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Boosting Employee Engagement: Advice from an ADP Expert

Boosting Employee Engagement: Advice from an ADP Expert

A newly published article in Business.com features Tara Wolckenhauer, division vice president of enterprise-wide HR functions at ADP. In the article, Wolckenhauer offers her insights to help small business owners spark engagement among employees. Having worked in human resources for more than two decades, Wolckenhauer knows the importance of an engaged workforce. She shares what employee engagement really means: “Employee engagement, to me, means an all-around commitment by employees to their work, the values of the company and its people. Engaged employees are all in and feel they are part of something bigger. They understand that the job is hard sometimes, but because they love their job and are engaged in the work, they feel connected to the company’s mission, products, and people.” In fact, according to a study from the ADP Research Institute, the work itself, work hours and flexibility are among the top reasons people stay with a company. Wolchenhauer says that knowing that, managers need to make sure employees have clearly defined goals when it comes...

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The Key to Hiring and Retaining the Right Talent Might Lie in Your Voluntary Benefits

The Key to Hiring and Retaining the Right Talent Might Lie in Your Voluntary Benefits

By Will Giaconia, VP Benefits The world of work is evolving, as a result of demographics, tight labor markets and the rise of the gig economy. Now more than ever, employees want more from their employers when it comes to benefits. They want their companies to understand their unique needs, and meet them in different ways. They want the financial support, but they also want peace of mind, removing out-of-work life stresses so they can focus on doing a great job. According to a leading business intelligence firm,1 seventy-two percent of employees agree that the ability to customize benefits increases loyalty. Furthermore, we also know that two thirds of millennials say their employers have already adopted flexible work arrangements to accommodate them.2 So, do you have the right mix of benefits to offer meet your employees’ needs? What are voluntary benefits and why are they important? While traditionally categorized as insurance products, voluntary benefits include a range of perks for employees, offered by employers, which can include supplemental benefits,...

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Another Strong Month of Job Growth Regionally

Another Strong Month of Job Growth Regionally

Job growth across the regions was strong in February with positive gains in many industries, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report. Although the service-providing industries continue to post the most gains with trade, transportation and utilities leading the way this month, there were solid contributions from the goods-producing sectors including natural resources, mining and construction. 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 29,400 jobs Florida added 20,200 jobs Illinois added 9,100 jobs New Jersey added 4,200 jobs New York added 12,300 jobs Texas added 21,400 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 this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share...

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Purpose in Action: How to Promote the Inclusion of Women in Leadership

Purpose in Action: How to Promote the Inclusion of Women in Leadership

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Today, women make up more than half of the national labor force. They earn almost 60 percent of all graduate degrees and 60 percent of master’s degrees.1 At S&P 500 companies, women make up 44 percent the overall workforce.2 But in the top ranks of the corporate world, it’s a different story. Women comprise only 21 percent of the board seats at those same S&P 500 companies, and only 6 percent are CEOs. In the legal field, 45 percent of associates are women but only 22 percent are partners.3 Women of color face even steeper challenges, holding only 4.7 percent of executive- or senior-level positions at S&P 500 companies.4 In 2017, after the departure of Ursula Burns as CEO of Xerox, not a single Fortune 500 company was led by an African American woman.5 These numbers might seem bleak, but when I started my career decades ago, the disparity was even greater. The good news: we are making progress! Nonetheless, we have a long way to go to achieve...

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ADP Women in STEM Profile: Kulsoom Abdullah

ADP Women in STEM Profile: Kulsoom Abdullah

By Heather Bussing – Part 4 in the ADP Women in STEM series How does a data scientist change the world? Ask a really great question, then make the case for a new answer. Kulsoom Abdullah’s family is from Pakistan, but she was born in Kansas and then moved to Florida when she was five. Growing up in small towns, Kulsoom learned to stand out early wearing hijab. Islam’s code of modesty extends to all aspects of one’s life, including attire. Hijab, the head-covering worn by Muslim women, is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment to worship God. Hijab is not just a head covering and is not forced. While many people may think that hijab is worn primarily to restrain men’s illicit desires, this is another misconception. In the Muslim faith, it is not a women’s duty to regulate the behavior of men. Men are accountable for their own conduct, and are equally required to be modest and to handle themselves responsibly in every sphere of their...

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