Tips of choosing the right payroll company

Payrolls are important; it’s essentially what makes your employees the happiest.  Choosing the right payroll company can help lessen stress and make the process run smoothly. Here are top five tips in choosing the right payroll company for you!

1) Look for a top-notch customer service

Picture this-  it’s the first Friday of the month and your employees have to get paid, but for some reason the payroll system isn’t working…you are in panic. Angry employees are no fun.  You only notice this half an hour before the payroll report is due. You call up your payroll company and put on hold for around 40 minutes…panic turns into more panic. There is no better feeling than being able to reach someone on the phone when you have a question, no matter the time of day.  When finding the right payroll company for you, make sure they have a great customer service team who is always available when you need them!

2) Data security as strong as the secret service

Security is one of the most important aspects of choosing the right payroll system for your company. Considering all of the sensitive information that payrolls have, if someone who is not authorized gains access to it, it can be a nightmare for both the employers and employees. Make sure you choose a payroll system that is insurance and have a high-security encryption.

3) Clear pricing and no unwanted surprises

“Get monthly payroll for little as $13.99 when you sign up today!”- sounds pretty enticing doesn’t it? However, it’s important to always look closely at the fine print of the advertisement.  Furthermore, make sure you look at what are the additional features you may need and if they will cost you. For an example, some payroll companies charge additional fees for automatic check signatures or printing and check delivery.  Before choosing the right company for you, make sure you outline exactly what you need and get an estimate on the total cost.

4) Take consideration of your company’s employee count growth

Look for a payroll company that grows with your employee growth. It should be easy to start off with and to add on new employees as needed. Consider evaluating the set-up time that it takes for you to set-up an employee. Time is of the essence!

5) Look for top notch IT solutions

It’s 2018, your payroll system should not look like dinosaurs have used it. Look for a payroll company that has a great IT infrastructure!

 

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Top 5 Tips on Hiring the Right Person

Having the right team can either make a business or break it. Great employees are the driving force for any success of your business. The hiring process is crucial to employing the right person that fits best within your organization.

 

The interview is an important step to get to know your potential employee- it is not a time to be critical on someones nail polish choice or how someone keeps tapping their shoe. Here are some questions you may need to ask yourself, to find the right employee for your company.

 

1) Are they team players?

You want to hire someone who is very collaborative and can work within a team. You don’t want to hire someone who solely thinks about themselves and their own competitive gains.

 

2) Can they see patterns in disparate information?

You want to hire someone who can analyze mountains of data and not have an overabundance of information overwhelm them.  Furthermore, with this you want someone who can think critically and understand changes and trends within data to compose insights and strategies.

 

3) Do they ask great questions?

Asking questions is the simplest and most effective way of learning-  you want a candidate who is always interested in learning and absorbing much knowledge as possible about the company/industry.

 

4) Can they admit to mistakes?

Being able to admit to your mistakes can also make you be able to glean important lessons from them. You want a candidate who learns from their mistakes and moves on.

 

5)Is the candidate highly adaptive?

In any business change can happen quick. You want someone who is steady on their feet in adapting to changes within the work environment.

 

Bottomline: It is important to ask yourself these questions to find someone who fits well within your organization. It is important to have a well rounded candidate who is ready for anything that comes their way. 

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