HR and Payroll Collaboration

Considering our payroll at my current employer is within HR, there is an obvious established relationship. However, at my previous employer, payroll was under Finance, therefore I ensured there were regular meetings with HR to review policies, procedures and employee relations. I always encouraged open communication between both departments, and frequently would invite HR members to sit in on our team meetings so that they would have a better sense of what we did on a daily basis.