Ceridian survey reveals only 6% of employers plan to add staff to cope with auto enrolment admin burden

According to a survey of over 200 HR, payroll and financial professionals conducted by Ceridian, one of the UK’s leading HCM technology and service providers , only three per cent of respondents expect their employer to take on an additional person to meet their auto enrolment responsibilities. Of the 211 respondents, a further three per cent expect their employer to hire an extra two to four staff.

David Woodward, chief product and innovation officer, at Ceridian UK said: “We know from experience with the largest organisations that, provided the right technology is employed, the administrative burden can be managed. However, we also know many organisations are trying to manage without investing in the right technology and yet still think they can achieve this with no additional resource. Worryingly, nearly a third of respondents believe additional resource will be required but fear it will not be allowed.”

In the majority of organisations, the HR function owns the auto enrolment project at 43 per cent, followed by payroll at 24 per cent.

David Woodward commented: “Whoever owns the auto enrolment project, we remain firmly of the view that payroll is best placed to determine when an employee should be automatically enrolled into a chosen pension scheme and make a contribution. The successful programmes we have seen, therefore, actively involved payroll as a major stakeholder, while ensuring HR, finance and IT are all actively involved.”

For further press information on Ceridian, contact either Chief Commercial Officer, Nick Laird on 0118 922 3606 or Jeremy Snook at JSPR on 01235 227572. Mobile: 07957 867139.  E-mail: jeremy.snook@jspr.co.uk

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Ceridian is one of the world’s leading HCM technology and service providers. In the UK, it works with over 5,000 businesses, large and small, delivering quality, accurate payroll and value-added HR services.

Ceridian provides national and international payroll and HR transactional services including HR outsourcing, employee benefits, workforce management, expense management, absence management and employee assistance programmes.

Innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are offered to all clients. These leading-edge SaaS solutions can be purchased as a complete totally-integrated package, or in scalable modules, designed to flex with organisational needs.

Through decades of global experience, people capability and first class delivery of world class HR transactional solutions, Ceridian increases quality, reduces risk, boosts revenue, lowers cost and frees time for its customers to focus on their priorities.

From multi-nationals to small start-ups, Ceridian’s KnowHow enables their HR development journey.

Ceridian is winner of the Payroll Provider Award, Payroll Software Product Award and Technology Development Award in the 2012 Payroll World Awards.

For more information, visit www.ceridian.co.uk

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Ceridian is one of the world’s leading HR outsourcing and payroll service providers. In the UK, it works with over 5,000 businesses, large and small, delivering quality, accurate payroll and value-added HR services. Ceridian provides national and international payroll and HR transactional services including HR outsourcing, employee benefits, workforce management, expense management, absence management plus employee assistance programmes. Innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are also offered to clients who need a technology solution but prefer to employ their own people. These leading-edge IT solutions can be purchased as a complete totally-integrated package, or in scalable modules, designed to flex with organisational needs. Through decades of global experience, people capability and first class delivery of world class HR transactional solutions, Ceridian increases quality, reduces risk, boosts revenue, lowers cost and frees time for its customers to focus on their priorities. From multinationals to small start-ups, Ceridian’s KnowHow enables their HR development journey. For more information, visit www.ceridian.co.uk

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