How to survive the December Payouts in the Road Freight Industry

Today (21 November 2017) is the deadline on the online system for the Payouts that are scheduled to take place in December 2017.

If you find yourself in the HR or Payroll environment of a Road Freight company – this article will give you some guidelines as to how we cope with the stress-load this time of the year as you claim your bonuses and leave from the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI).

  1. The first thing you want to make 100% sure of is your headcount. This is a common mistake we see every year. Get a simple extract from your payroll system (we love SAGE VIP to get an accurate headcount. Remember that any terminated employees will automatically be removed from your submission.
  2. Secondly you want to learn how to read a shift audit. A shift audit is the NBCRFLI’s record of each employee and all the contributions paid over for Sick-, Holiday-, and Leave Fund monies. The shift audit “screams out” any possible errors (read “employee queries”) that may arise once monies have been paid out. If you check these beforehand, you will pick up errors before they become issues.
  3. Thirdly you would want to predict (using the shift audits or the calculations if they are available) what the payout will be this year and compare it to what it was last year. In this way you can be ready for that question when your staff approaches you with it.

If none of this makes sense to you then perhaps you should consider doing our E-learning course (Module 2) to better understand the NBCRFLI and all its rules!