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Are you proud to be payroll?

8th Sep 2010
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It's party time here at AccountingWEB towers this week as we're celebrating National Payroll Week - an event which is aimed at raising awareness of the hard work and valuable contribution of payroll staff everywhere.

The theme of this year's event is 'Proud to be Payroll' and, thanks to our friends at the Institute of Payroll Professionals, we've transformed the office into party central - festooning the place with balloons and holding a week-long 'cake shower' to show our finance team just how much we appreciate them. (Check them out in the photo above, left to right: Steven Priscott – finance director, Claire Leonidou – credit control executive, Chanelle Worgan – trainee accountant and Lynne Holliday – accounts manager.)

It's not too late to join in the celebrations, so if you want to get your colleagues involved, here are a few creative ways you can take part:

  • Introduce NPW celebrations at your office - Hosting a NPW celebration at your office is simple. Start by reminding your supervisor that NPW is important, not only to those in your payroll department, but also to everyone in the company. Post messages on your intranet and promote NPW in your email signature. Visit www.payrollprofession.org for more details.
     
  • Check out your payslip on a coffee break – Encourage employees to visit the payroll department for a friendly chat about how their payslip works, it’s the perfect way to improve relations and make people aware of what’s available to them.
     
  • Information booth – Set up an area in the reception or entrance of your organisation, it’s the ideal place to get noticed. Use the items in your NPW pack to decorate your booth and it’ll be a good opportunity to get people involved and answer any questions.

Happy Payroll Week everyone!

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