Human Resources

Gartner Glossary


Payroll is a business function or process that all companies must undertake in order to pay their employees. It involves the calculation of wages and taxes and the issuing of paychecks. Payroll processing may be handled in-house or, increasingly, outsourced to a third party. Payroll may also refer to the list of employees a company has on its books whom it must compensate for the work they perform.

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Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2021

Gartner surveyed more than 800 human resources leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify HR trends and assess HR priorities and expected challenges for 2021. Discover the top five initiatives chief human resource officers and HR professionals are prioritizing in 2021.