Eyeing payroll tech trends

Increased demand placed on payroll professionals
By Cande Dandele
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/14/2007

Fueled by the increasing demands of privacy laws, globalization issues, demographic shifts, management expectations and technology trends, the role of the payroll professional is growing in complexity.

Payroll practitioners require greater business and technology savvy than in the past. They also need to possess a deeper understanding of their industry. They should be more involved with leveraging data, instead of simply performing data entry and processing-related activities. They need to provide insightful workforce information to business leaders for strategic decision making.

In this changed environment, cross-departmental, web-based HR information systems with employee and manager self-service are continuing to grow in demand, particularly among medium- and large-sized organizations.