Payroll is a complicated process that has severe consequences if it’s done incorrectly. Processing your employees’ payroll as a small business can be difficult and time consuming. If you want to have more time for the parts of your business you love, you need to simplify your payroll processing. Here are some of the best ways to make your payroll easier:

Automate Time Tracking

Keeping track of employees’ hours is a big part of the payroll process. Miscounting hours can lead to serious pay discrepancies and potential lawsuits. In addition, overtime pay can become a hassle if you have a poor method of tracking employee hours. More and more companies are changing their time tracking system to an automated or online system. Changing over to a time tracking application can make tracking and calculating employee hours much easier. Helpside has an online time tracking solution that integrates with our payroll software for easy payroll processing.

Simplify Time Off Accrual

Paid time off, vacation time, sick leave, and more can be difficult to keep track of, especially when employees have a limited amount of leave per year. Luckily, there are several ways to simplify this. Using one bucket of PTO for all vacation and sick leave is one option. Another is to find a system that can help track time off accrual for you. Helpside has tools that allow employees and employers to see and track accrued time off easily. Simplifying the time off accrual tracking will save you plenty of time and energy to use in other areas of your business.


Though there are ways to make payroll simpler on your own, it can often be much easier to outsource payroll to a professional company.  Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) offer payroll services that take away many administrative duties from the employer including employee garnishments, verifications of employment and more, saving you time and headaches. Helpside is a PEO that offers payroll services along with time tracking technology, HR consultations, benefits plans, and risk management services at competitive pricing for small businesses. Are you interested in simplifying your payroll? Reach out to us at