payroll professionals

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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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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Minimum Wages versus Fair Pay versus Motivated Employees – the role of the payroll professional

We live in a complex society. Paying employees fairly is a constant challenge. Code of equal pay for equal work On 1 June 2015 the Minister of Labour’s Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay/Remuneration for Work of Equal Value was published[1].This document forms part of the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No 55 of [...]

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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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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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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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Become the centre of the Human Resource/Payroll network in your organisation

Artificial intelligence  and automation to make payroll process redundant Last week I wrote about the demise of the payroll process position. In this article, allow me to emphasise that in 5 years time, I do believe that artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will result in the position (of payroll clerk) being made redundant. Instead, this [...]

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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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The payroll professional — boosting your ‘relevance factor’ in an information-hungry business world

Does the Payroll Professional know everything? Yes, the payroll professional does know everything because we are expected to know everything! We know all about that which is happening in our organisation: from employee overtime, to employee leave and sometimes, even advance warnings of retrenchments too. Sometimes, we’re also privy to sensitive information related to employees’ [...]

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