Payroll – Ultimate Software's Blog http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com Thoughts on Putting People First in the Workplace Tue, 23 May 2017 19:20:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 If You Have a Global Workforce, You Need a Global System http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/if-you-have-a-global-workforce-you-need-a-global-system/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/if-you-have-a-global-workforce-you-need-a-global-system/#respond Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:41:23 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=152 Seems pretty self-explanatory, right? But how many times do business leaders talk about having a global customer base or a global reach but the reality is the company processes and systems are designed to accommodate the U.S. way of doing things. As human resources professionals, we realize that we’re managing a global workforce. There are […]

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Seems pretty self-explanatory, right? But how many times do business leaders talk about having a global customer base or a global reach but the reality is the company processes and systems are designed to accommodate the U.S. way of doing things.

As human resources professionals, we realize that we’re managing a global workforce. There are many things we do to recognize different cultures, languages, religions, etc. in the workplace. But I realized during Ultimate Software’s 2013 Connections Conference that we’re really not taking our efforts full circle if we don’t consider our systems as well.

Think about it. Given how dependent our businesses are on technology, how can we not think about making sure our technology solutions are a fit throughout our workforce. Having a system that feels right for one location of the company and is a work-around for the rest of the company sends a message. And not a good one.

On the surface, it might seem very transactional but it’s those transactions that show people the company cares. It’s the start of bringing the workforce together. To connecting employees and building engagement.

Now you might be saying to yourself that this would be a huge challenge. I heard during the session that in Germany, different religions have different tax rates. And in other countries, certain positions can have their address hidden for privacy. But Ivan Chaney, product strategist at Ultimate Software, shared a few pieces of information that really surprised me.

  • The United States has the most complex payroll and benefits processes. If that’s true, then there could be an advantage to adopting a Global HCM system.
  • The cost of managing global employees is 28% lower for organizations with Global HCM processes.

This made me realize it’s not the laws that should drive our decision making. It’s being able to consistently provide a high-level of service to our workforce. Because when we do, human resources is given the ability to keep the company compliant. Managers are able to focus on the operation and not paperwork. And the C-Suite can benefit from the data and analytics.

For a lot of very good reasons, smart companies are taking a global approach to their technology and data.

 

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Never Underestimate the Power of Your HCM and Payroll Software http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/never-underestimate-the-power-of-your-hcm-and-payroll-software/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/never-underestimate-the-power-of-your-hcm-and-payroll-software/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:14:24 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=188 As the payroll administrator at Pekin Insurance, UltiPro has fundamentally transformed the way I interact with our employees. With all their personal information at their fingertips, Ultimate Software has enabled us to revolutionize the way we do business with our internal customers—our employees. UltiPro is efficient. Uploading files to the Payroll Gateway for bonuses and […]

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As the payroll administrator at Pekin Insurance, UltiPro has fundamentally transformed the way I interact with our employees. With all their personal information at their fingertips, Ultimate Software has enabled us to revolutionize the way we do business with our internal customers—our employees.

UltiPro is efficient. Uploading files to the Payroll Gateway for bonuses and deductions has never been so streamlined and intuitive. Turnaround time is amazing: finishing payroll on Tuesday puts money in our employees’ accounts by Thursday.

UltiPro is helpful. In addition to the multiple help and learning aids embedded in the software, there is a Rapid Response Hotline that is always available for those crucial moments.

UltiPro is personal. We can always rely on our dedicated Account Manager, Ingrid, for a quick and knowledgeable response. The tax team has been dedicated to working out any issues that have occurred. Payroll reconciliations are completed efficiently due to the reporting available to me. When I need help, my dedicated Ultimate representatives are there for me.

When we made the decision to switch to UltiPro, I never could have imagined the immense difference it has made to my life on an everyday basis.

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