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HR Trends That Every Payroll Professional Should Be Aware Of

February 25, 2022 - PAYTECH, American Payroll Association - March 2022 Issue

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HR Trends That Every Payroll Professional Should Be Aware Of

February 25, 2022 - PAYTECH, American Payroll Association - March 2022 Issue

By Daniel Messeloff

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all must be wondering what will happen next. Payroll professionals—and everyone else—have all gone through various stages of uncertainty throughout this global health crisis.

Despite the promises and projections that this virus would fade away in just a few short weeks or months, the truth is that we will in all probability be dealing with COVID-19-related health and safety issues for the indefinite future. For many companies, there is no going back to the way things were before March 2020, when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the pandemic. Employees have become comfortable working from home and operations have changed irreversibly—in many cases for the better. One survey reported that nearly 40% of workers said they’d consider quitting if they were forced to return to the office full time. This means that all employees have to be more flexible with remote working, as well as other changes resulting from the pandemic. This is especially true for payroll professionals who may have occupied their own corner of the human resources (HR) world and are now stepping out of their comfort zones to assist other employees with a broader range of HR issues. In this article, some of the most common HR issues in the pandemic workplace that payroll professionals and others should learn to be comfortable with will be looked at.

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