During my career, I’ve found that employees are (in general) very resilient. They will tolerate unclear communication, changes in policies and procedures with little notice and even the weirdness of management.
But one thing they will not tolerate is having their paycheck messed up. This cartoon from our friends at Kronos captures it beautifully.
If companies make a mistake on an employee’s paycheck, they need to fix it. Immediately. None of this “wait until the next check run” – employees need their money to pay bills and put food on the table. They’ve earned it! Every organization should strive for perfect paychecks.