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Four Ways To Check the Pulse Of A Workforce

Four Ways To Check the Pulse Of A Workforce

Most employers, and their advisers, probably wish they could peek into the minds of employees to understand what workers are thinking, gain perspective on day-to-day frustrations and use that information to help make employees’ lives easier. These vital insights can inform an employer’s ability to help employees feel more empowered, do great work, feel secure and supported in their organizational roles and to build a better company culture. Taking the pulse of a workforce shouldn’t be a guessing game. An informal process of ‘throwing ideas against the wall to see what sticks’ wastes time, wastes resources and only serves to frustrate employees. There are better ways to understand what makes employees tick. A good place to start is seeing work from their point of view. A recent ADP study, Fixing the Talent Management Disconnect, shows that there is a gap between how employers and employees 72% of employers believe performance reviews are an important milestone for career development, only 54% of employees agree. Further, only 15% of employees say...

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Four Common Employee Requests & How to Respond

Four Common Employee Requests & How to Respond

If an employee comes to you with a request for employment verification, access to his or her personnel file, a job accommodation, or someone else to pick up his or her paycheck, will you know how to respond? Here are some guidelines for handling these types of requests. #1: Employment Verification: Employees seeking a loan, credit card, lease, or government assistance (among other reasons), may ask you to provide employment verification. These requests typically involve confirming dates of employment, hours of work, pay rates, and related information. If you receive such a request: Obtain the employee’s written authorization. Have the employee submit a written request and authorization to release the information. If an outside entity contacts you directly for employment verification, make sure you verify the authenticity of the request with the employee and obtain a written authorization to disclose the requested information. Note: If the outside entity is a court or government agency and is ordering you to provide the information, you generally don’t need the employee’s authorization...

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Service-Providing Sector Posts Strong Job Gains Across all Regions in July

Service-Providing Sector Posts Strong Job Gains Across all Regions in July

According to the ADP Regional Employment Report, in July the service-providing sector again led job growth with professional and business services providing the majority of new jobs across all regions. On a state level, Texas and Florida continued to add a significant number of jobs. The ADP Regional Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, Inc. Here is a closer look at the regional numbers: California added 14,700 jobs Florida added 18,100 jobs Illinois added 6,800 jobs New Jersey added 4,200 jobs New York added 6,000 jobs Texas added 22,200 jobs Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Regional Employment Report measures the change in regional and state nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis. For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/ 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...

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7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy: Inc.com Highlights ADP Evolution of Work Study

7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy: Inc.com Highlights ADP Evolution of Work Study

Inc.com published an article today titled, “7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy, Study Says.” The story looks at the importance of building a company culture that better engages employees and highlights key findings from a study by the ADP Research Institute® (ADP RI): Evolution of Work 2.0: The Me vs. We Mindset. In an effort to better understand what workers consider when deciding to stay at their current job or accept a new position, ADP RI surveyed employees and employers in 13 countries. The responses highlight a disconnect between workers and their employers around important factors such as talent management, recruitment, retention, and corporate performance. Read the full article to learn the 7 key facts to keeping your employees happy and committed for the long haul. 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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ADP Helps Guide Sika Through a Rapid Growth Spurt

ADP Helps Guide Sika Through a Rapid Growth Spurt

Sika North America likes to grow – quickly. In the past five years alone, it took on the payrolls for seven acquisitions, expanding its workforce from 868 to approximately 1,500. With workers spread across 45 states, keeping pace with payroll changes is a challenge. Lisa Panagos, Payroll Manager at Sika North America, has one direct report to help her process three weekly and four semi-monthly multistate payrolls, which include union and nonunion employees. “We grow by acquisition. It’s been a very reliable, successful strategy,” says Panagos, “but because of that, we don’t grow it slowly. It’s more like leaps and bounds. And because we grow by acquisition, our payroll complexity can change in unforeseen ways.” As Sika North America’s payroll complexity increased, Panagos says her department required a more robust solution. As a result, Sika migrated to ADP Workforce Now® to meet their more complex needs for payroll, time and labor management and paid time off (PTO). To read more about how Sika flourished during their growth spurt, click...

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