Payroll professionals – the CIPP Policy and Research team want to hear from you!

22 May 2020

Everyone has an experience to share about life during lock down, personal, professional, health, happiness, and horrors, the CIPP Policy and Research team want to hear yours.

There is a pre-conception by many that processing pay, pensions and reward, simply requires the pressing of a button. However, we know already that many of those misconceptions have dramatically changed already due to the impact of COVID-19.

Recognised as key workers, the payroll profession, across all sectors and in all service lines, have successfully overcome many difficulties to keep the UK workforce paid, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many payroll teams are now working remotely and are facing a daily juggle to comply with the latest legislative changes, as well as ensuring that ‘business as usual’ tasks and processes continue. What would normally be classed as standard tasks, such as entering a new employee onto a system, for many, have required significant changes to procedures. But we know those changes have occurred and have resulted in the continued successful delivery or normal service during anything but normal circumstances.

The CIPP policy and research team want to hear your story of how have you overcome diversity in recent weeks, how have your families adapted to sharing your daily life as a payroll practitioner. We know there have been tears, but we also know that there have been numerous success stories and we would encourage you to have your say.

  • How you have overcome such challenges?

  • How have you tackled getting information from new employees?

  • How you have overcome barriers in communication?

  • Did you have a plan in place for such an event?

  • How have you tackled processing furlough leave?

These are just some of the many subjects you could talk about, but please dont allow us to limit you, as you share your tales of COVID19.

Responses will be published and shared by the team within the Coronavirus hub and we plan coverage in Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward.

It is said that ‘a trouble shared is a trouble halved’ and we know, there is reassurance in knowing that we are not alone in our experiences during these difficult times. 

Please email Samantha Mann, Policy and research technical lead to  Samantha.Mann@cipp.org.uk directly with your personal experiences so that they can be shared with the wider payroll community. Your submission can be acknowledged by name or anonymously. Thank you


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