Payroll Staffing Ratio

Benchmarking Report

Payroll Staffing Ratio

This PDF report includes benchmarking data (in a visual, chart-based format), an comprehensive KPI definition, characteristics of high performers and technical details on measuring Payroll Staffing Ratio. Purchase and download this easy-to-understand, presentation-ready report immediately to compare performance levels, set attainable performance targets, and push towards best-in-class performance for this KPI.

What is Payroll Staffing Ratio?

The number of company-wide employees divided by the total number of Payroll employees working for the company at the same point in time, expressed as a ratio (e.g., total employees per payroll employee).

Why should Payroll Staffing Ratio be measured?

Payroll Staffing Ratio measures the staffing levels within the company's payroll function relative to the total number of employees working for the organization at the same point in time (i.e., total employees per payroll employee; or, number of employees supported per payroll employee). Many factors can impact the number of employees required to manage the company's payroll process, including the level of automation, complexity of compensation packages (e.g., performance-based bonuses, commissions, referral fees, etc.) and method of payment used (e.g., electronic, paper checks, etc.). In many cases, the payroll function may be outsourced in part, or fully, to a third-party processing vendor.

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