Payroll Administrators

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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Keeping Employee Records

Employers should familiarise themselves with those employee records that must be retained if they are not to incur severe penalties. These records can be maintained electronically and copies of documents scanned and kept online (which Paymaster People Solutions can offer you as a service). Employment legislation Employment legislation specifies that:  • The records an employer [...]

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Self-evaluation: Does your organisation’s payroll comply with international best-practice? 5 key areas to assess

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions Before we attend to the issue of how to conduct the self-evaluation, let’s be clear on one thing: every organisation is different. Organisations have different needs and expectations of their payroll. Organisations allocate their human resources, finance and payroll responsibilities in many different ways. Consequently, be [...]

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10 Steps that ensure a smooth running payroll department

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you’re told that there’s a $%&*#@ with your payroll. You cannot understand it — you’ve checked the payroll before it was released! You were sure that the payroll was correct! You’ve tirelessly been doing your best to [...]

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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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Which employee-related records must I keep in order to sleep peacefully at night?

An organisation has a legislated obligation to keep employee-related records South African legislation makes it very clear that you, the employer, have an obligation to keep employee-related records. You need to make sure that the paperwork is accurate, on time, and available to your employees, to you company-representatives, and to any government representative who may [...]

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Payroll Professionals: the capstone human resource in an organisation

  Do you desire to be known as the ultimate payroll professional? Do you wish to be the ultimate ‘go to’ person in the payroll department? Similarly, do you dream of being that ‘one particular person’ within your organisation, that is truly indispensable to the running of the business? This is possible and it ought [...]

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Hat 7 — 3 Levels of Trust

  Hat 7 — 3 Levels of Trust Trust is earned. It’s something all payroll professionals acquire upon joining a payroll department. It’s naturally assumed that when you’re a staffer in a payroll department, that you’re 100% trustworthy. However, trust can also—easily and quickly—be lost in an instant, …all because of one careless error. In [...]

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10 Hats worn by payroll profesionals

10 hats worn the payroll professional a 11 week series presented by Paymaster #proud payroll professionals. week 1 day 1 A few months ago, while talking to a group of Payroll people I was asked , "what will the future payroll administrator look like". and "what will be doing" I must confess that I am [...]

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Paymaster Payroll Solutions News Release

  Cape Town. Paymaster has announced  a brand new employee claims module that will automate the employee claims procedure. Employees can submit various expense claims for re-imbursement relating to, amongst others, travel, cellular calls, entertainment or even capture details relating to overtime worked. Specific detail can be recorded for each claim such as date, client, [...]

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