Payroll Policy

Recorded live after the recent CIPP annual Excellent Conference and Awards in Birmingham at the Hilton Metropole (so please excuse the background noise), in this episode, “Payroll Policy, Strategy & Technology for Generation Z”, I sit down with Helen Hargreaves, Associate Director of Policy at the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals  to discuss payroll legislation, payroll policy, payroll strategy and payroll technology. In particular, we consider how these core payroll fundamentals are adapting to the worlds changing workforce, in particular, ‘Generation Z’ and the Gig Economy.

The gig economy and “Generation-Z” are causing businesses to rethink how they approach business, engagement, policy and technology.  Payroll is no exception, and this is evident in new payroll services being offered and developed such as Pay-on-Demand.  Having spent over 27 years with the HMRC, Helen has a comprehensive background in payroll and has seen the industry change and adapt time and again to the changing demands of industry.  In this episode, we explore these changes in more detail.

There are few payroll professionals in the industry with more expertise in payroll so if you are passionate about payroll and the future, we recommend you download and subscribe to this episode and save it to your favourites!


Specifically, in this episode of The Payroll Podcast, we discover more about how to apply Payroll Policy, Strategy & Technology to our Changing Workforce, the gig economy and Generation Z including:

  • Results from CIPP research studies that are influencing change at Government level
  • How blockchain technology could influence the future of payroll
  • How and why the payroll industry continues to elevate itself to board level
  • How to develop payroll strategy to future-proof your payroll department
  • Brexit uncertainties and planning now for the future
  • The demands of a changing workforce on payroll
  • Why you can’t automate payroll positions
  • Why there will be an increased level of implementation in relation to ‘pay-on-demand’ services
  • How the gig economy and Generation Z are influencing current payroll trends
  • The CIPP policy and Research team and how you can get involved in shaping the future of the payroll industry

We hope you enjoy this ‘Payroll Policy & Technology and Generation Z’ episode of The Payroll Podcast!  If you know anyone else who works in payroll, then please, share this episode with your friends and get them to subscribe today!



The Payroll Podcast has one primary aim. To cut through the complex global payroll legislation, technology and compliance issues that affect payroll operations and to provide practical advice that you can implement immediately to improve your payroll department.  We aim to take our listeners on a journey through subjects complex payroll issues ranging from GDPR, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence to, Global payroll compliance, payroll control frameworks, workplace psychology and payroll career planning.  We try to do it with a little bit of humour and with content that I truly hope will help you to improve your payroll function for the better!

Featuring leading industry experts, we interview Payroll Business Owners, Global Payroll Directors, Payroll Trainers, Payroll Managers, Payroll Software Professionals, Wellness-at-Work Practitioners, HR Directors, CEO’s, Recruiters and even Talent and Leadership Psychologists!

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Previous Podcasts Episodes Include:

  1. How to achieve your Payroll Performance Goals – with Ryan Mathie – #011
  2. The Payroll Apprenticeship Scheme – with Ian Holloway – #010
  3. Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & The Future of Payroll & HR – with Anita Lettink of NGAHR – #090
  4. #Passionforpayroll & Creating Effective Global Payroll Control Frameworks – With Max Van Der Klis-Busink – #08
  5. Solving Payroll & HR Workforce Challenges with LMS – with Shaun Wilde, #07
  6. Payroll Entrepreneurship and the rise in Payroll API Technology – with Stuart Hall – #06
  7. Raising the Profile of Payroll – Kate Upcraft #05
  8. Wellness and Working Well by becoming “Super-Human” – with Hari Kalymnios. #04
  9. Global Payroll & Jurisdictional Compliance with Adrian Morrissey from Immedis #03
  10. The Future of Payroll and the CIPP with Vickie Graham #02
  11. Preparing Payroll for GDPR with Richard George #01

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