An UK employee only Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) scheme is an approved employee share scheme that is available to most trading companies, allowing employers to grant share options to key employee’s tax efficiently, as a reward for their efforts within the business and/or to retain and incentivise key staff.
Communication is key. We all know that tired axiom, but so much that goes wrong in a business can be boiled down to a failure to communicate. What’s more, during the current disruption, many businesses have made a dramatic shift from office-based teams to working from home, requiring enhanced or even overhauled communication strategies for a suddenly dispersed workforce. So, let’s revisit the purpose of communication and some tools that could level up any business’s communication infrastructure. Continue reading “Tools & Tips for Excellent Internal Communication”
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently having a profound effect on the world, and all industries are feeling the effects regardless of location, size, or type.
At Payara we are closely monitoring global developments and have implemented our Business Continuity Plan to help us, our customers and our community through this difficult time.
My name is Stuart Allen and I am responsible for ensuring the business hits our commercial goals. I give the team here a high degree of authority and here’s why…
Julia Millidge (HR Manager) and Dominika Tasarz-Sochacka have been appointed as Enterprise Advisers for The Chase High School in Worcestershire, UK.
Worcestershire County Council recognised that students needed to get a clearer understanding of the workplace and created the Junior Internship Program. It offers placements to students at local sixth form colleges the opportunity to work with an employer for up to 2 years, gaining experience of an industry that interests them, and being mentored by employees keen to help develop young people entering the work force. At Payara, we have 3 JIPs who have all been assigned mentors who are currently Degree Apprentices. The apprentices offer monthly mentoring sessions and will work with the JIP student during the work experience block. See what Olga, one of our JIP students has to say!
On Wednesday 12th February, Payara held a programming and coding skills workshop for a number of students at local high school, Dyson Perrins CofE Academy, Worcestershire ,UK.
Led by two of our Degree Apprentices, Cuba Stanley and Matt Gill, the Devoxx4Kids seminar provided a group of students aged 13-14 with the opportunity to expand their tech and electronics knowledge through a range of fun activities, including creative programming and coding music.
Although every Payaran is currently working from home in response to Coronavirus, the whole team is still buzzing from Payara Week, held on the stunning sub-tropical island of Madeira. While this is our fourth annual Payara Week, it’s our first time hosting the event outside England. Flying everyone out to Funchal, Madeira gave the whole Payara crew the opportunity for a warm, sunny break from late winter (though it felt more like home to our equatorial crewmember).
At Payara Services we have many different applications and web-based projects that all need to be unified under our brand. Ideally, someone should be able to recognise a Payara app even if they can’t see our logo. For this to happen, we need to create consistency in the UI (User Interface) across our projects. Enter the Design System.
Apprenticeship Week is always a great opportunity for Payara to showcase what we do well – encourage and support new talent! This week our current apprentices attended a local High School Apprenticeship Fayre to raise awareness of Payara’s role as a Degree Apprenticeship provider. This face to face opportunity to share knowledge and first-hand experience of apprenticeships with both parents and students is great for recruitment and raising our business profile locally. Continue reading “UK National Apprenticeship Week – 3-7th February 2020”
Am I the Office Manager or….. the Administrative Officer, Office Services Coordinator, Administrative Services Coordinator, Administrative Support?………yes, it is all very confusing as there are so many titles for this invaluable role.
Walk into any of the silicon-valley behemoths or trendy start-ups and there’s a good chance you’ll see a colourful mural of inspiring words on the wall, an ever-present backdrop for the team as they work on objectives from the most minute to the highest level. Core values — along with mission and vision statements — have become essential for any business, especially now that the active construction of company culture has become standard.
More than half of marketing professionals rely on video marketing techniques (according to Hubspot) because… well, because they work! Plus, more than 50% of consumers prefer to watch video content over receiving emails, reading blog posts, or viewing marketing messages on social media – so why wouldn’t you want to communicate with your prospective customers in the way in which they prefer to receive the information?
Our Payara corporate values are the guiding principles on which we base our relationships and drive our approach with the community, our customers, and our internal affairs. Our seven values are based on; Community, Excellence, Growth, Openness, Initiative, Passion and Trust. Continue reading “Let Me Sell You on our Corporate Values”
Who doesn’t love the opportunity to wear a festive sweater and raise money for a fantastic charity at the same time? Payarans this year had great fun coming into our Malvern office, donning their varied Christmas sweaters and donating towards – https://www.savethechildren.net/
Since joining the Payara Marketing Team I have had the pleasure of attending tech conferences and events all over the world. But the company doesn’t send me to these events just to fulfill my wanderlust. They are an extremely expensive form of field marketing, especially when compared to other digital options. Continue reading “10 Good Reasons to Exhibit at a Conference and Planning Tips”
Animation is a great way to get into the world of marketing. In today’s fast-paced creative marketing world you want to do anything you can to get your product recognized. A simple written announcement is not enough to create hype around your product anymore. Even your loyal customers would get bored of your never changing practices. In that case, it’s good to change up your content every now and then and get your audience’s interest peaked. Animation is one of those solutions. Continue reading “Why Animation is an Important Marketing Tool”
Christmas for most people is a time of fun, presents, and slight over indulgence ..but for some it can be a time of worry, increased stress, or loneliness. The HR team needs to be aware of these aspects of Christmas as not all staff are going to be feeling the traditional Christmas cheer. In the multi-faith workplace, HR also need to be aware that not everyone will want to celebrate the Christian festival. Continue reading “Christmas in the Workplace Challenge: Ho, Ho, Ho – Rather than Woe, Woe, Woe!”