Payroll more complex than it might seem

Global ranking highlights challenges of compliance, data protection
By Anne Clifford
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/19/2018

Payroll is no longer just about paying people, it’s about managing data —the handling, control and security of data in an ever more complex tax and legal landscape.

This was the overriding finding of the 2017 Global Payroll Complexity Index (GPCI), an independent study published by NGA Human Resources in October that ranks nearly 50 countries and regions on their payroll complexity levels.

Traditional ways of managing payroll processes are being challenged faster than ever. This acceleration is due to advances in technology, more complex legislation and data privacy regulations, developments in benefits and rewards, and changes in workforce structures.