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Receive Expert Advice on How to Attract the Next Generation of Payroll Professionals

BY: Cynthia Crise | 05/10/21

Join the APA for our upcoming #PayNews chat as experts discuss strategies for attracting the next generation of payroll professionals on Thursday, May 13 at 3 p.m. EDT.

The hour-long discussion will be hosted by Jon Schausten, CPP, Director of Payroll and HRIS at OneAmerica, and Gerard Hall, CPP, Senior Payroll Operations Manager at CBIZ.

  1. What is something you wish you’d known before starting your career in payroll?
  2. What is the best way to find a job in payroll? How did you get your first payroll job?
  3. After you obtain a payroll job, do you find there is a clear career progression? Why or why not? 
  4. What advice would you give to someone starting their career in payroll?
  5. What is the biggest misconception about processing payroll?
  6. What specific skill sets do you identify as a good fit for someone looking to take the payroll career path? This could be both tangible and soft skills.
  7. What is the biggest obstacle that may be preventing future payroll practitioners from entering the profession?
  8. Many young professionals value benefits such as remote work and flexible schedules. Are these common benefits among payroll teams? What other benefits may attract new payroll pros?
  9. What advice would you give to a payroll pro who suddenly finds themselves promoted into a team leader role for the first time?
  10. What can the current generation of payroll professionals to do actively engage new payroll pros?

Join the online discussion directly on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #PayNews and following along on the "Latest" tab. Include the hashtag #paynews in your tweet replies to questions to be a part of the live conversation with your payroll peers.


Cynthia Crise is Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator for the APA.