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9 Ways to Promote a More Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment

9 Ways to Promote a More Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment

A diverse and inclusive workforce is comprised of people of different backgrounds who are valued for their contributions. This can provide employers with a competitive advantage by bringing new ideas, fresh perspectives, and an engaged workforce. For these reasons, it’s important to think about how you hire, treat, develop, promote, and provide benefits to employees and whether those practices foster inclusion or exclusion. Here are some ideas for improving diversity and inclusion at your company: #1: Start at the top. Make sure each manager, senior manager, and executive is responsible for inclusion and hold them accountable during performance evaluations. Discuss the issue during leadership meetings and share feedback from employees. To demonstrate the importance of diversity and inclusion within your company, consider including it in your employer branding. #2: Expand recruiting. Use a variety of sources to find potential job candidates. Understand which groups are underrepresented (e.g., people of color, employees with disabilities, etc.) in your workforce and seek out community organizations and schools to help you recruit a...

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HRO Today: Making Teams Work

HRO Today: Making Teams Work

In a new article on HRO Today by Amy Leschke-Kahle, vice president of performance acceleration for The Marcus Buckingham Company®, an ADP® company, she discusses strategies to help managers enable their employees to succeed. Leschke-Kahle says, “At work, a team can mean many things. Organizations can have a team of executives or a team of frontline workers. They can have a hierarchical team, a flatter team, or a dynamic team that brings together contractors and full-time employees from disparate groups or practices depending on the project at hand. Whether it’s in the field of hospitality, technology, or on the shop floor, teams are where work lives. But increasingly, more and more work gets done in groups outside of the organizational chart.” She goes on to explain that there’s no universal blueprint of what makes the perfect team—or even what the average team looks like. But there is an X factor in what makes it successful: the leader. And to further this concept, according to ADP Research Institute®’s study Fixing...

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Matchbox Finds A Convenient and Flexible Way to Pay Their Gratuities with ALINE Card by ADP® and GratSync®

Matchbox Finds A Convenient and Flexible Way to Pay Their Gratuities with ALINE Card by ADP® and GratSync®

As Director of Human Resources for Matchbox Food Group, Tim Rogers, working with only one HR generalist, is responsible for HR and payroll for 1,500 restaurant employees in 11 locations, primarily in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We recently spoke to Tim about the integration of the ALINE Card by ADP® with Instant TIPS by GratSync® a Gratuity Solutions® product, to pay employee tips in almost “real-time.” Tim sang the praises of this solution for Matchbox, for restaurant management and for tipped employees. Here’s what he had to say: IMPLEMENTATION IS FLAWLESS, WITH FIRST-DAY SERVICE: Even though I had previous pay card experience and was well-versed using it, I still had a dedicated ADP implementation specialist and she was just amazing. I sent her the information needed to have the ALINE Cards prepared for each new location – employee name, address, ID, social security number and date of birth. She ordered the ALINE Welcome Kits containing personalized cards and they arrived within 10 days. For each new location, we...

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Celebrating Women in Sales that Inspire – Part One

Celebrating Women in Sales that Inspire – Part One

By Dave Greenberg, Senior DVP Sales at ADP There are so many aspects involved in fostering a healthy organizational culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. In one respect, it means encouraging an environment that is clear, firm and diligent around accepting every individual, irrespective of everything ranging from age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and a variety of other qualities. In another respect, it means driving an aggressive agenda to make real and sustainable change. I’m fortunate to be part of an organization that has a solid structure in place to support, promote and demand equality across multiple fronts. In 2018, we want to continue the positive momentum that ADP has created over the last nearly 70 years. This leads me to a topic that is at the forefront of every company’s agenda, especially in the month of March: gender parity. In celebration of Women’s History Month and coming off International Women’s Day on March 8th, it’s a great time to reflect on where we were and where we...

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10 HR Myths Revealed: Hiring, Pay, Leave, & More

10 HR Myths Revealed: Hiring, Pay, Leave, & More

Employers must follow a number of increasingly complex federal, state, and local laws. Certain myths surrounding these laws can make it even harder to comply. Below, we debunk 10 myths that employers may encounter. Myth: When federal, state, and local laws conflict, the employer gets to choose which one to follow. Fact: When federal, state, and local laws conflict, the one most generous to the employee generally applies. For example, if an employee is covered by the federal, state, and local minimum wage, the employee is entitled to the highest minimum wage among the three. Myth: It’s a best practice to ask about criminal history on application forms. Fact: In numerous jurisdictions, employers are prohibited from asking about criminal history on application forms. In many cases, these laws require employers to wait until later in the pre-employment process, such as after a conditional job offer, before asking about criminal history. While there is no federal law specifically prohibiting employers from asking applicants if they’ve ever been convicted of a...

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