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Coming soon! 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. Contact us to reserve a complimentary copy of the report!

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

Webster Buchanan's Multi-country Payroll Review
Webster Buchanan's multi-country payroll review is an in-depth research report providing independent analysis of the leading global payroll vendors. First published in 2008, the upcoming 2015 edition draws from Webster Buchanan’s twelve years of research in the multi-country payroll sector. Contact us to reserve a copy of the report!

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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Webster Buchanan Research provides a range of global payroll advisory services for multinationals around the world including:
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  • Planning/implementing change
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