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For a better 2019 transform these 5 payroll challenges into New Year’s resolutions

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions Payroll in 2018 has been a challenge. Then again, Payroll every year becomes more and more challenging as we try to keep up with all the new things being introduced. Old ways of doing things has also become more and more complicated. It seems to me [...]

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The Payroll Industry—What’s in store for 2019: A look at what we can expect from the payroll industry in 2019

Author: Matt Newnham 2018 has almost come to an end, and the Payroll and HR industry has pulled through another year. With a New Year just around the corner, one needs to ask what the future holds.  Will it be more of the same, or will some drastic shake-ups take the industry by surprise? To [...]

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Artificial intelligence (AI) for payroll & payroll functions

Author: Adrian Baillie-Stewart — Director and Content Strategist at Content Strategics (Pty) Ltd Editor’s note — This is the fourth article in the four-part series of articles published exclusively for Paymaster People Solutions. The full series of articles looks at the growing prevalence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on the Human Resources (HR) industry. This—the [...]

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2017 — The Year Ahead for the HR Industry

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions Sitting on the beach, watching beachgoers and holidaymakers bodysurfing or having fun in the waves is a great way to relax. It is also a time of reflection, as we remember the past year’s many challenges that we either met, or did not meet. 2017 is [...]

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Empowering your line-managers, freeing-up your payroll staff

In a recent Accenture report entitled The Platform Economy, it was revealed that “81% of executives say [that] platform-based business models will be core to their growth strategy within three years.” This interesting claim makes it clear that managers and business owners have recognised that an excellent software platform may well be a significant contributor [...]

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Two looming SARS deadlines (for 31 May 2016): Tax and ROE

Two looming SARS-related deadlines for 31 May 2016 1.  2016 Tax Year Submissions to SARS The deadline for submission of EMP501 and Employee Tax Certificates, is the 31st May, Tuesday next week. Have you finished your submission to SARS yet? The SA Revenue website has this advice for employers: “Employers are required to submit their [...]

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Are you responding to countless payroll-related questions? Here’s how to recover 3 hours of your valuable ‘lost time’…

Problem: are you responding to countless payroll-related enquiries? Often, it seems as if all of our time is consumed by responding to staff and colleagues’ countless payroll-related questions. This type of time-wasting is an easy trap to fall into. In fact, ‘lost time’ is the default result of ineffective workplace systems and processes. Do you [...]

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Overtime and shift work — time-and-a-half, double-time and normal hours

Time-and-a-half, double-time and normal hours In order to comply with South African labour-related legislation, one of the main advantages of using a reputable time & attendance system, is to ensure that the relevant HR and/or payroll department, accurately captures and manage employees’ hours worked. The frustration of earlier manual methods of tracking employees’ time & [...]

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COID: MAXIMUM EARNING AMOUNT INCREASE & ANNUAL RETURN FORMS REVISED

Department of Labour Legislation update COID: MAXIMUM EARNING AMOUNT INCREASE & ANNUAL RETURN FORMS REVISED Government Gazette notice no. 449 on 15 April 2016 Occupational Injuries and Diseases: Maximum Earning Amount Increase Department of Labour published Government Gazette notice no. 449 on 15 April 2016 in respect of an increase in the maximum amount of [...]

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Unpacking employee working hours

Working hours regulations applies to specific employees According to the Basic Conditions of Employment (BCEA) Amendment Act 2014, working hours regulations apply to employees who fall within the earnings threshold of R205 433.30 (as per determination in Government Notice No. 531 of 1 July 2014). If an employee earns more than this amount (per annum), [...]

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