If you no longer have an office staff professional to do paperwork and payroll, and you aren't sure if you want to bring another person into the office for the job, find a payroll service provider. There are companies that only do payroll and can help you with your payroll needs.
Start inquiring with different providers to get the costs for the services. Ask what type of software they use, how they communicate with you on a regular basis, and what the cost will be based on how many employees you have, and how much needs to be done. Here are the benefits of avoiding another in-person professional.
No Annual Base Salary
Outsourcing your payroll needs means that you have no base salary to worry about. You don't have to pay someone on your staff a full or part-time income. You also don't have to worry about offering them some type of healthcare plan or giving them any retirement incentives that you offer other employees.
Speed and Efficiency
When you hire a professional whose only job is to manage your payroll, and payroll is all that they do, you know the work will be done quickly and efficiently as you need it. You don't have to worry about them having other tasks that need to be done for the business, or that they don't have payroll as their main focus. This means you're going to get the payroll as needed, error-free.
Reduce Office Space Needs
You don't have to worry about having a space available in the office for this person. This also prevents you from having to get them a cell phone, computer to work on, and other office supplies that they would use if they were in the office doing this type of work throughout the week. You don't provide the service providers with anything but your payroll information.
Call around to see what the different costs are for the services that you need. Talk with each provider about what type of secure network they do your payroll on, to make sure that the information of your employees and your business is going to be safe.
You want to know how you're going to get them their information, how fast the turnaround is going to be for the work, and how long the contract will be for. You can also ask that you do a trial period, to make sure that everything goes as needed at first.