The 4 reasons why companies still print payslips in 2020
23rd January 2020
If your organisation is still printing payslips, you’ll probably know firsthand how expensive and time consuming it is. You might assume that printing is the only viable solution for your company, or perhaps you believe there might be resistance from your workforce when switching to electronic payslips, but have you really considered the wider implications of this delivery method for your business and employees, and whether there might be a better solution out there?
Should we provide printed payslips for our staff?
If staff genuinely do not have access to a computer or smartphone then there is of course a case to print their payslips. However we often find that this excuse from employees stems more from fear of complicated digital systems than a genuine lack of access to digital services, and recent studies show that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds (the age group usually associated with reluctance to move to digital services) now own a smartphone. (source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41319684)
What are the main problems for businesses?
There are six key problems that companies face with the printed payslip method. The most common concerns are around cost and sustainability. But there may be other reasons, for example:
Read about the SIX problems with printing payslips (download)
And the environmental impact?
Most organisations are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint and are therefore looking to digitise many of their business functions. Making the shift from printed payslips is environmental win for you and your organisation.
Read our client case study on making the switch to epayslips
What are the blockers to change?
Despite the numerous arguments against printing payslips, many businesses continue to do so for several reasons:
If any of these problems resonate with you, download our report
Switching a more efficient payslip delivery method via an online portal can be a transformative solution for your business.
Nervous about the idea of moving to a portal?
Whether you feel restricted by the options of your payroll software (but don’t necessarily want the hassle of a software change) or have concerns about how staff will cope with the change to a portal, or worry about online portal security, this guide will help you. PayDashboard can provide you with the tools to switch from printed payslips to the immersive, interactive SMARTslipsTM – making pay day easier for you and more engaging for your employees.
Download our guide to moving from printed payslips to epayslips