Bestaff - Hospitality for Festivities

Bestaff, an Auckland based Hospitality Recruitment Company provides permanent and temporary hospitality staff for conventions, hotels, caterers, restaurants, bars and cafes. They have been providing top talent in the industry from waiters to chefs, from baristas to bartenders since 2011.

Challenge

The hospitality world is very specialized and unique; and with over 400 staff, their previous payroll vendor had reached its capacity and were unable to provide Bestaff the service they required. The company needed to upgrade their payroll system to accommodate their growth and remove the practise of time consuming manual processes. They also required a more automated approach to minimise ‘human error’ with timesheet entries which eliminates manual input from staff.

Solution

A scalable and flexible solution was sought and Datacom was chosen as their preferred provider. With 50 years of being in the payroll industry, our wealth of knowledge and level of support meant that Bestaff could seamlessly migrate to the DataPay solution.

Now, Bestaff takes care of their dynamic staff rostering and payroll dilemma such as holiday pay, non-worked public holiday pay, sick and bereavement leave, special leave, PAYE tax, ACC levies, KiwiSaver contributions, bonuses or discretionary payments with DataPay.

Feedback

There was a relatively steep learning curve at the start but they have now noticed a significant savings with the time spent on payroll. DataPay has slashed the time it takes to process a pay-run; after the upload of their timesheet onto the system, it takes a little over an hour to complete the pay-run.

Results

- Excel timesheets, which contains data of all employees, are imported in one batch making payroll processing effortless

- Excellent support from the DataPay Support Team who are responsive and competent

- Increased performance; the system is always available when needed

- Comprehensive reporting

“DataPay is powerful and flexible. We like it. The HelpDesk people are knowledgeable and helpful. They have never let me down.”

Blair Park, CEO, Bestaff