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How to calculate payroll taxes correctly

With tax season in full swing, employers and payroll managers are very likely feeling the pressure. Your approach to calculating payroll taxes over the past year will impact whether your employees have problems when they submit their returns. Many South Africans are extra nervous about this year’s tax season. SARS is under fire for tax [...]

How to combat payroll fraud in Africa – download this free eBook now!

Payroll fraud occurs in 27% of businesses worldwide Payroll fraud is becoming more and more of a threat to organisations across all sectors in Africa, affecting companies and governments alike. HR processes such as leave administration, sales commission, and new employee verification are all susceptible to fraud – especially when processes are managed manually. A [...]

Four HR and payroll tips for managing millennials in the workplace

Companies around the globe are experiencing an influx of millennials. These young people can bring lots of benefits to the workplace; they are highly creative, ambitious and productive team workers. However, managing millennials in the workplace is often challenging as this generation is quite unlike any that has come before it. According to research from [...]

Three tips to optimise your performance appraisal process

The performance appraisal process is no longer simply an investigation into whether an employee is doing their job. It’s a two-way conversation that seeks to improve, not merely manage, employee productivity. There are several reasons behind this shift. Today’s world of work has changed how a business functions and what an employee needs – and [...]

Small business payroll management: 5 tips to get rid of that payroll headache

The growth of the South African economy is inextricably linked to the success of our small businesses. But what exactly constitutes a small business? The Banking Association of South Africa defines a small business as any entity with 50 employees and an annual total turnover of between R3m and R32m – depending on the sector in [...]

Four benefits of payroll software – why it’s time to automate your admin

Managing payroll can be a time consuming, laborious task. Especially if you’re relying on outdated tools like Excel to do all the work. Excel spreadsheets rely on manual updates to stay relevant and these data capturing tasks are repetitive, tedious and prone to human error. Given the administrative headache of manual payroll processes, many large [...]

Why your business needs modern payroll software

Is your business still using an on-site, or manual payroll system? It might seem reasonable from an immediate cost perspective to stick with the outdated legacy infrastructure that you currently have, but there is a long-term cost to your business that you may not be aware of. One of the benefits of moving your business [...]

Download the payroll compliance guide to doing business in Africa

Is your company interested in expanding its operations across Africa? The continent’s economic growth presents some attractive business opportunities and many multinationals are taking notice. However, Africa is home to 54 countries, and each one is a potential minefield of challenges ranging from language to legislation. The success of your expansion plans depends on a [...]

Four benefits of payroll outsourcing

Are you still managing your payroll in-house? You might think this gives you greater control and oversight but new technologies now offer far more sophisticated outsourcing solutions. In fact, payroll outsourcing can save you valuable time and money – and keep your business operations compliant across multiple locations. Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of [...]

Cloud readiness assessment – are you ready to migrate?

Why undertake a cloud migration? There are several excellent reasons. The benefits of cloud-based software are many and varied: it makes information easier to access, it updates automatically, and it makes your IT systems more transparent and visible to the relevant members of staff. But the why of migrating often isn’t the question – it’s: [...]