents […]

5 March 2020

IRIS FMP Coronavirus Statement

As a valued member of the IRIS FMP community, we appreciate the trust you place in us to make sure all your critical operational software and services continue. As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation continues to evolve, our thoughts go out to all who have been impacted or infected. We hope you are safe, well and […]

20 February 2020

Guide to Sending Money Overseas

There are migrant workers all over the world who need to send money back home to their family and friends. This might be as a one-off, or it could be on a regular basis depending on individual circumstances. Learn about the various ways it’s possible to send money overseas. How to send money overseas using […]

3 December 2019

Free ebook to help you prepare for the year ahead

It’s that time of year! Once again we’re bringing you our free Top Ten International Payroll Issues ebook, full of insight into what’s coming up in 2020. Underpreparing for the year ahead would be a big mistake. The legal, financial and reputational risks of failing to comply with legislative changes are very dangerous, so it’s […]

13 November 2019

How To Manage Religious Holiday Entitlement

In today’s ever-increasing multicultural societies, awareness and understanding surrounding religious holidays is of the utmost importance. In thriving business centres across the world there are employees from all cultures and religious backgrounds, and it can be challenging to navigate the implications of this when it comes to time off work. Learn more about how to […]

7 November 2019

Five Tips for Launching Your Global Expansion

Going global isn’t the exclusive reserve of big, established businesses. This is the 21st Century! We might not have flying cars, but we do have an accessible global network to easily and cost-effectively do global business. PayPal, Amazon and eBay are making global sourcing and shopping easier than ever before. Thanks to these entities, alongside other innovative […]

22 October 2019

Will your international expansion fail without help?

International expansion remains complex. So says a new Global payroll complexity report. The report, which has garnered the support of the industry trade association in the US, Canada, and the UK, has looked at the complexities shaping payroll in 2019. As expected, with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations throughout Europe there has […]

10 October 2019

IRIS FMP Shortlisted For 5 Awards

IRIS FMP has stolen 5 awards nominations for The Rewards, the flagship awards event that evolved from the Payroll World Awards. IRIS FMP is led by CEO Justin Cottrell, a winner of the  ‘Best Leader’ award category in previous years (pictured). The event still has payroll still at the heart of the event. However, payroll now […]

26 September 2019

Managing a Global Company Culture

In 2019, it is unlikely that you are going to find anyone who is going to argue that corporate culture is not important. You might call it a buzzword, but company culture is, and always has been, the thing that underpins successful businesses. What does company culture mean? Company culture is the character of your […]

20 September 2019

10.5 Things HRs Need To Know About Mergers

Mergers and acquisitions are complex situations. Your business is about to absorb the infrastructure, staff and assets of another business. With so much to untangle and a lot riding on your HR teams to get it right. Why? Because 70% to 90% of all mergers are financial failures.

16 September 2019

Payroll in the UK: A Beginner’s Guide

Payroll in the UK – a short guide The United Kingdom (UK) is undergoing a great deal of change that can reap rewards for investors that position themselves correctly. Located just off the coast of France, the UK includes the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It’s fair to say that Brexit has […]

9 September 2019

Will Better Work Life Balance Be Created By New EU Directive?

The Work Life Balance Directive is set to introduce new rights under EU law. The directive covers parental leave and flexible working arrangements and rights for carers. As a result businesses with workers in European Union countries will need to plan for the changes. The Directive came into force on 1st August 2019. For parents […]

2 September 2019

Payroll heroes shortlisted for CIPP Excellence awards.

Payroll heroes shortlisted for CIPP Excellence awards. National Payroll Week looks to celebrate the best the payroll industry has to offer. The shortlisted nominations for the Chartered Institute of Payroll awards are great to see. And the timing is superb, coming out at the start of the week celebrating the value of payroll professionals to the […]

2 September 2019

Ignore Payroll And Company Culture Link At Your Peril

Are payroll and company culture linked? Payroll teams are key contributors to positive company culture. Without a good payroll team on their side, businesses face threats.  Bad employer reputation, minimal employee engagement and high employee turnover are just some of the threats. The role of payroll Business leaders agree that company culture is essential to […]