Category Archives: Management

Putting a man on the moon proves easier than California payroll


After years of trying, California has finally come up with a rule that is harder to implement than putting a man on the moon. Continue reading

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Self-Service and Mobility and an EPT


After starting this blog a few weeks ago, I have to admit, I’m addicted to checking my blog stats. It’s become a personal challenge to myself to see if I can draw more readers today than I did yesterday. I … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup


Two members of my team recently earned their CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) certification.  They studied hard, went to classes and sat for the exam.  They were both thrilled to learn that they passed and can now order their new business … Continue reading

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When Self-Service isn’t


It happens every year, somewhere around the time employees get there W-2’s.  The call comes in, “I moved back in May and forgot to update my tax information. Can you change it and reissue the W-2?” Around here, our payroll … Continue reading

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My point exactly . . .


Steve Boese summed up my position nicely with another military metaphor in his post Tactics and Technology, pointing out how we need to adapt to technology least we get mowed down like Pickett.  Technology is rapidly changing and we need … Continue reading

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Attack of the data gremlins . . .


The other day, while at dinner, I wasn’t paying much attention to my Diet Coke, reached for it and took a big drink and almost ended up spitting lemonade across the table.  It turns out that I grabbed my son’s … Continue reading

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Mid-year reviews


It’s that time of the year again.  As a manager here, June means it’s time for mid-year reviews.  I’ll confess, it’s one of the least favorite aspects of my job.  It’s not that I dislike giving feedback to my team, I … Continue reading

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