The dawn of the new year always comes with new things, whether we like it or not.  Some people make new years resolutions, some take up new hobbies and some just tries to take on the new year with clean slate.
We at Beyond Payroll 365 are no different.  Do we have any new years resolutions?  Absolutely!  Here are some of our resolutions.

Embrace change. 

Change is one of the scariest things that one can face, but it is also constantly happening.  Some changes are so slight that you don’t even realize it until you actively reflect back on it – like the sunset as an example. Today the sun set maybe 3 seconds later than it did yesterday.  It made you switch your lights on 2 minutes earlier than the day before, it made you draw the curtains 2 minutes earlier and helped you switch from work mode to home mode a little quicker than the day before.  One small change, that you didn’t even realize that happened until I just mentioned it.  So why do the big changes have us stopping in our tracks.  This year we vow to take any change, big or small as it comes.  We will take a moment to breath.  We will then take the first step, and then the next and then the next until we can look back and appreciate the experience for what it has taught us. 

In the payroll world, the year 2024 will be a year filled with great change.  It could be the year when the new retirement fund structure changes to include a savings aspect that will be accessible to policy holders before the age of retirement.  It could be the year when SARS changes from having EMP501 submissions on a bi-year basis to having it once a month.  Nothing is set in stone yet and we are looking forward to the budget speech to see what new and exciting changes are happening in this year.  And we will be with you every step of the way to incorporate these changes into your Payroll life cycle. 

Try to find something that makes you happy in each day. 

Life happens!  We all have good days, and we all have bad days and we all get days where life just rolls in and hits you like a bus hits a mosquito and in an instant your entire life changes.  We understand how hard it is when everything just seems to weigh you down. That is why we want to challenge ourselves this year to make sure that we find just one thing in each day to make us smile at least once.  It could the obvious like you just won the lottery or that your local pizza is running a two for the price of one special.  Or it could be the small things, like being able to open your eyes in the morning, or being able to take a deep breath.   

There is always something to be happy about, sometimes we just need to actively look for it.  And if you are struggling to get one thing that makes you happy today, then give us a call.  We strive to always start our conversations with a smile and to always try our best for others.

Make plans for our business – and follow through. 

Our young company is entirely remote.  So we want to make sure that we have more in person strategy sessions.  We are planning to let our creative juices flow and put together new projects for 2024.  We will make sure to do this regularly to make sure that we keep everyone accountable so we can work together to be the best for our clients and for each other. 

2024, new year, even better us! 

We want to leave you with 2 things today:

  • Our yearly calendar overview that you can find below.  This client will remind me of your statutory payroll deadlines and some ideas on what you need to focus on for that payroll month. 
  • Our BP365 guarantee to you that we are working towards being better, every day, for our clients, colleagues and friends.