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Making payroll globally consistent and compliant can be a challenge. How does Maersk Oil, which operates in more than 10 countries, ensure that its HR systems serve its global workforce in the best way possible?
Monika Garg, head of global mobility at Maersk Oil, believes HR technology is growing in potential so much that, at present, “we’re not even scratching the surface”. “Trying to keep pace with it is never easy, as by the time you roll out new technology there is a good chance you are already behind,” she says.
HR Tech World Congress 2017
Monika Garg will discuss how to make payroll more efficient for cross-border employees at HR Tech World Congress, London, 21- 22 March 2017.Further information and tickets
Software is central to keeping everything running smoothly at the company, which has been established for more than 50 years and operates in more than 10 countries. Its role is especially important in streamlining key HR processes for such a globally dispersed workforce.
Garg will be exploring this at the HR Tech World London conference this week, describing how integrating payroll across the various jurisdictions in which Maersk Oil operates has improved efficiency for employees and managers alike.
“There tends to be an inherent problem with HR systems and payroll not being compatible. Each country has their own system that won’t talk to the others,” she explains. “It can be really challenging to bring them together onto one platform - how to get the data into it, the reporting requirements, how people should be paid.”
Building a business case
The company has worked with Deloitte’s Global Compensation Management practice to support the roll-out of a single payroll system across all of its geographies.
Garg believes it is imperative to put together a strong business case to get the leadership sponsorship at the start of the project. This pie