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Got a PEO? Why not?

Got a PEO? Why not?

By Brian Michaud, Senior Vice President, ADP TotalSource® A new study from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations® (NAPEO) shows that small businesses that use a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to manage HR for their employees actually see double the annual revenue growth than a company that doesn’t. That sounds like a pretty startling statistic, don’t you think? But when you look at the numbers, it’s actually pretty obvious – PEOs are lowering the stress levels and increasing the effectiveness of small business owners. That’s because while business owners retain the day-to-day control over management of their employees, a PEO handles the HR and employee benefits administration responsibilities. Businesses who partner with a PEO gain access to a larger suite of offerings, including FORTUNE 500®-caliber health benefits and employee growth and development programs. These, in turn, allow clients to provide more robust benefits to help attract and retain employees. There are a number of areas where businesses are benefiting from the value of outsourcing their HR. It’s a...

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Maximize Your Tax Credits Capture – From Employee Retention Credit and Beyond

Maximize Your Tax Credits Capture – From Employee Retention Credit and Beyond

As year-end approaches, many companies often lose or overlook tax credit opportunities for which they may be eligible. Whether it’s changes to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program or federal responses to the recent disasters, how do Finance and HR leaders keep up with the latest legislative updates, technologies and strategies to capture tax credits that may help their bottom line? Join our ADP tax credits thought leaders on December 14th for this free webinar as they help you navigate the myriad of tax credits, including the Employee Retention Credit and the latest news on the WOTC program. You will also learn best practices and how to incorporate a strong foundation of technology and analytics to not only help pursue new eligible tax credit opportunities, but also help optimize the value of each credit. What you’ll learn about: The latest federal legislative and tax reform updates on the WOTC program and the Employee Retention Credit How you can better integrate a winning compliance strategy that may benefit your...

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Is Working Longer A Smart Retirement Strategy?

Is Working Longer A Smart Retirement Strategy?

By: Kristin Andreski, Senior Vice President/General Manager, ADP Retirement Services Are your employees saving enough to retire when they are ready? According to recent research, chances are they’re not. EBRI’s 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) finds almost half (47%) have less than $25,000 in retirement savings. Employees know they need to save more – most (59%) believe they should be saving 20% or more of their household income to live comfortably in retirement and they acknowledge there will be consequences to under-saving. Those consequences include planning to retire later (57%) and saving more later (54%). Today, 38% of employees also expect to retire at age 70 or older. But is planning to work longer really a smart strategy? There are many great reasons to continue working during the retirement years, but a shortfall in retirement savings isn’t one of them. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BOAML) report indicates that employees have a number of reasons for staying in the workforce: Staying mentally active – 62% Keeping physically active...

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ACCOUNTANT SPOTLIGHT: How to Plan for Year-end without the Headaches

ACCOUNTANT SPOTLIGHT: How to Plan for Year-end without the Headaches

By now, your year-end planning should be in full swing — for your own firm as well as all your clients. But just in case you’re running a bit behind, we’ve pulled together a bunch of terrific tools for you: Digital year-end payroll guide with checklists, calendars, best practices and more Webcasts with must-have tax updates and strategies Accountant ConnectSM, the free cloud platform that puts all your client payroll data, tax resources and CPE in one easy place Simplified officer-only S corp payroll processing Efficiency and simplicity for you, and for your clients – just one more reason they’ll appreciate your practice. Because heading into tax season, who couldn’t use a little love? Click here to access our year-end guide for best practices and more. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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Thanksgiving Cooking Is Finished But Here’s An Easy Recipe for Improving Your Job Descriptions

Thanksgiving Cooking Is Finished But Here’s An Easy Recipe for Improving Your Job Descriptions

Job descriptions can help you identify the essential functions of the job and the qualifications needed for a role. They can also help you set clear expectations with employees, evaluate performance, make compensation decisions, identify training needs, handle requests for reasonable accommodations, and make exempt vs. non-exempt classification decisions. Here are six guidelines for developing effective job descriptions: #1: Be consistent. To help make valid comparisons between jobs, use the same format for each job description. Generally, this includes: Job details: job title, supervisor’s title, exempt vs. non-exempt classification, a brief summary of the job, and the date the job description was created or last revised. Essential functions: job duties that an employee must be able to perform with or without a reasonable accommodation. Non-essential functions: additional tasks the employee may be required to perform during the course of his or her job, but are not essential to the job. Qualifications and skills: training, education, certification(s), and years of experience needed to perform the job. Physical demands and work...

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