As an HR leader, you’re responsible for delivering programs that improve the employee experience and help the organization accomplish its goals. Achieving success in those areas requires meeting the expectations of employees and senior leaders alike.
Payroll duties require careful strategy, teamwork, and execution. You have to deal with numbers and budgets and timesheets and government forms—this isn’t anything you want to screw up. As exciting as pay day is, it takes a lot of work to get there. As a payroll manager or accountant, you make it happen.
Whether you’ve been in Human Resources for 25 years or you’re just starting out your career, the HR field places high value on membership in associations. You’ll find them at the international level to regional levels. Why should you join a Human Resources association?
Following payroll best practices includes having a payroll process and putting together a payroll audit procedure to ensure that process is performing as it should.
You have to check (and recheck) that you cross your t’s and dot your i’s. Before we go through the steps of how to conduct a payroll audit, let’s talk about why you should do it in the first place.
The trend away from formal annual performance reviews may be picking up steam, but that doesn’t mean that employees no longer need feedback or guidance. In fact, changing workforce demographics- among other factors- mean that feedback is more important than ever for healthy growth in your staff and in your company as a whole. The best managers view the employee review process as a coaching task that can help all employees improve their job performance and satisfaction.
The key to making this work: ask, don’t tell.
How do you help employees reach their greatest potential? How do you set performance expectations and help those you know could be performing so much better than they actually are? Can you identify gaps in training or communication among roles and hierarchies?
You may conduct annual performance reviews with your employees or have some type of time-based evaluation system at your company.
What protocol or performance improvement templates do you have in place to actually do something about struggling employees
In the market for a new payroll provider? Ready to move to the cloud?
You've got some research ahead of you. You'll want to choose the best payroll service for your company: one that fits your needs and your company culture. You want a payroll provider you can trust with confidential information and rely on for support. You want a payroll service that can streamline your efforts and deliver results.
Looking for top talent to fill your payroll manager role? You must create a job description that will attract the right candidates for the job. Managing a company’s payroll and everything that goes with it is a big job. You want someone who is reliable, trustworthy, detail-oriented, good with numbers—and people.
Your payroll provider is responsible for helping you deliver accurate employee pay, but if the provider falls short of expectations, you may need to make a switch. Changing payroll providers is no small thing, but you can manage a seamless transition with a solid plan and a provider that delivers comprehensive payroll tools and services.
From the moment an employee becomes part of your organization, they rely on support from your HR team. Examining the experience you provide throughout the employee lifecycle journey can help you see workforce management in a new light. You’ll not only understand the needs of the workforce better, but you’ll also identify new ways to improve every aspect of the employee experience—from recruitment to professional development and beyond.