Blog - Growth Strategy
Spin-Offs vs IPOs: What’s the Difference?
The subtle differences between a spin-off and IPO defines the outcomes after a company goes public. This touches on areas like employment, too. Read here…
Navigating the Complexities of Restructuring and Redundancies in M&As
During merger and acquisition, restructuring and redundancy is a common outcome. We explore the processes and some of the key considerations for employers.
Is Your Business Taking Employee Wellbeing Seriously?
Find out what businesses across the world have been doing to take care of employee wellbeing in recent years, and what’s expected in coming years.
What’s the Difference Between PTO, Vacation and Sick Leave?
PTO Policies are becoming more popular amongst employers. But how can you ensure it is fairly paid? And is PTO better than vacation and sick leave? Read here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
10.5 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Un voyage de plus de 320 kilomètres! (A journey of over 200 miles!)
Eighteen volunteers are taking on a challenge to cycle over 200 miles between Paris and Chichester,UK to raise money for Huntington’s Disease Association. The ride is part of year-long activities at Gatwick-based international payroll specialist IRIS FMP. The group has chosen HDA as their ‘Charity of the year’. The 18 colleagues will be travelling from […]
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 […]