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John Crowley

Chief Marketing Officer

John started writing about HR and HR tech in 2012, and has struggled to shake the bug ever since. He joined the People HR team in 2013, and during his time there built one of the most popular HR software blogs in the UK – a place where he interviewed leading industry experts, and tackled thorny topical issues from office politics to software pricing strategies. John has a particular interest in organisational psychology, and the way different HR strategies can impact how a workforce behaves. He currently runs the content and marketing teams at The Sense Group, and during his free time can be found watching the Sheffield Steelers play ice hockey.

What is SaaS?

What is SaaS? 

What does the phrase SaaS stand for, and what does it mean? We look at what “Software as a Service” means, and how it applies to solutions such as HR systems.

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Gross pay calculations made simple

Gross pay calculations made simple… because we’ll do it for you 

Ever wondered why your HR system doesn’t just calculate gross pay for you? We did too. So, we fixed it. Afterall, we love working next to payroll, but we don’t want to have to rely on them for the data that we need.

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Maternity leave

Doing it for the kids: Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, and Shared Parental leave 

There’s no escaping it—trying to understand parental leave rules and regulations is almost as difficult as… well… raising children. But our helpful guide and handy comparative tables will make things a little bit easier.

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Zero-hours contracts

Zero-hours contracts: from zero to … well not quite hero, but it’s getting better 

The SenseHR lowdown on zero-hours contracts and it’s not as ugly as you’d expect. There are some gleaming silver linings to the cloudy world of gig work and if it’s done right, it can give both an employer and their workers the flexibility they need, without exploiting anyone.

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How HR can create a better work culture

How HR can create a better work culture 

SenseHR takes a look at what HR can do to create a positive workplace culture and why it’s so important

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Why HR leaders need to consciously uncouple from spreadsheets

Why HR leaders need to consciously uncouple from spreadsheets

We get it, we’ve all been there. Spreadsheets are familiar but they’re holding your business back and reducing productivity. Here are some of the compelling reasons to make Excel your Ex.

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The evolving and growing role of the people profession

From “Big hat, no cattle” to “all the cattle and too many hats”: The evolving and growing role of the people profession 

The US saying from the 80s, “Big hat, no cattle”, summed up the idea that HR managers had a big important title, but no big important function to go with it. How things have changed! We look at how HR has grown into one of the most diverse, demanding, and agile roles in an organisation.

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Misleading Pricing Practices - The Dark Side of Discounts

Misleading Pricing Practices – The Dark Side of Discounts 

SenseHR takes a dirty dive into the unethical software pricing lures that some HR vendors use to drive sales and trap customers. Join us if you dare!

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CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022

What’s in store for us at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022? 

As another summer comes to an end and the nights begin to close in, as woolly jumpers grace our shop windows once again, and as we line up at Starbucks for our Pumpkin Spiced Latte, we can’t help but think about a little event beginning with C.

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Bradford Factor

What’s the Bradford Factor and how to use it today 

The Bradford Factor isn’t nearly as boring as it sounds. To start with, it’s at the root of an urban legend…

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