A Business Owners Guide to Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

What is Microsoft Dynamics Business Central? Business Central is an integrated management solution for small-medium sized . It can help you manage your business by automating and streamlining business processes such as finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management and more. It can also be easily to suit your industry. Why does my business need Business Central? Whether your business is small or medium, you need to be able to seamlessly manage and access your company’s …

Are You Ready for the Imminent IR35 Reform?

This year brings the introduction of the IR35 reform in the private sector. If your business is engaged with contract workers, you can expect to see some changes around how you hire – but, the reform is manageable. If you’re worried about the impact of this reform, keep reading as we have some insight that will prepare you. IR35 changes after April 6th 2021 Similar to the IR35 changes that occurred in 2017 in the public sector, the private sector will see contractors working for medium-large …

Get Excited Now By These Microsoft Ignite 2021 Announcements

This year the Microsoft Ignite conference hosted a 48-hour virtual event for over 150,000 tech leaders and practitioners. Here’s a recap of the major announcements: Microsoft Mesh Self-declared as their next big “whoa”, Microsoft Mesh promises to bring geographically dispersed teams together in the most connected way yet. It is a mixed reality platform that allows people to virtually travel countries and feel as though they’re present in the same room as people on different continents.  This …

How the New UK Skilled Worker Sponsorship System Works

This year, changes have been made to the UK’s sponsorship system, the tier 2 (General) visa has been replaced by a skilled worker visa. If you’re an employer and are wondering what the new rules and costs are for sponsoring an employee from overseas, including EU nationals, here’s our sponsorship guide.  What’s the process? Here’s a summary of how to sponsor a skilled worker in 2021:  Companies that wish to sponsor workers need to obtain a sponsor licence. To do this, …

What Implications Will Brexit Have on Employment Contract Law?

In 2016 the UK voted to leave the EU and after four long years of negotiations, a deal was finally struck on Christmas eve last year. The UK officially left its largest trading bloc on 31st December, and many employers are now wondering what implications this will have on employment contract law.  The short answer is that not a lot is expected to change. While Brexit does provide the UK with a certain amount of freedom to deviate from the former EU employment laws, it’s unlikely we will see …

What are the Pros and Cons of Recruiting Permanent and Temporary Staff?

Do you have a D365 project that you need to resource but are unsure whether to recruit temporary or permanent staff? A lot of employers opt for a combination of the two, as this allows businesses to accommodate for seasonal highs and lows. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to decide whether temporary or permanent recruitment is the best option. At Conspicuous, we know it all comes down to your unique situation, so it’s best to make sure you’re in the know about the pros and cons of each. …

Remote Onboarding: How to Make a New Remote Employee Feel Welcome

Hiring virtual employees has become the new norm. This means that a positive onboarding process is more crucial than ever. Obviously, an effective onboarding process is essential if you want to give your new employees a big warm welcome, but how do you achieve this when your new recruits are based at home?  In this post we’re going to give you the low-down on how to your current strategy. The goal is to ensure you give your new virtual team members everything they need to feel comfortable …

Microsoft Dynamics Community Speaks on Return to Office

We recently reached out to our network of Microsoft Dynamics professionals, veterans and newbies alike, to see what people’s thoughts are on returning to the office after Covid 19.  The results are now in and they might surprise you! Read down to find out what the Microsoft Dynamics community think about returning to the office.  The current switch to remote working A recent study by Microsoft shows total global video calls in Teams have grown by over 1,000 percent in the month …

How can Dynamics 365’s new digital messaging offer enhance omnichannel customer engagement this Black Friday?

You cannot fail to be aware that once again, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will soon be upon us. What was once a day of discounts in the lead up to Christmas has now turned into an almost two-week long retail phenomenon, offering blanket discounted offers to customers, both in store and online. According to IMRG, the amount spent on UK online retail sites alone on Black Friday reached £1.39bn in 2017 (up 11.7% from the previous year). Organisations this year will therefore be looking at …

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What Are the Key Benefits to Attracting New Talent to Your London Office?

If you work in people, you know how important it is to offer the right perks for attracting new talent to your Dynamics 365 team. The working world is changing dramatically, and as such, so are people’s expectations. Make sure that the benefits you offer are in line with current expectations of the work force. Recently, Aviva surveyed 2,000 employees and over 500 employers from varying business sizes to get their thoughts on what really matters to them. Some of the core benefits like job security, …

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