I Wrote a Book!

What do supermarkets workers in Ireland, health care workers in California and Canada and retail employees in England have in common?

Unfortunately, they all experienced errors in their payslips this year because their companies switched to a new payroll. And it wasn’t pretty: many employees were unable to pay their bills. And that leads to host of other issues, including missing mortgage payments or having to go to a food bank because there wasn’t any money in their bank accounts.

It shows that choosing a new payroll, and switching to that new system is a difficult undertaking, no matter the size of your company and the make up of your worker group. It’s not something you do often, and the payroll vendor always has the advantage: it’s their business and they do this every day.

My new book helps you do this!

In most cases, switching to a new payroll is a hard but rewarding project. But it’s also full of uncertainties, risks and you will run into unexpected situations, simply because you don’t do this often. Being successful starts with a solid preparation, knowing exactly what you want and being in control at all times.

I receive many requests to help companies with their payroll selection. So many, that I thought it would be helpful if I wrote everything I know and learned over the past 20+ years down in a book. The book aims to help you understand the full project, and explains how you can prepare for a successful migration project.

I’m happy to say that the book is (finally) done!

The book includes topics like:

  • Mapping out your purchasing approach
  • Defining your payroll specifications
  • Buying a solution or services?
  • Pricing details
  • Selecting the right vendor
  • Service levels
  • Contracting
  • And much, much more

The book is available at Amazon as ebook, paperback and hardcover. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think by leaving a review.

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What people think about my book…

“Anita shares her experience and years of insider knowledge in this easy-to-read book that provides a practical, step-by-step approach for selecting your next Payroll application, tailored to organizations of all sizes. It would be a mistake to make your next Payroll selection without this book.” ―Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer and Managing Partner, Sapient Insights Group

“Reading this book means you are off to a great start. It touches on all aspects required to select a fit-for-purpose payroll solution, and I have the scars to prove it. Make sure to finish the book before you start your (global) payroll journey, so you begin with the end in mind.” ― Max van der Klis-Busink, Senior Global Payroll Lead, Zoom

“Anita’s book is a must have “payroll sourcing field guide” for leaders navigating the buying process for managed payroll services. An easy read packed with valuable insights and guidance derived from years behind the scenes in the complex payroll marketplace.I highly recommend it as a great starting point and key resource along the payroll sourcing journey!” ―Pete Tiliakos, Global Payroll Product Strategy Leader, Alight

“This book is the most comprehensive guide to payroll selection ever written. Anita’s experience as a pioneering payroll technology influencer shines through as she successfully navigates the reader through every step required to achieve a successful vendor selection or payroll implementation outcome! ” ―Nick Day, Founder & Owner, JGA Recruitment Group

“Payroll systems and delivery models are now very much a front-burner issue for HR executives, largely due to globally recognized experts like Anita Lettink. She is a go-to resource for me and so many others.” ―Steve Goldberg, HRTech analyst and advisor