In the staff record is there a place to list a hire date?
There is not a hire date field in the Staff record, however, there is a Start Date field where you can track this. The Start Date is located on the Compensation tab of the Staff record . ...
When a staff person's pay rate is changed, is it communicated to my payroll company?
If you are using a payroll company and you change a staff person's pay rate, you will need to notify the payroll company of your changes.