2 Compelling Reasons to Invest in HCM Technology

Human capital management (HCM) solutions have evolved over the years from systems of record to sophisticated tools that can maximize a workforce’s productivity and profitability. 

Providers once advertised…

“a single record for each employee”

“seamless integration”

“fewer errors and redundancies”

“lessened administrative burden”

While all are very compelling reasons to invest in human capital management technology, today’s sophisticated platforms provide these benefits and much more. Here, we examine two.   

Mitigate Non-Compliance

Maintaining compliance with today’s ever-changing employment laws is a universal concern among employers, big and small. With good reason.

According to research

U.S. companies have at least a 10.5% chance of having a charge filed against them.

The average cost of a lawsuit is $160,000 and takes almost a year to resolve.

Cloud-based HCM systems store and maintain all employee data in one place, which is essential to maintaining compliance. Having this data accessible 24/7 makes it easier to spot trends, set alerts, and configure workflows to help you identify and flag disparities.

Time and labor management software helps employers effectively calculate sick time accrual without relying on manual processes. It can also help satisfy the record-keeping requirements of sick leave laws.

Executive dashboards provide a high-level snapshot of a workforce’s demographic makeup, job titles and compensation packages in real-time. This information is essential in helping maintain adherence to pay equity laws.

Finally, standard and ad-hoc reporting capabilities allow for the running of reports necessary to analyze data and make critical decisions. 

Better EX and Higher Retention

Creating a positive employee experience (EX) is critical to an organization’s success. A favorable EX results in a higher level of productivity and a lower incidence of turnover.

Many HCM tools can enhance EX. We’ll cover just a few, beginning with talent acquisition.

Applicant tracking software impacts EX in two ways. First it helps source better-suited candidates that fit the company’s needs and culture. Second, it provides ease of execution when it comes to applying for a job, which candidates expect. Technology makes the process faster, easier, and more streamlined. Employees carry that first impression of the organization throughout their career.

Once hired, onboarding platforms keep the positive momentum going. The ability to complete necessary forms online spares new hires from the dreaded first day paperwork.

Learning management systems (LMS) can provide the necessary training and career development employees crave. According to research conducted by our technology partner, isolved, 44% of employees say learning opportunities are what keeps them engaged at work – the top response.

Last, but far from least, employee engagement platforms are the solution for organizations who are looking for a comprehensive tool to connect and revive their workforce. Features like social media feed walls, survey functionality, crowdsourcing, goal-setting, and next-level performance reviews ensure employees are collaborating, communicating, and connecting.  

Need Another Reason?

The experts at Counter Point HCM are ready to assist with all your compliance and talent management needs. Schedule a call today to discover how to leverage technology to meet and exceed your goals.

Avoiding Time Theft Within Your Remote Workforce

Right now, as you’re reading this article, an on-the-clock employee is binge-watching their favorite show. Another is walking their dog. And another is taking a nap.

All employees, even your top performers, are guilty of time theft from time to time.

Time theft, when an employee accepts pay for work and time that they didn’t work, is easy to spot when employees are present on the worksite. Mindless scrolling of social feeds, socializing with coworkers, and taking longer-than-allowed breaks are visible signs a worker has mentally checked out.

However, when it comes to remote workers, it’s not as easy to see, but it’s happening. According to a survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees who worked at home report doing so for 5.4 hours on days they worked vs. 7.9 hours for those who worked at their workplace.

Working Hard vs. Hardly Working

Just because your employees are sitting in front of their laptops, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are working effectively. In fact, taking periodic work breaks throughout the day can boost well-being and performance.

But how much downtime is acceptable? Followers of the 52/17 Rule, work intently for 52 minutes, then take a break for 17 for optimal productivity. This popular hack is proven effective in the workplace.

Studies show that employees who take frequent breaks are more productive than those who don’t. If that’s true, then employees only need to actively work for 5 ½ hours of an 8-hour workday.

Time theft becomes a problem when it impacts productivity. So how do you know when your remote employee is taking advantage of the situation? These are signs to look out for:

  • The employee isn’t responsive to calls and emails
  • The employee is late with assignments or their work is sub-par
  • You been receiving complaints about the employee’s performance from clients and colleagues

Avoiding Time Theft 

Fortunately, there are ways to deter time theft among your remote team. Here’s how.

Encourage accountability

Create an environment of accountability to ward off time theft. Keep your remote employees engaged by building a sense of community, providing ample feedback and recognition, and investing in their development. Demonstrate that out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind.

Establish a policy

All workforces with remote or flexible working models should have a formal work-from-home policy. In addition to legal rights and security protocols, the policy should clearly communicate expectations for employee availability and responsiveness, along with methods used for measuring productivity. The policy should be included in your employee handbook.

Utilize time and labor management software

Integrated time and attendance software makes it difficult for employees to steal time. With Counter Point HCM’s time and labor management solutions, you can track and monitor your employees’ meals, breaks, and overtime, calculate and manage comp time, track employee locations when they clock in and out, monitor errors, and manage other time policies for complete and accurate timecards.

If your company could benefit from time and attendance software, request a call today!

6 Tips for Remote Onboarding

What does onboarding a new remote employee look like? 

Bringing on a new team member doesn’t look the same when an employee isn’t in the office. It’s important that new employees have what they need to feel connected to the organization and to their peers. It’s also imperative that they have the tools they need to be successful at their job.

Remote onboarding is more important than ever as flexible working models continue to rise in popularity. According to Forbes, as of 2023, 12.7% of full-time employees work from home—while 28.2% work a hybrid model. And it is projected that 32.6 million Americans will work remote by 2025 which equates to about 22% of the workforce.

This uptick is a result of organizations recognizing how successful remote work can be. In addition to reducing burn out, work flexibility has also proven to increase productivity, and reduce employee turnover and absenteeism. 

To help boost remote onboarding within your organization, we present these 6 tips. 

Make New Hires Feel Welcome

A warm welcome to the company can certainly help get things started off on the right foot and reinforce a new employee’s decision to accept the position. 

Send a welcome email or set up a video call to introduce them to their team members. Introducing them prior to their first day will help “put a face to the name” and lessen the fear of not knowing anyone (especially when they aren’t directly down the hall). 

Got some cool company merch? Send that along too! Company swag is a great way to warmly welcome a new employee and help them get excited to be a part of the team.

Provide an Employee Handbook

Sharing an employee handbook is a crucial part of onboarding. If you were to purchase a new T.V. you’d expect it to come with a manual, some kind of instruction to get it set up, what to expect from it, and what kind of features there are. 

Similarly, a new employee should be well versed in the company culture and protocols, the so-called “rule book”. This prepares employees for what to expect when entering this new relationship. 

Using a HR information system is an effective way to make sure all employees have acknowledged and signed the handbook. Scheduling a video call to go over these documents will help create a more personal connection with your remote employee. 

Set Them Up for Success

Make sure that your remote employees have the tools they need to do their job successfully. Confirm that they have a dedicated working area within their home that they can use as a home office. 

If you have a budget in place for setting up a new employee’s home office, consider sending items like a printer, computer, paper and anything else they might need before their first day. This gives them plenty of time to get set up and prepared to start. 

Make Their First Day Special

On a new hire’s first in-person day at the office, you might show them around, introduce them to various employees, peers and upper-level staff. You might point out where the conference room is or the employee kitchen. 

With remote employees, it’s still important to make them feel comfortable and connected. Set up a “first day coffee chat” via video conferencing with your new employee. Encourage team members or managers to join in on the call. 

This is a great way to make “face to face” introductions, help them understand the team roles, and how they will fit into the mix. 

Check In

After a while, there might not be a need to check in with your employees on a frequent basis, however, starting a new position remotely can be isolating. Routine check-ins can be helpful in making sure your employee feels connected and understands their role.

Schedule regular check-in times and encourage them to ask questions. You don’t want to make them feel micromanaged, the goal is to find a balance between efficiency and proper acclimation.

Rely on the Right Technology

By automating onboarding, you’ll have more time to devote to making your new hires feel welcome and engaged, while setting them up for success within the organization.

Schedule a call today to discover how Counter Point HCM can help you source, hire, and onboard the right talent regardless of whether your team is remote, on-site, or hybrid.

Say Goodbye to Poor Offboarding Experiences

Regardless of the reason, it’s never easy when an employee leaves your company. Yet, the offboarding process is often overlooked, even though it’s arguably one of the most important parts of the employee life cycle.

You may have the misconception that paying attention to an employee who is leaving the office is a waste of time, but having a formal offboarding process in place is good for business. Proper offboarding ensures that exiting employees experience a smooth transition. It helps them feel respected and supported, even as they leave the organization.

Additionally, it provides the employer with an opportunity to gather feedback, maintain positive relationships, and protect sensitive information. It’s also a good way for a company to reevaluate other processes within their organization such as recruitment, onboarding and training, and performance management.

Reputation is important. Make offboarding a priority!

Making sure an employee’s exit is pleasant not only bolsters an organization’s reputation—it also helps in the hunt for new talent. According to research conducted by our human capital management (HCM) partner, isolved, word of mouth matters when it comes to recruiting.

HR leaders were asked what they consider to be their most valuable recruiting tool…

  • 26% say employee referrals
  • 24% say employee review sites

Offboarding Done Right

By prioritizing offboarding, companies demonstrate their commitment to professionalism, integrity, and employee well-being, even during times of transition. Here are some things to consider, along with tips to ensure it’s done the right way:

Promote Compliance, Avoid Lawsuits – State laws vary when dictating how the departing employee is paid, and which benefits remain (and for how long).

Ensure a Smooth Transition – A cooperative former employee will help ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly, and critical functions don’t fall through the cracks.

Glean Insights – Throughout the offboarding process, valuable insights can be gathered to further improve the employee experience.

Let Them Help Themselves – Soon to be former employees have quite a bit to wrap up before they depart. Allow them to take control of their offboarding tasks through self-service.

Visualize Workflows – The leaving process can be arduous and disparate for HR teams. Make it easy to keep track of each offboarding task from start to finish.

Automate, Automate, Automate – There are a litany of tasks to be completed for a departing employee. Streamline administrative tasks, including the collection of assets to enable leave payout.

Learn Through Leaving – A departing employee leaves behind a mountain of data. Find gold by capturing and storing data throughout the process and analyze trends to support recruiting and retention efforts.

Saying goodbye can be hard to do. Enable a smooth departure by automating administrative tasks and offer a modern, streamlined offboarding process.

Learn more about how Counter Point HCM can help you create a superior offboarding process. Request a call today!

Get Set for Success: Onboarding Best Practices

During a time of increasingly challenging talent acquisition and retention, organizations must find ways to gain a competitive advantage. A massive opportunity exists in creating exceptional employee experiences—from onboarding to offboarding.

These interactions have an enormous impact on your workforce (not to mention your organization’s reputation). Research from our human capital management (HCM) partner, isolved, finds that nearly half of employees have been tempted to leave a new job due to a negative onboarding experience.

And that’s not all…

  • 86% of employees say onboarding is important
  • 48% of employees say onboarding should be completed in the first month
  • 32% of employees say their current employer doesn’t offer a modern onboarding experience

First Impressions Matter

Onboarding is crucial for setting the stage for their success within an organization. It provides new hires with essential information, resources, and support to integrate seamlessly into their roles and the company culture. Effective onboarding fosters engagement, reduces turnover, and accelerates productivity. It does this by clarifying expectations, building relationships, and facilitating a smooth transition into the organization.

Starting a new job with a new company is an exciting prospect for employees. They have the chance to meet new team members, get immersed in a new company culture, and ultimately make their own unique imprint on the organization. With great excitement comes great expectations—and companies should have processes in place to deliver what their employees want.

Optimal Onboarding

Here are some tips for enhancing your onboarding experience:

Make it Snappy – A slow and disjointed onboarding process poorly reflects an organization. A new employee is ready to hit the ground running, and the onboarding process should provide a smooth and clear runway.

Streamline the Process – If a new hire feels like they’re on a scavenger hunt during their first days, they’re likely to get lost. Clear and concise communications are a must for new team members.

Deliver a Modern Experience – If you’re using outdated processes, like fax machines or physical signatures, your new hire might wonder which century their new employment home is operating in. A modern onboarding experience assures a new hire they’ve made the right decision to accept a position within your organization.

Utilize Built-In Tools Leverage technology to automate employee eligibility I-9 forms and processes for new hires and hiring managers—giving them both valuable time back on their calendars.

Enable E-signatures – Enable new team members to breeze through documents like employee handbooks and non-disclosure agreements digitally with electronic signatures.

Automate Workflows – Implement, collect, track and store all forms and documents, including federal and state tax forms and prevent potential costly errors.

Power Up Self-Serve – Allow onboarding tasks to be completed from any device, at any time, and from any place. Provide a secure, self-service environment that empowers employees and saves your HR staff time and effort.

New hires are excited to join your team! Meet their excitement through a modern, streamlined onboarding experience that will ensure that feel valued, motivated and prepared to make a meaningful impact on your organization.

Learn more about how Counter Point HCM can help you better welcome new employees for better outcomes. Request a call today!

The 4 Cs of Employee Engagement

Are your employees coming in late and calling out sick more often than usual?

Do they appear withdrawn, stressed, or exhibiting a negative attitude?

Have you noticed a drop in productivity?

If so, your workforce may be disengaged. Employee engagement is critical to an organization’s success. High engagement levels are associated with a lower incidence of turnover and a higher level of productivity.

Fortunately, even if employee dissatisfaction is widespread, there are actions you can take today to energize your workforce.

The Maslow Connection

You may recall learning about Abraham Maslow in your high school psychology class. According to his Hierarchy of Needs, all people have needs that they instinctively seek to satisfy. He illustrated this through a pyramid with the most basic needs on the bottom level. His theory is often cited when it comes to motivating employees in the workplace, especially the top three levels: belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization.

This model supports what we have labeled the 4 Cs, four things that employees seek from their employers for engagement.

Communication

Employees value transparency. 70% of employees say they are most engaged when senior leadership updates them and communicates openly. Employees need to be informed to be motivated and fully engaged.

And they need to be heard. Listen to your employees; encourage them to speak freely about any job-related questions, concerns, and ideas. When their voices are heard and their contributions are valued, employees feel more connected to the company, enthusiastic about their job, and motivated to meet company goals.

Compensation

Beyond competitive salaries and benefits packages, employees need to feel valued. Provide feedback and recognition regularly. Discuss individual performance, and career goals, and set achievable milestones. Employees who feel accountable and appreciated are more productive.

Recognize your employees’ potential within the organization through training and development. Demonstrate your commitment by investing in a comprehensive learning management system. Knowing that an employer is willing to provide opportunities for growth builds loyalty and attracts top talent.

Collaboration

According to a Gallup Report, 75% of employers rate teamwork and collaboration as “very important” for success. Coworkers have a profound impact on each other’s job performance and job satisfaction. In productive organizations employees feed off each other’s desire to succeed.

With many employees working remotely, encouraging collaboration and camaraderie has become more challenging than ever. To help your team collaborate, provide them with the tools they need to share ideas and stay aligned across functions and locations.

Connection

Employees feel connected to an organization when they share the same vision. To encourage this, define your company through a mission statement, share department goals, and continually educate employees on your products and services. The more your employees know, the faster they will align with the objectives that you are all working towards.

Connect employees with your mission and goals by identifying where they fit in the process. Review job descriptions and evaluate performance regularly. Take the time to make sure each employee knows what they are doing, why they are doing it, and that their role matters.

From self-service tools to engagement platforms, technology can play an important role in engaging employees. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Counter Point HCM today.

3 HR Best Practices Every Small Business Should Follow

Managing the HR needs of a growing workforce is challenging, especially when resources and headcount are limited. For organizations without a dedicated HR professional, these responsibilities are oftentimes left to individuals who wear several hats and hold countless responsibilities.

They may feel overwhelmed having to navigate numerous systems and tackle endless tasks including managing employee information, processing payroll, keeping track of time and attendance, onboarding, recruiting, and more. When you factor in maintaining compliance, these accidental HR professionals may find themselves asking “Where do I start?”

Luckily, there are best practices every small to mid-sized business can follow to make their HR workload more manageable.

Review the Employee Handbook

The employee handbook is something that is often overlooked, but immensely important for clear internal communication and appropriate employee relations. At the very least, it should be updated annually.

It serves as a rulebook that addresses all things related to the employee/employer relationship and provides legal protection against employment claims. A well-written one should integrate company policy, answer common workplace questions, and most importantly, be in accordance and up to date with employment law.

What to include in an employee handbook? At a minimum, it should cover:

  • Company mission, vision and values
  • Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy
  • Standards of conduct
  • Dress code
  • Communication policy
  • Compensation and benefits Information
  • Discipline processes
  • New hire and separation procedures
  • A confidentiality policy

Leverage an HR Information System

An HR information system (HRIS) should solve your problems, not add to them. Multiple, disconnected systems are a thing of the past. Your HRIS should centralize all important HR tasks in one place.

If you already have a solution in place, take the time to evaluate it and see what is working and what isn’t. Your HRIS should work for you, not the other way around. Automated workflows, configurable forms and reports, and real-time access to accurate and consistent employee information enable a reduction in administrative workload and a minimized compliance risk.

Your HRIS should streamline all facets of the employee life cycle including:

  • Onboarding
  • Benefits administration
  • Job and salary management
  • Training management
  • Certification tracking
  • Performance management
  • Compliance reporting
  • Statement of total compensation
  • Separation

Conduct Management Training

You’ve reviewed the handbook, found an HRIS that works for your organization and streamlined processes, what’s next? Training.

Training through an intuitive learning management system ensures alignment and that management is on the same page. Not only does training teach new and even experienced managers the fundamentals of being successful, but it also promotes a compliant workplace.

A comprehensive training program should cover these topics:

  • Inclusivity and diversity in the workplace
  • Conflict resolution
  • Workplace security
  • Hiring and termination processes
  • Employee retention
  • Emergency procedures
  • Accessibility requirements
  • Problem-solving
  • Management skills
  • Workplace changes
  • Company goals

Staying current on all things HR can be a daunting task. That’s why it’s important to not only look over employment laws, but also ensure the technology and solutions you have in place can keep up with the demands of your workforce. To learn more about HR best practices and how Counter Point HCM can play a role in helping your business succeed and thrive, request a call today.

What to Demand from Your HCM Solution 

When human capital management is done right, the result is an employee experience that helps recruit, retain and, ultimately, drive revenue. This upside to human capital management is why 40% of HR leaders are planning to invest in a platform this year.

HR leaders want more from their technology. Not only do they want better service and better software, but they also need it to be more comprehensive. A scalable and secure human capital management platform that is easy for employees to use, gives business leaders access to data, and is intelligently connected is what HR leaders want today. With the number of providers and solutions on the market, HR leaders can shop around to get what they want.

Our technology partner isolved surveyed 500 HR decision-makers to uncover what they expect from a human capital management (HCM) platform. Their responses are exactly what you should look for when vetting HCM solutions.

The technology is a full end-to-end platform 

The employee experience is top priority for HR leaders. Organizations make the mistake of evaluating platforms with only payroll in mind when payroll is only one part of the employee experience. To truly reap the benefits of intelligently connected HCM, you need to focus on the entire employee life cycle. Your platform should connect and streamline every aspect from onboarding to offboarding.

It grows with the company 

You may be thinking “all I need is payroll right now.” But as your business evolves you need a platform that can address your needs. An HCM platform that grows with a company is key, as is a service provider who can implement a staged roll out of what is needed now and suggest what is needed tomorrow. It’s a mistake not to choose an HCM platform that prioritizes being future-ready, today.

It’s easy for all employees to use 

Employees today expect the technology they have at work to perform like the technology they access in their everyday lives. Insist on a platform that offers a modern, intuitive, and user-friendly experience. It must also meet the expectations of the future. “Siri, show me my pay statement” is right around the digital corner.

It reduces human error 

Just two payroll errors can cause 49% of employees to quit their job. Payroll is essential and you can’t afford not to get it right. With a single, connected platform information is entered only once. Data flows from system to system reducing the chance for administrative error.

It’s cloud-based 

A cloud-based solution is accessible through the internet and requires virtually no maintenance. It’s less expensive too since it eliminates extra hardware purchases and the IT support to maintain it. Plus, all your information is accessible to you 24/7.

It provides actionable data 

For HCM to be a strategic function, you need accurate workforce insights that can help you improve organizational efficiencies and profitability. Your platform should provide you with reporting and analytical HCM tools that are easy to access and understand.

An intelligently connected HCM platform brings together every part of the employee experience, from hire to retire, to ensure there are no employee experience gaps for better recruiting, retaining, and revenue.

Counter Point HCM can meet—and exceed—the demands of today’s most discerning HR professional. Schedule a call today to explore what our HCM solutions can do for you!

3 Signs You Should Reconsider Your Payroll Solution

Whether you have been with your payroll provider for 10 months or 10 years, if you are not completely satisfied with the service you are receiving, it may be time to move on.

There’s no doubt you’ll feel apprehensive about making a switch. After all, not only will you have to shop around for a new solution, but you’ll also have to transition to a new system.  

Don’t let the fear of conversion prevent you from seeking a better solution. Staying with your current provider and technology simply for the sake of avoiding change will only make things worse over time.

Are your concerns valid? Check out the following 3 indicators that it’s time to make a change:

Your Process is Prone to Errors

Did you know that just two payroll errors will send almost half of your team out looking for a new job?

Getting payroll right is essential to employee morale and your business. If your payroll provider is constantly letting problems slip through the cracks, avoiding them completely, or “fixing” them only to become ongoing issues that don’t fully get resolved, then it’s time to look elsewhere.

You need a fully responsive and professional payroll provider that is eager to help you with your problems and has your best interest in mind.

Your Process is Cumbersome

If you find yourself relying on spreadsheets, or having to piece together information to run payroll, you need to question the processes you have in place.

Many modern platforms offer an all-in-one solution that includes time and labor management. These systems collect, manage, and process your time data, which flows right into payroll for a seamless experience.

There are many benefits to having an integrated timekeeping payroll solution. Not only is payroll processed more quickly with accuracy and ease, but an integrated solution can also help maintain your compliance with employment laws that require documentation of employee time.

You’re Not Sure Who to Call When You Have an Issue

If you find yourself waiting on hold so long with your payroll provider that you start rockin’ out to the hold music, then you might have a customer service issue.

Your payroll provider should promptly address your needs regardless of the issue. Whether it’s urgent or a run-of-the-mill matter, they should handle it with ease and communicate with you throughout the process.

Being transparent and offering a timeline for resolving the problem is crucial. If you don’t know what’s going on, it can cause unnecessary anxiety and frustration.

Don’t waste another minute feeling frustrated, proactively research new solutions. Ask a trusted advisor, friends in the industry, or read reviews online to help guide your decision.

Invite prospective providers in for a demo. Talk to them about your concerns and ask them what they will do differently. Most importantly, hold the new company to your expectations.

Although any change can be unnerving, for the sake of your business, it may be time to make the switch.

Check us out. Discover what Counter Point has to offer by scheduling a meeting today.  

5 Tips for Efficient and Reliable Payroll

Payroll is the lifeblood of any organization. Ensuring employees are compensated accurately and on time fosters trust and morale within the workforce. It also plays a crucial role in maintaining compliance, as accurate payroll processing ensures adherence to tax laws and labor regulations. Payroll is a complex and time-consuming process, but it’s imperative to get it right. 

Here we present five tips to achieve accurate payroll and streamline the process, to help keep your employees happy and your company out of court.

Get Organized 

There are a lot of due dates, tasks, reports, etc. to keep track of when processing payroll. Find a system for organization that works for you. This could be a calendar, weekly or monthly planner, or a simple to-do list.

Having a visual reminder of what is coming up can help you avoid missing a deadline and help you handle all payroll tasks more efficiently. This step is important to avoid penalties, interest charges, and compliance issues.

Simplify Your Policies and Procedures

There are many policies that contribute to payroll—attendance, paid time off, expense reimbursement, and commissions, to name a few. Review your current policies to ensure they are clear and concise. By making an effort to simplify your policies, while complying with all labor laws, you can make the process easier for you and your employees.

Develop documented payroll procedures outlining each step of the process, including data collection, verification, calculation, and distribution of paychecks. Clear procedures help maintain consistency and reduce errors.

Provide Electronic Pay Stubs

Foregoing paper stubs by providing direct deposit with online pay stubs can save your company time and money. Although employers in many states can’t make direct deposit mandatory, the benefits for both employers and employees make it an appealing option.

Aside from convenience, electronic pay stubs minimize errors, ensuring accurate wage calculations and tax withholdings. They are also safer and more secure. Electronic pay stubs are encrypted and stored securely, reducing the risk of theft, loss, or unauthorized access to sensitive payroll information.

Keep Up with Changes

Legislation affecting payroll and taxes is ever-changing, so you need to keep up to date on all relevant laws affecting your organization. The IRS typically releases new information in early December for items in the coming year, such as tax withholding changes, new benefit charts, or deduction amounts and new W forms.

Know what these items are and what deadlines you will have to meet throughout the year.

Utilize Technology

Leveraging payroll software and technology can deliver huge benefits. These solutions can streamline payroll processing, automate repetitive tasks, and reduce manual errors. Choose a reliable provider that aligns with your organization’s needs and offers robust reporting features. Intelligently connected platforms can address other human capital management (HCM) needs like time & labor management, benefits administration, onboarding, talent acquisition and management, and more within a single solution.

If processing payroll is keeping you from focusing on the bigger picture, or if you’re reconsidering your current solution, click here to request a call today!

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