It is not a surprise that getting global payroll right is a mission-critical activity. What might surprise you is that a significant share of the responsibility for ensuring that an organization successfully accomplishes this falls on the CIO. Why? Because much of an organization’s enterprise software ecosystem is tightly entwined with the intricacies of processing global payroll, it causes significant stress across enterprise software infrastructure every pay period. Plus, there are considerable data security and compliance risks for organizations to consider- most of which will come under the CIO’s remit.
However, there are other often-overlooked considerations. The impact on an organization and its people can be stressful too. According to The Workforce Institute at UKG, 49 % of employees will tolerate no more than one mistake or problem with their paycheck before looking for a new job—making the decision to upend their own lives and placing the unwanted pressure of creeping attrition on the employer. Their decision likely stems from the fact that, according to a 2020 survey by the American Payroll Association, more than two-thirds of employees would experience financial difficulty if their paychecks were delayed by just one week. In other words – the pressure to ensure and maintain a secure, timely, and accurate payroll system is immense.
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