Payroll errors frustrate your staff members, create hassles for your HR team, and can cost you significantly 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 violations. https://www.dol.gov/whd/data/
Today’s post is for SMB owners who are currently handling payroll in-house and want to increase the accuracy of their methods.
The two most important steps you can take to reduce payroll errors:
1. Automate Employee Time and Attendance
Manual payroll processes 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 Berndt CPA 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 significantly and expedite HR operations at your organization. Worried that your business can’t afford to outsource payroll? Consider the big picture. If you are currently cutting checks for personnel, computing withholding amounts, reconciling data, filing the needed tax forms, and tracking PTO and overtime, how much time does this take you? What is that time worth?
Perhaps you have an HR 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 company? Do you have an effective document management process at your organization? These are critical questions for all employers to think about.
Berndt CPA offers Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your supervisors, employees, and business.
Workforce Management Suite includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorks Mobile. Workforce Management Suite is created for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and decrease labor costs.
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We can get you up and running with Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to schedule a demo.