New: Half Day Leave Request Functionality


You asked, we answered. Half Day Leave Requests have been rolled out into the PayrollHero Leave Management add on.

Now you can enable the half day leave request in your settings so that employees can use 50% of a sick day. Perfect for doctors appointments or personal time when employees need it.

Applying for a half day leave is the same as applying for a regular leave except the half day leave option is only available for 1 day leave requests. If the start and end date of the leave request do not match then you will not be able to apply for half day leave. The only difference is that you will need to choose if you want to take the first half of the day or the second half of the day off.


Want to learn more? Reach out to our client success team anytime for more details.

If you are not a PayrollHero client and want to learn more… you can see our offerings here:

Philippines | Singapore | Canada | USA | International

New: Per Shift Overtime

per-shift-overtimeWe have rolled out a new feature that will come in very handy for our BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) clients – per shift overtime.

Our overtime system will automatically calculate the amount of hours OT an employee has rendered based on your company overtime rules. Your employees can just clock in and out via one of your clocking devices and when it comes time to generate payroll overtime, ND etc. are all calculated automatically.

However, many of our BPO clients operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They have multiple agents serving clients that are in multiple timezones. We decided that their unique setup required a unique overtime rule.

Today, we rolled out support for per shift overtime as part of our larger automated overtime calculation tool.

This means for employees that work a shift that runs past midnight and start their next shift that same day can be paid for any overtime occurred based on the shift hours, not the total hours within the calendar day.

For example:

Here is how you can see the difference between per shift overtime and per day overtime, both of which are possible in PayrollHero’s Philippine payroll platform.

per shift overtime for bpo

If you are interested in this feature, reach out to our client success team to learn more.

PayrollHero’s purpose built BPO payroll platform is perfect for your operation. We have quite a few specific tools just for the BPO industry. Here are a few more examples of how PayrollHero can help BPOs;

  • Employees who follow another countries holidays instead of Philippine holidays
  • Employees who have shifts overnight and how night time differential effects it
  • Employees who have shifts overnight and one of the days is a holiday

If you are not a PayrollHero client and want to learn more… you can see our offerings here:

Philippines | Singapore | Canada | USA | International

New: Reminders For Your Employees via Facebook Messenger

Do you have employees who forget to clock in and the start of their shift, or forget to clock out at the end?  Well, we can help, we have a new tool that reminds your employees of their schedule.

If PayrollHero has not received a clock in or out from your employee, they can be reminded 15 minutes prior to their schedule or after the completion of the schedule, automatically, via Facebook Messenger.

Why Facebook Messenger? 

For starters, you most likely already have it on your phone, so no need to download a new app to get PayrollHero reminders.  Plus, in many countries (including the Philippines), Facebook Messenger is free, no data required.

What do the reminders look like? 

Good question, here is an example of a reminder. It pops up prior to the shift to remind employees to clock in.

Employee Reminders

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Manage Employee Leave Requests via PayrollHero Leave Management

leave managementWe have been busy expanding the PayrollHero Leave Management add on functionality so that it is a complete tool that lets your employees ask for time off and give your team the power to mange the requests.

What can PayrollHero Leave Management do?

  • Employees Can
    • See their leave balances
    • Request time off as paid or unpaid
    • Review leave history
  • Managers Can
    • Approve/Reject leave requests
    • Leave comments for their decision
    • Add unlimited leave types (vacation, sick, maternity, national service, etc)
    • Manage leave balances
    • Review past leaves
    • Review upcoming leaves
    • Enable/Disable employees ability to apply for leaves beyond their balance
    • Enable/Disable auto-approval of leaves
    • Enable/Disable unpaid or paid leave requests

Here is a quick video showing you around PayrollHero’s Leave Management add on;

If you are not a PayrollHero client and want to learn more… you can see our offerings here:

Philippines | Singapore | Canada | USA | International

New: Request A Call With Support

As we continue to grow we are expanding our support offering to serve you better.

Here are the self service options we have available:

Need to interact with our client success team directly:

  • Email support at
  • Live Chat (just click the chat button on the bottom right of your PayrollHero account)
  • Facebook Message
    PayrollHero Live Chat
  • Request A Call

Request a Call from PayrollHero

As for support hours, our team is available Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00 Manila/Singapore time. If you contact us outside of those hours we will get right back to you first thing the next day.

If you are not a PayrollHero client and want to learn more… you can see our offerings here:

Philippines | Singapore | Canada | USA | International


Is Your HR Team Prepared for 2017?

If you are planning on making changes to your HR and payroll tools then now is the time. Many companies still use Excel, paper and pen, or outdated software to complete their payroll each and every period.

Starting the calendar year fresh on a new platform that helps to automate your monthly reports, year end compliance and provides easy to use analytics is the way to go.

Here is how PayrollHero can help your business for 2017;

Singapore Companies 🇸🇬

Philippine Companies 🇵🇭

PayrollHero’s powered time, attendance, scheduling, HRIS, leave management and payroll platform is essential for todays growing business. Contact us to learn more.


New: PayrollHero Photo Verification Report Generator

Big news! We have completed and are in the process of rolling out the new and improved Photo Verification Report Generator. It is located within the Flag Wall of your account under the Verification tab. payrollhero-photo-verification-report-generator

This new on demand tool lets you dig into a certain employees clock in and out records for a certain pay period. You can see the following information;

  • Verification – A match denoted by a ✔ or mismatch denoted by an X
  • Confidence Rating – This is a scale of 0 to 100% of how confident we are that this photo is a match to the employees profile photo.
  • Date and Time of the clocking
  • Type – The type of clocking event – (ie. a clock in or clock out)
  • Application used to make the clocking event. (ie. iOS, Android, etc)
  • Location – GPS location of the clocking if provided by the device is shown via a Google maps link.


The confidence rating is used to determine if the photo is a match or not. screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-11-14-40-am



  • The profile photo and clocking images need to show both eyes and chin to make the best match.
  • If either photo is two small to analyze the report will display an appropriate error message.
  • Proper lighting is encouraged
  • Recent profile photos will ensure more accuracy

See it in action…


Singapore Payroll Management

Successful payroll management in Singapore requires proper systems and procedures to ensure accuracy and timeliness. Employees expect to be paid accurately and on time each and every pay period.

The main component to accurate payroll is accurate time and attendance. If the data going in for payroll computation is not accurate then the payroll calculations will not be accurate.

Singapore Payroll Management

What constitutes a complete payroll management system

  1. Accurate time and attendance collection
  2. Up to date HRIS (Human Resources Information System)
  3. Accurate payroll software with up to date tax code data
  4. Online, accurate vacation leave management
  5. Detailed payslips
  6. Bank files and Government reports

What constitutes salary

According to the Employment Act of Singapore salary refers to remuneration, including allowances, paid for work done under a contract of service.

It does not include:

  • The value of accommodation, utilities or other amenities.
  • Pension or provident fund contribution paid by the employer.
  • Travelling allowance.
  • Payments for expenses incurred during work.
  • Gratuity payable on discharge or retirement.
  • Retrenchment benefits.

Remember, Singapore does not have a minimum wage. Your salary is subject to negotiation and agreement between your employer and you or your trade union.

Want to learn more about how PayrollHero can help your Singapore business with their time, attendance, scheduling, HRIS, business intelligence, leave management and payroll? Contact us!