It’s time for Payroll to take its rightful place as a priority for leaders in large corporations. When having conversations with CFOs, CEOs or CPOs of organisations, it’s common to hear some variation of the following three objections when it comes to fixing or addressing Payroll:

“It makes you look bad at your job,” “It creates more work,” or “You already have a provider in this space / have recently implemented a Payroll change.”

While these objections may seem valid at first glance, they are actually based on false premises that can be easily reversed. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to turn these objections around and make the case for why addressing Payroll should be a top priority for your business.

Objection #1: “It makes you look bad at your job”

The first objection is that having to fix Payroll will make you or your Payroll team look bad at your job. This could not be further from the truth! In fact, addressing Payroll issues head-on shows that you’re a leader who is willing to listen to feedback and improve processes. Good leaders think their processes are perfect. Great leaders know they’re not… and seek to improve them.

Objection #2: “It creates more work”

The second objection is that fixing Payroll will create more work. While it’s true that addressing Payroll issues will require some additional work upfront, it’s important to remember that being too busy to address poor compliance is like driving around with flat tires—eventually, it’s going to catch up with you. By taking the time to address Payroll now, you can avoid bigger problems down the road.

Objection #3: “You already have a provider in this space / have recently implemented a Payroll change”

The third and final objection is that you already have a provider in this space or have recently implemented a Payroll change. What’s often overlooked is the fact that much of the work we do is in the wake of significant Payroll/HR change. That’s when most issues arise from human-centred systems i.e. the space between people and processes. Without solving these underlying human issues, better IT systems just get you to the wrong outcome faster.

Payroll is an essential part of any large corporation. Leaders should make it a priority as it’s an area where they can always find ways to improve compliance and make processes more efficient.

Being too busy to address poor compliance just means you are putting off the inevitable and making the problem worse. It’s time to fix Payroll so that you can focus on more important things.

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