HR and payroll outsourcing benefits

HR and Payroll Outsourcing Benefits

Anita van Wyk HR Manger, Payroll

Does the thought of managing and paying employees raise your level of anxiety? When we listen to CEO’s, Managing Directors, General Managers, Finance Manager or HR Manager of an organisation, we frequently hear…

  • It’s a mess, we have people on so many different pay rates and varying entitlements….I do not have time to ensure everyone is paid correctly…..there are so many errors made in our payroll…… we are probably either underpaying people or over paying people….. What a nightmare, paper work and spreadsheets everywhere….interpreting the Awards is a mine field.

Can you relate to this? What if we could tell you that we know a solution that will result in:

No more

  • paper work and spreadsheets
  • losing hours in manually processes to pay people
  • relying on one resource to be at work on pay day
  • resource required to data entry timesheets, leave requests, expenses, updating personal details
  • breaches of pay confidentiality

But instead a solution that

  • was at the technological forefront, leveraging cloud based technology to engrain efficiency and automation
  • reduced labour costs
  • allowed you and your staff to focus on your core business
  • provided access to the same economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that give large corporations their competitive advantage
  • guaranteed continuation – no need to cover resources when on leave

More and more businesses are turning to this solution.

HR and Payroll Outsourcing


Outsourcing practices commenced in the 80’s, took off in the 90’s and has continued to grow and evolve over the last 30+ years. Deloitte’s 2016 Global Outsourcing Survey reported a 36% rise in the Finance Outsourcing Market and a 32% rise in the HR Outsourcing Market between 2014 and 2016. The concept is very familiar with small businesses who cannot financially support “expert” resources internally, nor do they need these resources full-time. Larger organisations turn to outsourcing to cut costs.

Our philosophy around outsourcing is: “if you cannot justify recruiting an “expert” who has the right experience and qualification required to help you manage and grow your business successfully, then look for the right “expert” externally who can be there when and as you need them”.

Too often I see businesses utilising their administration staff to run their payroll and deal with HR matters. Often these employees do not have the experience or qualifications to effectively perform these tasks. Confidentiality also becomes an issue. The result can be costly to the business, leaving them exposed to risks around non-compliance and litigation.

Lucent Advisory understand how important it is to eliminate risk by having the right advice and support in your business.

Outsourcing Payroll and HR is increasingly on the rise, and it is no surprise considering there are so many benefits.

8 Benefits of outsourcing enjoyed by our HR and Payroll clients

  • Reduce cost

    Cost savings may not be the only reason to outsource, but it’s certainly a major factor. Outsourcing converts fixed costs into variable costs, releases capital for investment elsewhere in your business, and allows you to avoid large employee related expenditures. Outsourcing can also make your company more attractive to investors, since you’re able to pump more capital directly into revenue-producing activities.

  • Increase efficiency

    The systems and processes businesses use internally to manage their Payroll and HR are often manual and inefficient. Lucent Advisory stays up to date with technology, offering automated processes to improve efficiency, reducing errors, cost and time spent on Payroll and HR matters.

  • Reduce labour costs

    Hiring and training staff can be very expensive. Employees don’t always live up to your expectations, which then absorbs management time. Outsourcing lets you focus your human resources where you need them most.

  • Start new projects quickly

    As Payroll and HR is one of our core services, we can quickly and efficiently get up and running, contributing to your business from day one.

  • Enables you to focus on core business

    Every business has limited resources. Every manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing can help your business to shift its focus from peripheral activities toward work that serves the customer, and it can help managers set their priorities more clearly.

  • Levels the playing field

    Most small businesses simply can’t afford to match the in-house support services that larger companies maintain. Outsourcing can help small firms act “big” by giving them access to the same economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that large companies enjoy.

  • Reduce risk

    Employing and paying staff carries a certain amount of risk. The Australian Industrial Relations System is very complex and often there are changes to legislation. We manage this risk for you. We keep up to date with changes and help our clients avoid risks when employing and managing people.

  • Having the right resource all year round

    Your employees are entitled to 4 weeks annual leave and 10 days personal leave per annum. When staff are away, there may be no-one else to handover the responsibilities of Payroll and HR. By outsourcing, this will never be an issue again.

Lucent Advisory have multiple experts who can work across all industries.

Click here to learn more about our Outsourced Payroll and Compliance Solution.

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