In the new reality of flexible and ever-changing work arrangements, organizations must ensure their people are paid accurately, on time, and in line with rapidly changing local or regional legislation. Every year the American Payroll Association (APA) hosts National Payroll Week to help celebrate payroll professionals and highlight their crucial role in operational success. Here are some ways you can celebrate National Payroll Week at your organization.
SPREAD THE WORD
The first step to celebrating National Payroll Week is educating your employees and generating awareness about one of the most critical areas of your business. Help your team better understand the payroll system, their compensation and benefits, and their paycheck documents. The National Payroll Week website is a great resource and includes an overview of the week, its significance, and links to educational and networking tools.
National Payroll Week is the perfect time to celebrate and recognize the value of your payroll professionals. Whether you go all out or show recognition through small gestures, ensure your team feels appreciated for keeping payroll processes smooth and efficient behind the scenes. Some examples include sending personalized thank you notes from the leadership team or posting fun facts about your payroll department on your company intranet.
SUPPORT EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL WELLNESS
You can also use this week as an opportunity to support your employees’ financial wellness. By sharing tools that help your team maximize their paychecks, you can help them understand the value of payroll. Connect your employees with the payroll team through team collaboration or information sessions so they can get the conversation started.
INVEST IN YOUR PAYROLL OPERATIONS
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