Continuing education vital for payroll

Professionals who don’t keep up could put employer, job at risk
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 09/01/2017
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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

While Dr. Seuss may not have had payroll in mind when he wrote those two sentences in I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, they sum up the importance of continual learning for payroll professionals.

Besides having to understand and comply with numerous laws and regulations that govern payroll, those working in the profession must also learn and adapt to continually evolving technologies. Payroll professionals who do not keep up run the risk of putting their employer on the wrong side of compliance and possibly stalling their own career.