Payroll screw-ups frustrate your staff members, create hassles for your HR team, and can cost you money in unnecessary overpayment or penalties for compliance violations. In the past five years, business owners paid more than 1.2 billion in back wages due to payroll infractions.
Today’s post is for SMB owners who are currently processing payroll in-house and want to improve the accuracy of their practices.
The two most important steps you can take to reduce payroll errors:
1. Automate Employee Time and Attendance
Manual payroll methods continually present opportunities for inaccuracies—missed punches, deliberate time theft, unwitting miscalculations, failure to withhold the proper amounts, innacurate PTO tracking, and data entry mistakes. But accuracy is not the only benefit of automation. It also saves time (and money) by allowing your HR team to be more productive. Workforce Management Suite from Access1Source takes the human error out of the payroll equation.
2. Outsource Payroll
Take advantage of the expertise of a payroll service provider who has earned the trust of companies in your industry. Outsourcing will reduce your audit liability considerably and streamline HR operations at your organization. Worried that your company can’t afford to outsource payroll? Consider the big picture. If you are currently cutting checks for workers, computing withholding amounts, reconciling data, filing the required tax forms, and tracking PTO and overtime, how much time does this take you? What is that time worth?
Perhaps you have a payroll manager handling all things payroll. How much do you pay her/him? Is this person a payroll specialist? Does she/he vigilantly keep up with all changes to the myriad laws that impact your organization? Do you have an effective document management operation at your organization? These are vital questions for all employers to look at.
Access1Source offers WorkforceHUBÂ, the unified Human Resources portal that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your supervisors, employees, and company.
WorkforceHUBÂ includes TimeSource Plus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorks Mobile. We’ve just added onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUBÂ is developed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce labor costs.
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We can get you up and running with Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to book a demo.