Succession planning still a challenge for payroll: Survey

More than three-quarters of employers have no succession plan in place
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/02/2016

Despite challenges employers say they face recruiting and retaining skilled payroll professionals, more than three-quarters admit they do not have a succession plan for payroll staff, a new survey finds.

The survey, part of Hays Canada’s annual Payroll Salary Guide, found 78 per cent have no plan in place to develop qualified payroll professionals to fill critical positions within their organization.

"That number has been almost static for three years now," says Antony McElwee, director of sales and client relations at the recruitment firm.