PayrollHero Reminder: February 9 & 10 is a Special (Non Working) Holiday in the Philippines!

Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10 is a Special (Non-Working) Holiday in the Philippines. This is to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Source: Proclamation No. 453 & 368

Since the days are holidays, plan ahead and remember:

  • PayrollHero only adds mandatory holidays at the start of the year, any declared holidays within the year, needs to be added by Account owners or HR admins. Here’s our Support article on How to Add Events in the Shared Calendar.

  • If you have staff that don’t work on this holiday, make sure to remove their schedules. If they have recurring schedule, you can click on “Remove Schedule“.

  • If you have staff that regularly do work on holidays, working on this day, remember to use the option “work this holiday” on the scheduling page to ensure that they can clock in seamlessly this day.

Oh! And don’t forget… PayrollHero remains operational 🙂

If you have any questions, please contact us at support, we will be happy to assist!

Making Work Life Easier: How PayrollHero Helps Different Businesses with All-in-One Features

If you’re tired of juggling a bunch of tools to manage your team, PayrollHero might just be your new best friend. This all-in-one platform covers everything from timekeeping and scheduling to attendance, HR stuff, payroll, and even leave management. Let’s see how it can make life easier for different types of businesses:

  • Retail Shops:
    • Keep track of everyone’s hours easily, especially with different shifts.
    • Make sure you’ve got the right number of staff during busy times.
    • No more attendance headaches – it’s all sorted.
  • Hotels and Restaurants:
    • Handle those crazy schedules in the hospitality biz.
    • Keep tabs on who’s there when they should be.
    • Payroll and leave management that just makes sense for your industry.
  • Factories and Manufacturers:
    • Keep production running smoothly with accurate timekeeping.
    • Manage your workforce without breaking a sweat.
    • Easy peasy payroll and leave management for your hardworking team.
  • Healthcare Heroes:
    • Make sure you’ve got enough staff on hand when it matters most.
    • Stay compliant with all those healthcare rules.
    • Payroll and leave? Covered. So you can focus on taking care of others.
  • Tech Wizards:
    • Flexibility for your flexible workforce, including remote work.
    • All the HR info you need for your tech-savvy team.
    • Payroll and leave management that fits your agile style.
  • Schools and Colleges:
    • Keep track of who’s in class or on duty.
    • Organize classes and events without the headache.
    • Payroll and leave management that lets you focus on education, not paperwork.

No more piecing together different tools for every little thing. PayrollHero wraps it all up in one neat package, making work life simpler and more organized for everyone. So, whatever your business, give PayrollHero a spin and see how it can make your day-to-day a whole lot smoother!

Wanna see how PayrollHero works? Book a PayrollHero Demo!

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Unlocking Possibilities: Experience Our 30-Day Free Trial, No Strings Attached!

Are you ready to embark on a journey of discovery? Sign up on PayrollHero’s 30-day free trial – no credit card required! We believe in the power of our product, and we want you to experience it firsthand, risk-free.

Why a 30-Day Free Trial?

At PayrollHero, we understand that trying out a new service can be a big decision. That’s why we’re offering a generous 30-day free trial – an entire month to explore the features, benefits, and possibilities that our product brings to the table.

No Credit Card Needed

We’re committed to making your trial as hassle-free as possible. Unlike many other trials that require credit card information upfront, we believe in trust and transparency. That’s why you won’t need to provide any payment details to access our 30-day free trial. Simply sign up, dive in, and explore without worrying about any unexpected charges.

Risk-Free Experience

We’re so convinced that you’ll love our product that we’re giving you the freedom to cancel at any time within the 30 days. No questions asked. No hidden fees. If, for any reason, you decide that our service isn’t the right fit for you, cancel before the trial period by emailing us at, and you won’t be billed.

What Can You Expect?

During your 30-day trial, you’ll have full access to all the features and benefits that our product has to offer. Our user-friendly interface and robust functionalities are designed to make your experience enjoyable and productive.

Ready to Get Started?

To kick off your 30-day free trial, simply visit our website and sign up. It’s that easy! We’re confident that by the end of the trial period, you’ll be as excited about our product as we are.

Final Thoughts

At PayrollHero, we believe in the transformative power of our product. We’re confident that once you’ve experienced it firsthand, you’ll see the value it brings to your business. So, why wait? Take advantage of PayrollHero’s 30-day free trial today and unlock a world of possibilities – with no strings attached.

Ready to explore? Feel free to sign up here –

After getting started, you will be contacted by email so our team can learn about your business’s direct needs, no strings attached, no commitment.

How PayrollHero Started

Wondering how PayrollHero started? It was way waaaay back in 2009 really 😉
Mike and Steve have been business partners since 2000, for 24 years!

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Stephen Jagger (left) and Mike Stephenson (right)

Mike is half Filipino, his mother moved to Canada and met Mike’s dad who was originally from the UK.

Steve and Mike ran a company called Outsourcing Things Done and need something to pay and track their staff. They couldn’t find anything in the Philippines so they decided to create their own with the help of Filipino accountants and developers hired within their small BPO company in 2009.

They showed it to a friend who really wanted to use it for themselves and thus PayrollHero was founded!

Here’s a quick video from Steve on the history behind PayrollHero ~

Celebrity Interview: Nikko Huelgas

Nikko Huelgas is the captain of the Philippine National Triathlon Team, chairman of POC Athletes Commission, and a columnist for Manila Bulletin’s Sports Digest. He recently won a gold medal for the Philippines during the 28th SEA Games which was held in Singapore. We interviewed this Filipino athletic superstar to find out where he loves to eat (SPOILER: he loves pizzas while also being a super fit athlete. How awesome is that?!)nikko-huelgas-sea-games-champion-cover

What do you love about living in the Philippines?

I love the people here. They are very optimistic, accommodating and family oriented.

What are your top 5 favourite restaurants and why?

  1. Omakase Japanese restaurant
  2. Sensei Sushi restaurant
  3. Yellowcab pizza
  4. S&R Pizza
  5. The Farm Organics

More than their service, they have unique and seriously delicious food. Not to mention value for money.

You seem to travel a lot, what restaurant/s do you miss and would like to see in the Philippines?

Some hole in the wall authentic street food from all cultures especially Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

What is your favourite Philippine restaurant brand that should expand overseas?

Victorinos Restaurant

Describe your most memorable dining experience

Omakase – Everything we ordered was really good. Started from their famous Spicy Tuna Salad. Healthy and delicious. Then, my favorite, the Mt. Fuji roll. It just melts in your mouth.

If you were to open a restaurant, what kind would it be and why?

Italian. I’m in love with pizza.

For whatever reason, some days would require a little extra comfort – what is your favourite comfort food?

Pizza, burgers and cheesecake. Always.

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New Feature on the PayrollHero App!

We have a new feature on the PayrollHero app!

Our Devs (developers) are constantly working towards improving functionality of the app. To that end, we have a new feature to enhance a human resource manager’s tools. It’s a simple addition to the app that allows the HR manager or payroll administrator to:

  1. check the GPS coordinates of employees who are clocking in.
  2. record which device they are clocking in from

The feature sits in the Employees tab and under the Rollcall Days section. You can see the list of days that the employee has clocked in, their IP address, GPS coordinates linking to Google maps and the device that they used: TeamClock or #MyClock. If there are any issues with clocking in with a particular device, the HR admin can point out what specific device the problem arose from. This information can also be used as Business Intelligence to make decision on staffing and installing the best devices in your outlets.



The feature is already live for all PayrollHero users!

PayrollHero’s First Twitter Contest!

As you know, we have been creating some handy guides for opening restaurants in Singapore and the Philippines. We call them the PayrollHero Knowledge Kits.

Since we’re so excited about them and want to share them with the world, we’re hosting our first ever Twitter contest! From now until July 17th (Hari Raya Puasa), all you need to do, is retweet the link below to as many people as you can on your network.

If you can reach out to the most number of restaurants, businesses or people, we will feature you on our own blog! 

Why is this a good idea for you? Well, we have been featuring famous actors and basketball players on our blog: celebrities like Rocco Nacino, Shawn Weinstein and Sean Anthony have shared their favorite restaurants with us. How awesome would it be to get in on the action! You know you’re thinking to yourself, “this would be a great PR opportunity…”

Make sure you’re following @PayrollHero so you’re in the loop because in the coming weeks, we will be coming up with some great opportunities like this for you.

So what are you waiting for? Get tweeting! Your 15 minutes of PayrollHero fame awaits.

Below, you can see an example of a Twitter post that retweets the Knowledge Kits:


How do I open a restaurant in the Philippines? Presenting the PayrollHero Knowledge Kit!

The PayrollHero blog aims to be the knowledge repository for any restaurant owner or retailer in Southeast Asia. We have built our database with things you need to know while doing business in the Philippines.

With that in mind, we have been working on a little project. Presenting the PayrollHero Knowledge Kit for opening a restaurant in the Philippines!

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Download it now – free! 
This starter kit was put together to give you high level information about the Philippines, share some thoughts from restaurant owners, and present relevant statistics from our market research.

The information here includes research that will help you open a restaurant in the Philippines or expand into the country.

  • We talk about what BIR, SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG are all about.The pages are linked to relevant tax forms and websites that offer more detailed information if you want it.
  • There is an industry overview and analysis on the latest consumption trends in the country. For example, did you know that the Home delivery and takeaway sector grew at a staggering 10.3%. It’s closest competitor was the fast food industry at 8.1%.

But we don’t want to give you simple hard facts that you could just Google anyway. The Knowledge Kit has a wealth of information in the form of personal stories and experiences in these countries. We interviewed the owner of the Advent Manila Hospitality Group, Mr. Andrew Masigan, and asked him about how he runs his business in this part of the world. We see it as a way to help the community because there is no better way to learn than from people who have gone through the same roadblocks as your are facing right now.

We hope this information is useful to you. We would love to hear back from you with what you think about the Knowledge Kit, how we can make things better and how you use this Kit for your own research into the restaurant industry.

Lastly, we are releasing more of these for the retail and BPO industry. Watch out for more information about these industries and countries.

So go ahead and click on the image above to access the Knowledge Kit. Let us know what you think. And good luck with your new business!

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