Global payroll requires local agility

Managing global payroll can feel like the weight of the world on your shoulders. Rules and regulations can vary by country and region. The more countries you’re in, the more complex things can get.

To succeed, you need to think globally and act locally to ensure legal compliance wherever you are.

The Global Payroll Complexity Index

To shine some light on the countries posing the biggest challenges, Alight built the Global Payroll Complexity Index — ranking the top 40 from most complex to least based on mandatory legislation, reporting, process and security.

Here’s a sneak peek at just some of the impactful info in the index:

Top complexity risers

Rise in rankings vs. 2019

United States (+11)
Austria (+12)
Romania (+7)

Top complexity fallers

Drop in rankings vs. 2019

Hong Kong (-13)
Philippines (-13)
Ireland (-16)

Get a rundown of rankings, including an internal and external look at local, regional and global payroll, in the Global Payroll Complexity Index report. Download your free copy now.

How complex is too complex?

Want to find out where your company lands on the complexity scale? Take our quick Company Payroll Complexity Assessment to find out how complicated your payroll is and what you can do to make things easier.

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