The Crisis Inside Payroll Departments

Interesting commentary in the Financial Review today on the Australian Payroll Associations recent survey of payroll professionals. The survey results indicate a workforce struggling to manage workloads and with underpayments remaining a key focus for the Government and a sharp toothed regulator, this may lead to a perfect storm for Australian organisations. WageSafe automates real time payroll compliance and removes the need for manual audits and costly retrospective remediation of underpayments.

May 9, 2023

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