In case you missed it, Payroll People was featured in The Business Journal in its “Profiles in Business” section. Review the company article below to learn how we’re taking an active role in protecting our clients’ data.
Companies of all sizes collect and maintain highly sensitive data on employees. When a new hire joins the organization, they often have to provide their Social Security number for employment verification, along with banking details for direct deposit. Maintaining the security of this and other private data is essential for employers, as payroll security and information protection are vital to the financial well-being of any company and its team members.
Bettye Smith, the president and CEO of Payroll People, Inc. understands the critical importance of data security. After all, she has been in the industry for decades and seen processes and technology change dramatically. What was once kept on paper is now stored in the cloud; what was once calculated manually is now handled through an automated process. But regardless of how the industry has changed, the need for payroll data security has remained unchanged. And the company remains committed to protecting its clients and their sensitive data.
Payroll People is in the business of making business easier. The company has been serving clients located throughout California’s Central Valley and across the nation for over four decades, and has become a trusted expert in a variety of business services. Clients rely on Payroll People for payroll processing, human resources, time and attendance, compliance with the Affordable Care Act and other complex regulations, data management, tax processing, and much more.
Clients also have access to a powerful, best-in-class human capital management (HCM) platform that simplifies the tasks associated with managing a workforce. A team of highly trained and knowledgeable support professionals provides each client with the best possible care. When customers call Payroll People, they speak to a real person who can direct their call right away. There is no complicated phone tree or system that requires the input of sensitive data.
Smith and the team she has built over the years acknowledge the sensitive data of the nature handled for clients every day. Every employee receives rigorous training throughout each year that covers privacy, security, and accuracy in data handling and management. The company actively participates in the National Security Council and adheres to its standards.
Since the company and its employees work closely with private information, Smith recognized the importance of ongoing audits to ensure that all data was handled properly. Payroll People is SOC 1 Certified, which refers to System and Organizational Controls. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issues the audit report that leads to earning this high distinction in the industry. The company undergoes a regular control audit, which focuses on the internal controls over financial reporting and data management.
Clients can count on Payroll People and the solutions it provides to maintain the security of their data. Every member of the team has been trained in managing information and securing it properly. Over the years, the company has consistently endeavored to assist business leaders better manage the tasks associated with running a company. A significant component of that effort goes toward maintaining and adhering to security standards, so clients can feel confident that their information is secure.