I am the CEO of a large company who have 500+ employees and I would like to share my nightmare story with you.
At the end of a particular month, my CFO asked to see me urgently with something important that could not wait. When they entered the room, I knew by their face that we had a major issue.
They explained that we had a payroll disaster due to a team member being absent at short notice and that the payroll did not run. As it was a Friday there was panic moment. Little did I realise the impact of the message they had imparted to me. I will try to explain the nightmare scenario as easy as possible. First my thoughts went to an expletive and then to the fact that no one, including myself would have their money in their bank account when it was needed.
“They explained that we had a payroll disaster due to a team member being absent at short notice and that the payroll did not run.”