Summer Reading

Can you recommend a good book? I am putting my summer reading list together and would love to hear your suggestions. Here are mine: Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? Is time travel possible? Hawking addresses some of the most difficult questions of our times, but does so in a way that makes…

The Secret to Global Payroll Success

Managing the complexity of payroll for a global workforce isn’t easy: paying employees across the globe offers legal, cultural, compliance and data quality challenges. I often see HR cloud transformation projects pause when someone asks: “But, what about payroll?” The thought of developing and maintaining bespoke, point integrations for all local payrolls is daunting. That is usually the starting point…

Why Employers Must Teach Employees About Total Rewards

The short answer to the question is; “Businesses are losing great talent to perceived better paying competitors because employees simply don’t understand the Total Reward they are receiving.”  Let’s start with the definition of Total Rewards  You’re probably aware of ‘Total Benefits’, because you will have received a benefits statement. ‘Total Compensation’ is a phrase common to most, but ‘Total Rewards’ seems to allude…

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

As we look forward to an exciting year of growth in our market in 2019, the NGA HR Leadership Team have been sharing their thoughts on the major trends across our industry. Looking back at 2018, there were so many developments in the HR and HR Tech space we couldn’t summarize them all: It was the year the GDPR went…

Partner for a Seamless HR & Payroll Experience

At the end of the year, it’s common practice to look ahead and predict trends: where is the economy headed, what’s happening with the workforce and what technology advancements we might see. While trends are interesting, changes rarely happen alone because they’re usually the result of developments that are already underway. Therefore, it’s important to look back to understand the fundamentals…

The Ultimate List of 2019 Trends

It’s December! As the year comes to a close, and we are finishing up our work to take some time off for the holidays, the 2019 trend articles are popping up in my mailbox. To make life a little easier for you, I am tracking the links in this post. Let’s start with Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 overview: Blockchain,…

Global Payroll Market Trends to Watch

Despite some recent challenges, the global economy is rapidly expanding with people moving more easily around the globe. The internet enables people to work virtually, which eliminates the need to be physically present in the country or location where an employer resides. How does this affect your work being a payroll professional? In this article we look at some of…

Global Payroll is not just about Paying People

The overarching conclusion from NGA HR’s latest Global Payroll Complexity Index (GPCI) is that payroll is no longer just about paying people. Payroll today is about managing data; it’s about the handling, control and security of personal data in a landscape where tax, employment and workplace legislation is ever more complex and non-compliance fines are increasing and being more firmly…

Blockchain: What’s next for HR and Payroll?

If you have followed my Blockchain series, by now you have a good understanding of what DLT or blockchain is, and how it can be applied to the HR space, in particular to make payroll more secure, manage your personal data and speed up recruitment. Blockchain technology has some inherent features that can help build the next generation of work-related platforms that…

How can Blockchain Improve your Hiring Processes?

This, the third in a series of blogs I am writing looks at the role of Blockchain, otherwise known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), can play in recruitment to benefit both employers and candidates. In the first blog, I introduced the basics of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), widely known as blockchain, and the positive effects it is set to have in the payroll domain. The…

How Does Blockchain Secure Personal Data?

In this, the second of a series of blogs introducing the application of blockchain in HR and payroll processes we explore possibilities for safeguarding Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and other employee data. The first blog, Blockchain and HR & Payroll Tech: What Does the Future Hold?, introduced the basics of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), widely known as ‘blockchain’, and discussed use…