Writing the most useful reports for executives

Understand the audience, state the business case and translate information into dollars for best results
By Fiorella Callocchia
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 01/06/2011

Well it’s that time of the month once again and payroll professionals across the country are scrambling to produce the headcount and leave of absence reports they think executives need to run the business. But is that really what executives want in terms of information and data from payroll?

Now is an excellent time to stop and reflect on the business value and importance of the reports payroll generates. Payroll has access to invaluable information that can be mined to provide senior management with information to make better business decisions.

In order to achieve this, payroll must first consider what the report or trend analysis will be used for.