Payroll technology helps with adding new employees
February 12, 2013
When businesses decide to bring on additional employees, it is usually a long process that includes recruiting, interviewing and eventual hiring. However, it doesn't stop there, as onboarding continues long after the handshakes are done and the contracts are signed. Training is usually involved, as is getting new staff members up to speed with current operations. To help ease these sometimes time-consuming procedures - and take extra tasks off the shoulders of managers - companies can invest in payroll software to streamline onboarding processes for additional employees. Businesses are assured that all information pertaining to wages and taxes are correct, and that they are following all U.S. payroll compliance regulations.
It all starts with interviewing
Perhaps one of the most important aspects of finding additional workers is interviewing. This step gives both companies and candidates the chance to see if they would be the right fit for one another, and it allows managers to learn more about the professionals who could potentially be working for them. However, sometimes the interviews don't go as planned, as was recently highlighted in an OfficeTeam report. The survey asked hiring leaders about some of the strangest questions they had ever heard during interviews.
Of the responses, some of the most surprising included one employee asking if he or she had to be at work every day, as well as another candidate posing the question, "Do you allow midday naps?" One job-seeker wanted to know if he or she could get a pay advance during the first week. Another hopeful employee inquired whether her husband could finish the required test for her. Perhaps one of the most jarring questions came in the form of "What job is this for?", which made it clear that the candidate was not interested enough in the position or the company to show up to the interview adequately prepared.
Boosting onboarding with payroll technology
Fortunately, most interviews do not involve these types of questions, and managers are able to make clear decisions about hiring once the process is over. When the correct candidates have been chosen, businesses are then tasked with bringing these workers up to speed and getting them set up quickly. One component that can significantly help with this responsibility is payroll software, as firms can enter employee information to ensure all data and wages are accurate.
Using this technology also cuts down on costs, as payroll processes can rack up business expenses, reports The Hellenic News of America. Producing financial reports, tracking all payroll information and conducting other procedures eat up company time and money, but with software programs, these elements are streamlined.