Santhouse Honored for Two Decades of Leadership

If your organization has improved business practices and overall processes over the last year, you very well could be the recipient of a 2016 Payroll Prism Award, AP Prism Award, or Shared Services Award. Obtaining such an award not only helps your department garner industry-wide recognition, but it proves your employees' worth to company officials, too.

Now is the time to send in your nomination for the 2016 Prism Awards for best practices. Companies of all sizes are welcome to nominate their departments, and any department involved in payroll, finance, or accounting is eligible.

The 2016 Prism Awards will be presented to innovative payroll departments that exhibit best practices in four distinct categories:

  • Technology
  • Management
  • Processes
  • Overall Best Practices
Download the Payroll Prism Awards nomination form to enter, or do the same for the AP Prism Award, and the Shared Services Award. All nominations are due by July 8.

The 2016 Payroll Prism Award winners are chosen by the subcommittee chairs of APA's Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF). The AP Prism Award winner and the Shared Services Award winner are chosen by the chairs of APA's Strategic Accounts Payable Leadership Task Force (SAPLTF) and the Shared Services Task Force (SSTF), respectively.

All awards will be presented at APA's Fall Forum, scheduled for September 21-23 in Las Vegas. Contact Jim Medlock, CPP, APA Education Advisor, for additional information on the Prism Awards.

Unleash Your Inner Leader

In September, the Strategic Leadership Certificate Program will prepare you with the insights, skills, and strategies to uncover the powerful leader within.

Over a two-and-a-half day period, attendees will learn four distinct styles of leadership and explore an eight-step decision-making process. The class will demonstrate how payroll professionals can align their visions with an organization's goals and build effective relationships with different personality types. Attendees can earn up to 15 RCHs, 1.5 CEUs, or 18 CPE credits.

Register today for the upcoming September class in San Antonio!

Implementing Payroll Best Practices

This class emphasizes best practices for payroll practitioners, covering topics such as writing business plans to sell the return on investment and developing implementation plans that include management buy-ins.

Through this four-and-a-half-day training in October, payroll professionals will be able to plan for long-term success with strategic management. Attendees can earn up to 29 RCHs, 2.9 CEUs, or 34 CPE credits.

Register now at APA's course catalog.

It Pays to Know

Starting in the late 1920s, sorting machines using punch cards operating in tandem with tabulating machines calculated the number of workers, number of hours worked, and amount of money to be paid to each worker.

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Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.


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