The potential of payroll: Global payroll survey 2021

This survey explores how payroll has the potential to be a driver of future growth initiatives. Find out more.

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Bridging the gap or widening the gulf?

ADP’s payroll survey explores the resiliency and competence of payroll around the world. The in-depth research examines payroll from the perspective of finance, HR and payroll leaders and looks at how well multinational organisations met, and continue to meet, the challenges created by the pandemic.

The sudden impact of the global disaster has shown that payroll processes and systems are not as efficient and effective as they could be. So, companies have to decide whether to embrace change to improve payroll and bridge the gap, or carry on as before and widen the gulf between what they want their payroll operation to deliver and what it is currently capable of achieving.

For the vast majority of companies (82%), the pandemic proved challenging – especially in the areas of reliability and accessibility of payroll systems, as well as accuracy and timeliness of employee pay.

So what do companies want to see from a global payroll transformation? Download the report to find out.

What you'll learn


ADP UK is part of the largest supplier of payroll, time and attendance, and HR outsourcing services in the world, paying 31 million people worldwide each pay day.

Established in 1965, the UK operation has over 45 years experience delivering a range of payroll service solutions across the spectrum of private industry sectors. The knowledge and experience we have gained has enabled us to develop a totally flexible solution portfolio, offering ‘best-fit’ payroll and HR service options to organisations of every size and requirement. 

Our selection of services range from traditional payroll bureau provision, employment screening services and time and attendance solutions, through to fully managed payroll and HR administration options.

ADP provide services to some of the worlds largest companies, as well as some of the smallest, local organisations. over 80 percent of FORTUNE 500 companies and over 90 percent of FORTUNE 100 companies use at least one of ADP’s services.

In fact, our client statistics show that it’s because ADP’s modern service portfolio is so successful in delivering ‘best-fit’ solutions, to every size of organisation across the world, that has made us the biggest. Wherever companies do business – across the street or around the globe – they can count on ADP to help them succeed.

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