Open Systems Theory Essay

7711 Words Sep 23rd, 2013 31 Pages
CPA904 – Applied Payroll Management

Case Study - NutriGrow

Submitted by
Deborah Brimner, Debra Conrad, Grace Hsieh,
Ashley MacAdam, and Monika Schmidt
On February 28, 2013
Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION 3
2 BENCHMARKING 4
2.1 THE FIVE STEPS OF BENCHMARKING 4
2.2 THE PAYROLL BENCHMARKING TEAM 5
2.3 ORGANIZATIONS CHOSEN TO BENCHMARK 5
3 LIST OF ASSUMPTIONS 7
4 ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN 8
4.1 STAKEHOLDERS 8
4.1.1 Internal Stakeholders 8
4.1.2 External Stakeholders 8
4.2 INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAINTS 9
5 ISSUES 10
5.1 THE PAYROLL SYSTEM 10
5.2 PAYROLL PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES 13
5.3 TIME REPORTING SYSTEM 15
5.4 PAYROLL AND HR INFORMATION SHARING 17
6 OTHER ISSUES 20
6.1 PROJECT
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Payroll must also identify other issues that happen as a result of this project and recommend solutions to these issues.
This report will examine benchmarking, its steps, team creation and the companies chosen for NutriGrow to benchmark. The issues brought forward by management will be prioritized, benchmarked, analyzed, and alternatives will be evaluated. A recommendation and action plan will also be proposed. Lastly, recommendations for expanding the role of the payroll department within the organization will be made. 2 Benchmarking
An important part of NutriGrow’s vision, growth, and internal re-organization is benchmarking. This is accomplished by use of performance indicators and/or benchmarking other organizations (either by imitating existing procedures or by studying and analyzing the practices of benchmark partners) and choosing the benchmarks that are best suited to the organization.
Benchmarking with best practices (in relation to payroll) is the practice of identifying other organizations with established procedures and processes in place that lead to exceptional performance in the payroll department. Following best practices will lead to increased performance and cost efficiencies, as well as enhancing payroll’s role in the organization.
Benchmarking is a long-term commitment to continuous improvement of procedures and processes.

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