Festival season is here! How are you paying your temporary staff?

24th June 2019

Festival Staff


Summer is here and that means it is the return of festival season! We have already seen the arrival of many festivals, but over the next 3 months, there are many more to come! An increase in festivals results in an increase of temporary and seasonal workers which can be problematic for the payroll team.

Temporary or seasonal staff can be challenging for employers especially when it comes to paying them. Some employers think that seasonal workers are exempt from certain employment provisions, however, they are not always right. Although they are treated differently than full-time permanent employees, they aren’t exempt from things such as employment insurance.

The easiest way to stay on top of all of your staff is to use a payroll company that can accommodate for this type of staff fluctuation. Fully managed outsourced payroll allows you to pass over the responsibility onto experts in the payroll field who will know how to deal with an influx of workers for short periods of time.

IRIS FMP has experience running payroll for employers who have temporary and seasonal staff and our expert payroll managers are knowledgeable and qualified in this area. Tulleys farm is a great example of a company that IRIS FMP has provided payroll too that hires seasonal staff. Tulleys Farm hosts seasonal events such as their famous shocktotober fest where they hire extra staff for these events such as people to act in their horror mazes, so they hired IRIS FMP to tackle the payroll for this.

Jacqueline Berryman, Business Manager, Tulleys Farm comments: ‘As Tulleys Farm is a family run business we pride ourselves on the culture with which we manage our organisation. When selecting a payroll provider, it was important that they could understand the agile nature of our seasonal events and business requirements and were open in their communication. We chose to work with IRIS FMP Payroll Services as they ticked all of the boxes for us – as well as being a local business, the industry experience that they demonstrated was impressive and it was clear from the outset that they understood our business needs. We have found our implementation contact to be incredibly supportive, answering any queries that we may have effectively and efficiently.’


A Guide to Payroll Outsourcing

This guide aims to show you how payroll outsourcing works and key things you need to consider when outsourcing payroll. This will give you a better idea of what to expect from the service and how it can benefit your business. At IRIS FMP we work with organisations from all sectors to ensure their payroll is processed accurately and on time, so we know all there is to know about payroll outsourcing and how to make it work for you.

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