SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent "Getting Paid In
America" survey, held during National Payroll Week, suggests workers may be
willing to go "green" with their paychecks. Sixty-two percent of survey
respondents would rather view their paystub online, as opposed to receiving
a printed record of their paycheck.
With the high cost of oil and the threat of global warming, Americans
seem more likely to embrace paper-reducing options. This is especially true
when those options promise greater convenience.
"The American workforce continues to embrace new delivery vehicles for
payroll and HR information," said Mike Martone, chief operating officer,
ADP, Inc. "In this year's NPW survey, many employees indicated that they
either appreciate receiving or would like to receive their pay statements
online. Our clients, whether large or small businesses, find that by
offering Web-based self-service technology, they not only increase employee
satisfaction, but reduce their operating costs."
The environmentally friendly paycheck process known as "paperless
payroll" allows companies to virtually eliminate paper printing. Employees
receive their pay via direct deposit, and get improved access to their
paycheck information through secure, online web portals. The process saves
employers money, as well.
"The convenience, cost savings and environmentally friendly nature of
paperless payroll make it a winning solution for employees and employers
alike," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the American Payroll
The American Payroll Association's Go Green With Your Green(C) campaign
(http://www.gogreenwithyourgreen.com) informs workers about environmentally
friendly payment options.
The "Getting Paid In America" survey asked, "How would you feel if your
company no longer gave you a paper pay statement but instead provided a
breakdown of your paycheck through an online portal?" Sixty-two percent
responded either "would like it" or "my company already does it and I like
it." An additional 26 percent were open to the change, responding that it
"wouldn't matter." Only 11 percent said they would not like such a program.
The "Getting Paid In America" survey is part of National Payroll Week,
founded by the American Payroll Association. For complete survey results,
The APA is the professional society for payroll management. Visit APA
online at http://www.americanpayroll.org.
SOURCE American Payroll Association