October, 2012
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Train your staff to use payroll software

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in HR & Payroll Software | 0 comments

Now that you’ve invested in payroll software, you need to make sure that all of your employees are properly trained on how the new system works. Remember, accounting and payroll processes often get done out of habit, and old habits are tough to break. You’ve got to make sure to properly train your employees, while monitoring them to make sure that they’ve changed their ways. While an easier to use piece of payroll software will make this transition a smooth one, proper training is going to help the process overall. Here are a few tips to train your staff to use payroll software: When you partner with CRS for payroll software, make sure you enrol for the Employee Relations training Module. This 1-day course essentially teaches you everything you need to know on properly educating your employees on how to use your new payroll system. You need to make sure you take this course, as reading manuals and brochures could leave large holes in the training that you give your employees. Train people in groups Next, when training your staff to use payroll software, you want to make sure to handle the process in small groups. Try to gather teams of 5 to 10 people and teach them how to use the system in a smaller room. This keeps attention on you and makes your trainings easier to understand to them. Payroll training doesn’t need to be difficult, and it all starts with the hosts of your software and how they go about interacting with you to begin the training process. Having loopholes and questions yourself will lead to obvious problems with your employee’s usage of the system as well. Being fully training and properly educating your employees will make the software easy to use, which is the idea of it in the first place. Contact CRS to find out more about payroll software solutions in South...

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How to choose the right payroll software for your business

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in HR & Payroll Software | 0 comments

You may have already made the decision to enlist in payroll software. Congratulations, you’ve already taken the first step in making your business run more efficiently. The next step is determining which software is right for you. There are several resources out there for you to choose from with different levels of services that you should be aware of before you even consider signing up for a particular software. Here a few factors to consider when doing your research on different payroll software options Employee Training Your employees are used to the way things are done now. You need to make sure that you have someone who knows the software inside and out to help them comfortably transition to a new way of logging their work time. Doing this yourself could often lead to mistakes that your employees could easily make with even the slightest amount of confusion. Software Support You’ve got to make sure that you have support of some kind if something goes wrong or if there’s a bug in your system. Relying on your IT department to manage your payroll software may lead to worse problems than you had before. Being able to contact someone on a moment’s notice assures you that you have no issues with late checks or improper payments. Need for Employment to Manage Software Remember, payroll software is supposed to make your life easier, not more difficult. Having to employ people to run your software is an added cost that’s going to impact your bottom line. While this may make the cost of the software inexpensive, you’ll end up paying exponentially more when you have to hire someone to run the software for years to come. Ease of Use Training on any software should be short and sweet, but thorough at the same time. Make sure to get a demo in front of you so you can closely examine the user interface to determine just how complicated the software can be to use. The last thing you need is a process that’s far more complicated than your old way of doing thing. Take care to check that the user manual is easy to read as well. Contact CRS to find out more about payroll software solutions in South...

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Payroll outsourcing: the good, the bad and the great

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Payroll Outsourcing | 0 comments

When your employee base becomes too large to effectively manage your payroll manually, it makes sense to turn to payroll outsourcing. By allowing others to help you efficiently manage paying your employees quickly, you get a lot of time back in your day. Obviously, the transition to outsourcing is no small task, but it can be extremely simple when you employ a team that’s got decades of experience with it. Before you make the transition, you should be aware that there are three sides to payroll outsourcing, the good, the bad, and the great. The Good The good thing about payroll outsourcing is that you’ll no longer need to bog down your HR staff with annoying hassles that come along with payroll tasks. All too often, human resources departments are faced with limited resources simply because payroll can take hours to accomplish. It’s time for your team to worry about finding you’re the best employees possible while maintaining employee satisfaction among your current work force. The Bad There’s really no bad about payroll outsourcing unless you go with the wrong company. Make sure you’ve got the team that you need to make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your employees and it will be an easy switch to your new payroll processes. The Great The best part about payroll outsourcing is that you finally have no chance of human error. All too often paychecks are miffed, people are under or overpaid, or your employees log their time incorrectly. When you enroll in payroll outsourcing you get the comfort of a payroll system that’s going to handle the work for you, while being able to make it an easy change for your employees. You’ll notice payroll mistakes will almost disappear as soon as you begin outsourcing. Clearly, there’s no real downside to outsourcing your payroll. It makes perfect sense for your business model, while helping you create a more efficient and accurate human resources team that will be thankful for the opportunity to put their skills to better use in your workplace. But don’t let us tell you that, let your employees tell you that. Contact CRS to find out more about payroll outsourcing in South...

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