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How to Use Your Payroll Data

How to Use Your Payroll Data

Payroll is the invisible hero. If it works smoothly and everyone gets paid on time and accurately, every time, and the company complies seamlessly with regulations, no-one really notices. It’s almost as if the money appears magically in employees’ bank accounts every...

Understanding WPS in Saudi Arabia

Understanding WPS in Saudi Arabia

The Labour Ministry of Saudi Arabia introduced the Wage Protection System (WPS) in 2009 and made it mandatory in 2013 for all private-sector companies operating in the Kingdom. The system has since evolved to significantly simplify compliance for private companies...

How OPS can help you expand into Saudi Arabia

How OPS can help you expand into Saudi Arabia

You’re all set up in the UAE and going places with your business. Now you have your ambitions set on further expansion into the Middle East. Next stop: Saudi Arabia. And why not? The Kingdom is making great strides in welcoming foreign businesses and making it easier...

What is HR outsourcing?

What is HR outsourcing?

Outsourcing human resources to an external provider offers multiple benefits, but you run the risk of losing local knowledge and fragmentation of services. That is why using an HR service provider with specific knowledge of the Middle Eastern markets, like OPS, is...

New UAE Labour Law 2022- Frequently Asked Questions

New UAE Labour Law 2022- Frequently Asked Questions

In November last year, the UAE issued Federal Law No.33 (the new UAE labour law) which will come into effect on 2nd February 2022. Like the previous version of the labour law, it will apply to all companies operating in the private sector of the UAE, including free...

Understanding Multi-Country Payroll in the Middle East

Understanding Multi-Country Payroll in the Middle East

It is true that different countries manage their economic affairs differently. Social security and wage protection is almost as country specific as a language or gastronomy. And even if a group of countries speak the same language, like, let’s say, Arab, each country...

Global and Regional Payroll Providers- what works for you?

When a company’s operations stretch across countries and regions, payroll can become a challenge. How do you ensure compliance, first and foremost, in each country? Every country has its own regulatory framework. Managing payroll in each country can also become quite...

4 Strategic reasons to outsource payroll

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, strategy means “a careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal, usually over a long period of time.” Interestingly, the first known use of the verb “outsource”, also quoted from Merriam-Webster, was in 1979. In...

Benefits of Centralising Middle East Payroll

Once a company has branches or subsidiaries in more than one country in the Middle East, the question of centralising administrative functions becomes a primary focus. One of the functions in the spotlight is HR and payroll. There are arguable benefits to keeping...

Outsourced Payroll Solutions Nominated for 2 Global Payroll Awards

Outsourced Payroll Solutions (OPS) the leading payroll provider in the Middle East for nearly 20 years have been shortlisted for 2 awards at the Global Payroll Awards 2021. The Global Payroll awards are an annual event hosted by the Global Payroll Association. The...

Strategies for Payroll Success

The Oxford definition of “strategy” is “a plan of action to achieve a long-term or overall aim”. As a verb, it means “the art of planning and directing overall operations and movement”.Tackling a company’s payroll strategically is not just clever. It’s essential for...

How to Build an Employee Benefits Package

Gone are the days when employees would work for a company that pays a salary and perhaps a bonus. Today’s workforce want more tailored benefits. Work is more integrated into our day-to-day living than ever before. Culturally we’ve evolved as workers. Therefore...

12 Top Compliance Tips

12 Top Compliance Tips

Payroll compliance is not as complicated as one thinks. If you know what to do, you will ensure that your company does not incur any penalties. Tips and tricks are what gets us through our daily lives and what good would those be if not making business and following...

Saudi Arabia Labour Law

Saudi Arabia, officially named The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is one of the six countries that form the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). It is located between the Red Sea and The Arabian Gulf and grew its financial influence after discovering substantial petroleum...

What is a GL and how does it link with payroll (OPS)

The ins and outs of payroll and how this can affect both HR and the wider company can be both complex and confusing, thankfully (as always…) we’re here to help! So, no more lengthy rabbit holes down the never-ending internet vacuum trying to find the answer, simply...

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