HR and Payroll Partner – How to Choose Wiser
By: Brittany Boykin
“When you make a choice, you change the future.” – Deepak Chopra. Life is all about making choices, what to eat, what to wear, where to live, next job, next vacation, and everything in between. In the business world choosing a HR and payroll provider can become tedious, time consuming, overwhelming and tiresome. In the World Wide Web and with today’s technology, there are so many options to choose from; startups, recognizable brands, catchy phrases, etc., not to mention how HR is constantly changing and how quickly executives, HR, and business owners have to be on top of things. If your organization is in the market of finding not just a provider but the RIGHT provider which fits your company culture, mission, and goals, these four tips can narrow down your search.
- Implementation process –
- Don’t be afraid to ask providers specific questions towards your process (i.e. how they manage implementation and what your role throughout the entire process is).
- Do your research: read reviews provided by other users to view their experience with the provider.
- Make sure your provider provides everything (or at least) as much as possible upfront, specifically timelines and user involvement during process.
- User Experience –
- Sales demonstrations are a super important aspect of finding the right provider, as it allows you to view the functionality up close and how it will uphold your needs and desires. Ask those tough questions.
- Make sure the process being implemented is easily accessible, maintainable, user-friendly, and most of all less focus on HR and payroll. Implementation should be as smooth as possible for employees and managers to navigate and train others to use.
- Compliance Management –
- Under Trumps administration, compliance is not going anywhere but it is indeed changing. If simplified at the federal level, it can become more complex during the state and local levels, therefore, provider platforms must focus on compliance. Try to avoid having data tracked on multiple spreadsheets or not at all, and consume as much as possible.
- Reporting –
- Look for a system that offers instant access to the data provided in your system. The goal is to generate more significant reports instantly to implement throughout organizations.