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Certification, skills, networking play important roles in payroll career success: Hays survey
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 06/01/2017
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Payroll professionals who want to advance their careers need to focus on increasing their qualifications, broadening their range of skills, and networking, according to a new survey. Credit: ASDF_MEDIA/Shutterstock

Payroll professionals who want to advance their careers need to focus on increasing their qualifications, broadening their range of skills, and networking. These are among the findings from a new payroll salary survey.

The Hays 2017 Payroll Salary Guide looks at recruitment, retention, salary and workplace trends in the profession. The annual guide includes the results of a survey of more than 1,500 payroll professionals in Canada, including members of the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) and Hays’ clients.

It found that even though the payroll job market is expected, on average, to be better than it has been over the last two years, most payroll teams say they will not be hiring extensively this year. Although 58 per cent of payroll professionals surveyed think their employer’s business activity will increase this year, 84 per cent expect the size of their payroll team to remain the same.