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Pastel Payroll honoured by BHP Billiton

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Payroll and HR software solutions provider Pastel Payroll has won the banking and financial services category in the 2012 Achiever Awards to honour excellence in skills development and commitment presented by the South African arm of international natural resources and commodities conglomerate BHP Billiton.
Laurica Kok, GM at Pastel Payroll, part of the Softline and Sage Group, says Pastel Payroll entered its Certified Payroll Administrator qualification which was placed in the top three among hundreds of entries in the Best Training Programme Small Company (100 employees) category of the awards, presented at the CSIR in Pretoria.
“We have adopted a unique approach to business skills training, ensuring that it is totally relevant to the environment in which it is to be applied. To achieve this we enhance our training material by including practical case studies and activities within an experiential learning cycle that ensures the skills learners develop are totally applicable to their working environment.”
Kok adds that the training equips learners to manage a payroll and small HR environment, covering all aspects relating to payroll and employees including laws governing employment and ensuring legislative compliance.
“Our course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of our payroll software solutions, including flexible processing options that save considerable time in exercising payroll runs and ensuring effective remuneration processing.”
Pastel Payroll also trains learners in problem solving techniques within the overall objective of educating learners in the effective automation and legal management of payroll and HR environments and alleviating voluntary or involuntary non-compliance with tax and labour legislation.
“Our training is accredited by FASSET and all trainees attending the Pastel Payroll Certified Administrator (PCA) Qualification training who successfully complete the PCA examination also receive credits towards other formal qualifications such as appropriate diplomas and degrees.”
Learners are also able to join a professional organisation, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and receive the designation CSPAlcb (SA) which identifies them as qualified payroll administrators, a first in the payroll field and exclusively available through the Pastel Payroll training programme.
“Industrial action costs the South African economy millions of rands each year. Importantly, our training programme equips learners with the ability to act within legislative constraints while providing legal recommendations and options for wage and labour disputes,” concludes Bridget du Toit, training and sales manager at Pastel Payroll.