AI and automation? Think wellbeing

AI and automation

Craig Naylor-Smith, CEO, Parseq. Getting hit by a flurry of ‘out of offices’? Summer holiday season is here. Team members are rightly taking time away from their desks, and for Yorkshire’s management teams, this period can be an annual reminder of the importance of capacity planning. In some cases, departments may be struggling to process […]

Seasonal trading? Don’t forget the back-office

seasonal trading

The 21st of June marks the astrological start of summer. But for many of Yorkshire’s seasonal firms, such as those in the tourism, leisure and hospitality sectors, the gradually warmer weather means that trade is likely to have already heated up. It is vital that firms expecting a seasonal uplift are prepared for the busy months […]

Powerhouse Perspectives

powerhouse perspectives

An interview with Craig Naylor-Smith, CEO What does the Northern Powerhouse mean to you? “The Northern Powerhouse is a recognition of our region’s talent, innovation, history, ambition and expertise – and an acknowledgement how much more we can amplify all of these with the right investment in long-term projects, particularly skills and transport.” Nine years […]

Now’s the time for critical conversations around mental health

mental health

The country has just marked Mental Health Awareness Week. It’s been an opportunity to have conversations about mental health in all its forms, and to look ahead to what we can do to provide better support. This must include our businesses. And it’s by no means a small-scale issue. The most recent NHS Adult Psychiatric […]

How payroll outsourcing will shape the future of HR

Craig Naylor-Smith, CEO, Parseq The HR sector will already be aware that the payroll outsourcing trend has been gathering pace over recent years. However, what might come as a revelation is the huge, predicted growth in the future. According to recent research*, the payroll outsourcing services market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of […]

3 ways back-office technology can help transform business’ finance departments

Finance departments are the beating heart of any business – ensuring their efficient and effective operation is critical to a firm’s performance. While many companies have been quick to apply cutting-edge technology – such as AI and automation – to their customer-facing operations, many are still yet to fully capitalise on the technology’s potential in […]

Firms need flexibility to achieve sustainable growth

Craig Naylor-Smith, CEO, Parseq Yorkshire is home to a vibrant, ambitious business community – one where growth is firmly in management teams’ sights. It only takes a scan of the latest Ward Hadaway ‘Yorkshire Fastest 50’ – the ranking of Yorkshire’s fastest growing firms, unveiled earlier this year in this paper – to see what […]