07 September 2021

Wednesday 8 September

From 10:00am-11:00am, join Polly Sinclair, Programme Tutor from West Suffolk College, as she explores how you can create a culture of proactive learning and development in your team so that even in times of stress, they are growing to support your organisation. CIPP's education director, Dr Sue Smith, will join Polly and will be happy to answer your questions about the CIPP's qualifications.

Later on that day, join Head of Reward and Deputy Director of Human Resources at the University of Lincoln, Ian Hodson, as he hosts a discussion group with the topic of 'Financial Wellbeing'. He'll explore the role payroll has on the financial wellbeing of colleagues and employees and Ian will share his thoughts in a short introduction before breaking into groups to share your views. This will be the perfect chance for you to discuss the challenges facing the payroll industry to consider financial wellbeing with colleagues in the profession.

Thursday 9 September

Our first event taking place on day four of National Payroll Week from 10:00am-11:00am, is 'Are you ready to run your HR and Payroll like a boss?' where our host, Tom Ritchie, Product Marketing Manager from Sage, is joined by speakers Steve Watmore, Product Manager at Sage, Joanne Pringle, Product Manager at Sage, and Hayley Saunders, HR Technical Consultant from Adviser Plus. They will share their knowledge on payroll in a changing world, provide advice on getting it right first time, highlight common mistakes, offer top tips and how to plan ahead for payroll year end.

Next, from 12:30pm-1:15pm, join Samantha Johnson, CIPP's Policy lead, as she hosts a discussion group with the topic 'Beyond the Pandemic'. She will discuss what has changed and share what you have learned whilst delivering payroll during the pandemic. Samantha will share her thoughts before we break into discussion groups to explore further. Samantha will then invite representatives from groups discussions to summaries their conversations.

The final event of the day is the 'Why innovation matters in payroll' panel discussion with speakers Vickie Graham, Business development director at CIPP, Julie Lock, Commercial Director at Mitrefinch, Simon Bocca, Founder and CEO of PayCaptain, and Sophie Burchell, Payroll Training Manager/Employer Support Group at BDO. The panel will explore what innovation means and, with the ever increasing demands on payroll professionals, is there time for innovation in payroll? They will discuss how to overcome barriers and drive forward innovation in payroll.

For all the information on the NPW events taking place throughout the week, or to book yourself on, check out our National Payroll Week calendar.