#PassionforPayrollMax van der Klis-Busink was the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) 2018 Payroll Global Vision Award winner.  His #Passionforpayroll, his appetite for discovering payroll solutions to complex global payroll problems coupled with his extensive global payroll management expertise and enthusiasm for sharing advice for the betterment of the payroll industry as a whole makes this episode of The Payroll Podcast one you are not going to want to miss.

Recorded on the eve of the World Cup Semi-Final, in this episode of The Payroll Podcast, we discover:

  • How Max has progressed his payroll career thanks to the simple process of networking
  • How to build award-winning global payroll teams who are empowered and set up for future success
  • How to develop your own payroll control frameworks
  • The story behind his hashtag #PassionforPayroll
  • The steps and stages that led to Max winning the first ever GPMI Payroll Global Vision Award
  • How to stay motivated and passionate about your payroll career, in a profession Max calls ‘The best job in the world.’
  • Key steps you can implement immediately to begin the process of elevating your payroll career to the next level
  • We also discover his views on the future of the industry and the possibility of “Interactive Payslips”…

Max is the International Payroll Manager for Royal Dutch Shell, and he has a proven track record in building adaptable payroll functions that are able to deliver excellent levels of service within its ever-changing global payroll landscape.

Incredibly skilled in the construction of control frameworks for international payrolls, Max developed the pioneering ‘Global Payroll Control Framework (or GPCF for short) which he utilises to align payroll strategies with the overall tax and business strategy of organisations.

In this episode of The Payroll Podcast, we discover the motivations behind his hashtag handle which is #PassionForPayroll, and we learn why Max truly believes that payroll is the number one career choice for anyone interested in finance, HR, IT, Compliance or even Law!

“We’ve taken the best of HR, finance, legal, technology, IT into one function called Payroll.”

Max has never shied away from praising the teams that have supported him to overcome the global payroll challenges that he has faced, and in this episode, we explore his beliefs in what makes a great team leader.

We discover how writing about payroll tax assurance on a beach on holiday led him to become a keynote speaker and writer for the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) and we learn that if you work in payroll and are passionate about what you do, then there is nothing holding you back from doing the same!

Max has extensive experience in all aspects of international payroll, and he has published articles and presented at many conferences for the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI), so we are incredibly excited to bring this unique episode to you!

If you are ever wondering why or how you ended up in payroll or indeed if you are thinking about a change in career direction then first, we recommend you save this episode of The Payroll Podcast into your favourites!  If you ever need a healthy reminder as to why payroll is the best career in the world, you can then access this episode, again and again, to remind yourself why working payroll is so special.

If you know anyone else who works in payroll, then please, share this episode with your friends and get them to subscribe today!

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The Payroll Podcast has one primary aim. To cut through the complex global payroll legislation, technology and compliance issues that can affect a payroll operation and provide practical tips and advice that you can implement immediately. We aim to take our listeners on a journey through subjects such as GDPR, wellbeing, Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency, SaaS, global payroll compliance, payroll control frameworks, payroll entrepreneurship, leadership, learning and development, recruitment, best practice, workplace psychology, payroll training, process improvements and career planning and who knows what else! We try to do it with a little bit of humour and with information that I hope can make your payroll function better!

Featuring leading industry experts, we interview Payroll Business Owners, Global Payroll Directors, Payroll Trainers, Payroll Managers, Payroll Software Professionals. However, we will also be speaking with Wellness-at-Work Practitioners, HR Managers, the HMRC, CEO’s, Recruiters and even Talent and Leadership Psychologists!

The Payroll Podcast is a niche podcast, so if you like the show, please subscribe to it, review it (on iTunes) and please, please share it with as many of your payroll colleagues as possible!

If you wish to get involved with The Payroll Podcast or indeed if you would like to suggest a topic or tell us what you think about it, then please email me at [email protected] – I would love to hear from you!

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Previous Podcasts Episodes Include:

  1. Solving Payroll & HR Workforce Challenges with LMS – with Shaun Wilde, #07
  2. Payroll Entrepreneurship and the rise in Payroll API Technology – with Stuart Hall – #06
  3. Raising the Profile of Payroll – Kate Upcraft #05
  4. Wellness and Working Well by becoming “Super-Human” – with Hari Kalymnios. #04
  5. Global Payroll & Jurisdictional Compliance with Adrian Morrissey from Immedis #03
  6. The Future of Payroll and the CIPP with Vickie Graham #02
  7. Preparing Payroll for GDPR with Richard George #01

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