Tell me a little about your Payroll set up prior to working with CR Payroll and why you reached out to them in the first place?
Niamh: Prior to working with CR Payroll, our Payroll set-up with a junior or temp hire could take 4 to 5 hours. This is fine if you’re thinking long-term and you’re willing to put in the time to invest in them, such as in the case of a junior. However, it’s not always convenient.
We reached out to CR Payroll because someone in our company was sick and we didn’t know when they would be back – as the length of sick leave is usually hard to predict. We didn’t want to hire someone on a 6 month basis and then suddenly have to dismiss them after 3 weeks. CR Payroll’s name popped in our heads, and myself and our Financial Director discussed it. I don’t know any other company that does this service. We concluded that it is a short-term solution
“We didn’t want to hire someone on a 6 month basis and then suddenly have to dismiss them after 3 weeks”
and realistically we knew we were never going to have someone in for the price CR Payroll were charging us.. So, it worked well for us. I don’t think people realise how much people need payroll people until your payroll person is out sick. It’s not like a project where you can just push the task out by a week – with payroll, we have a legal obligation to pay people on time. Things like projects etc. can be dropped off but the payroll is the bread and butter of our work and it has to be done. So, we decided CR Payroll was the best option for us.