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December 2, 2022

Navigating NZ Payroll: A Guide to Payday Filing

In the first instalment of our new series on Navigating New Zealand Payroll, we cover all things related to payday filing - a mandatory requirement in NZ.
Payroll Management
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December 1, 2022

Tips to getting more social media traffic without paying for ads

With the rise of technology, accountants and bookkeepers should be leveraging social media to drive traffic to their page organically. Learn how to get started.
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Lady doing manual calculations
November 28, 2022

Day-to-day responsibilities of a payroll service provider

Find out what the day-to-day responsibilities of payroll providers are, and how it differs for a provider who uses manual versus automated calculations
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Dealing with last minute leave | KeyPay | Woman smiling at laptop holding a gift
November 23, 2022

Dealing with last minute leave in the UK

If you’re an accountant, bookkeeper, or bureau, here are 3 ways to handle holiday pay.
Payroll Management
4 branding tips for accounting firms and outsource payroll providers | KeyPay | Woman and man working on laptops
November 15, 2022

5 branding tips for accounting firms and outsource payroll providers

We unpack what branding is, and steps you can take to boost your branding and measure how well it’s doing.
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November 11, 2022

The value of payroll integration for New Zealand businesses

Businesses that are looking for a complete payroll solution should consider integrating with KeyPay. Find out how our software can benefit your business.
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Accountants role: Supporting your clients with pensions | KeyPay | Young woman speaking to eldery woman
October 31, 2022

Accountants role: Supporting your clients with pensions

Pension Awareness week flags high time to educate yourself more on auto-enrolment and pensions to reinforce your relationship with your clients.
Payroll Management
Keeping your payroll data safe in the cloud | KeyPay | Man sitting on the stairs with a laptop
October 28, 2022

Keeping your payroll data safe in the cloud

The importance of payroll security cannot be underestimated. Discover steps you can your clients can take to keep payroll data safe.
Payroll Management
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October 11, 2022

5 top tips to consider when promoting payroll as a service

Here are some basic marketing tips your accounting, bookkeeper, or payroll outsourcing firm can take to enhance your visibility, and create brand awareness.
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October 5, 2022

Keeping your data safe from cyber attacks: Protect confidential client information in the cloud

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in cyber attacks and data breaches across the world. Ensure your client payroll data is properly protected.
Payroll Management
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October 3, 2022

KeyPay has partnered with the ICNZB to support growing NZ bookkeepers!

We’re excited to announce that KeyPay has entered into a National Sponsorship agreement with the Institute of Certified New Zealand Bookkeepers (ICNZB).
KeyPay News
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September 30, 2022

Trying to recruit hard to fill roles? Look to the world’s biggest talent pool

In the war for talent, few industries have been spared. If you’re looking to grow your team, consider expanding your horizons.
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What is the Auto Inclusion Scheme (AIS)?
September 28, 2022

What is the Auto Inclusion Scheme (AIS)?

Thanks to the Auto-Inclusion Scheme (AIS), there is no need for hardcopy IR8A forms anymore. Everything can now be submitted electronically to the IRAS.
Compliance
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September 27, 2022

Modernising Goods and Services Tax in New Zealand: An easier way to keep GST records

The IRD has modernised record keeping for GST in New Zealand to comply with technological advancements with e-invoicing. Learn what this means.
Compliance
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September 13, 2022

5 things to consider before offering payroll advisory as a service

Looking for ways to expand your services? Here are the things you need to know before adding payroll advisory to your service offering.
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September 8, 2022

Why do today’s accountants need a globally agile tech stack?

Accountants must increasingly adapt to the growing needs of their clients by offering more value and flexibility. But how?
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September 6, 2022

How your team can switch payroll software at anytime

If you’re not sure if you’re getting the best value from your payroll software, it’s time to think about making the switch, regardless of the time of year.
Payroll Management
Chef smiling. Hospitality and Restaurant employee.
September 1, 2022

What employers need to know about the new annualised wage arrangements

On 1 September 2022, new determinations will come into operation under the Hospitality and Restaurant Awards.
Product News
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August 31, 2022

Managing multiple clients and brands for your accounting firm

With white label, or branded payroll you get to have a customised payroll system that your clients love - without having to do any of the development work.
Payroll Management
Ignite Accountants maintains personalised service with KeyPay
August 31, 2022

Ignite Accountants maintains personalised service with KeyPay

Tim knew from the outset that he would leverage KeyPay as a key product in his business.
KeyPay News
3 factors that affect the way you do payroll in Singapore - Woman looking at laptop
August 30, 2022

3 interesting factors that affect the way you do payroll in Singapore

Payroll in any country is complex — but here in Singapore, there are 3 interesting factors that make payroll particularly complicated.
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Man working from a home office whilst on a Zoom call.
August 18, 2022

Future of payroll professionals and outsourced payroll providers’ work

This blog post talks about the future of payroll professionals with the growing presence of cloud payroll software, and how their work styles have changed.
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Six ways to profit from cloud payroll services
August 17, 2022

Six ways to profit from cloud payroll services

Supported by a technological transformation, the potential of payroll to generate profit has never been greater.
Payroll Management
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August 11, 2022

How costed rosters add value for accountants

Costed rosters add value to accountants' advisory services by offering clients additional reporting visibility. Find out the benefits of costed rosters here.
Payroll Management
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August 8, 2022

Payroll outsourcing in New Zealand: What is it, and how to start growing your business

Learn about what New Zealand bureaus should consider when offering payroll outsourcing. Hear from one of KeyPay's partner, Brunton, on their experience.
Payroll Management
Top tips for maximising efficiencies in payroll. KeyPay.
July 18, 2022

Top Tips for Maximising Efficiencies in Payroll

Concerned about payroll services taking up too much time? Here are our top tips for offering payroll services efficiently to multiple clients.
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What you need to know about changes to National Insurance Contributions
July 6, 2022

What you need to know about changes to National Insurance Contributions

Apply the relevant NI calculation method based on tax and insurance details provided for the calculation and reporting of an employees NI.
Payroll Management
How P11D submissions may be different this year and onwards
June 30, 2022

How P11D submissions may be different this year and onwards

As a payroll bureau, accountancy or bookkeeper firm, what do changes to HMRC's End of Year Expenses and Benefits Services mean for your clients?
Payroll Management
Woman smiling, understanding the national minimum wage increase and increase to the modern award minimum wages.
June 21, 2022

Breaking Down the Increase to Award Minimum Wages

On the 15th June 2022, the Fair Work Commission announced a 4.6% increase to the Award Minimum Wage, effective from the first pay run from 1 July 2022.
End of Financial Year
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June 16, 2022

New Zealand’s Matariki public holiday explained

New Zealand’s new public holiday, Matariki, is on Friday 24th June 2022. Learn how accountants and bookkeepers can achieve compliance with the help of KeyPay.
Compliance
This is a photo of a person's hands at a computer desk. They are typing into a calculator and processing payroll. There is the KeyPay logo in the top left corner of the photo.
April 21, 2022

5 things to keep in mind when running payroll for public holidays in New Zealand

From Mondayisation to processing payroll on ANZAC Day, here's some things that all outsourced payroll providers should consider on public holidays in NZ.
Payroll Management
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April 12, 2022

Fair Pay Agreements in NZ: What you need to know

The New Zealand Government have now passed the Fair Pay Agreements Bill. Find out what this means for you and your clients.
Compliance
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March 8, 2022

The importance of gender diversity and equality in the workplace

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March, but we at KeyPay believe that gender equality and diversity should be a year-round focus.
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February 21, 2022

Small Business Support Program: Payroll support to businesses affected by Omicron

The Small Business Support Program is designed to help support small to medium businesses that suffered during the Omicron outbreak.
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January 28, 2022

World Data Privacy Day: A time to review your information's security

January 28 2022 is World Data Privacy Day - in today’s day and age where online transactions are rampant, it’s key to take steps to protect your information.
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January 20, 2022

4 Features to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Payroll Solution

With multiple payroll software providers in the market, it can be difficult to know which platform is best for you and your business.
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January 17, 2022

Managing your caregiver team: 4 ways to improve efficiency

Managing caregiver teams and support workers can be complex, time-consuming and stressful. Consider a few minor changes to save time and cut down costs.
Payroll Management
KeyPay 2021 Year in Review
December 22, 2021

2021 Year in Review

From award wins to expansion (and even making it back to face-to-face events!), we take a look at some of our highlights from 2021.
KeyPay News
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2
December 10, 2021

Single Touch Payroll Phase 2: What to expect and how to get ready

Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 is now mandatory. Ensure you're using payroll software that achieves compliance for your clients and their businesses.
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December 10, 2021

Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate: What’s changed and how to apply

As of 10 December 2021, the COVID Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is being increased from $1,500 to $2,000 per eligible NSW business.
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December 6, 2021

Running payroll over the festive break: 4 ways to prepare

The festive season is almost here! We've made life easier by outlining how to prepare to run payroll during the holidays.
Payroll Management
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November 18, 2021

Steps to take to mitigate risk of payroll cyber attacks

With the recent cyber attack on Frontier Software, there may be concerns over data security and protection. KeyPay takes measures to protect your information.
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This is a text post with an image of Shelley Costello. She is wearing glasses, is smiling at the camera and has pink lipstick on. The text reads: "Shelley Costello joins KeyPay as our NZ Product Specialist".
November 12, 2021

From humble beginnings in Rotorua to changing the face of payroll

Experienced NZ payroller of 27 years, Shelley Costello, joins KeyPay. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and insights, Shelley's changing the payroll game.
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October 25, 2021

Super stapling: What you need to know

Super stapling comes into effect on 1 November 2021. This will have implications for new employees, employers and their onboarding processes.
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Peter Allen from Absolute Payroll talking about payroll recruitment during COVID-19
September 16, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on the payroll recruitment market: An interview with Peter Allan from Absolute Payroll

Peter Allan discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the payroll market, expectations from payroll candidates and employers, and the changes he has perceived.
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Leave calculation transparency
August 24, 2021

The Holidays Act (2003): Why your payroll software should display calculation transparency

By seeking a transparent payroll software, payroll bureaus and outsourced payroll providers are equipped with the tools to provide audits and advisory.
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Global workforce
August 10, 2021

10 questions to consider before hiring employees internationally

Thinking about expanding your business internationally? Here are 10 things to consider for business globalisation, from hiring, to payroll, to HR.
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The NZ Holidays Act review: what is expected to change
July 15, 2021

The NZ Holidays Act: What Is expected to change and what it means for payroll providers

The NZ government has approved all 22 recommendations to review the Holidays Act (2003) - find out what is expected to change and what this means for payroll.
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Casual employment law changes
July 12, 2021

Casual employees: 6 ways the Australian law has now changed

Amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 have changed the way the law operates in respect of casual employees. Here are the changes and how to manage them.
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STP reporting for End of Financial Year
June 23, 2021

Single Touch Payroll: Reporting obligations for closely held payees and other exempt businesses in FY22

Businesses currently exempt from STP will now need to begin preparing for reporting on July 1 2021. Here's how this will affect your clients.
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New financial year legislative changes fy22
June 9, 2021

Prepare your clients' payroll for the new Australian Financial Year FY22

Review payroll related legislative and tax changes for the new Financial Year FY22 in Australia.
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Streamline Holidays Act compliance in the cloud
June 1, 2021

NZ Holidays Act compliance: 6 ways to streamline employee data

Issues can arise with record keeping and meeting NZ Holidays Act compliance unless innovative, cloud technology is used. Explore how to streamline compliance.
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Holidays Act business compliance
April 20, 2021

The Holidays Act: 6 'best practice' compliance tips

The Holidays Act (2003) is a widespread issue for businesses across New Zealand. Explore these tips to set your business up for compliance.
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KeyPay JobMaker
January 22, 2021

JobMaker: About the scheme and how to apply

Find out about the JobMaker scheme, how to apply, and how KeyPay is preparing clients' businesses for JobMaker claims and reporting via Single Touch Payroll.
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Holidays Act compliance
December 15, 2020

Holidays Act Compliance: 5 'blind spots' of traditional NZ payroll software

Many New Zealand businesses face difficulty in achieving complete compliance with the Holidays Act. Look out for these software issues to ensure compliance.
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Remote working
November 30, 2020

7 Remote Recruiting Tips: How to grow your team when location doesn't matter

Remote working has become the norm. Here's some tips for hiring remote workers in this new world by HR Partner.
Insights
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September 4, 2020

Payroll professionals: Move from data to strategy

In part 2 of our conversation with Nick Day, he discusses technology trends in payroll, and how to embrace innovation to enhance profitability.
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September 3, 2020

Raising the profile of payroll

In celebration of National Payroll Week, we spoke with Nick Day - Managing Director of JGA Recruitment on changing the undervalued perception of payroll.
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Super payments Australia
August 17, 2020

Which employees should receive Australian super contributions?

This guest post by Beam indicates which employees should receive super contributions and how to calculate the minimum super threshold amount for the month.
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Workplace legislation in 2020
July 23, 2020

Employment legislation you should focus on in 2020

Workplace Law take a look at workplace legislation and policies employers should prioritise as we move forward and bring our workplace back together.
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Penalty rate changes to Pharmacy and Retail industry awards
July 10, 2020

Recent penalty rate changes for Retail & Pharmacy Industry Awards

Employers within the Retail and Pharmacy industries should be aware of the following Modern Award penalty rate changes that came into effect from 1 July 2020.
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Changes to HMRC UK Job Retention Scheme
June 15, 2020

July 1 changes to the UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC have made changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including flexible furloughing from 1 July, and reductions in grants from August 1.
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Paying super on time
June 10, 2020

Are you paying super on time?

Our partner, Beam, tells us when you and your clients should pay super and what happens if SG payments are missed.
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Employee experience & bureau payroll
May 28, 2020

The employee experience is the future for payroll service providers

Businesses often focus on employee experience to boost morale, productivity and revenue. Payroll bureaus should be embracing the employee experience.
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NZ Holidays Act
May 11, 2020

Understanding the 'NOTS' of the NZ Holidays Act

David Jenkins from NZPPA covers the NOTS of the Holidays Act and where there are areas we can deliver on today to ensure better payroll and leave compliance.
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Marketing tips for restaurants
April 29, 2020

Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 3: Marketing your restaurant's website

Restaurants often overlook the power of marketing and social media for website promotion. This blog post goes through techniques venues can use to drive sales.
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Setting up your own online ordering system
April 28, 2020

Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 2: Setting up your own online ordering system

External delivery partners can often charge restaurants up to 38% per order commission fees. Here's how you can move your restaurant online and increase profit.
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Optimising your restaurant's financials
April 27, 2020

Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 1: Optimising your financials

Restaurant owner Adam Cheers discusses optimising financials to ensure your restaurant survives in unprecedented times.
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UK Job Retention / Furloughed Workers Scheme
April 20, 2020

Preparing to claim for the UK Job Retention Scheme (aka furloughed workers)

On 15 April, HMRC provided additional information on the UK furloughed workers / Job Retention Scheme claim process. Here's all you need to know.
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Working from the cloud
April 17, 2020

Working from anywhere with cloud payroll

During uncertain times in COVID-19, now more than ever is a time to reassess your current system setup, moving to the cloud and putting employee safety first. 
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COVID-19 payroll
April 16, 2020

There's no playbook for 2020: 3 ways to help yourself and your clients during COVID-19

There is no playbook for years like 2020 with COVID-19. But instead of getting overwhelmed amid the changes, there’s also opportunity. 
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Super amounts Beam
April 15, 2020

Are you paying the right amount of super?

The amount of super you must pay employees is set out by law. This article by Beam covers the SG rate, future SG rates, and calculating OTE.
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Find opportunity in uncertain times
April 15, 2020

COVID-19: Finding opportunities in uncertain times

COVID-19 is an unnerving time and in this time of unease, we want to help you find opportunity for you, and your clients, through technology.
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UK furloughing scheme
April 7, 2020

The UK COVID-19 furloughing scheme

The UK Government has introduced a furloughing scheme in reaction to COVID-19. Here's all we know.
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COVID award flexibility
April 3, 2020

Award flexibility and unpaid pandemic leave during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the impacts of Coronavirus, the Fair Work Commission has increased award flexibility and introduced unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay.
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JobSeeker program COVID-19
March 31, 2020

JobKeeper program: Australian Government wage subsidies during COVID-19

In order to keep workers in employment for as long as possible during COVID-19, the Federal Government announced the JobSeeker program for wage subsidies.
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SSP UK Updates due to COVID-19
March 20, 2020

UK SSP Updates due to COVID-19

Temporary changes have been made to SSP due to COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.
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Strategies to manage leave
March 18, 2020

Holidays Act 2003: Managing leave to show compliance

Are you on top of leave management? Guest writer David Jenkins breaks down leave compliance for you in his latest post.
Payroll Management
Here's your Tax Year End checklist
March 17, 2020

Top tips to stay ahead this Tax Year End

Tax Year-End is almost here! check out our handy checklist for everything you need to know come April 5th.
Payroll Management
Staying compliant with the new NMW changes
March 11, 2020

Updates to NMW changes: ensure your payroll is compliant

The UK government is making updates to the National Minimum Wages regulations and resuming the ‘public naming scheme’. Ensure payroll is compliant.
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Gender pay gap report
March 6, 2020

KeyPay’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

Read the latest findings from KeyPay’s 2020 Gender Pay Gap report.
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Is it time to change your payroll software?
March 2, 2020

Maximise your payroll efficiencies for the new tax year

With the new tax year approaching it's time to ask whether your payroll solution is right for you.
Payroll Management
Here are the top 5 Australian Payroll trends to look out for this year
February 27, 2020

5 Australian payroll trends coming in 2020

Employment Innovations shares 5 Australian payroll trends businesses should look out for in 2020.
Payroll Management
2020 NZ payroll predictions from the NZPPA
February 24, 2020

What's in store for NZ payroll in 2020?

What NZ payroll trends should you lookout for this year? David Jenkins from the NZPPA discusses this and more to keep you in the loop this coming year.
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Managing change during technology implementations
January 7, 2020

The importance of change management and employee engagement during technology implementations

What's the importance of change management during technology implementations? We discuss what you need to know to make your next change a success.
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Top 10 Employment Law Myths
October 29, 2019

Top 10 Employment Law Myths

Employment Innovations have compiled a list of their top ten employment law myths that they find catch out employers again and again.
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What is value pricing, and when should we use it in payroll?
September 1, 2019

What is value pricing, and when should we use it in payroll?

Value pricing can be used in payroll to charge clients based on value rather than a fixed cost. But when can payroll bureaux and accountants get this wrong?
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Why use cloud software?
August 12, 2019

Why use cloud software?

Cloud software is becoming widely used, but some payroll administrators can't let go of desktop systems. Here's why you should switch to the cloud.
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The proof that pensions can actually make you smile
July 16, 2019

The proof that pensions can actually make you smile

KeyPay has just enhanced pension auto-enrolment to be even more streamlined so payroll managers can spend less time on pension administration.
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Common misconceptions about dismissing an employee in their probation period
July 10, 2019

Workplace Law: Common misconceptions about dismissing an employee in their probation period

A decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has shown why employers must exercise care when seeking to dismiss employees – even during probation.
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Single Touch Payroll
June 11, 2019

Single Touch Payroll: The burning questions

Single Touch Payroll will be mandatory for all employers by July 1 2019. Find out all you need to know about STP and KeyPay.
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Modern award basics for employers
June 4, 2019

Resistance is futile: Modern award basics for employers

What is a modern award? Learn about some basic information about modern awards to help employers find their way.
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KeyPay branded payroll
May 22, 2019

What is branded payroll and why is it valuable?

In this blog we explore branded payroll and why branding your payroll product can improve client value, retention and brand perception.
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KeyPay quiz about payroll software
March 1, 2019

QUIZ: Is your payroll software on the dark side?

Can you find a 'new hope' for payroll? Take this quiz to assess your current payroll software and find out where you can improve your payroll processes.
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Single Touch Payroll (STP) for small businesses
February 23, 2019

STP for small businesses is coming: why not start now?

Single Touch Payroll is an ATO initiative, mandatory for small businesses by July 1. What is STP and what are the benefits of starting now?
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Payroll for bureaux
January 22, 2019

Where payroll traditionally failed the bureau

It’s time for payroll bureau businesses to change the way they work and pay by adopting automation and cloud technology in their processes.
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UK pension scheme compliance
January 22, 2019

UK Pension scheme compliance is easy with these top tips

Pensions remain a major pain point for payroll managers and bureaux. This blog explores how to ensure your payroll is compliant in the easiest way possible.
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Payroll bureau with cloud payroll
January 14, 2019

7 reasons to grow your payroll bureau in the cloud

Traditional payroll systems are inefficient and difficult to use. Bureaux should no longer settle for the norm and recognise the benefits of cloud payroll.
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Simplify RTI compliance in UK payroll
January 14, 2019

How to simplify RTI compliance in UK payroll

RTI remains a compliance issue for payroll bureaux, but the right payroll software technology can help us with RTI and create a smoother reporting process.
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Improve payroll efficiencies for bureaux
January 13, 2019

Maximise your payroll efficiency: 3 key trends for the modern payroll bureau

The UK is one of the top five most complex payroll systems in the world, but the right technology can help bureaux maximise their payroll efficiency.
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