Blog - Global Payroll


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 […]

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 […]

26 August 2019

Cryptocurrency: Would You Pay Your Employees With It?

Cryptocurrencies are a digital money system that allows people to send or receive money globally across the internet. Bitcoin payments are processed through a private network of computers all linked through a shared program. Each transaction is simultaneously recorded in a “blockchain” on each computer that updates and informs all accounts.Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin allows […]

20 August 2019

What ripple will be created by popular US payroll tax cut?

The US is considering implementing a payroll tax cut. The international payroll community should be considering the ripple effect this could have on in-country taxation across the rest of the world. Washington officials are looking to stave off potential anxiety over a slowing economy in the US. And this is despite Donald Trumps robust tweeting […]

14 August 2019

IRIS Software Group enters definitive agreement to acquire IRIS FMP

14th August 2019: IRIS Software Group, is today announcing it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IRIS FMP, from Tenzing, the UK lower mid-market investor. IRIS FMP is a leading provider of payroll and HR services to international and UK based Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Set to be the largest acquisition by […]

30 July 2019

How to be prepared for post-Brexit international opportunity and avoid headaches

There’s just a few more months left of us living in a pre-Brexit world (we think for real this time!), as the UK is nearing its final deadline to leave the EU – October 31st. Whilst there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding exactly how its exit will pan out, one thing is for […]

9 July 2019

Announcing a Best Companies accreditation success story

The IRIS FMP group has just secured Best Companies accreditation at the first attempt. Engaged employees are more motivated and productive. When employees are engaged the workplace becomes full of positivity.  Research suggests that a critical mass of engaged employees outperform their competition. And this is non more prevalent than within IRIS FMP. The group was […]

27 June 2019

Should Employers Embrace Take Your Dog to Work Day Every Day?

Calling all dog lovers and especially dog owners! June 21st was Take Your Dog To Work Day and we saw employers across the country (and world) allowing people to tale their dog in on this special day. However, why not allow them in the office any day of the year? We discuss how allowing dogs […]

2 May 2019

Global Payroll Week: The Time For Payroll Professionals To Be Appreciated

This week the Global Payroll Management Institute is hosting the second annual Global Payroll week, where they recognise payroll professionals all over the world for their effort to pay employees correctly and on time, every time. Dan Madddux, president of the American Payroll Association has said that “Global Payroll Week celebrates global payroll professionals by […]

25 April 2019

Payroll High Flyers Show Way To Global Success

If you’re thinking of dipping the toes of your US business into overseas territories this year make sure you send one of your team along to the APA Congress in May to understand the complexities of establishing and paying people abroad. Get it right and strategically it will add to the success of your venture. […]

11 April 2019

Amazing Payroll People to be celebrated

There. I’ve said it. Amazing payroll people. I’ve been in payroll for the last four and a half years. I’m still genuinely bowled over by the dedication and commitment payroll people make to the success of a company. And it’s all under the radar. It’s time again to celebrate the great work they do. Payroll […]