Payroll and Reward Brunch – Recruit/Retain – 11AM 24TH June 2021
Payroll is an essential part of any business operation, and a happy workforce generally performs better (and most of us do it for the money if we are honest). So, being paid correctly and on time is one of the factors of this.
Yet, as we hopefully come to an end of the COVID restrictions and possibly furlough in the coming months, I have been speaking to a higher than usual volume of payroll professionals expressing they are feeling undervalued, over-worked and possibly worse, unappreciated.
Many of the business leaders and even Managers that I have spoken with or explored the topic with at payroll forums, all agree that the payroll teams have done an amazing job, however many of their staff are talking to people like myself and my colleague Ray Moore.
These discussions include conversations about why they are unhappy, the options open to them and how we can help them find a new role. I appreciate that not everyone can be saved from moving roles (and to be honest I am grateful for this, or else I would be out of work), however, are employers confident that their employees would turn to them first before applying for a job they see advertised? Do they feel engaged, well paid, are there possibilities for personal and professional development?
Now, this may be an unusual perspective from someone who makes their living from recruiting staff. You must be thinking, ‘Surely, someone in recruitment should be advocating that people change their careers’. But many may oversee the fact that I work very closely with a network of clients who seek my advice as a recruitment expert, therefore I am always keen to share my tips on retention if it is for the best interest of the client and candidate.
However, I’m often troubled by the fact that he is often approached by many long-standing clients who say ‘find me the usual. You know what I look for’.
June 24th at 11 am
I will be joining Ian Holloway and i-Realise for their monthly Payroll and Reward Brunch event to l explore this interesting perspective in more detail. Payroll is and continues to be a career choice and there are opportunities for advancement in the profession.
Whilst the seat at the boardroom table may be some way off for many, isn’t it the responsibility of employers and managers to want to retain their payroll staff and consider what their staff are feeling?