What are HR and Payroll Services?


Human Resources and Payroll Services

HR and payroll services are ubiquitous throughout organizations, but what do they encompass? The complete components can vary among different companies, depending on how comprehensive the company’s services are.

In its simplest form, payroll usually refers to employee compensation, as in the processes in place to ensure all employees are paid for their work. Human resources (HR), as you might expect, can cover a range of services, from recruitment and onboarding to annual reviews and 401(k).

To help run more effectively and efficiently, more and more companies rely on HR and payroll software to handle these services. A unified solution for HR and payroll services can save an organization time, money, and resources by digitalizing many routines.

It’s important to note that HR and payroll software is not meant to replace essential HR staff members, but rather is designed to simplify HR-related responsibilities so all employees can spend more time focusing on important projects, instead of getting tied up by basic tasks (filling out forms, punching in, etc.)


UKG’s human resource software, UKG Pro®, is a unified, cloud-based solution that puts people first. It’s engaging, easy to use, and engineered with multiple generations in mind. From hire to retire, UKG Pro simplifies HR so employees can focus on what they do best each day, instead of spending valuable hours filling out mounds of forms or worrying whether they’ll get paid on time. Plus, UKG Pro offers features such as comprehensive performance analytics, so managers always know who’s high-performing or even at high risk of leaving.

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Just because people are complex doesn’t mean HR software has to be. To learn more about how UKG Pro can simplify human resources, check out our HR Solutions page.