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Workplaces are evolving at a speed never seen before. Technology now influences almost every job role, ever day and is shaping the way payroll teams communicate pay: online payslips now becoming the standard rather than the exception.

Only a decade ago, online payslips were considered a privilege for the select few: offered to office-based employees using company computers as part of their daily schedule. This made the business case for online payslips difficult to justify, as teams wrestled with balancing cost benefit: between set-up costs and employee opt-in rates.

Management of online payslips was also an administrative concern to payroll teams who recognised a two-tier system would need to operate to print payslips for the many and host online payslips for the few.

Technology has transformed the desktop and online payslips

This short video by bestreviews.com depicts effortlessly, in under 60 seconds, how our workspaces have been influenced by technology.

Video source: bestreviews.com

What’s clear from this video, is that applications and mobile devices have replaced the physical equipment and paper systems we relied on in the past. Perhaps it’s no surprise then, with our desks clear, we no longer need a fixed location to work. Tasks today are conducted where ever and often whenever needed.

60% of employees access online payslips from a mobile device

Almost all employees today have the potential to connect to online payslips, whether that’s at a Desktop PC or from a personal mobile device. And employees are connected. Each year we publish a How Employees Access Epayslips Report and over the last three years have seen a rise in mobile device use from 38.2% as an average in 2015 to 59.3% in 2017. Employees are also using a range of non-work replaced devices such as games consoles and eReaders to access online payslips beyond the workplace.

Online payslips as a standard

Results from a CIPP payslip survey in 2015-16 suggest 58.1% of companies offer online payslips. This is an increase of almost 21% on the previous year. If this trend continues it’s feasible that online payslips will be the standard way to communicate pay for many organisations by the end of this year.

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