You might think that choosing a company to process your payroll is a simple and straightforward proposition. Just look through the phone book or search the Web are you are likely to find dozens of companies in the local area. Here in New Jersey there are hundreds of payroll companies. So, how do you choose the right one?
Many companies focus on cost first. This is usually a big mistake! Focus first on a number of important questions. First, think about exactly what payroll and ancillary services the company offers. For example, many payroll companies (including Payroll Unlimited) do much more than simply calculate and distribute checks. They issue tax forms (like W-2s), manage benefit plans, distribute funds to retirement accounts, provide management with reports, integrate with human resource management systems, and more. You might need some or all of these services. So, before even discussing the cost – consider your payroll needs and find a company that provides those services.