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4 things to do at the American Payroll Congress

ceridianmakeover2One of the most important objectives for any HR department is that of payroll processing. At the end of the day, it’s always a key goal to make sure everyone in the office is compensated in the full amount and in a timely fashion. The paycheck is the reason everyone comes in to the office each day – in comparison, everything else is an afterthought.

Given the importance of handling the payroll effectively, it’s no surprise that so many HR professionals meet up every year to network with their colleagues and discuss best practices in the industry. The American Payroll Congress is the premier payroll event of the year, and the 33rd annual edition is going on this week. The convention runs from May 5-9, with a concurrent expo from May 6-8.

Every year, the Congress brings you a wealth of payroll resources including workshops, networking opportunities and recertification credits. You’re able to choose from 200 different events over the course of the week, including a wide variety of educational workshops with over 100 exhibitors. With 1,800 attendees passing through the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, you’ll have many, many opportunities to meet with colleagues and learn tricks of the trade.

This is your chance to connect with industry leaders in payroll, accounts payable, finance, accounting, human resources, benefits and systems. You can even get a closer look at Ceridian – we’re located at Booth 101 in the Expo Hall, with an impressive 40×40 exhibit.

Below is a rundown of four special features at the American Payroll Congress that you might enjoy:

Get a mini-makeover
One highlight of this year’s Congress is the chance to meet with an in-booth Sephora consultant for a 10-minute makeover session. If you receive a makeover at Booth 101, you’re encouraged to tweet or Instagram a selfie using hashtag #CeridianMakeover, and Ceridian will donate $10 to United Way on your behalf.

Schedule a Dayforce demo

To learn more about a high-tech solution that can help your business better take care of human capital management, you can sign up for a demo of Ceridian’s product, Dayforce HCM. You’ll learn more about how Ceridian helped give 1,000 companies – including Sephora – a Payroll and time and attendance “makeover.” If you schedule one in advance, you can get a $10 gift card.

Build your business case
For many HR professionals, it’s a challenge to build the business case for payroll technology. Fortunately, you can attend a workshop from 2:15 to 3:45 today (Thursday) entitled “ROI and Building the Business Case for Payroll Technology,” presented by Ceridian’s VP of Strategy, Jayson Saba. This session will drive home the point that better payroll technology is a must-have.

Learn vital survival tips
Are you afraid of payroll tech implementation? You’re in luck – from 8 to 9:30 on Saturday morning, you’ll be able to attend a workshop that will help you implement the right solution, meet deadlines and streamline communications. “Implementation Survival Kit” will be presented by Mary Lyon, senior solutions consultant, alongside XO Communications.

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