Payroll advice

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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How much does your payroll department cost you? — Hopefully not more than R70 per employee, per month!

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions The past — What might the typical legacy payroll costs include? Payroll software annual licence-fee Payroll software support contract Payroll software maintenance contract Printing cost of payslips Paper cost for contracts and all other documentation Staff salaries Staff benefits Computers Licences for support software Bank transfer [...]

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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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Long hours of frustration led me on a quest to eliminate frustrations forever!

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions Throughout the lifespan of my business I have witnessed excellent growth. This growth continues. A particular aspect involving many hours of frustration though, led me on a quest to avoid my clients having to endure similar frustrating experiences. The frustration centered around the fact that I [...]

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The hidden dangers of payroll — how payroll can cost you a lot of money in penalties

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions Payroll people are attention-to-detail people. They do everything by the book. They will never do anything that will deliberately break the law or  cost you money — naturally there are some who are dishonest, but I’m referring to the vast majority of us who have your [...]

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