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Take it or (annual) leave it

Take it or (annual) leave it:  encouraging your employees to take a break According to a recent Glassdoor Annual Leave Survey the average UK employee only uses 77% of their annual leave. Glassdoor's statistics show this number is lower among younger workers in their first jobs. With annual leave being 28 days for a typical [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Business|0 Comments

LearningPoint 365 launch: supporting your talent Eco-system

We’re proud to announce the launch of LearningPoint 365 at the CIPD Learning and Development Show at Olympia on 10 - 11th May 2017. Given the skills shortages we’re experiencing in the UK at the moment, retaining good people is ever more critical to your bottom line.  As recruitment costs soar, and recruitment remains so [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Office 365|0 Comments

Five reasons you need to invest in a decent HR Management System

Whether you’re a business owner or run an SME you’ve probably fantasised about having an HR Management System. You know that an HR Management System would be a smart idea in theory, but something’s stopping you from taking the plunge. You feel comfortable with paper-based HR, even though you know it has limitations. Paper and [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|PointSolutions Apps|0 Comments

Reducing the IT Bottleneck

PointSolutions have made some impressive efficiency gains to their PeoplePoint 365 HR Management System (HRMS) for Office 365. In order to bring their HRMS product in-line with the growing market trend to be more self-sufficient, PointSolutions have automated a number of key areas around the implementation process.  This enhancement will mean that organisations wishing to [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

HR update for not-for-profits

Organisations that meet with the qualifying criteria can now receive Office 365 Nonprofit as a donation or upgrade to advanced features at a significant discount. This means that those not-for-profits that qualify can now benefit from the full Office 365 feature set for free or very low cost. PointSolutions have worked with many organisations to [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Is your HRMS geared-up for the HR law changes in 2017?

In this month’s blog, we thought it would be useful to give a round of up the employment law changes that are set to take place during 2017: Implementation of Gender Pay Gap Reporting: The final version of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 has now been published.  This outlines how [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Is your HR plan ready for the New Year?

There’s nothing more exciting than a new year is there?  That feeling of wiping the slate clean.  The anticipation of what you might achieve, or what you might become.  The promise that, this year, everything could be different; you will actually stick to those New Year’s resolutions.  This will be the year. Business experts tell [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Business|0 Comments

Unity Connect 2016 Conference

As part of their efforts to stay ahead of the pack, PointSolutions sent one of their technical leads over to the Netherlands to the Unity Connect 2016 Conference. The conference was held over 3 days where Garry Trinder (Technical Director at PointSolutions) was able to network with and attend a number of insightful workshop and [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

What are Chevron, Dali, English, Imperial and Horseshoe all types of?

Moustaches of course!  And they’re an increasingly common sight in November, thanks to the Movember Foundation’s plan that: “For 30 days your moustache turns you into a walking, talking billboard for men’s health”. Yes, November is National Men’s Health Awareness month and the Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Business|0 Comments

How to overcome typical HR Horrors

October.  The month of pumpkins, witches, ghosts and ghouls.  Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year in the UK.  If you hate it, and the idea of answering the door to multiple kids all scrambling to add one more packet of sweets to their already overflowing bag, one way to avoid the [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|Business|0 Comments