There may be something reassuring and tangible about having your payment details handed to you on a piece of paper. However, with the rapid advancement of technology, we can get a lot more pertinent information by using the electronic version of the payslip.
These electronic payslips have raised a lot of issues for both employees and employers over the past few years. Companies can show their workforce how they are valued by presenting them with this electronic information.
Presenting all this payroll information in a way like this will appeal to some employees – but not all of them. Remember, that not everyone will be technically minded or even have access to a computer in order to go online to find out what they’ve been paid.
Obviously if an employee works with a computer or uses a computer at home, then they won’t mind having to view their details online. But what about those companies where computers are not used in the workplace? Employees who are not internet savvy may not be comfortable with using this technology to check their financial details. Employers must understand that these employees also might not be comfortable checking their details in a communal area.
Using the traditional method of delivering payslips, if an employee had an issue with something on it, then they could bring it in hand to their manager and talk about it. Using the electronic method, the same employee would have to find a printer and print out their details, and then head off to find their manager. An extra step for sure, and this could result in a lot of stress for those employees.
The employees would be a lot more frustrated at the end of that process, rather than if they just had the physical piece of paper in their hand.
On the other side of the equation, giving Payslips online presents the capacity to provide way more information that it’s possible using the traditional method. If used in the correct way, online payslips can greater enhance the employer/employee working relationship.
The employer can provide useful additional details like bonuses and benefits that the employee receives. This sort of information wouldn’t have been possible with paper payslips.
The key to getting the best out of your employees is to explain things to them in a way that they understand fully. Don’t just throw the new payslip system at them and expect them to like it. Show them why it benefits them and what information it can provide.
Online payslips won’t be welcomed with open arms by everyone. These new online payslips can open up a new world of possibilities for everyone involved in the company. Think about it this way, if an employer is seen to be keeping up to date with the advances in technology and wants to move forward and implement an electronic payroll strategy, then this has to be good news for the employee. It shows the he/she is using cutting edge technology to better the company and everyone in it.