11 December 2018

Thanks to Payroll: Making Christmas happen

This festive season, our payroll team will be working hard to ensure thousands of staff are paid, in line with new Christmas payment initiatives that put Newcross Healthcare employees first.

As well as Flexi Pay, our 'same day pay' app feature, payroll is implementing extra initiatives and is going over and beyond, to ensure the holidays are as smooth-running as possible for our healthcare and office teams.

Last week, 40% of HealthForceGo® app users used Flexi Pay, a facility which allows Newcross employees the flexibility to choose when they will be paid for a proportion of their work. Up to 50% of pay from a shift can be accessed. Any tax and national insurance is then be deducted from the second half of the payment on the following payday.

Finance Director, Helen Chadwick, told us what the second half of December will look like for the department:

"We have thousands of people to pay weekly, and hundreds on the monthly payroll. There are 3.5 people in the payroll team - so it's a busy time! 

"In the week before Christmas, we have the monthly to do, another second lot of monthly to prepare and the office Christmas pay promotion on the 21st –and as weekly pay falls on a Wednesday, we are paying earlier to clear Monday 24th.

"In the three days of Christmas week, monthly needs to be paid on Thursday 27th, the Complex care promotion needs to be paid on 27th and we have 2 days fewer to do weekly to pay on Friday 28th to clear Weds 2nd Jan.

"On the week of New Years week, we have one less day to do weekly payroll.”

To meet all of these deadlines, Payroll will be working long hours, in order to pay everyone on time so our staff can enjoy the festive period.

Thank you Rebecca Gray, Julia Pond, Arpana Rana, and Sian Lane, our wonderful payroll team. 

Flexi Pay terms and conditions can be found here.