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Global Payroll Summit, April 26th

Find out how your peers are tackling the challenges of multi-country payroll at Webster Buchanan's Global Payroll Summit in London on April 26th! Hear speakers from Honeywell, Maersk, Intel, and Appleby - and get feedback on your own plans and pain points!
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Upcoming research!

Workday’s Global Payroll Strategy 
As Workday delivers its fourth country payroll, the bulk of its international payroll coverage remains in the hands of partners. This Special Report outlines some of the early challenges that the company's global payroll partner program has encountered, assesses Workday’s efforts to tackle them and examines the implications for current and future customers. 
Publication date: March 2016. Contact us for more information and to pre-order

Aggregators and accounting networks: the critical nuances of global payroll outsourcing models
Aggregators and accounting networks are key players in the global payroll market - but significant variations in their approaches are often overlooked during vendor selection exercises. Webster Buchanan will unveil its new market taxonomy next month, helping multinationals identify some of the key differences between delivery models and how they impact pricing, capability and quality of service. 
Publication date: April 2016. Contact us for more information and to pre-order

Lessons learned in global payroll implementations
Drawing from interviews with 20 global payroll managers who recently implemented international payroll projects, this research report offers practical tips for avoiding project pitfalls. Covering a wide range of issues from resourcing to planning for potential overruns, the lessons learned go beyond traditional project management best practice to uncover what really matters in a global payroll project 
Publication date: April 2016. Contact us for more information and to pre-order

Research report: Tackling the challenges of small country populations
A new report from Webster Buchanan Research points to a wide range of challenges in managing smaller country populations, from the difficulty of ensuring compliance through to cost constraints and skills shortages. The research – based on in-depth discussions with senior international payroll managers from 25 multinationals – finds that some multinationals take a risk-based approach to compliance while others are reassessing conventional approaches to hiring.
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Comment: Shrinking the vendor selection cycle
Caught between a failure of communication and a failure of imagination, the much-maligned RFI has somehow managed to keep its place in the international payroll vendor selection cycle. But is it time to put it out of its misery? 
Read Keith Rodgers' commentary on the global payroll market here

Nudging down payroll’s error rate
What does behavioral psychology have to do with multi-country payroll? Or to put it another way, if governments can bring about subtle changes in people’s behavior by playing to their subconscious proclivity to do the right thing, can payroll use the same techniques to reduce errors and workloads?
Read David Longworth's commentary on the multi-country payroll sector here

Global compliance: Payroll's greatest challenge?
It’s no secret that many multinationals still struggle to answer the fundamental question of how many people they employ. How, then, do these same companies cope when it comes to managing their international payroll operations? How do they guarantee that they’re meeting their compliance obligations around the world in payroll functions that typically use country-specific rather than centralized IT systems and services, generate limited internal reports, are often run by managers speaking a foreign language and have a unique set of regulatory obligations? Read more here


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