Thinking of finally using an outside payroll provider? Or do you have one already but are in the market for a new one? Either way, it’ll take some research to find a new service that matches the unique needs of your business. It’s a given that cost and security will be a major part of the decision-making process, but there are other considerations you should weigh before making the move. Here are six must-have features your new payroll provider should provide:
Managing and processing payroll isn’t just a complex and time-consuming task, it’s a downright challenge. According to a study, 40% of small business owners rank bookkeeping and tax preparation as their least favorite parts of their job. It’s easy to see why more companies are outsourcing payroll to professional Human Capital Management (HCM) agencies, which use the latest software systems. If you’re still handling payroll in-house, here are five key benefits your HR departments and businesses will enjoy by switching to an outside provider:
As if the holidays and party plans don’t make the end of the year stressful enough, business owners and HR departments have the added pressure of preparing for payroll year-end. Ensuring payroll and tax obligations are met can be overwhelming, but here’s a quick checklist you can use as a reference to help keep you informed and organized during this potentially chaotic time.
Accurately tracking time and attendance is very important for all organizations, no matter the size of the business. It’s also very complicated. The growth of the gig economy has many companies using freelancers along with full-time employees. And often, in-staff employees work outside of the office…and outside of normal work hours. All of this has made keeping tabs of employee work time more difficult than ever.
Are you currently struggling with a payroll system that’s siloed from your HR database? If so, you’re not alone. Many organizations find themselves using different kinds of software (or even vendors) that do not play nice together. The result is more time spent scheduling, tracking and reporting time manually, resulting in higher labor costs and a higher probability of error.
It’s easy for human resources and payroll managers to get buried in un-started or un-finished files, especially during peak business periods. When these backlogs happen, the burdens affect everyone in the company, from in-office staff to remote workers to business owners.Read More
We all know how important it is to make sure your employees are properly certified and trained. Not only does it keep you in compliance with state and industry requirements and avoid costly fines, it also shows your workers that you’re invested in them, leading to increased loyalty and productivity.
So you just spent the last three months reviewing hundreds of resumes, interviewing dozens of applicants and checking countless references in order to fill one office position. But all that effort paid off: You found the perfect candidate for the job. You made an offer. She said yes. And she can start in one week. Terrific! The heavy lifting is over, right?