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FAQ: Payroll Outsourcing for Small Businesses

Rahul Maingi

By admin, May 25, 2017

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Outsourcing the payroll function is an important decision for many small businesses. The outsourcing partner should be capable and trustworthy or else everything can go haywire.

Businesses outsourcing their payroll processes for the first time are often anxious about what exactly is included in the service and what are the benefits they’ll derive from payroll outsourcing.

To clarify their doubts, we have compiled answers to some of the frequently asked questions by small businesses about payroll outsourcing.

1) What will be the cost of payroll outsourcing?

Ans. The cost of outsourcing is variable as it depends on many factors such as the size of the organisation, the number of employees, the frequency of payments (weekly or monthly), industry-specific compliance mandates, etc. Request a quote from the service provider to get the idea of how much it will cost.

2) How is it beneficial?

Ans. Businesses outsourcing their payroll function get benefit in several ways.

3) I don’t have many employees in my organisation, should I still opt for outsourcing?

Ans. Small enterprises must ensure that their employees are paid on time as they can’t afford disruptions to work flow. This makes it especially important for them to outsource their payroll functions. First, it allows you to dedicate more time towards your core business, which is important for small businesses to flourish. Second, the chances of errors are greater for a small organisation when it comes to keeping pace with changing payroll legislation and government norms. By outsourcing your payroll process these errors are eliminated because experts are handling payroll efficiently who have the latest updated legal information.

4) How can I rely on the service provider that my payroll data will be safe?

Ans. If you hire a good outsourcing company, then it will sign a Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreement with you. This agreement will ensure the security of your payroll data. That said, the outsourcing company’s business depends on how reliable they are and how capable they are in maintaining information secrecy. In failing to do so, their business will suffer in the long run, meaning bad outsourcing partners won’t last long.

We hope that we were able to answer your questions with this blog post. For other queries, consult a reliable outsourcing company near you and get your payroll functions managed.

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