Online pay system best practice for Best Buy

Canada Post’s online delivery system saves time, labour and paper for Best Buy Canada’s payroll staff

Getting pay stubs to employees can be a time-consuming, labour-intensive process. Just ask Best Buy Canada Ltd.

Every two weeks, the Burnaby, B.C.-based retailer would print a paper pay statement and stuff it in an envelope, a process it repeated thousands of times for its more than 18,000 permanent employees. Then it would box up the statements and ship them to its 197 stores across the country.

The system was working fine, according to Janice Antaya-Finlayson, Best Buy Canada’s vice-president of HR. But the process was time consuming for payroll staff, and the company made a decision that it needed to become more efficient in how it was paying employees.

It decided to look into online delivery of pay statements, something that was not only more efficient but was also in line with the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.
With that in mind, Best Buy Canada approached ePost – Canada Post’s electronic delivery service – to have it provide electronic delivery of pay statements to employees.

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